"Gasoline " as written by and Vincent Accardi....
She tried to put a fire out
She used gasoline
When the congregation goatherd round
Screamed it wasn't me
So there's a sickness that is going round
No ones got a vaccine
Think you'll drown in holy water
Think its time we all come clean

It's like trying, you can't change us
It's like I'm dying, to (?)
It's like I'm trying, you can't change us
It's like I'm dying, to (?)

When they only had to hold the line, you were no were no where near the front
All the kids could could tell the door goodbye, when you were loading up your gun
I wanna know why there's a great divide, I wanna know what I've become
You think that no one else is lonesome, you think that your the only one

Feel like I'm jumping towards a train
Feel like I'm jumping towards a train
We all try to make a way

Feel like I'm jumping towards a train
Feel like I'm jumping towards a train
We all try to fake a way


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"Gasoline" as written by Vincent Accardi

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  • +1
    My InterpretationQuite obviously this song is about a man who is part of a Church. "I think your drowning in holy water
    I think it's time we all come clean." The absurdity of holy water not making him clean means the water is tainted, or at least the person in it is.

    It seems like Lacey, or whoever wrote this song or whoever is supposed to be taking the first person, knows about the secret (It could be child-molesting, it could be burning down a church, it doesn't matter really as much as the person reacting to it. My money is on child molesting due to the lonesome line.) and is facing one hell of a battle trying to point out the guy for the bastard he is (having a train going into him, catching a ghost when dead...as if that would do anything, holding on to smoke....all impossibly...or practically impossible things to do/live through.)

    Notice that the man is also a taker. He won't fight for things (front lines) but will hastily take lives at the same time. He wants the spoils. Whoever is in the first person wants to know what separates him from others (great divide) which is reflected in that the crook thinks that he is special for being lonely.

    But, with "I want to know what I’ve become." and the references to killing himself he may be saying he wants to be judged because he is guilty too. It may be that he has done the same thing as the crook but isn't getting away with it. This comment is more of just a jumping off point I guess.

    Ben9292on April 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationWait, what am I thinking? This song is a direct reference to Isben's "Ghosts"!

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    The play is basically about a bunch of hypocrites. The main character's son dies from syphilis, the pastor actually burns down a school and claims it wasn't him (or believes he burnt it down, forgot which). But regardless, the mother's wishes to get rid of her dead husband's baggage fails as her son, who was shipped away off to France so he wouldn't be corrupted becomes the living ghost of his father.

    The play isn't long and it was a play which tried to put a strong woman fighting all the corruption around her. As a result the critics of the time hated and loathed the play. Shows how right Isben was, doesn't it?

    The "You" in the song refers to each of the characters at separate times but, more importantly, the people it refers to are the authority. Whether this is a blast at the industry, Church, or anything I don't know. But the feelings behind it are clear as well as it being based of "Ghosts".

    It shorter words, "Like many of Ibsen's better-known plays, Ghosts is a scathing commentary on 19th century morality." This song is a scathing commentary on the morality of now.
    Ben9292on April 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentinteresting how this song and the other new song they've unveiled both have train references...
    LukeTheHicon March 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's not bad. I think Jesse still writes better songs than Vinnie. Vinnie's songs tend to be... strange :P
    Arteron March 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFade away? This song better be interesting electric, it is boring acoustic.
    gorgonseyeon March 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"All the kids could tell the dog goodbye"

    I think that should be "dog could bite."
    Arteron March 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually I think it is this:

    "Before the kids could tell the dog goodbye, you were loading up your gun"

    Basically meaning a dog is dying (injured/hit by car/something) the Dad or someone was gonna put it out of its misery befre the kids could say goodbye.

    I also think it is "fake a way"
    AccardiBacardion April 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with you on both things but someone told me to change it haha. I'm gonna go back to my original lyrics.
    hobomclaceyon April 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat makes sense, too :D
    Arteron April 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"think we're treading holy water"
    lunestaaon April 03, 2009   Link

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