From a walk to a run
By the time they're done there is only rust
And the official language of fucked up and static
And before he speaks
His machines all agree lets wind them up and march them out
History repeated and read out loud

This could be our best weapon now
Said, hey don't look now

Stripes and suits pushing the numbers through
They treat them like they don't exist
And they count them up like they're matchsticks
And they don't recognize until spoken in a headline
They're just more words
They're just more words that I can't wait to unlearn
I can't wait

This could be our best weapon now
Better keep your head down

Said, this could be our best weapon now
Said, hey don't look now
Our best weapon now

Lyrics submitted by chocol8_k8

"Best Weapon" as written by Paul Anthony Dempsey Stephanie Ashworth

Lyrics © WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC, BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General Commentsomething for kate's lyrics are awesome, and i think this is their best. i think this song is about war, and the ignorance of bureaucrats and world leaders. the line with 'wind them up' refers to the helpless soldiers, that are treated as if they don't exist, and they don't mean anything until they make the news in the paper. it's sad. i think 'history repeated' means that we never learn from war.
    this is a good song, but my fave sfk songs are 'three dimensions' and 'deja vu'
    see_pruneon September 01, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"wind them up and march them out" the image paul dempsey was tryin to capture in this line is that of wind up toy soldiers
    Dressed2Depresson February 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPaul said once that he wrote this song to/about George W. Bush.
    Champskion July 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentPaul Dempsey said at the official fiction tour (sad yes I remember from back then) that this song "is about language". Makes sense.
    Wingusdinguson July 23, 2014   Link

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