Run from this town with the empty eyes
Four million hearts and there burning now
Stolen the words that were elected to say
And I watched them all collide in the cavalcade

I was told where you hide from the shortwave
I was sent in the night in the cold

eww your like the ocean
eww your like the ocean
eww your like the innocent
eww your like the ocean
eww your like the ocean
eww whats in your empty eyes

And I watched them all collide in the cavalcade
They said their goodbyes from the shortwave
Said kill all the swine, young and old

eww your like the ocean
eww your like the ocean
eww your like the innocent
eww your like the ocean
eww your like the ocean
eww whats in your empty eyes
eww whats in your empty eyes
eww whats in your empty eyes

Take it off
eww your like the ocean
Take it off
eww your like the innocent
Take it off
eww your like the ocean
Take it off
eww your like the innocent

Take the noose around my neck
Take it off


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Like The Ocean, Like The Innocent Pt. 2: The Innoc song meanings
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    Lyric CorrectionOfficial lyrics from album liner notes:

    Run from this town with empty arms
    Find all your homes, and I'd burn them down
    Start all the wars that we wanted to see
    And I'd watch them all go by in the cavalcade

    Was told where you hide from the short wave
    Was sent in the night, in the cold

    You're like the ocean, you're like the innocent
    What's in your empty eyes?

    Deciphered your lines from the short wave
    It said "Kill all the swine, young and old"

    Take it off
    Take the noose around my neck,
    Take it off
    spyturnedmusicianon September 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis was the first song I ever listened to by this band and it is still one of my favourites!

    From the very beginning when the drums and the heavy symbols start. The line "what's in your empty eyes" get's me everytime lol. The harmony gives me goosebumps! As for what the song means, I'm not 100% sure, but I love it anyway!
    NightsLikeTheseon September 27, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWhat I've read on their website is that the main guy sings a lot about two spies that interact and chase each other (the main woman, who is married to the main guy, sings about different stuff). Everything is fictional, and it seems that the stories told are not linear, so there is no sense of chronology. So now, I have a different understanding of this album. It's a bit like flipping channels during spy movie week, and discovering that each channel is a different, completely unrelated spy movie, but featuring the same two spies. This album features a lot of war and destruction, possibly started by these spies.

    Based on this, I get two possible interpretations. In both, Spy 1 (first person) was sent to destroy a town where Spy 2 was hiding, in order to be sure Spy 2 is either killed or bogged down in the chaos, or perhaps to flush him out. The difference in the possible interpretations lies in the second verse--either Spy 2 is speaking about Spy 1 (and thus has possibly discovered the plan or that something will happen), or Spy 1 is justifying the destruction he causes in the first verse by referencing some atrocity that Spy 2 set into motion.

    The last part seems to be figurative, relating to the cat-&-mouse game the spies are playing, and could be spoken by either.
    maddpsyintyston August 21, 2014   Link

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