she's gonna burn you once again
an ol familiar friend who puts a red hot lamp upon your lips
she'll hurt you til it ends
and one day it ends
so go and cry and cry upon your mother's shoulders
she'll make a spark within the dark
cigarettes! then they whizzed like the work
she was your first and your last God said
i'm gonna burn you just for the sake of it
in in flaming fire today
and you'll strain to stand this man and his tribe, when you see it's over
his tribe and his clan
a poor glistening child stands again so cold rah rah rah!!!
i love you, oh lord, you're everything that I adore!! you're everything and when
listen here, he's going to burn you once again, he's done it before and he'll do it again..the father! The father, the father! The father, the father of civilized man!
this time we got no starting for an end. so cold! so cold! go cry on your mother's weary shoulder
and she don't want you anymore unless of course, you take a bluff and leave the arms


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    Lyric CorrectionI have a few corrections...

    He's gonna burn you once again
    An old, familiar friend who puts a red hot ember upon your lip,
    she'll hurt you til it ends, and one day it ends
    So go, and cry, and cry upon your mother's shoulder
    She'll make a spark within the dark,
    Sing her infinite wisdom like a lark
    She's your first and your last! God said
    I'm gonna burn you just for the sake of it
    ..........? just try to understand this man and his tribe,
    ..........? broken tribe, bloody clan [I've only heard this in the studio version - live he usually just repeats "his tribe, his tribe and his clan"]
    ..........? stand up again
    So go cry cry cry, upon my shoulder
    and I'll love you all the more, you're every thing that I adore
    ..........?
    Listen here
    He's gonna burn you once again
    He's done it before and he'll do it again
    The father (father), the father (father), the father, the father of civilised man!
    This time he's.............? he's gunning for the end!
    So go and cry, cry upon you mother's weary shoulder
    And she don't want you anymore
    Unless of course you take up love in your arms and stand and defend someone's .....?
    And it's you, you, you.....


    That's all I got. I've used the studio and live recordings to try to figure this out and there are some differences between them.
    watsonoon September 15, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis is the best compilation I managed to do, I can't add lyrics made by myself cuz' I'm not that good at english. I love Ezra, but he sings like if he had a potato in his mouth.

    She's gonna burn you once again
    An old, familiar friend who puts a red hot ember upon your lip,
    she'll hurt you til it ends, and one day it ends
    So go, and cry, and cry upon your mother's shoulder
    She'll make a spark within the dark,
    Sing her infinite wisdom like a lark
    She's your first and your last! God said
    I'm gonna burn you just for the sake of it
    in in flaming fire today
    just try to understand this man and his tribe,
    when you see it's over
    his tribe and his clan
    a poor glistening child stands again so cold rah rah rah!!!
    i love you, oh lord, you're everything that I adore!!
    you're everything and when
    Listen here
    He's gonna burn you once again
    He's done it before and he'll do it again
    The father (father), the father (father), the father, the father of civilised man!
    this time we got no starting for an end.
    So go and cry, cry upon you mother's weary shoulder
    And she don't want you anymore
    Unless of course you take up love in your arms and stand and defend someone's sin.
    And it's you, you, you.....
    Luiima12on April 29, 2014   Link
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    General Commentthe Academic Industrial Complex has cast a lasting shade on all our lives. the narrator of this song seems to lament the ways in which this lasting shadow distorts not only our lives but Love. (yes, I really think this is what the song means, i’m not just disseminating my own political ideas.)
    AnaCutecaseon August 25, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI am getting some major Freudian vibes here.

    I think this guy lost his girlfriend, some lover, and is going haywire over it. He wants to go back to his "mother's shoulder" and find that affection/connection once again. [According to Freud, we are always trying to recreate the relationships we had with our parents in our adult life. ]
    He find himself feeling like he did as a child, "a poor glistening child stands again so cold". [Freud also writes of our pains as a reflection of the needs that were not met as children.]
    This line "she was your first and your last" is particularly interesting, as it sounds like it's about the lover. But in this Freudian interpretation, it is more likely the mother. She is the one he is trying to find in his romantic life.
    Then there's this other layer. All of these images of God come into the song. This too points to Freud, who claimed that religion was a neurosis. This guy is getting sent on a psychological trip upon experiencing this loss.
    Freud's book Totem and Taboo (wikipedia description en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…) mirrors the song pretty well. The images are the same.

    I don't know how exactly to make sense of everything, other than to say that the narrator was triggered into this bizarre and internal psychological experience. And the way it sounds is so perfect. It's got this eerieness, this driving energy, and a general essence of chaos. A fucking awesome tune.
    anbanon October 03, 2014   Link
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    General CommentEzra is so intense, more like screaming than singing, sometimes. I think he'd love Warmer's music.
    marcio5183on September 27, 2016   Link

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