pride no longer has definition everybody wears it, it always fits a state invoked for the lack of position strength is the bait that keeps us so busy if it's perforated, then i tear it to bits all sense lost in the frenzy they should never... ...touch the ground irony is the refuge of the educated always complaining but they never quit cool's eternal, but it always dated they should never... ...touch the ground it's not worth, it's the investment that keeps us tied up in all these strings we draw lines and stand behind them that's why flags are such ugly things that they should never... ...touch the ground

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    General CommentAgain, I'm gonna agree with Szorko here, but on a more specific level: not that patriotism is fucked up, that it is fucked up to represent a very individualistic idea with one symbol, a flag, worse yet, in a country that doesn't entirely give all it's citizens equality.
    Jawshon February 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit sounds like an overly complicated analysis of the music "scene"...lines like "irony is the refuge of the educated" certainly point in that direction.

    either way, there are some great lines in this song.
    bamvolstoneon September 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commentlyrically, this is my favourite song of all time. it's about how fucked patriotism and nationalism is.

    the bit in the middle about irony and cool i think is about the complacency of people who know better, when they could address one of the worst problems of human history
    szorkoon December 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentrecently named favorite on my list after viewing such truthfull videos as "Loose Change","Who Killed John O'Neill" and "Terrorstorm".Yahushua loves you!
    YAHUSHUAmyRABBIon April 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentanyone know what the line "they should never... ...touch the ground" refers to?

    Is it just saying that they have their "head in the clouds"?
    thecriksteron August 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI am nearly 100% certain that the line "they should never... ...touch the ground" is a play on the idea that (at least in America) flags should never touch the ground; however I think Ian means they should never be placed in the ground, or used as symbol to represent a particular region or group of people, as they are "such ugly things."

    I think the overall tone of the song is just an assessment or observation on nationalism and the ignorance that accompanies it. Bloody brilliant opening track.
    fuzzyslipperson December 04, 2009   Link

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