if there ever
was a time
to stand up
rather than fall
in line
would sullen bones
suddenly spy on less
vertebrae

after all
is said and done
what is there left
to do or say
tell me
what word can reclaim
what's taken away

from the barrel of a gun
to hereditary succession
be it by force or incremental 'is... um?'
they have taken aim
at us

i got the call
as the walls began to fall
to leave my station
no question or negotiation
was asked of me

in the middle
of a drill
suddenly turning
so real
will the cavalry call-off
reveal an enemy

for every bridge
you burn
marks a point
from which you never return
lest you seek solace
in the ashes you've earned
you learn from these

and when we ask them
of horrors of the past
threatening severance
they answer
never

if there ever was a time
to stand up
rather than fall in line
it is forever
forever will we find
this mutiny
at home


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    My InterpretationNice translation, but for refrain 2:
    "Be it by force or incremental this SONG has taken aim ... at us."

    My interpretation, based on my own life/experience: In the middle of a fight, how quickly things can turn a corner and get gravely serious. And once the calvary is called off, is this person still an enemy?

    The second to last refrain haunts me.

    "And when we ask them of the horrors of the past, threatening severance, they answer - never."

    Those special loved ones: though we're their safest confidants, they'll never reveal their true position…

    Amazing song. I still can't believe that The Velvet Teen isn't yet a household name.
    armand5000on December 30, 2013   Link

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