If you could see
For once one inch beyond
The nose that cuts the air
before your face
You would not sing
my dear with such high zest
about the wonders of this modern world

Is there some place we could go
and use each other for awhile
I've got so much to disclose
I've got five bucks wait, no I don't

If you could see
The strings as armies swing through the night
The pious pigs that rub the shoulders of the remote controllers
You would scream and shrink upon the ledge before the brink to see the hatred
that drives this guilded age

I'm not immune to this
In fact I'm sick with the truth
It comes like knives flashing on the Senate floor
If all we have to give
is our consent and a will to live
we'll get the country we deserve
We'll get the weekends to ourselves

And what passes for community
Is a backlit cult or idolatry
We love and hate the same five things
Is this the basis for a lasting friendship
I think not

Don't even try
To grab this microphone from my hand
I've got a story that demands your undivided attention
I bear good news we're going to die pretty soon
And then this inkless plot will be effaced

Is there some place we could go
and use each other in the dark
I've got so much to get off
I've got so much no one wants

I'm not afraid anymore
I killed that boy and took his hair
withdrew my name from the race
I wasn't lame
I was estranged


Lyrics submitted by boogmang, edited by hannibalc

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    General CommentBrilliant song. I want a forgetters album very much indeed.
    0man1991on December 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI believe in the first verse there is a brilliantly executed allusion to "Dulce et Decorum Est" by Wilfred Owen.
    "If you could see "If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
    For once one inch beyond Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
    The nose that cuts the air Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
    before your face Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,
    You would not sing My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
    my dear with such high zest To children ardent for some desperate glory,
    about The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est
    the wonders of this modern world" Pro patria mori."
    --Blake --Wilfred Owen

    Well-read and genius as always, Mr. Schwarzenbach X)
    hannibalcon December 04, 2012   Link
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    General CommentCan someone give me the dum dum explanation of what this song is about?
    I have the picture in my head of other dimensions, and the creatures in them behind the veil of lies (especially the part "sing with such high zest, wonders of this modern world "
    Yep, I'm one of those people.
    But before you judge, go on YouTube, type in "reptilian shapeshifter " and watch more than 10 vids. I Know how crazy it sounds, I used to be a skeptic myself. Once you open your mind to it all, you'll see that most of it is not only true, but that it's been going on for a very long time. They might not be what we think they are (aliens), but demons disguised as people. And while you're at it, look up "flat earth 2015". Yeah, you heard me right.
    Scottbaylo44on June 11, 2015   Link

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