On, move on, they're gaining ground,
On, move on, they're gaining ground,
On, move on, they're gaining ground,
On, move on, they're gaining ground,
On, move on, they're gaining ground,
On, move on, they're gaining ground.

On, move on, they're gaining ground,
Into the light and the lost is found.
On, move on, they're gaining ground,
In our cities, in our towns,
On, move on, they're gaining ground.
Waiting with the lights turned down,
Into the light and the lost is found.

Pick this lock, this chandelier,
This chandelier, this chandelier,
This chandelier, this chandelier,

Pick this lock, this chandelier,
These microphones, these horses' teeth,
These suits and ties, these severed feet.

Pick-pick this lock, pick-pick this lock,
Pick-pick this lock, pick this lock,
Pick this lock, pick this lock,
Pick this lock, pick this lock, this-
Pick this lock, this-

Pick this lock, this chandelier,
These microphones, these horses' teeth..

On hold on, they're gaining ground.
Dance among the horseman's crowds,
On the run, they're gaining ground.
In our cities, in our towns.
Waiting there with lights turned down.
Dance among the horseman's crowds.

On, hold on, the day is young,
The ration card, the scoured lung.
Up, wake up, the future's here,
The schools all closed, the roads all clear.
On, hold on, they're gaining ground,
On, hold on, they're gaining ground.
On, hold on, hold on, hold on...

On, hold on, the day is young,
The ration card, the scoured lung.
Up, wake up, the future's here,
The schools all closed, the roads all clear.

On, hold on, the day is young,
The ration card, the scoured lung.
Up, wake up, the future's here,
The schools all closed, the roads all clear.

On, hold on, they're gaining ground,
On, hold on, they're gaining ground.


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    General CommentI searched the internet trying to find all the lyrics and after a while i found this nice little website that gave me this:

    On, move on, they're gaining ground,
    On, move on, they're gaining ground,
    On, move on, they're gaining ground,
    On, move on, they're gaining ground,
    On, move on, they're gaining ground,
    On, move on, they're gaining ground.

    On, move on, they're gaining ground,
    Into the light and the lost is found.
    On, move on, they're gaining ground,
    In our cities, in our towns,
    On, move on, they're gaining ground.
    Waiting with the lights turned down,
    Into the light and the lost is found.

    Pick this lock, this chandelier,
    This chandelier, this chandelier,
    This chandelier, this chandelier,

    Pick this lock, this chandelier,
    These microphones, these horses' teeth,
    These suits and ties, these severed feet.

    Pick-pick this lock, pick-pick this lock,
    Pick-pick this lock, pick this lock,
    Pick this lock, pick this lock,
    Pick this lock, pick this lock, this-
    Pick this lock, this-

    Pick this lock, this chandelier,
    These microphones, these horses' teeth..

    On hold on, they're gaining ground.
    Dance among the horseman's crowds,
    On the run, they're gaining ground.
    In our cities, in our towns.
    Waiting there with lights turned down.
    Dance among the horseman's crowds.

    On, hold on, the day is young,
    The ration card, the scoured lung.
    Up, wake up, the future's here,
    The schools all closed, the roads all clear.
    On, hold on, they're gaining ground,
    On, hold on, they're gaining ground.
    On, hold on, hold on, hold on...

    On, hold on, the day is young,
    The ration card, the scoured lung.
    Up, wake up, the future's here,
    The schools all closed, the roads all clear.

    On, hold on, the day is young,
    The ration card, the scoured lung.
    Up, wake up, the future's here,
    The schools all closed, the roads all clear.

    On, hold on, they're gaining ground,
    On, hold on, they're gaining ground.
    Misanthroperofhateon January 06, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionThe song seems to have a few meanings and some tricky metaphors but the bits I could fathom are that it sees to be telling a story of a war (not quite sure if due to lines like 'the ration card, the scoured lung it means wwII or not) then following up with the viewpoints of both sides in a point/counterpoint formula one side one line next side the other.

    Into the light and the lost is found. >bring the past to light and mistakes are noticed?

    On, move on, they're gaining ground,

    In our cities, in our towns, > propaganda?

    On, move on, they're gaining ground.

    Waiting with the lights turned down,

    Into the light and the lost is found.

    pick-pick this lock > break a code?

    join the horsemans dance is maybe trying to say that the only thing that happens is more people join the dance of the dead?

    On, hold on, the day is young, >there is still a chance to win
    The ration card, the scoured lung. >look at the loss?
    Up, wake up, the future's here, > this will change the world or possibly a warning that if things don't change the past will end up repeated?
    The schools all closed, the roads all clear.
    jeffbridgeon May 04, 2013   Link

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