"Pickpocket" as written by and Omar/bixler Rodriguez....
In the humble stench of nativity
Hummed the smell of television snow
A faint S.O.S. flickering
Riding on the coattails of their ground zero

Neighborhood footprints ingrown
The daylight savings time will never know
Of this alabaster cold

Dental identities will tell us apart
Teeth marked and bounded with sighs
Step into my parlor
Said the spider to the fly

Stable hooved footprints ingrown
Cloak and dagger muzak blared in ohms
In this alabaster cold

More caliber per capita

Breakfast table search team implodes
The milk cartons that pour will never
Know of this alabaster cold

Lyrics submitted by cbennett

"Pickpocket" as written by Jim Ward Cedric Bixler

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    General CommentThis song is obviously about the deadly nuclear winter that sets in after two super powers destroy each other with weapons of mass destruction.
    black_cow_of_deathon December 06, 2001   Link
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    General Commentthis is also an excellent song.
    cbennetton March 31, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is the best song! :) Someone had me download it & it's coolness, I never would have noticed what it was about if I hadn't found the lyrics because I couldn't understand what he was saying!
    walking-catastropheon June 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHmmm.....
    I remember hearing Cedric introduce this song about a child crawling into an old refrigerator and being forgotten.
    I think the "ground zero" refers to the nuclear family unit that pervades through suburbia.
    the "milk cartons" refer to the missing children that are found on the sides of milk.
    the "lovers quarrel" is the child. When he/she is finally found, the dessicated body is identified by dental records.
    nacho1on July 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGreat explaination. See, thats exactly what i love about ATDI. Their songs had true narrative to them. They were never tried to cover a broad topic that most bands try to do to increse their fan base. ATDI never tried to reach out to their fans to get that "hey, i feel that way too" reaction, instead made great songs that stood on their own and the fans came to them.
    If the "more. more, more calibur per capita " part of this song doesn't hook you then just give up on music.
    ShesMyAlcatrazon June 26, 2003   Link
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    General Commentplease people comment this is also a great song whats wrong with u
    musicismylife123on July 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great, wonderful indeed. I agree with nacho1 says, that makes much sense.
    Animeboytoykoion April 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think breakfast table search team refers to the family waking up and looking for the child, implodin with fear and feeling distraught from not finding the child.
    akira_256on July 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. it makes me want to dance in a way where my body goes into convulsions. don't lie, you know it does the same for you.
    hewwokatieon August 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentakira,
    ordinarily i would agree with you about them looking for the child but since he's in the fridge then i'm thinking that they found him by accident when they went to get their breakfast as in "breakfast table search team" so thi song is basically great ne of my favorites off of the anthology
    drummerman91on March 15, 2006   Link

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