It's been almost seven hours without a sign
And the dust from ruined cornfields is caught in my eyes
And my mind is empty and my heart is pure
I have learned to forget
I have suffered these fools

Paris is open
Paris is I see you, you're alone

I see burning flames from oil wells and factories
And the desert night is a rusted and stained painting
See the dead insects on my windshield and think,
"Maybe now all their souls will be free."

Paris is up
Paris is hoping
Paris says, "I need you like a sun"
Paris is on, Paris is on

Paris is on
Paris is anxious
Paris says I see you, you're an easy mark

I'm so tired of these freaks and their violent streaks
As they pound on their chests with their fists and their feet
I lay quiet and watch in murderous heat
Felt the hate in my heart, wish them dead in the street
Now I'm distant and dark in misanthropy
I have suffered the whims of these idiots

Paris is on, Paris is on

Paris is on
Paris is ancient
Paris says, "I need you 'cause you're all I've got"

Lyrics submitted by toadtws, edited by chuckys

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    General CommentNot sure if he means the city of a person named Paris.
    My inclination is that he's talking about an individual, but maybe that's just personification of the city.

    Either way, it reminds me of Paris Burning (… )
    Back in November of 2005, a bunch of angry protesters took to the streets of Paris in a violent demonstration that lasted eight days. On November 3rd "rioters burned 315 cars. In the previous week, they torched 177 vehicles and burned numerous businesses, a post office, and two schools."

    And today, when I listen to it, it reminds me of the 2009 Tea Part Protesters.

    I'm so tired of these freaks and their violent streaks.
    RIP Bill Sparkman.
    JohnnyCwtbon October 29, 2009   Link

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