"Being Boiled" as written by and Phil/marsh Oakey....
Listen to the voice of buddha
Saying stop your sericulture
Little people like your offspring
Boiled alive for some god's stocking
Buddha's watching, Buddha's waiting

Just because the kid's an orphan
Is no excuse for thoughtless slaying
Children don't forget this torture
Just because you call her mother
Doesn't mean that she's your better

Once more with the voice of buddha
He'll say carry on your slaughter
Who cares for the little children
You may slice with no conviction
Blind revenge on a blameless victim


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"Being Boiled" as written by Martyn Ware Ian Craig Marsh

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    Song MeaningThis song is a cover, the original was by The Human League.

    I think that 'being boiled' refers to the way silk cocoons are boiled with the silk worms still inside them (sericulture = silk production).

    The part about Buddhism also refers to the way that some Buddhists refuse to wear silk products as the silk worms are killed in the process of making it.

    I suspect the parallel drawn between the silk worms and children is something to do with reincarnation, but I don't currently have time to read enough into Buddhism to fully understand it.

    Hope this helps, as it has been a mystery to me for ages until I finally figured it out.
    pyromaniac303on July 10, 2010   Link

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