"Poison Trees"

The roots of the matter run miles deep
This is the era of eternal sleep
Please everybody now but please be advised
Nothing's going away just cuz' you're closing your eyes

This is the harvest of some rotten seeds
This surely isn't any mystery
This is the fruit off of the poison trees
You better ask yourself what you believe

I see a storm it is coming down
And I can feel my bones creak
I know you can feel it too
But you're just too scared
Are you just too scared to speak?

The wire is tapped now and crackling hot
Words from the burning screen will make your stomach knot
Fear the hopeless and lock the door
Sweet safety praise the lord

The loud voices got the signals locked
All the past heroes now outlined in chalk
Well that'll teach the world to not walk the walk
Show your face out in the light and hear the pistols pop

Well.. this is the harvest of some rotten seeds
This surely isn't any mystery
This is the fruit off of the poison tree
You better ask yourself what you believe

I see a storm it is coming down
And I can feel it in my bones
I know you can feel it too
But you think that you're
You think that you're all alone

Old tactics leave you face down on the bricks
This new dog knows some terrible tricks
Turn the cameras off and it doesn't exist
That's a lesson well learned back in 1966

This is the harvest of some rotten seeds
This surely isn't any mystery
This is the fruit off of the poison trees
You better ask yourself what you believe

I see a storm it is coming down
And I can feel my bones creak
I know you can feel it too
But you just too scared
Are you just too scared to..
A storm it is coming down
And I can feel it in my bones
I know you can feel it too
But you think that you're
You think that you're all alone






"Do Wrong Right" (2009)



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    My InterpretationThis song was written after the 2008 financial crisis. At that time it looked like the world was coming apart. Nine years later it is amazing that The Powers That Be have been able to hold the system together by printing trillions of dollars. Many think we are still in the eye of the hurricane (admittedly a slow moving storm).
    This song is a commentary on the Money Masters who run the world and the people who close their eyes to what is really going on, either because they are asleep, or are too afraid to open their eyes.
    I relate to the line "words from the burning screen will make your stomach knot". I don't watch television for that very reason; it turns my stomach to see and feel the slightly sweetened venom they are constantly putting out- propaganda and disinformation as if it is reality, to create a slight feeling of dread just below the level of awareness. Keep the masses off balance, but the Masters will keep you safe if you just give up your rights. "The loud voices got the signals locked" The loud voices of the media lock out an alternative understanding of what is going on. They'll shout down anyone who questions the establishment presentation of 'reality'.
    "All the past heroes now outlined in chalk
    Well that'll teach the world to not walk the walk
    Show your face out in the light and hear the pistols pop"
    This phrase speaks for itself, but let's draw attention to it because this is the crux of the matter. People are intimidated about going against the Masters. Look what happened to the Kennedy's, MLK, John Lennon, Ronald Reagan, George Carlin, Gary Webb (of Kill the Messenger fame), Judge Scalia, Seth Rich who leaked the Hilary Clinton emails to Wikileaks, the list goes on... that'll teach the world to not walk the walk.
    "Old tactics leaves you face down on the bricks
    This new dog knows some terrible tricks
    Turn the cameras off and it doesn't exist
    That's a lesson well learned back in 1966"
    The old tactics were simple crack'em on the head and put 'em face down on the bricks, the new tricks involve simply turning the cameras off of any dissent they don't want to gain traction. Protest against the outsider Trump? Full throttle coverage. Protest against the Establishment agenda- no coverage or coverage of protesters being brutally abused. During the Viet Nam War protests (1966) they got a lot of coverage- fueling the protests. Big Brother learned "turn the cameras off" and dissent doesn't exist.
    Yes, the people who are running things are some rotten seeds, and if you acknowledge that fact, it surely isn't any mystery why we are in the mess we are in. People in this country need to wake up. This state of affairs only continues because it all somehow flies under the radar. People do not want to see it. That works out just fine for the Oligarchs. They always operate by stealth, because they are few and we are many.
    mteblanoon June 16, 2017   Link
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    General CommentThis is about the financial crisis the character in the story is struggling through see my theory on all hail i think the whole album is a story
    Rednecknationon June 18, 2017   Link

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