Of feedback I've had my fill, within a room lodged in a wall
somewhere in Central Square, where men smash six-string idols.

They tried to stomp me out, but they only fueled the flames
Boots crushing my shoulders, where angels chose not to remain.

Where do I point the blame, when men scatter like moths?
No time for 99 names amidst the noise and clamor
How'd I get here, from the land of long monsoons?

In Lahore it's raining water, in Boston it rains boots.

They tried to stomp me out, but they only fueled the flames
Boots crushing my shoulders, where angels chose not to remain.


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    My InterpretationI always viewed this a song about racism, and I think it's down to the whole 'they tried to shut me out/but they only fuelled the flames/boots crushing my shoulders/where angels chose not to remain'. I'm not sure about the US, but in the UK there was this huge 'paki bashing' movement where skinheads would go out purposefully to beat up people of Pakistani descent, and it's making a comeback now, given the EDL and the WDL. Another thing that makes me think this is 'In Lahore it's raining water/in Boston it rains boots'; in the UK it was said that the red on the Dr Marten Boots of skinheads came from the blood of Asians who'd been beaten up and kicked. Well, at least that's what's said in South Wales.

    I love the religious imagery throughout the song like 'smashing six string idols; huge tradition of the prophets of abrhamic monotheistic religions smashing idols; e.g. Abraham and his father's idols, I'm pretty sure Jesus did and Muhammad smashed the idols of Mecca. 'there's no times for the 99 names'; the ninety-nine names of Allah according to Islam. '. . My shoulders where angels chose not to remain', the two angels who record your deeds in Islam are on your shoulders. 'They tried to stomp me out, but only fuelled the flames' I interpret as a sort of 'they tried to stop us but they strengthened us more to carry on.'

    taffistanion July 05, 2010   Link

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