If you croak, I hope you know I'm gonna toss you in the trash
You can't really blame us; we're only doing what you asked
If you have yourself a son, I'm gonna tell your baby boy
That Father Time's chock full of lies, so don't jump in just yet

Doubting Thomas deserves much more than we can give
If we win the lottery, let's buy an island just for him
So when that hurricane tries beating down the door
We can make him bat its eye 'til it can't see what's a...

Until we can't see what's ahead

Until we can't see what's ahead
You can sew me in stitches
Curse at the cautious
While it lasts
Cause soon we'll all forget

If we croak, I hope you know it's gonna be in single files
Hunting for models that were never worth the while
Each one of us caught heat for throwing Jack Frost in July
Staring at the sun 'til our eyes were done, we could not see what's a...

Until we can't see what's ahead
You can sew me in stitches
Curse at the cautious
While it lasts
Cause soon we'll all forget


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    General CommentJust a guess, but this song might be about atheistic death

    'Until we can't see what's ahead' --Old age, dying

    'You can sew me in stitches
    Curse at the cautious
    While it lasts' --You can do whatever the hell you want while your life lasts

    "Cause soon we'll all forget" --Nothing after death, nonexistence. No memories, just nothing.

    Thyraion July 23, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningTo expound on the death of an atheist idea, I believe it's more about death in general and how atheists and theists view it and how that affects their lives.

    "If you croak, I hope you know I'm gonna toss you in the trash
    You can't really blame us; we're only doing what you asked"

    To an atheist once your life ends then that's that. Without life your body is essentially trash, as opposed to many religion's views that your body is a vessel to be treasured or preserved. So, to them, ritualistically preserving a body should be viewed as a waste of time.

    "If you have yourself a son, I'm gonna tell your baby boy
    That Father Time's chock full of lies, so don't jump in just yet"

    You come into the world being told you'll live a full life into old age, but that isn't the case for many. This is compounded by many religion's promising an eternal life following your mortal death. So, essentially, you're telling a child to live life to its fullest and to not be shackled to the promises of long and everlasting life since "Father Time's chock full of lies."

    "Doubting Thomas deserves much more than we can give
    If we win the lottery, let's buy an island just for him
    So when that hurricane tries beating down the door
    We can make him bat its eye 'til it can't see what's a...

    Until we can't see what's ahead"

    The atheist (Doubting Thomas) is at death's door so the theist's attempt to convert him, for they think he is a good man and deserves more than they believe he'll get (hell) so they can get him his own island in paradise, provided that they are correct in their beliefs and thus win the afterlife lottery. So, the hurricane is beating on the door (death is knocking) and they attempt to make him blink and make him abandon his beliefs, or lack thereof. But at the end of the day, they can't see what's ahead despite all their assurances in their beliefs.

    "Until we can't see what's ahead
    You can sew me in stitches
    Curse at the cautious
    While it lasts
    Cause soon we'll all forget"

    The atheist rejects their attempts. They can attempt to repair him, curse his non-belief, while it lasts because eventually everyone dies and thus forgets their beliefs.

    "If we croak, I hope you know it's gonna be in single files
    Hunting for models that were never worth the while"

    The religious die and they believe they'll line up for paradise as they have spent their entire lives striving for something people dream for and desired during life but resisted due to the promise of it being there in paradise for them after death.

    "Each one of us caught heat for throwing Jack Frost in July
    Staring at the sun 'til our eyes were done, we could not see what's a..."

    They threw snow balls in the middle of summer, or generating controversy over the impossible. They blinded themselves and attempted to blind others to believe in something they could not see in the first place.
    Khaokion May 16, 2012   Link

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