From the fields of the burning wheat
To the corners of the blank arcades
We hold our hands like cigarettes
Then we leave them dying in the grass.

The road is running out.
We see it over our shoulders with everything we've lost:
Fields of flowers, balanced powers,
They're in recession with everything we love.
Freedom fading like voices ringing.
I feel it drifting away.

When you raise your head
And you fall down to your knees,
While you wait for it,
We're running fast as we can
Down a street with no end.

Last night I had a dream that we were floating in the sea
With flags all around but now the colors had washed out.
They were left innocent and free,
And there were bombers riding shotgun in the sky.
They all turned into light and spread like stars
Across the trembling black night.
They're calling you now.
So make the sign of the Southern Cross
And I will follow you down.

Hills of wonder, rolling thunder,
Off in the distance with everything we love.

When you raise your head
And you fall down to your knees,
Do you feel ashamed?
We're running fast as we can
Down a street with no end.
Take me home.

Keep running fast as you can
Because there's no place to turn on a street with no end.

(Still the bombs blast,
And the bells ring,
And flags fly,
And we all keep on
Marching to heaven
To find out we all fall down again.)


Lyrics submitted by chadth34

An Absurd And Unrealistic Dream Of Peace song meanings
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    General Commentim pretty sure its we hold our hopes like cigarettes
    but anyways this is an awesome song both the bands on this split rule
    theminustimeson December 11, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning"So make the sign of the Southern Cross
    And I will follow you down"

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    laurelinwyntreon January 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHills of wonder, rolling thunder




    "Where the great dark hills of wonder,
    Scarred with storm and cleft asunder
    By the strong sword of the thunder,
    Make a night on morning’s brow!"
    - bartleby.com/249/…
    laurelinwyntreon January 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDid somebody notice that the tracklist on the split lp forms a sentence?

    'As he climbed the dark mountain, In silence, An absurd and unrealistic dream of peace, Appeared and was gone.'
    lsamon March 25, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI think the title of this song pretty much sums up what its about - we're never going to have peace in the world, always going to be at war.

    "The road is running out
    We see it over our shoulders with everything we've lost
    Fields of flowers, balanced powers"

    We can look back but we won't learn anything from it. We can study WWI (what fields of flowers and balanced powers refer to) but that hasn't helped us avoid any later wars.

    "When you raise your head
    And you fall down to your knees
    While you wait for it
    We’re running fast as we can
    Down a street with no end"

    This I think refers to the inevitability of war and conflict, we know its coming and just wait and watch it arrive, and even though we see its happening we run towards it and are going to self destruct.
    jjgirl23on November 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's definitely "hold our hopes like cigarettes, then we leave them dying in the grass". (up in the beginning)
    jonneh_on February 21, 2009   Link

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