"The Spectator" as written by and Samuel Bingham Endicott....
The birds are up when he collapses through the door
Spilling out in constellations on the floor
Soaked in liquor he's soft as bread
And everything that's left of him to beckon to his bed

He is a nocturnal always alone
But you'll speak in secret codes
That he has never known
In this world, but not of it
So he watches from above it
A visitor here, this is not home

I am the spectator
I can see the world passing by from here
I am just a child, to a man
Back to the dust where i began
I was never even here at all
I am the spectator
I am the spectator

His eyes, like two cats, scratching in his head
Begging him for sleep, starving for a bed
But sleep, it never comes
so he ticks the time away
Hour after hour, hear them play their bells go

Chime chime chime, ticking ticking time
Chime chime chime, ticking ticking time

I am the spectator
I can see the world passing by from here
I am just a child, to a man
Back to the dust where i began
I was never even here at all
I am the spectator
I am the spectator
I am the spectator

And the bells go
Chime chime chime, ticking ticking time (x3)

I am the spectator
I can see the world passing by from here
I am just a child, to a man
Back to the dust where i began
I was never even here at all
I am the spectator
I am the spectator
I am the spectator


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"The Spectator" as written by Samuel Bingham Endicott

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    General CommentSam talked about the meaning of this song in an interview: "...It's just feeling like there is a glass wall between you and the world and you're not really a part of it. You see how strange these people are and these things are that happen and it's as though they all know something that you don't or they speak in a code, they have like a secret language. And you're not a part of it. Everybody knows something that you don't. I guess that's what The Spectator is about."
    Zanion May 22, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is about soome one who feels alone no matter what he does. I think soaked in liqour is a methapor for something that brings him down. Life. He wants to be someone not just sombody else who's on earth. He wants to make a differance but can't. Time passes and it mocks him. That's what I think.
    shewantsrevengeon November 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about a man who lives his life completely out of society, at least emotionally.
    He goes out and gets drunk at night and comes home in the morning completely smashed, then during the day he watches the world, perhaps on a television set or computer.
    He probably feels like nothing he does will matter overall and his life is meaningless, he is born, grows up and then dies, so he simply watches what the people who care so much about it all do and how society and the world change around him.
    Chainsaw Armon November 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt doesn't have to be so extreme.

    I think everyone has got to have had the feeling from The Spectator. That for a moment, you're a-social. You're just watching everything around you.
    Falsificaon January 17, 2010   Link

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