The body dances to the beat
Of the noises from the street
As patterns, grids, and schedules go
We took a subway to the show
So give us this day our daily commute
On the bus in three piece suits
Say goodbye, kiss and ride
On the way to the club, look outside
The movement kills in several ways
Although we see it as delay
The steering wheel, a guillotine
The body dances to the beat
Wife: "Take the subway, fuck the street"
The flesh twists between the gap
And passengers are also trapped
Inertia pushed them all along
But they wont make it to their next stop
Patrons complain about the wait
While the man outside can't feel his legs
Man: "Just pull me out, save my life"
But all the cops can do is phone his wife
She drives as fast as she can
And gets caught up in a traffic jam

(Sub balance hearing tracks twisted spun victim flesh patron brakes friction service)


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Sealed Human song meanings
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    General Comment"take the subway, fuck the street"... among my favorite lyrics of all time. nice song - sounds happy, isn't... typical faint.
    scheisseon May 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAlong the lines of Cars Pass in Cold Blood, I love the reference to the impatience and seeming unempathy to accidents in transit.
    ppleagstjoelbenson June 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe sweet, sad irony at the end brings me to tears. great songwriting. crazy beats. the faint rock the fuck out.
    stoplayinguitaron June 19, 2003   Link
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    General CommentReminds me of Boston traffic and public transit.
    xian-thiron March 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentReminds me of Boston traffic and public transit.
    xian-thiron March 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlove this song, if you listen carefully aftereach of the things said within the brackets you will hear 'the human arrives, sealed'

    song is basically about a crash that could have easily been avoided by taking the street and not the subway, obviously this appears on a much larger scale in real life, every day situations, all of our choices in life contribute to our future and therefore our death.
    zedzedBadnustyon March 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis reminds me of that episode of some cop drama, before Vincent D'Onofrio(sp?) hit it with Criminal Intent, where the guy gets hit with the subway car, and it twists his body. He's alive, but the second they move the car out of the way he'll die, so he's just I think waiting on his wife actually, to say goodbye before they basically kill him.
    This episode was a HUGE DEAL.
    MagentaMSIon March 27, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"So give us this day our daily commute"

    reminds me of the part of the Lord's prayer that says:
    Give us this day our daily bread
    let uss be freeon May 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it reminds me of Sealed Human too. and def not normal Faint, it's such a happy, major sounding background.
    HWOntoFireon August 25, 2008   Link
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    General Comment^^^^^I meant Cars Pass in Cold Blood!!^^^
    HWOntoFireon May 15, 2009   Link

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