They ripped up all the grass
And they cut down all the trees
Built a fence - little sign says
"Keep away, if you please."

And it was difficult to argue
With the trenches and the guns
50,000 volts, the wires buzzing
Touch it and you're D.O.A.

Your secret's safe with us
The trucks roll in at midnight
Skull and crossbones on the headlights

They carry poison
Carry fission for the black zone
Hear the test-tubes bubble
With disease for enemies
I hope there's not a breeze!

And the villagers line up
Outside with Placards, sing 'Abide with me'
The guards just laugh; smoke rises
In the distance

Because the black zone is here to stay
And it's here to protect us
Til that black and bitter day
When test-tube spills and blows us all away

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    General CommentIt's to my understanding that this album is a story about a fascist regime being installed in a nation. If this is indeed true, this is the song where the totalitarians move in. At the very least, those in power have secluded a space where no citizen is allowed. Alternatively, the city itself could be the black zone.
    Anilandon October 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe black zone is a facility manufacturing particularly nasty weapons- chemical, biological and radioactive. One of my favorite LPD songs, combining horrifying imagery with wry wordplay. I hope there's not a breeze.
    notebookson January 02, 2012   Link

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