We spoke our minds too clearly. We assumed fundamental rights were inherent not as pawns but humynz. I do not require a gauge for freedoms of speech cuz I never asked to be a citizen. I never have and never will pledge allegiance... Waking up each morning with confusion in my eyes. The wind is biting through to wave hello. Seeing my reflection, an exterior of lies. I hope this shaky feeling doesn't show. As if I had to tell you, there was little left to say. Stilted conversations coloured blue. You were sitting down and you got up to walk away. I tried to stay, but I was right behind you. Tension in the stair, I cannot bear so close to helpless as the songs I sing inside me ring. Final words are boring never touch I know you whispered something in my ear. I couldn't hear you. Gyrls with the greenest eyes. First time you have kissed. Our quiet softest sighs. A song for all of those who shot and missed. Welcome to this world impuded identity. Born, tagged, tattoed, pacified. Generously bestowed my rights and privileges replete. Arbitrary values ascribed. There's nothing I can tell you. There's nothing I can say. Stunted conversation, censored thought. I'm completely free at liberty guaranteed. Unless, of course, you decide I'm not. But I'll not be resigned to fall in line behind you. Tension in the air I cannot ear so what the fuck am I accomplishing? Absolutely nothing. All these words are boring. It's time for action. But you've taught me to be a pawn. It won't last for long. Those who see through the lies are quickly gagged and bound. Their ambitions realized. Tear the whole fucking thing down.


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    General CommentI like the quickly gagged and bound if you see through the lies and its just a great song great lyrics great message one of my favourites
    coolstuff25on April 03, 2003   Link
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    General Commentits so cool how its the emo vs the politics.. i like. the singe rfor the emo part whos name i cant remember later left ot start the weakerthans, a very emo band. i like this.
    bukowski_punkon May 03, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"A song for all of those who've shot and missed"

    I love that line.

    I, too, enjoy the dualism of this song...two different types of conflict...one between man and woman, the other between man and his government.
    CoryGreenwellon June 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm almost three years late, but that's John K. Samson you're thinking about, bukowski_punk.
    ohpkyleon March 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about the book 1984
    goblue24on January 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJohn's part of the song was called "Greenest Eyes", explaining half of the G.E./P. in the title... (still unsure of what the "P" stands for). Basically it was a "showdown" to see whose lyrics best fit the music, or something like that. If anyone can elaborate further, or offer corrections, that'd be great. ha...as if anyone still cares about this song 14 years later.
    mattton September 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentre mattt: I think the P stands for Preamble.
    deschainxon October 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song, I LOVE THIS BAND
    I unfortunately cannot contribute to what the "G.E/P" stands for :(
    if anyone knows please say
    sandihumeon March 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentG.E./P. is for Greenest Eyes/Preamble
    sandihumeon July 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentG.E./P. is for Greenest Eyes/Preamble
    sandihumeon July 20, 2009   Link

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