lay a sheet over the face of the picture
off yellow paper form a new name
make it east of misissippi and you're a hero
picket lines of fence

think ahead
my lungs leapt in my throat
to choke and move the lever now
my hands are shaking
and my eyes are shaking
set up

a single camera
a speckled line
to defend the time when
you were singled out to die
just like the romans
It's spread out
over 1,000 nautical miles
there's a crack in your window
there's a crack in your life

if this rolls over
to knock the spit out of my eyes
the machines calling you
to be a first rate army
i've tasted blood
i've tasted wine and sweat and blood

think ahead
my lung leapt in my throat
pull that lever now

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Buses/No Buses song meanings
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    General CommentOne of my fav albums of all time. Just realized this song has got to be about going to jail. When they bring you in at any jail, there are two garages, one is labeled buses, the other, no buses. Get arrested and see for yourself!
    JMan19on March 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this song soossososos much. it's so good
    sporkifyon January 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou listen to the guitars? oh god
    a boy like meon February 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song reminds me of At The Drive-In. "Picket lines of fence" sounds like it's from a song off of El Gran Orgo, and the "just like the Romans" bit makes me think of ATD-I, too.

    Really really good song, though.
    Northstaron June 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah alot of bearvsshark makes me think of at the drive-in it seems as if they use alot of their themes
    arapistsdaughteron December 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song will always make me think of their live shows, and how great they were live.. as good as the albums are, they don't even come close...

    Sad tehy are gone...

    Wezzulon February 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfantastic song. too bad they broke up. i was going to be at what i later found out was their last show but it was like a blizzard so i didnt go.
    nottuffenuffon May 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe end of this song brings so much emotion to me
    insigniatagon November 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's talking about segragation and equal rights movements in the 60's..."Make it eas of Mississppi and you're a hero. Picket lines of fence"...picket lines could be refering to the marchers and protesters...Just my opinion though
    Bear vs. Shark kix!
    XxPiss_DrunksxXon February 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it was a song about escaping. The first two lines imply finding a new identity.

    Just my two cents.
    SuperRadBrianon June 20, 2007   Link

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