the holy scientific elite at the top the daisy chain
livermore lab and u.c., tuition part of the daisy chain
blind eyed the winter sun is ever brighter
the warm september shine
grind on, because the juice that primes the trigger won't fade
pay your tax and bills or get yanked off the rig of the daisy chain
dig down deeper than deep, tech it up for the daisy chain
blind eyed the winter sun is ever brighter
the warm september shine
grind on, because the juice that primes the trigger won't fade


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    General Commentgrotus uncharacteristically give few specifics here, which may be why "daisy chain" strikes me as one of their more successful songs. the daisy chain might be the military-industrial complex, a common ax ground around the time 'brown' was released: lawrence livermore lab and, forty miles to the west, u.c. berkeley were important research-and-development wings of the nuclear-arms race, and they remain so; "the juice that primes the trigger won't fade" is probably a reference to the billions in federal funding for weapons development pouring into those institutions. if so, that would make the second appearance on 'brown' of a flower as a war metaphor (see "morning glory"). there's also an interesting resonance with global warming in the lines "blind eyed the winter sun is ever brighter / the warm september shine," but that could just as easily refer to the prospect of a nuclear winter, which we ignore, "blind eyed," in favor of the material benefits bestowed by military dominance.
    scooperon June 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commentalso interesting: the throbbing bassline of "daisy chain" is very similar to frankie goes to hollywood's "two tribes," released at the height of the cold war, about military supremacy and war in the nuclear age ("when two tribes go to war / one is all that you can score"). an amazing song and an even more amazing video:

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    scooperon June 16, 2009   Link

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