War brought us together
blew the world apart
you handed me the dagger
aimed towards your heart
and I was laughing
your eyes were televisions
high above the static
I'm waiting for an intermission

Paint it on the plaster
covered it with chalk
lined our mouths with alcohol
talked about the war that we were winning
it was on the television
the soldier boys were singing
and praying for an intermission

Some of you are happy
some of you are poor
some of you would kill yourselves just to be reborn
I hope you're happy
I hope your prayers are answered
I hope you feed your family
when my ashes scatter

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    General CommentThis is anti-war... it's odd, until I started transcribing the lyrics I'd never really listened to them and hadn't really though about what it was about.
    Once you read them though, it's pretty obvious.

    Great song.
    ghostmusicon May 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmm.. yep its about war and everything that comes with it!

    Nice piece of music!
    ^^on June 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentomg this song was amazing live... i was nearly crying...
    simsfreqon October 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's obviously about war, but I think it could have a suicide theme too?
    simsfreqon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of a poem we had to do in English once called Suicide In The Trenches... I don't know, I think this song has the same sort of theme running through it *shrug* Definitely anti war though, very good song.
    YoungxForxEternityon February 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyour right simsfreg i reckon along with shot down this was the best live song they did.
    nine_black_alpson March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHey, when did you see them live?

    I saw them in Birmingham in 2005.... can't remember the month but probably October time.
    simsfreqon March 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti saw them feb 24th 06 at the hammersmith palais, i loved them for ages just never got round to seeing them live, but was well worth the wait.
    nine_black_alpson March 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAll the songs on the album were recorded in studios, except this one which was recorded at the singer's flat.

    I really like that. The fact that it's so simple: it doesn't need the fancy machinery of a recording studio, just a couple of guitars and someone's voice.
    We-Are-Adventuringon October 13, 2006   Link

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