Tower to the skies
An academy of lies
And what goes up surely must come down
And we felt the mighty blowout with the walls coming down
Or something like that

Most of us are quite pleased
With the same old song
And all of a sudden I'm relatively sane
With everything to lose and nothing to gain
Or something like that

Men of wisdom
And men of compromise
Men of weak flesh in an armored disguise
All fall down

"If it's right you can tell"
Echos Myron like a siren
With endurance like the liberty bell
And he tells you of the dreamers, but he's cracked up like the road
And he'd like to lift us up, but we're a very heavy load
And we're finally here
And shit yeah, it's cool
And shouldn't it be
Or something like that

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    General Comment

    One of my favorite gbv tunes - and one of your faves too im guessing!

    from the hunting accidents book bob says:

    "i dont think it was ever about anything specific. it was kind of like a victory song. like, "now were here. and shit yeah its fucking cool." we were on our way and we kind of knew it. we knew things were happening. i was still kind of boastful, especially at the time. wed been doing this for a long time, ten years or whatever, and just . . . around town there were a lot of bands that thought something was going to happento them. labels were talking to them or whatever, and we were just not even in the picture. i thought that it was pretty funny that we all of a sudden usurped the whole scene.we were invisible."

    buy the book - if yr a big gbv fan youll be happy that you did.

    moikon February 11, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    It's about their rise/unrise to fame... and how they took it.

    phatgrrlon March 16, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    no, it's not. they were never that famous.

    N8theGreaton September 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Guided by Voices were never famous, much less at the time they released this song.

    impacton December 30, 2004   Link
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    General Comment

    They were "popular" when this song was released. Popular, meaning the hot new underground band that the tastemakers wrote about. Bee Thousand was released after "they broke".

    rolandfrompolandon February 26, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    Wonderful Stuff. The bass on this song really carries it and lifts onto another level, extremely melodic and could go on forever. Another example of how playing an insturment with heart and feeling is so much more important than technique

    cmckinleyon September 14, 2006   Link
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    I interpret this song to be about the New World Order: a tragic apocalypse will occur in which the youthful shall prevail and those with a high social status shall fall down.

    backyardgypsyon February 10, 2011   Link

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