(Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution Cover)

There is a man with no face and a name I don't remember who lives in a house in the middle of the woods and he said once "Son, don't you ever laugh out loud for they are listening, oh, they are listening. Oh you've got to be strong, Oh, you've got to keep holding on. It's now just a matter of time."

They provide the paint for the picture perfect masterpiece that you will paint on the insides of your eyelids; can you possibly see anything you want to see? No (Hell No!) There's nothing wrong with the way I see! ...And he wanted to be a soldier in the next great war- he wanted to kill and fight and maim, but not be told what he was fighting for- and that's the way it's going to have to be my friend, and that's the way it's going to have to be my friend.

I passed a man on the corner in the city yesterday singing "Yada yada yada and tomorrow it'll end", and I thought I'd never live to see another sunny day but I'm here and now I'll be here until the end. So watch your mouth or you're going to make a grave mistake, Hold your tongue or you're going to catch a bullet in the head. So watch your mouth or you're going to make a grave mistake. Don't die for anything less than the best of life.

The things they said went to you head but you never tried to understand: what they take you will never take back, cause they take what they take when they can, cause they can from you. You follow me and you follow me but you never ask why and I wonder what you're under could this be another piece of the (why?) "I don't know I just do what they say because they say what to do in a matter of fact way." But don't stop because you might get burned and you might just learn how to stand on your own two feet and I think that it's neat how you learn to repeat everything that you hear in the street so well. You learn to repeat everything that you hear so well. You learn to repeat everything that you hear so well.

Oh, and everyone was resting because they thought it was the end and even if it wasn't they decide they'd pretend and somewhere in the distance I could hear him whispering "You can fight all you want, they will win in the end.", so... (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah) Sometimes in the evening when I'm lying in my bed I am taken to the forest, to that isolated shed, and I wake with his words resonating in my head, and I can't stop thinking about the gist of what he said. He said: "Watch your mouth, or you're going to make a grave mistake. Hold your tongue or you're going to catch a bullet in the head. Watch your mouth or you're going to make a grave mistake. Don't die for anything less than the best of- everyone settles for the rest not the best of- I will die for no less than the best of life.


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    General CommentThis song is amazing. The Bandits version was good, but this one is even more powerful. Amazing lyrics.
    MaianMaguson April 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is probably my favorite Streetlight song, and there's a lot of interesting talk about it on this site but it's from when they recorded it as BOTAR with a few different band members - check out Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution
    thechrisrayon May 04, 2010   Link

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