"The Puppet" as written by and Ian Stephen/sergeant Mcculloch....
I'll practice my fall
For practice makes perfect
Chained to the wall
For maximum hold
The window's too far
Too far from my legs
Open the door and let out the cold

You knew about this
With your head in your hands
All along
I was the puppet
I was the puppet

Trampolines broken
Ceiling has come down
The ache in my back tells me
Something's gone wrong
Rocking horse rocks
As the wallpaper peels
Curtain would like to know
What he has done

You knew about this
With your head in your hands
All along
I was the puppet
I was the puppet

We're the salt of the earth
(I'll practice my fall for practice makes erfect) And we know what to say
(Chained to the wall for maximum hold)
We're the salt of the earth
(The window's too far too far from my legs)
And we know our place
(Open the door and let out the cold)

You knew about this
With your head in your hands
All along
I was the puppet
I was the puppet

All along
(You knew about this)
With your head in your hands
All along
(You knew about this)
I was the puppet
I was the puppet

(You knew about this)
Head in your hands
(You knew about this)
I was the puppet
I was the puppet
(We're the salt of the earth)
You knew about this
(We know what to say)
Your head in your hands
(We're the salt of the earth)
All along
((You knew about this))
(We know our place)
I was the puppet
(We're the salt of the earth)
All along
(We know what to say)
((You knew about this))
Your head in your hands
(We're the salt of the earth)
I was the puppet
((You knew about this))
(We know what to say)
I was the puppet


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"The Puppet" as written by Leslie Thomas Pattinson Ian Stephen Mcculloch

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    General CommentWhat I love about this song is that the chorus is so catchy and bouncy that you find yourself singing along happily: "I was the puppet!" Then after a couple of seconds you kind of realize what a dark song this is. I think the contrast of the tone and the mood of the words gives the whole songs a sarcastic feel.

    As for the meaning, it's obviously about feeling controlled. The bit about "the salt of the earth" makes me think he's referring to being controlled be God because I'm pretty sure that's an allusion to something in the bible. (haha I should pay more attention in sunday school) Anywho, I think this song is about not wanting God controlling your life and wanting free will. The chorus seems to be him yelling at God for letting him think that he had free will.

    Well, that's what I got out of it anyways, but I always had a tendency to be a bit off in English class...
    SitusInversuson July 10, 2008   Link

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