"Mannequin Republic" as written by and Cedric/hinojos Bixler....
They'd call it a wasteland
Auslander plates
You know its armor was human
Drove stakes into the main camps
Eyesockets sank into
The back of its head again
This frequency was jet lagged
Yes the wrinkles mate
Was the owner's manual

Frequent flyers in denial
And all the while
Emergency is evident
Revenants were the statues
Radar learning of huddles masses
Sutured all the patience
Of this nursing home
Emitted from the pages
Of this burial ground

Labor concentrated
In this sheepless chapel
They call it a wasteland


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"Mannequin Republic" as written by Jim Ward Cedric Bixler

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    General CommentParts of this song seem like it's about a concentration camp.

    eg. Labor concentrated
    In this sheepless chapel

    Emitted from the pages
    Of this burial ground

    You know its armor was human
    Drove stakes into the main camps

    They call it a wasteland
    They call it a wasteland, baby
    cbennetton April 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of At the Drive-in's best songs. The 'Labour concentrated In this sheepless chapel' bit is incredible.
    cbennetton April 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentummm, the lyrics written above are wrong... cbennett mixed them up with Non-Zero Possibility. Anyway, Mannequin Republic appears to me to be yet another commentary on life from within El Paso and how it's perceived from the outside. The way they talk about their hometown is so subjective that one might mistake it with a death camp... haha
    catacuacheon August 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'm not going to speculate what the song is about. The post above is a very clever theory. I just want to say that every single time i listen to this song the same image pops into my head of a beach party. Where people are all playing vollyball, dancing, and doing the hang-ten move on the surfboard. But the whole beach has been nuked and everyone is all fucked up looking or just bones and stuff. Wierd. I just had to share that, heh.
    ShesMyAlcatrazon June 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt seems to be a metaphor for willful ignorance. The images of suffering are always contrasted with references to apathy.
    syurixon April 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commento i didnt see the bottom ........yeah
    Scarecrow Plotson June 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwhy did someone copy-paste 2 tracks here
    rascuacheon June 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentNo, this is definitely Mannequin Republic.
    me7356on August 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentto me it´s about war in a futirist way , i don´t know , it´s so much rage in the song .
    and some parts seems to me like manipulation and experiments with humans , like in the second war ..but maybe in a future war
    RedSpikedWallson March 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentso the guy who produced korn also produced this album. at the drive-in didnt want to do it but there were happy with the way it came out. I am too. except the beging part of this song that comes back in the middle sounds very korn-ish. sometimes when I have my ipod on shuffle and this song comes on I think its korn for the first few seconds. yeah I hate korn... fuckin a right?
    mcscumbagon April 07, 2006   Link

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