these are our demands: we want control of our bodies. decisions will now be ours. you can carry out your noble actions, we will carry our noble scars. reclamation. no one here is asking, no one here is asking, but there is a question of trust. you will do what looks good to you on paper, we will do what we must. return, return, return. carry my body.


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    General Commenti think this song could be about war and politicians using soldiers as cannon fodder to achieve unjust objectives and the usual distrust about going to war for which the consequences are always the same
    MMSR4on March 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a pro-choice song. He is singing for women to reclaim their bodies and make choices as they see fit, not politicians.
    rer09on January 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a pro-choice song. He is singing for women to reclaim their bodies and make choices as they see fit, not politicians.
    rer09on January 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I agree with rer09. It's about women (forcefully) reclaiming their bodies and their sovereignty from moral crusaders who don't know them or anything about them. Politics and real life often require quite different approaches just to get through: "do what looks good to you on paper, we will do what we must."
    ShepherdofBeingon August 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentP-R-O C=H=0=I=C=E=!
    YOURMOMSCRACKPIPEon October 14, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThe scars are the circumcision scars carried by so many American men.

    The nobel actions and things that look good on paper are the justifications given by parents and medical institutions for violating someone's body.

    Reclamation is foreskin restoration in a literal sense
    Jack Pineon June 15, 2015   Link

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