"Termites" as written by and Luke Hoskin Arif Mirabdolbaghi....
Gin! always the gin, always take one on the chin
The devil dogs and scorpions peel away and wear my skin

Smokeless flame, the common name
Less than the angels but more of the same
No paradise, the grateful will lay their claim
Whether the intentions are violent or just mundane

With the wind he disappeared
Confirming everything that I feared
The time passed is shown by the length of his beard

Solomon stands, dead on his feet
waiting for termites to resolve his conceit
In the mountains, in the seas, in the air waits the disease
We are not Gods, death comes to us all
but tonight I'm invincible; tomorrow I'll crawl.
In the mountains, in the seas, in the air waits the disease

The gin in this bottle, just don't let him drown
Next lesson you swallow, might be hard to keep down
Taste the penalty of the blazing fire
Taste the penalty, sing with the Devil's choir

Gin! always the gin!
never thick and never thin
Thicker than blood, less than kin
The rattle trap night ends where it begins


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    General CommentThis song is a cryptic little drinking ditty. It's disguised through a bunch of mixed metaphor and the telling of King Solomon's death from the Islamic perspective. But essentially, I'm just trying to describe what I feel like when I'm good and drunk. - Rody Walker
    Bfgoodwinon March 26, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI could be wrong, but I think the following sets of lyrics need to be corrected:

    The word "Djinn" should be "gin." I'm almost 100% positive this song is about getting drunk.

    "Solomon's stance! dead on his feet" should be "Solomon stands dead on his feet" assuming Solomon is what is being said.

    "We are not gods, that goes to us all, but tonight I'm invincible to all who oppose" should be "We are not gods. Death comes to us all, but tonight I'm invincible; tomorrow I'll crawl."
    synthesizernerdon February 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentBfgoodwin's got it right (can't argue with Rody himself haha)

    Interesting tidbit from Wikipedia:
    "According to Muslim tradition, when Solomon died he was standing watching the work of his Jinn, while leaning on his cane. There he silently died, but did not fall. He remained in this position, and the Jinn, thinking he was still alive watching them work, kept working. But termites were eating the cane, so that the body of Solomon fell after forty days. Thereafter, the Jinn (along with all humans) regretted that they did not know more than God had allotted them to know."
    aeronon March 31, 2011   Link

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