headed into their world. headlights off.
we're not. despite the sign.
welcome at all. don't let them know who we are.
don't let them know where we're from.
sorry sir. we were just trying to get home.
waiter. serve us our drinks then leave us alone.
don't let them know what we've got.
because they don't know what they want.
but right or wrong. it's their call

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The Bastards Have Landed song meanings
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    General Commentthis one is hard for me to describe, it seems to jump around emotionally (much as your mind might do as you continue to drink more and more as it gets later and later).

    "headlights off" could indicate that you don't care where you're going, or even if you get there. it also indicates a desire to remain hidden (can't see a car driving in the dark if its lights are off). the driver feels sad, lonely, unwelcome wherever he goes. he tries to stave off these feelings by pretending to be part of an exclusive group (likely just himself or a very small number of other people) that has no interactions with the outside world by choice (don't let them know who we are, leave us alone, etc). but really he's alone and looking for a place to belong (trying to get home). he has also come to the realization that his own self-worth is determined by what other people want (but right or wrong, it's their call) despite the fact that there's really nothing different between his confused self and everyone else (they don't know what they want).

    haunting and very deep song.
    bobulouson January 01, 2008   Link

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