Rubber like your lover's neck you tripped into the garden, you tripped into the garden of the sun
on you tried, unbuttoned eyes, imprelious telusion, tripping past your guard into the sun
these dreamers, so eager, throw their hands in the fight
I spy walrus tooth in the way outside of the shoegaze revolution

I'm seein' bright lights, silhouettes of knife fights and I see it all, I see it all
I'm seein' bright lights in-between the knife fights and I see it all, I see it all
I see it all through the wolves in the walls
who might you be, who should you be
killing with featherguns when they don't understand you're fighting for ground control

stealing glances colorblind encouraging confusion, crossing all the boundaries undrawn...
...I'm hearin' white lies coursing through the disguises, I hear it all, I hear it all
I'm hearin' lost cries chorusing the night sky and I hear it all, I hear it all...

...hands bound behind withered backs, blindfolds laid on hollow eyes too hopeless to hear
ready...aim...fire...
change ammunition, don't give a war of attrition tacit permission to minimize genocide...


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    My InterpretationI'm certian this song can be interpreted in a variety of fashions, but all dealing with some type of omniscience, prescience, or knowledge by a person upset by the upcoming and or occuring war.

    For my interpretation I draw upon Frank Herbert's Dune and it's protagonist Paul Orestes Atreides and his transformation into Paul Muad'dib. If you haven't read Dune, than I highly recommend you read it, but you may not fully understand my explanation.

    "you tripped into the garden, you tripped into the garden of the sun" is when Paul was on Dune and gained increased prescience from the ever present melange and waking prescience from converting the water of life. The "garden of the sun" is prescience, and though Paul had prescient dreams on Caladan a few years before House Atriedes gained management of Arrakas, he never seeked to be prescient or be the Kwisatz Haderach - he was fated to be, he "tripped" into it.

    "on you tried, unbuttoned eyes" refers to the blue-within-blue eyes of Ibad as well as Paul taking the unchanged water of life to gain more prescience in order to prevent the upcoming jihad he saw in his prescience.

    "tripping past your guard into the sun
    these dreamers, so eager, throw their hands in the fight
    I spy walrus tooth in the way outside of the shoegaze revolution" is about Paul and his unleashing of the jihad, cause it would have happened without him with worse consequences for humanity, and how the Fremen, as well as offworld pilgrims, took up the religion of Muad'dib and the jihad that overthrew the old imperium, the "shoegaze revolution".

    Then you get to the main parts - " seein' bright lights, silhouettes of knife fights and I see it all, I see it all
    I'm seein' bright lights in-between the knife fights and I see it all, I see it all
    I see it all through the wolves in the walls
    who might you be, who should you be
    killing with featherguns when they don't understand you're fighting for ground control

    stealing glances colorblind encouraging confusion, crossing all the boundaries undrawn...
    ...I'm hearin' white lies coursing through the disguises, I hear it all, I hear it all
    I'm hearin' lost cries chorusing the night sky and I hear it all, I hear it all..." - which is about Paul's prescience and knowledge of the current jihad that occurs directly after the events of Frank Herbert's Dune.

    Killing "with feather guns" is about the jihadis and how they're killing with the false justification of the religion of Muad'dib rather than for the safety of humanity, which only Paul knows about through his prescience. Fighting for "ground control" is the real reason of the jihad, to save humanity.

    "hands bound behind withered backs, blindfolds laid on hollow eyes too hopeless to hear
    ready...aim...fire...
    change ammunition, don't give a war of attrition tacit permission to minimize genocide..." is after the events of Frank Herbert's Dune Messiah where Paul is blind both of sight and prescience when Chani, his concubine, dies during childbirth and wanders out into the desert in sadness and relief of his freedom from prescience. Don't "give a war of attrition tacit permission to minimize genocide..." is Paul critisizing his jihad and telling his son, Leto II, advice on how he conducts placing humanity upon "The Golden Path".

    Dune fit so well with this song.
    JamesDeCharpenteiron May 31, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General Comment"in(im)prelious telusion" took me a bit to compute, even had to look at the official handwritten lyrics to make sure it wasn't a typo haha
    Mechson February 03, 2013   Link
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    General Comment This is Possibly my favorite song. I'm not even going to attempt to look into these lyrics.
    Mass Lardageon December 04, 2013   Link

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