The rising moon faces the sickening sun
And the lights in the tower blocks go on one by one
A big shot overlooking this black iron skyline
Surrounded by his symbols of prosperity
Sits back in his new leather chair
Ripped off the back of some unfortunate beast
I'm smiling through my teeth
Anybody can be a millionaire
So everybody's gotta try
By the laws of this human jungle
Only the heartless will survive
And down there but for the grace of God
Go I

The smoke and the steam
And the broken down dreams
The hope and the hunger
Frustration and anger
The little drunken lives
Drivin' through the traffic lights
And away from who they are
But I've been thinking of you
In this great city of great solitude

Crossin' the central reservation of my imagination
Searchin' for the world I left behind
A shadow hunting shadows of childhood life
It's all I want and all I miss
But how can I return
To a place that don't exist

From Mombosa to Miami
Beiruit to Bangladesh
I've flown around the world standing
On the wing of a jet
Tryin' to salvage my emotions
From the bottom of the oceans
You see I sold my soul
To pay for my dinner
My stomach grew fatter
But my heart grew thinner
I ain't foolin' -- I'm fallin'
I wasn't wicked, just weak
I ain't lyin' -- I'm dyin'
Crippled by deceit

Crossin' the central reservation of my imagination
Searchin' for the world I left behind
A shadow hunting shadows of childhood life
It's all I want and all I miss
But how can I return
To a place that don't exist
Oh the hand that wrote the agony has just begun
Will be the hand that pulls the trigger of this gun


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    General CommentI've loved this song for so long but only quite recently I realised its blatantly anti-capatilist. I don't know if Matt's a socialist, but these kinds of sentiments do tend to come up in his songs regularly. It's beautifully sinister - love it.
    lateleighon April 10, 2011   Link

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