We stood our ground waiting for the fight to begin. My eyes squinted at the sun, wondering if they'd swing or run. I tell no lie: jackknives in socks, they're all gonna die. Tensions rise. Pre-pubes swarm the hill like flies. Get the caskets ready, we're going to tear right through this city. That's if the anger don't, that's if the boredom don't, the drinking don't intercept this north-end horde. Who am I? Fighting a war that I can't win. Swelling with things we try to hide. You never leave anyone behind. A harsh return that slaps you in the face. For one last chance, we leave this place. We're all packing up and moving on. I've got a war in the head. Fear our lives won't pass as great events. A better prospect hides up ahead. Do you feel it in the air? We've been crushed beyond oblivion. Farce and death walk hand in hand. Graves and memorial walls hold my family name. Pills and bottles do the same. I hope that freedom's coming our way.

The fight never happened. The crowd petered out. We all dribbled home. Mission accomplished.


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    General Commenti still havent figured out this song...tell me what you think it means...NOW
    air getting thinon June 06, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"Farce and death walk hand in hand. Graves and memorial walls hold my family name. Pills and bottles do the same. I hope that freedom's coming our way."

    that is probably the best lyrical statement in a while and i love how this wonderful song ends.. its a relaluy great song but hey what propagandhi song isnt?!
    empty_satireon July 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was about protesting against war.

    The fight never happened - mission accomplished?
    Makoeon September 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentFOR THE LOVE OF GOD! someone tell me there intirpritation of this song...i don't get it...help!!
    air getting thinon June 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNOWWWW ...:(
    air getting thinon June 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt means that bad things will happen to those who repeatedly leave messages on the message board - despite the fact that they are receiving no reply.
    spc04on June 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentFighting personal conflict, and trying to leave the past behind. Within this personal conflict, there are many things, such as the fear of death, fear of dying without leaving a mark somewhere, and there's this feeling that they will get a better life if they move away from their past. But then, we're all under the power of consensus, and nothing heppened to change anything, so the lives remain the same.
    No_Heroon June 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with No Hero, up above there. The only other thing I might add to this is that it could be about fighting the system. The anger and desire to make a change and shake the system to the ground is strong (especially as young kids, "pre-pubes") but as you get older you let other things get in the way (boredom, drinking, etc.) People move on without fighting, and in the end nothing changes because everyone's drive petered out.
    swollendogon August 06, 2002   Link
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    General Comment I think this is about protesting and how you don't need to start a fight to get your message heard.
    danyalshahidon August 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentLiterally there is lots of reference to protests... War? Maybe. I don't know. March of The Crabs is a time of year on Christmas Island where 130 million land crabs march down a hill to lay eggs in the water and then march back up the hill till sexual maturity leaving nothing behind and letting nothing stand in the way. Closer to the end " Graves and memorial walls hold my family name. Pills and bottles do the same." I think that this is a definate anti-war stance. " The fight never happened. The crowd petered out. We all dribbled home. Mission accomplished." A successful protest probably encouraging more to get off their fucking asses and not let the governement paint blood on societies hands. Propagandhi's position not mine. Am I wrong?
    Bamargeraon March 04, 2003   Link

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