So you rise from the blood,
catching yourself in the mirror...
Well did you get it on film?

And monkey see monkey do.

And it's another day,
you are a star today...
aching to get in to see the show.

They take the curtain down,
nobody makes a sound,
The movie star in your heart is like a drug.

Someone says here we go...
and the pain dies,
as the lights come down.

Hold on.
This will all be over soon, yeah...

And as they speak,
their words destroy you.
Ahh, their words destroy you.
Just hold still
until the lights come down...

until the lights come down.

So you rise from the blood.
You got a steel gaze...cat's eye...
intoxicated by
all of the people that you might be.

And it's another day,
you are a star today,
aching to get in to see the show.
They take the curtain down,
nobody makes a sound,
the movie star in your head
is like a drug.
You whisper here we go...
and the pain dies again
as the lights come down.

Yeah.

You better hold on...
You still haven't seen the end.

When they get into your brain
let them reveal you...
Ahh, let them reveal you.
Just hold still...

Until the house lights rise.

Rise.

Oh yeah...

Oh...

Come on and march.
March...
into the aisles.
come on and march
out into the aisles...

The day is over now
and the time is drawing near
when we'll go
when we'll go
when we'll go
when we'll go
when we'll go
when we'll go
when we'll go
and we'll march. March.
one, two, three...

Oh, march, march, march again.

Oh, march


Lyrics submitted by BeautifulDisaster, edited by IsaiahQuezadilla

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    General CommentSorry guys, you're on the right track, but with the wrong causal explanation. This song deals with hero worship and the veneration of pop culture icons. It is about how we see a hero on TV and we emulate their behavior(monkey see; monkey do). So, what is inside your head (the movie star, the show, whatever) is brought into the world by your unselfconscious actions. However, because everyone brings the same thing to the game, it is not longer you, but you and everyone else, marching in sequence.
    Tethroson November 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about society raping your personality and changing you for the worse. soldiers march against you, your friends and peers and authority figures all trying to change you
    a_perfect_opiateon April 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about drug addiction.
    peter the destroyeron February 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with a perfect opiate except about the marching part of the song. i think there he's saying "everyone will be like a mono-personality army"
    watchedbycrowson October 24, 2008   Link

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