Rolling thunder
Like a voice that commands
Rain drops fall
Like the blood from your hands

Pray to God
But I doubt that he's listening
This world is a gutter
That he likes to piss in tonight

Millions of people
Quietly sleep
Dreaming of deserts
As the puddles grow deep

Dark clouds of rage
Black out the sun
The rivers will run
Red with their blood

No place left dry
No place of shelter for which to run
People huddle in mass
Waiting for the storm to pass
But it's just begun

Millions of people
All of you people
Dream of the sandman
But the sandman has turned to mud

Rain falling down
Is this another great flood?
The rivers are running
Red with our blood


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Monsoon song meanings
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    General Commenti think its about the end of the world and a plague that could come with it.
    sean7711on March 17, 2003   Link
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    General Commentits a flood!
    bamvolstoneon October 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthmm. i love trail of deads music.
    aywkubttod16on December 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAnyone else reminded of "LA Woman" by the Doors?
    snakemistakeson August 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentme thinks these boys have read up on their yeats poems ie "The Second Coming" hint, hint.
    quincy_88on November 07, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's pretty obvious that it's a flood... but what kind of 'flood'?

    When I hear this song I feel that the flood it's just an allegory of the (on going) destruction: while millions of people dream of achieving welfare by means of the so called progress (?!), the very same people that dream and pushes towards it cannot see that this suicidal race will make (and is making) run rivers of blood, our blood.

    We are already seeing how the sandman is turning into mud, but still we don't want to wake up from our dream (is it really ours?) and is becoming into a nightmare, a nightmare in which there is no shelter nor place to scape.

    We are waiting for the storm to pass, but the storm has just begun.
    hipn0son December 31, 2012   Link

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