It's a chilly English winter
And solitude is never easy to maintain
Except when it rains
So I hang an empty smile beneath my empty eyes
And go out for a walk
The wet morning sun reflects off the paving-stones
While a little dog barks its head off
In the distance

Oh, what a perfect day
To think about my silly world
My feet are firmly screwed to the floor
What is there to fear from such a regular world?

Oh, what a perfect day
To think about my silly world
My feet are firmly screwed to the floor
What is there to fear from such a regular world?

Passing by a cemetery
I think of all the little hopes and dreams
That lie lifeless and unfilled beneath the soil
I see an old man fingering his perishing flesh
He tells himself he was a good man and did good things
Amused and confused by life's little ironies
He swallows his bottle of distilled damnation

People turn around with unseeing eyes
They're looking for something that doesn't exist
The world you once knew is being eaten up by rust
No-one has time for the past
But still in God they trust
The future is now
But it's all going wrong
Bodies good for nothing
But it's to nothing they belong
People say their prayers and some work hard
If you give them all your money
They'll give you their hearts
This town ain't going like a ghost town
It's going like hell

Oh, what a perfect day
To think about my silly world
My feet are firmly screwed to the floor
What is there to fear from such a regular world?


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    General CommentThese are my favorite lyrics of any song I have ever heard in my life except for one other song. But this song is simply about self-reflection and existential crisis.

    My favorite line is people turn around with unseeing eyes, they are looking for something that doesn't exist.

    I say this all the time, people are looking for something that doesn't exist like the perfect president or the perfect friend or the perfect country. Meanwhile the next possible steps within our reach we could be taking aren't be taken and the world we once knew is being eaten up by rust. No one studies history and learns from it so we repeat our mistakes all the while looking or trusting in god to save us.

    The only line I am not crazy about is:
    Bodies good for nothing, but it's to nothing they belong.
    People say prayers and some work hard.
    If you give them all your money, they'll give you their hearts.

    Maybe the guy is ascetic and doesn't believe in the importance of the body and it's needs I also don't know what he is referring to with giving people money and being given their hearts. Maybe buying friends? It certainly helps to have money, people will kiss your ass.

    Anyways, brilliant lyrics that have only gotten more trues.
    eagleearon December 25, 2018   Link
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    General CommentA great way to wrap up a great album.
    Major Valoron August 15, 2006   Link

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