Dolls and shells, dolls and shells.
Three sheets to the wind, and swollowed by fortunes twisted spells.
An empty hand for a lifeless eye glimmer lost and wasted and spent on hallowed stifled ties.
I preach to the converting with a tounge less disconcerting
and a name pulled forth from ashes scattered when the fruits of our labour hardly mattered.
The poor obessions of solanka.
Crash meets head in a blur of demons lost and fired fed
betting these last inches of rope on a new machine left for dead.
Wasting years praying for solanka an uncharted mind embracing spirits of another kind


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    General Commentdolls and shells! such a great band to see live. i love them. billy is the shit.
    bofon May 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAnyone have any idea what this song is about? I'm kinda lost on the references.
    SickandTiredon September 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSolanka is the last name of a character in a book. He lives with his wife and son and is a designer of dolls. He longs to escape his dull life and decides out of the blue to flea to New York, while their he begins drinking heavily and often can't recall what he had done the last night because of this. At the same time brutal acts of murder are taking place and Solanka soon believes that he might be responsible for the murders. I could only imagine that the song would have to be about the book.
    Envyon September 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah this song is about the book "Fury" by Salman Rushdie.
    killercliffon December 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDid anyone else hear the Fight Club quote "It's only when we have lost everything, that we're free to do anything" in this song?
    Gutteron May 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYes, you're not crazy! ;)
    sedated_emotionson December 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhat the part thats sung by the back up saying? its definatly not in these lyrics...any help?

    - ben
    CinnamonHeartson February 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSomething - she shouted - something
    Oh, you're leaving me after all these years,
    Something something.

    Hooray for how helpful that was. /sarcasm
    A Shoelaceon February 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe book is amazing, i just finished reading it.
    voiceontapeon May 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI finished it a while ago. The ending seemed a bit unresolved, but it wat was nonetheless a great place to leave it off.

    I'd reccommed it. Fuck, I'd point a gun to your head and make you read it because the book is just that good.
    A Shoelaceon June 02, 2006   Link

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