"Snibe" as written by and Dan Hoerner Jeremy Enigk....
(does this) wilted flower seem strange to you?
with all this poison at the roots...
shut away from love and light
you wonder why it's screaming

old enough to abuse me
but all too cheap to amuse me

we stand in the marketplace
with cold september eyes on the hungry people
we passed the interrogation
signed our names at the bottom of the government paper

calling memories out of mind
pictures writhing deep inside
and once you've seen it's hard to hide
you wonder why you're screaming?

strong enough not to fear me
but all too loud now to hear me

we stand in the marketplace
with cold september eyes on the hungry people
we passed the interrogation
signed our names at the bottom of the government paper

this wintertime
to waste your life
you reign
you die
you wait
you cry
this time in the light
small flame in the night
you come
you bend
you burn

sick enough to infect me
but too far gone to protect me

we stand in the marketplace
with cold september eyes on the hungry people
we passed the interrogation
signed our names at the bottom of the government paper



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"Snibe" as written by Jeremy Enigk Dan Hoerner

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  • +3
    General Commenti looked up the word snibe online. apparently its a group of poor people who make all of their money working for minimum wage at fast food restaraunts just so that they can buy drugs. I think that the song is about people who live like that and about them complaining without actually doing anything productive.

    it could also be about immigrants. the line "We passed the interrogation
    Signed our names at the bottom of the
    government paper " is really hard to understand. I was thinking that maybe the interrogation was people always being suspicious. definitely a complex song...
    sanjihon October 20, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI may be killed for saying so, but this is my favorite SDRE song. It makes me feel like marching or something.
    bright.eyed.girlon July 01, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhat do you mean?

    rad song. makes me feel guilty for some reason...
    Cheesepickleon May 10, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about people who have sinned and complained about their own doings like it was not their fault and their are not to blame, it says " This winer time, you waste your life, you reign, you die, you wait, you cry, This time in the light, A small flame in the night, you come you bend, you burn, you burn, you burn"
    Matthew15on August 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the main focus of the lyric is about the entire "system":
    - Sick enough to infect me, but too far gone to protect me

    But I totally agree it is a complex and incredible song, I listen to it for years and it always awakens new impressions.
    psycocandyon August 21, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is related to starving children in Africa (literally) and the Chorus is explaining how we just read the newspapers about it and we don't care. As long as we're safe, we're happy. The Government Paper part I believe shows that. Just my two cents.
    SVTristanon September 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSome info to think about:

    Government Paper definition:

    Any debt security, such as a Treasury Bill or a Ginnie Mae, either guaranteed by the issuer or backed by the U.S. government.
    ilyapetushkovon June 18, 2009   Link

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