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Moon Over Marin Lyrics

The crowded future stings my eyes
I still find time to exercise
In uniform with two white stripes

Unlock my section of the sand
It's fenced off to the waters edge
I clamp a gasmask on my head

On my beach at night
Bathe in my moonlight

Another tanker's hit the rocks
Abandoned to spill out its guts
The sand is laced with sticky glops

O'Shimmering moonlight sheen upon
The waves and water clogged with oil
White gassed steam up from the soil


I squish dead fish between my toes
Try not to step on any bones
I turn around and I go home

I slip back through my basement door
Switch off all the I own below
Dive in my scalding wooden tub

My own beach at night
Electric moonlight

There will always be a moon
Over Marin.
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The song is about Marin county in California. It's a VERY uppercrust area (I think the guy who made Star Wars has his little ranch there). The song is specifically criticizing the yuppie ex-hippies who no longer give a shit about the environment they were so adamantly in the defense of in their youth. They just ignore the slow decline of the world around them, but even when ignored it is still there (The first chorus is on the real beach, covered in pollution, bathed in real moonlight. The other one is the hot tub, the artificial "beach" with "electric moonlight". Even when ignored, there'll always be a real moon above marin, ergo the pollution).

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The part about the two white stripes, I am assuming, is that he is talking about rich yuppies who go out and jog every morning in stupid jogging suits, metaphorically comparing the suits to army outfits, thus there is an army of rich people who go out and jog about every morning. The part about the "scalding wooden tub", i'm guessing is a hot tub. The yuppie sees all the problems and crap out in the real world, and nonchalantly goes and relaxes in his hot tub because he just doesn't give a shit. Compare this yuppie to the peoplw watching "Jane Fonda on the screen tonight" in Kill The Poor.

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I assume it's about pollution in Marin County, California.

Bingo!!! I think you hit the nail on the head...easy and accurate assesment of this song...1 sentence, no need for a paragraph or 2..

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I thought this song was about the pollution in marin, and peoples ignorance to all the pollution and leaving it for the comfort of their homes. The 2 white lines? Have no idea....me and my freind thought it might have something to do with the ss white lines on a uniform, but I'm guessing not. Such a great song.


"I still find time to exercise In uniform with two white stripes"

Believe that is referring to the tracksuit as being the exercise uniform.

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this song is about yuppies taking over the bay area. marin being the yupiest part of it. can someone explain the uniform with two white stripes part?

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Adidas has 3 black stripes, not 2 white. I'm ashamed that i know that. Blame it on Run DMC (when they didn't suck)

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well, i live in this "marin" that they're talking about in this song i can can tell you excactly what they're saiying. hes saying how everything is crappy around the bay area "i squish dead fish between my toes" and then how "There will always be a moon Over Marin" which means that marin (which is a county full of rich people basically) is important just cuz of these rich people. he's using the moon as a metaphor.

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Also, the part about the fenced off sand is his own private section of the beach, in his backyard. The two white stripes could also be in a bathing suit, or he could just be excercising in his backyard private beach.

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Its saying that they fucked up the environment but don't even care because they've got their "own beach" inside their homes the hot tub.

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defininetly a track uniform... geez. It's a warning about the distopian environmentally destroyed future "The crowded future stings my eyes" so bad that you have to wear a gas mask. but the rich don't care because they can adapt to still live in luxury as the poor die in the environmental collapse.

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