"The Moon-Atomic (...Fragments and Fictions)" as written by Tom Delonge and Adam Willard....
It's like the day has turned to rust
Like every dream's been sealed shut
Like every door is closed before we've gotten out
As bullets rip the air in two from house to house

We are all that we are, so terribly sorry
We are all that we are, so terribly sorry
The moon you've felt, it has no side
That's dark like hell, or safe from light
Just blown apart, by wind from stars
With white dust tides, to pull on ours

The moon you've felt, it has no side
That's dark like hell, or safe from light
Just blown apart, by wind from stars
With white dust tides, to pull on ours

I see the crowds they're giving way
For some, they're better off that day
The bombs blew off the shells
Their glowing red at burst
The less there is to feel each night upon the Earth

We are all that we are, so terribly sorry
We are all that we are, so terribly sorry
The moon you've felt, it has no side
That's dark like hell, or safe from light
Just blown apart, by wind from stars
With white dust tides, to pull on ours

The moon you've felt, it has no side
That's dark like hell, or safe from light
Just blown apart, by wind from stars
With white dust tides, to pull on ours

The moon you've felt, it has no side
That's dark like hell, or safe from light
Just blown apart, by wind from stars
With white dust tides, to pull on ours

The moon you've felt, it has no side
That's dark like hell, or safe from light
Just blown apart, by wind from stars
With white dust tides, to pull on ours


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"The Moon Atomic (...Fragments and Fictions)" as written by Tom Delonge Adam Willard

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    General CommentNo comments? This song is amazing.
    Berflackon February 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song iso beautiful, and when he Tom is singing about the moon who else thinks he is making reference to teh dark side of the moon; The moon you felt,It has no side,That's dark like hell,Or safe from light.



    Secondstomarson February 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. Period. Very powerful. Just like the rest of the album
    AvaFan4Everon February 15, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis reminds me of We dont Need to Whisper xoxo
    itsrachel91on February 19, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthe first and second verse are about the "final war," the earth coming to an end... soul survivors is a follow up, and the end result of what happens.

    "we are all that we are. so terribly sorry" is a reflection on the sad point humanity has reached and it is all culminating in a final, last war.

    "for some there better off that day" these are the ones in the 3rd world countries, who will be going to a better place
    h3spencer11on March 05, 2010   Link
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    General Commentand its not "to pull on arms"

    its "to pull on OURS" as in the tides of our planet
    h3spencer11on March 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is one amazing song live, they don't play the guitar in the background though, Matt plays keyboard and David and Atom play these huge ass drums. It was life changing lol
    UOTDWP777on April 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentPerhaps this song is about trying and failing...and realizing you tried your best and forcing regrets from your mind.

    "We are all that we are..." meaning I am what I am, and it is what it is. I will not apologize or look back in regret, even though the end result was not what I had hoped it would be.
    langer241on October 10, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThe perception of the Moon by Humans has always been that there is a dark side of the moon. The side that never exposes itself for the earth to see. The fact is, there is no "Dark Side" of the Moon. Atleast, no different than Earth at Night.

    The "Moon" represents the unknown people, cultures, or society's that are aparently alien to us. Seen from a distance, but actually closely related to what makes us what we are. The Unknown is judged and we all feel we're right because the "Moon" cannot be here to defend itself or correct our misconceptions.
    Alot like the way Non-Muslim's perceive Islam in the Middle East (as an example). ...All we see is a single side of the "Moon", but there's more to the Moon than just that side and it's not what we think it is. The moon is our Earth's brother. The Moon and Earth are in a sense, One and the Same, and could not exist without eachother. Only Time and Space has made them seem separate

    "The moon you felt (felt = perception). It has no side that's dark like hell or safe from light
    - The side you don't see/know DOES get light from the Sun JUST LIKE OUR PLANET.. Just like Us)

    "Just blown apart by wind from stars"
    - The Moon is what it is for a reason. It has gone through more than we realize. Though our lives are beautiful with green grass, blue skys, life; the Moon suffered through something it could not survive... Blown Apart by the radiation of our Sun.

    "with white dust tides to pull on [Ours]"
    - Though seemingly dead, the Moon is a bringer of life alot like the Sun. It's gravitational pull lifts and stirs our water into tides that created a situation that mixed all forms of molecules and elements to create what we know as life. Ina way, the Moon is a parent of Earth's life (or like the Oldest Brother that helped raise the family). Working together with the Sun, Earth and the Universe. The "Moon" deserves love and respect just as much as Mother Earth.

    The Moon is our Brother
    tac4andyon January 02, 2015   Link

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