so calculated, the words that come. ah!
but the glorious shine of a polished
tongue.
have you been up practicing all night long?
your mouth forms chords
and arpeggiates.
it sounds so sweet but then nauseates.
have you been up
sweating this all night long?
at the crack of dawn your up again to show the
world just where you stand

you dressed in your good suit today.
polished
your shoes for such an occasion...
pressed your shirt and slicked your
hair
straightened that tie now get out there!get out there!

the tile is
burning through your rubber soles
the sweat is beading and forming tiny
pools
youve been pacing and youre scaring the shit out of your kids
theres
white building up in the corners of your mouth
the neighbor kids are laughing
and pointing at your house
your wifes ashamed. she's pulling all the blinds.
you'd think you'd get the picture after time after time after time.
your roof
is slowly growing weak sagging stretching like your speech...

oh my science!

hes on the roof again!
citing scripture and throwing up his hands

they
said "i dont think hes coming down"

"does he think hes conducting some great
orchestra? cause hes waving his hands and i cant help singing:

oh my
science! hes on the roof again!citing scripture and throwing up his hands.dear
science hes on the roof again!citing scripture and
throwing up his
hands."

hes not missing a beat hitting every note
not discouraged by their
laughter
hes not missing a beat hitting every note
not discouraged by sharp
fingers
you dressed in your good suit today
polished your shoes oh what a
waste
pressed your shirt and slicked your hair
and all you got were empty
stares...


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    General CommentI don't honestly think that it's a critique on religion for two reasons

    1) on adam fissures myspace he claims he's an agnostic, not atheist. Meaning he is unsure if there is a god or he beleives in god but not sure which one.

    2) It seems to be a rant on bible thumpers (mainly bible thumpers are christians, being one i've seen plenty unfortunately), so not all religions just one. Plus religions like Hinduism and Judaism don't generally go around trying to convince people to join their religions, it's commonplace in christianity.

    With that being said, this is probably a critique on bible thumpers who get on their soap boxes, screaming and yelling at everyone who isn't part of his religion.
    ThatSeanGuyon August 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt means that these guys are the one of the lost original bands to come around in years and everyone should listen to them.

    That's what it means....
    Balbright78on August 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI have a feeling it's seeing the world with Atheism/Theism flipped.

    "Oh my science! He's on the roof again! Citing scripture."

    I might be wrong but the whole song makes sense with this kinda look
    mclean2326on August 28, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretationor it could be focusing on the people that play the evangelist and their role in today's society if there were no organized religion. since there would be no churches, the place to "soap-box" would be the roof of his own home. science would have taken the place of God, and scripture would just be modern science. with all the controversy these days surrounding religion AND science (separately), i interpret this as justifying the necessity in our society for religious "fanatics", else persecutors would have only science to turn to,judge, and mock. i could be wrong, but this is MY interpretation.
    Jonathunderon August 29, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionSome of the lyrics aren't right, or are missing things... here's what I got:


    So calculated, the words that come.
    But the glorious shine of a polished tongue.
    Have you been up practicing all night long?
    Your mouth forms chords
    and arpeggiates.
    At first it’s sweet but then nauseates.
    Have you been up
    sweating this all night long?
    At the crack of dawn you’re out again to show the
    world just where you stand

    you dressed in your good suit today.
    Polished your shoes for such an occasion...
    pressed that shirt and slicked back hair
    straightened that tie now get out, get out there!

    the tile is
    burning through your rubber soles
    the sweat is beading forming tiny pools
    you’re pacing and you’re scaring the shit out of your kids
    there’s white foaming up in the corners of your mouth
    the neighbor kids are laughing
    and they’re pointing at your house
    your wife’s ashamed. She’s pulling all the blinds.
    You’d think you'd get the picture after time.
    Your roof
    is slowly growing weak sagging stretching like your speech...

    oh my science!

    He’s on the roof again!
    Citing scripture and throwing up his…

    they said "I don’t think he’s coming down"
    they said "I don’t think he’s coming down"

    oh my science
    He’s on the roof again! Citing scripture and throwing up his

    "Does he think he’s conducting some great
    orchestra?
    "Does he think he’s conducting some great
    orchestra?

    Cause he’s waving his hands and I can’t help but sing:

    Oh my science he’s on the roof again
    citing scripture and throwing up his
    hands."
    Oh my science he’s on the roof again
    citing scripture.
    He’s throwing up his
    hands."
    Oh my science he’s on the roof again
    citing scripture.
    He’s throwing up his
    hands."


    he’s not missing a beat hitting every note
    not discouraged by their laughter
    he’s not missing a beat hitting every note
    not discouraged by sharp fingers
    you dressed in your good suit today
    polished your shoes oh what a waste
    pressed your shirt and slicked your hair
    and all you got were empty stares...
    martyrpayenson April 16, 2011   Link

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