We will stagger
We will stagger
On and on
A simple habit
Jump from one foot
To the other
On and on

Chained to the laws (2x)

Let's go further
Used to reeling
On and on
A plain reflex
If mistaken
Never lose faith
Steering on

We will stagger
Lose out bearings
On and on
Yes, there can be no
Obvious answers
As we move on, and on and on,
We must tremble
Lame and humble
On and on

Behind the stars
Beneath the walls
Below the ground
Before the storm...
Below the ground
Before the storm...

Chained to the laws (2x)

Useless anger
There's no answer
To be found
We will stagger
We will falter
Stained and blackened
On and on

Chained to the laws...
Chained to the laws...
You'd better know the laws...


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    General CommentI have often seen lyrics to this song concluded with this description of the final spoken words :
    [incomprehensible]
    Dear friends, breathing is an ugly thing
    [incomprehensible]

    This song was my favorite when the album was released in 1993 and i can say with certainty they the actual words are:
    Once more unto the bridge dear friends
    Breeding is an ugly thing
    Copulate
    Oh jeez

    • the first line is a quotation of Shakespeare's Henry V, act III scene I
    • the first line is also spoken by Blood the dog in the 1975 film "A Boy And His Dog" along with the second and third line. You can hear all this at about 45 minutes and 10 seconds into the movie, starting with "breeding is an ugly thing..."
    • the fourth line sounds like an actual sample of Blood's voice taken from this movie, and though I haven't pinpointed exactly where it's from, given Blood's world-weary personality, it could be from anywhere.

    Sammishredd 26:03:01:03:2015
    Sammishreddon March 01, 2015   Link

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