"Things I Will Keep" as written by and Robert E. Jr. Pollard....
Coded ancient the crease
Unlock the timers
And strike the chimers
In my sleep

Grab the coat, steal the fleece
From behind the curtain
It will most certainly
Will bring peace

To those with countless numbers
No cold or hot
Like things that I will keep
And hide them in my sleep

They with countless numbers
No cold or hot
Like things that I will keep
And hide them in my sleep

Coded ancient
Oh, brightness we shall see
Loaded up and at night when
We shall flee

Not to tread through
The heavy life sink in the dream
On the right night
You'll find her waiting

Selling things for cheap
The things that I will keep

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"Things I Will Keep" as written by Robert E. Jr. Pollard

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    General Commentnot quite sure what the lyrics mean, but the music is really gorgeous, and the solo is...dare i say it...transcendent.
    pumkinhedon August 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about what you dream about.
    I think that the line is "Coded ancient decrees" unlock the chimers and strike the timers in my sleep which could be a reference to human nature which is shaped in our species past.
    mcgee264on March 01, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI believe “Liquid Indian” is a reference to India Ink and the song speaks to the oppression often found in official printed documents — “seals of approval”, “coupons and stamps”. They’re the documents of the “perfect ones” imposing order. The speaker in this song prefers a more malleable world – the “perversion” of pictures in motion, quivering soft clay and its possibilities of shape. But alas, the official will is imposed, the rejection arrives, the cease-and-desist, the figurative cramps we feel due to those messages written in “Liquid Indian”. The song presses this irony in the smoothly flowing “Liquid Indian” chorus and the halting angular verse sections. Another gem from GBV.
    hopsodaon November 25, 2010   Link

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