Out in the cold
There’s an old man laying down in the flames tonight
Smiling to me
And he whistles as they’re sweeping him up, alright
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I hear them praying

(We can get to that heaven!)
There’s bodies in the road
(We can get to that heaven!)
Where nothing else will grow
(Lunatic in my bedroom!)
I’m thinking: "What was my password?"
As the vultures land

Crushed under feet
How about we find some nice place to eat tonight?
Teeth on a wire
I made a necklace for you
Just you and I, alright
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I hear them burning

(We can get to that heaven!)
There’s bodies in the road
(We can get to that heaven!)
Where nothing else will grow
(Lunatic in my bedroom!)
I’m thinking: "What was my password?"
As the vultures land

(We can get to that heaven!)
As the tanks roll by
(We can get to that heaven!)
Under a blood black sky
(Lunatic in my bedroom!)
I’m thinking: "Where in the blazes
Did I park my car?"


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    General Comment"It has this central theme of 'rising above', and that's really where the joy of it lies. The whole idea of it is that it's slightly sarcastic, where I'm talking about really awful things happening - there's an old man burning himself alive, the streets are filled with soldiers and tanks - and the narrator/protagonist is just responding with 'oh... where did I park my car?', as if completely desensitised to it. There's horror in our faces every day, and we are slowly caring less and less. I care less and less, and it's worrying that I'm becoming desensitised to the sheer amount of horror. This phrase, 'get to heaven', is something that everybody is arguably trying to do in their own way - even the people who are blowing themselves up, they're just trying to get to heaven... it's just a different heaven. I love the fact that the song sounds so positive, but it could be siding with terrorists as well. I like that duality.

    Loads of the time on the record I'm setting out the stall, like there's clearly something bad happening and then I'm suggesting that maybe I would be on that team with one or two changes in my life. I'm not resolutely patriotic, I'm not into the general narrative of the West. I'm quite 'anti-West' in a lot of ways, and I do sympathise with some - some - of the things that people would never even consider. That's not at all to say I agree with any of the awful, awful shit, however. I'm certainly closer to that stance than a lot of people... but talking about these things and understanding them is important, as opposed to putting them in a box and throwing them away; that's a way to perpetuate the problems in the world, and, as stupid as it sounds, I feel far too bold to be doing that. I feel that there's not better things to be doing. We should be more mature about it."

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    qwertyfoxon October 29, 2015   Link

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