I Built! My! Self! A! Me!tal! Bird! I! Fed! My! Metal! Bird! The! Wings! Of! Other! Me!tal! Birds!

And oh, how my baby flew!
With heart so high and aim so true!
Up to the roof and into the sky,
dumb as fire and twice as wise.

Did you see that star go out? (I seen it burn)
Did you see that star go out? (I seen it burn)

That little star went out,
your little eyes went out.
That little star went out,
your little eyes went out.

Our burnt little dreams are hid
up where the stars get lit.
Our burnt little dreams are hid
up where the stars get lit.

Now-time's the right time,
let's lay those demons down.
Our side's the right side,
let's lay those demons down.

We're virtueless in the white smoke.
Virtueless in the white smoke.
Virtueless in the white smoke.
Virtueless in the white smoke.

White smoke!
White smoke!
White!

Dance motherfucker!
Dance motherfucker!
Dance motherfucker!
Dance motherfucker!
Dance motherfucker!
Dance motherfucker!
Dance motherfucker!
Dance dance dance dance!


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    General Commentdance, you motherfuckers
    starsdontdotourskyon May 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis kind of reminds me of the end portion of "Ring Them Bells (Freedom Has Come and Gone)". I see this as from the point of view of someone flying some sort of aircraft ("metal bird") and being too high and disconnected from the actual act of murder during a bombing run. They are "virtueless in he white smoke" of the craft as they watch the "little star" explosion of the impact. Just my interpretation.

    p.s. waiting anxiously for someone to post the lyrics for the rest of the songs on this album, haven't yet ordered my vinyl copy.
    dcomon February 18, 2010   Link

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