We're living in a different reality
We're toeing the same line
We give in we call it neutrality,
A joke with no punchline
The silver plated hero
Meets the golden hearted whore
The odds'll give you zero
She'll be leaving in a few days more
Movin' on forever, maybe she don't care
Holding on together, maybe it just ain't there

You're dancing on a high wire
You need to be so sure
There used to be a lifeline
There isn't anymore

We are the same with no similarity,
We talk at the same time
We believe in freedom and charity
As long as I get mine
The ivory madonna is walking
Through the door
You watch her from a window,
It doesn't matter anymore
Moving on forever, maybe she don't care
Holding on together, maybe it just ain't there

You're dancing on a high wire
You need to be so sure
There used to be a life-line
There isn't anymore


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    General CommentTo me this song is narrated by a man conflicted with the way society has degenerated. Through such mediums as television, schools, even stores... the theme nowdays is the common experience. A lot about us despite very very long distances, is the same. ("Towing the same line") "We give in, we call it neutrality"... (complacency?) "We are the same, with no similarity".

    "The Ivory Madonna is walking through the door" (the narrator is trying to get us to reflect upon what used to be, by showing us how it is now, previously.) "You watch her from a window, it doesn't matter anymore" We look on her now, from a distance, and she doesn't matter anymore. (return to complacency, apathy)

    That is *my* interpretation, which probably has nothing to do with the song at all. A swing and a miss perhaps, but to me it was a home run.
    Dragnoxon September 12, 2006   Link

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