"The Lever" as written by and Daniel Johns....
Living your life like a bull in the trade,
He doesn't know how it feels,
Under my thumb like a bone under nail,
She's in the know, how's it feel?

Live your life, under machine guns
Canary down the mine

Maybe I'm on the lever
Maybe I'm on the lever
Maybe I'm on the lever

Spoiling my broth like a radio kid
Program computerized minds
Waving my luck under your nose
Like I found a four-leaf clover

Live your life under machine guns
Canary down the mine

Maybe I'm on the lever
Maybe I'm on the lever
Maybe I'm on the lever

So the mirrors face the wall
Don't you feel a little weak?
And I catch you when you fall
But you're falling all the time
Do you need it anymore?
Do you need a little more?

Maybe I'm on the lever
Maybe I'm on the lever
Maybe I'm on the lever
Maybe I'm on the lever
Maybe I'm on the lever
Maybe I'm on the lever

Turn the mirrors face the wall,
Don't you feel a little weak?
And I catch you when you fall,
But you're falling all the time
Do you need it anymore?
Do you need a little more?
Do you need it anymore?
Do you need a little?


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"The Lever" as written by Daniel Johns

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    General CommentYou know, they got a lot for Frogstomp. A lot. Thought it was pretty cool they performed on SNL at the ripe old age of 15.
    Artemisianon July 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe nobody's posted here. This song fawkin' rocks!! Anyways, I think it's about how technology has been spoiling society. We're really dependent on things like TV, computers, and the internet, especially. Please correct me if I'm wrong here.
    MakeYourselfon August 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti kinda agree. but, what's with the lever? i don't know, probably suggesting he's on a different level from the others?
    rummerson September 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song kicks ass... it speaks for itself.
    _gothqueen_on September 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song's... awesome. like all of their songs.. i love silverchair.. i am their biggest fan.. no doubt about it.. shove a pencil up your ass.
    UnknownUseron September 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitely my favorite song on the album. I can't wait 'til the new one arrives. And for all you Aussies and Brits who think that America knows not of Silverchair, let me inform you: people are finally picking up. Their last album got a lot of attention and Daniel's work with The Dissociatives got them noticed too. So yes, America will soon give Silverchair the attention they deserve.
    Eyeconon April 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a pretty awesome song despite the fact I've only heard it on a silverchair concert on channel V (my diorama cd is scratched & old so 'Lever' only lasts for 1 second)
    Floyd The Barberon December 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've always kinda taken this as an extension on Spawn Again, i think it kinda has the same relevance to humanity being full of bastards and the like.
    Frowenon March 04, 2007   Link

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