Under the stairs, behind the neon lamp, the chaps are thinking.
She does not care to sit and stare, her blood eyes blinking.
She works forever, each and every day,
And she's reminded of every small mistake,
And she's descended from a local ______________

And so she walks all of her precious trails the wrong direction.
She does not talk, but rather reccommends with good intentions.
She walks forever, at an even pace,
And she remembers every last detail
And she's been counted every single way.

She says "A hundred million people could be wrong.
A hundred million people could be wrong.
A hundred million people have been wrong before.
A hundred million people could be wrong."

And we could wait for him to make just one slight wrong move.
It is a shame when he walks away with just one slight wrong move. (?)
And we work forever each and every day and we surrender
Anyway, in so many different ways.

We said "A hundred million people can be wrong.
A hundred million people could be wrong.
A hundred million people could be wrong.
A hundred million people have been wrong before.
A hundred million people could be wrong."


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    Lyric CorrectionAlright, here's what I got. **correction**

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    Under the stairs, **beyond the neon there,** the chaps are thinking
    She does not care to sit and stare, her blood eyes blinking
    She works forever each and every day
    And she's reminded of every small mistake
    And she's descended from a **long forgotten race**

    And so she walks **along precocious** trails the wrong direction
    She does not talk **about the reckoning** with good intentions
    She walks forever at an even pace
    She remembers every last detail
    And she's **recounted every single place**

    She says "A hundred million people could be wrong.
    A hundred million people could be wrong.
    A hundred million people have been wrong before.
    A hundred million people could be wrong."

    And we could wait for *them* to make just one slight wrong move
    **Aint it a shame, with any fall or break, just one slight wrong move**
    And we work forever each and every day
    And we surrender anyway
    In so many different ways

    She says "A hundred million people can be wrong.
    A hundred million people could be wrong.
    A hundred million people could be wrong.
    A hundred million people have been wrong before.
    A hundred million people could be wrong."

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    Underrated track IYAM, too bad the rest of the band didn't like it or ever learn to play it live. IIRC from an old interview, Bachmann said putting the finishing touches on the album was weird, half the band would come in and touch up or polish off a song, then a couple days or weeks later, other members of the band would finish up other songs, rarely all together. Bachmann did this track, said he felt like it was just missing something, so he and one other member completely re-arranged it, then added the weird voice effect last because he had some new piece of equipment he'd been wanting to try out anyway, and thought it just worked well for the song. But supposedly the other half of the band wasn't quite as receptive to the additions, in fact they hated it. Again, if I'm remembering the tale correctly anyway. I don't care too much about the effect either way, perhaps it could have done without it, but it doesn't totally ruin the track for me... I still dig this one, musically as well as lyrically.
    7H353U5on April 08, 2011   Link

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