[Verse 1]
Skyless kingdom of faceless apes
Sunless city and spineless shades

[Chorus]
In twenty-seventy or so
Tenements on fire
Blazing through endless nights

[Verse 2]
Heavy downpours of charcoal rain
Spewing sewers and belching drains

[Chorus]
In twenty-seventy or so
Tenements on fire
Blazing through endless nights

[Bridge]
And behind every spy hole
Car wrecks and barbwire
Dirty streets and knife fights

[Verse 3]
Ruins and leavers everywhere
Fear of a pagan world
Behind the flames and the prayers
Soulless creatures burn

[Chorus]
In twenty-seventy or so
Tenements on fire (In the navel of God)
Blazing through endless nights

[Bridge]
And behind every spy hole
Car wrecks and barbwire (In the navel of God)
Dirty streets and knife fights


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Anarchy Road song meanings
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    My InterpretationDystopian vision of future anarchy and decay, as portrayed in several sci-fi films of the 1980s.

    The song conjures images of "Rotten Apple" New York, or even parts of present day Detroit. "Ruins and leavers everywhere" seems to refer directly to the abandonment of urban centers as anarchy takes hold.

    "Behind every spy hole" has two meanings: 1. a suggestion of an authoritarian government monitoring its citizens 2. those citizens monitoring each other through fear and mistrust.

    I can't listen to this without immediately thinking about Terminator, Running Man, Blade Runner, Escape from New York, Robocop, They Live, etc.
    wildstooon February 21, 2018   Link

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