The man 'cross the street he don't move a muscle
Though he's all covered in dust
When constitutions of granite can't save the planet
What's to become of us
With a painted restraint I don't move a muscle
Though a turbine roars
If the bathwater's clear and my ear's underwater
It's a tolerant hum from the core

Sleep's beckoning from the depths
From the cracks and from the crevices
Join the army of ghosts
The murmurs in the mist

That's when the powers of observation
Come to the periphery town
And we carry their water
We don't make a sound
And after gaining our resignation
The come through the chain-link fence
You only enemy's panic
Your only chance is to start making sense

Sleep plunging into deeper debt
Into bunkers and black minarets
On a geyser of ink
A morning voice faint and yet

And it sounds heroincredible
Sound that makes the headphones edible
Awake affiliated and indelible

The man 'cross the street he don't move a muscle
Though he's all covered in dust
Says constitutions of granite can't save the planet
What's left to captivate us
What's left to captivate us
What's left to captivate us
What's left to become of us


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    General CommentThe main idea i got from this song can be summed up into a single question: Will the youth provide leaders and heroes for tomorrow when the heroes and leaders of today are gone? this can be built upon... but just a thought
    HipFan_007on July 02, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis track might be about a bunch of things, like knocking the Kytoto agreement (constitituions of granite can't save the planet) and how a world-wide environmental policy needs to be put in place that everyone can agree with (the line about black minarets makes me think this)
    Anyway, its a solid song, it really does make the headphones edible.
    NickChopperon December 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song may be a lament to a planet in crisis. I can't comment on the meaning anymore than that, but this song proves the poetic prowess that dominate the lyrics of every Hip song I've ever heard.

    I love this song, and I really like Phantom Power.
    OpinionHeadon September 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe genral impression i got was that our planet needs a hero and a leader because everything we do is killing our plantet in some way. thats why the "mann acxross the street don't move a muscle". since there is nothing left to do for the true environmentalist "whats left to captivate us"
    loveisthereligionon May 26, 2010   Link

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