"Offspring are Blank" as written by and David Longstreth Amber Coffman....
There was a single one
Then there were ten
When ten made a hundred

And a hundred million
You came and spoke to me
I saw your face
Your words were like raindrops from a storming
Each generation different
He was made to love her
She was made to love him
And their offspring loved them
And in the marriage of eagle and snake
The parents are huddle
But the offspring is brain

The final edges are all through the night
The flag is contagious
But the heat feels alright
Can’t recognize a property

He was made to love her
She was made to love him
And their offspring loved them

There is a darkness I feel coming round
And shadows that lengthen from the sky to the ground
And a silence that can swallow a sound

He was made to love her
She was made to love him
And their offs?ring loved them

He was made to love her
She was made to love him
And their offspring loved them


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"Offspring Are Blank" as written by David Longstreth Amber Coffman

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  • +4
    Lyric CorrectionHe was made to love her,
    She was made to love him.

    That's what I'm hearing...
    awjohnson1on July 12, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Commentseems to relate to the love of Adam and Eve and how far we've strayed from that definition. we, the living, the offspring, love the idea of Adam and Eve, but are blank in the absence of understanding such love.
    coastson September 15, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionThere was a single one
    Then there were ten
    With *ten* made a hundred
    And a hundred million

    You came and spoke to me
    I saw your face
    Your words were like raindrops
    From a storm in a vase

    Each generation different

    He was made *to love her*
    She was made *to love him*
    And their offspring love them

    And in the marriage of eagle and snake
    The parents are fertile
    But their offspring is blank

    The fire rages and all through the night
    The flame is contagious
    But the heat feels *all right*

    Can't recognize our poverty

    He was made *to love her*
    She was made *to love him*
    And their offspring love them

    There is a darkness I feel coming down
    And shadows that lengthen from the sky to the ground

    And a silence that can swallow sound

    He was made *to love her*
    She was made *to love him*
    And their offspring love them

    He was made *to love her*
    She was made *to love him*
    And their offspring love both of them
    cassfoxxon July 19, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song refers to the marriage of an eagle and snake.
    Nietzsche's Zarathustra had an eagle and a snake as companions.
    The back cover of Bitte Orca has a picture of Nietzsche.
    Just saying.
    fwilhelmnon February 24, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can help but think this is about environmentalism, specifically the intergenerational problem. The general idea is that as we pollute more and more, we'll essentially have a desolate, nearly uninhabitable earth for future generations. With this background...

    "There was a single one..." = We're populating and populating to the point of overpopulation, a huge factor of pollution.

    "...But their offspring love them" = As humans, we have every right and drive to love each other and reproduce, and we deserve to have children as well, who love them back.

    "Marriage of eagle and snake...offpsring is blank" = 'Eagle and snake' could be a historical nod or some sort of folk lore, but I just take it to be stylistic and add it to the dramatic foreboding sort of vibe of the song. Anyway, the parents are fertile and all is well, but their offspring will be moot if there is no earth to inhabit.

    "Fire rages on...heat feels alright" = We're okay or at least blissfully unaware of the destruction we're doomed to cause. Which segues nicely into...

    "can't recognize our poverty"

    "Darkness...silence that can swallow sound" = Another apocalyptic picture of reality, presumably as a means of our pollution.

    I also think that the form of the lyrics are telling. It goes from identification of life and fertility to merely mentioning a sort of 'erased' reality. In that sense, it also drives the point home.

    All in all, I take it to be 'we're destroying ourselves,' but we're so conflicted by the very clear right to love and reproduction that we undoubtedly have.
    Jezroon June 02, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSorry for the mistakes guys, I've tried to submit some corrections to no avail on some other tracks :/
    daturkelon July 22, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs far as I can tell, this is about a relationship that shouldn't have worked, but has gone on to thrive and flourish. Powerful, and also kind of romantic.
    pumkinhedon July 29, 2012   Link

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