If a picture's worth a thousand words I'll paint a thousand pictures

If a picture's worth a thousand words I'll paint a thousand pictures
To symbolize the decibel levels bred of a thousand whispers
To mummify useless unknown poems spit a shower with gold glitter
Pressure increase unleash the catacomb splitters
And for some reason you wonder why your puzzle is a jigsaw
When you fail to decipher the mores code to simply avoid the pitfalls
If need be I can get raw - just pocket the latex
But that's like asking why the man with no legs crawls to see the apex
Or why the young planet's seeds won't blossom into a garden
Parallel to your search for stardom where you leave breadcrumbs and jargon
That you can't even feel. So how's that for surface tension?
Every step shows you're a worthless henchman itching to meet your maker
I'd rather finger-paint than take a tainted pen and curse the paper
Voice box turns cauldron, saliva boils, then thoughts are vapor
If seeing foremost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades
Then a thoroughbred's accuracy isn't the focal point of perfection
Therefore you trudge through waist-high sludge and caramelized paints where
Prints left, taint every breath
Inhale - golden oxygen, then step graciously over landmines shallow beneath the soil surface
Take a small step for man and ascend a stairway to heaven on pegs
To take a giant leap for mankind to stand and keep your legs
What a dilemma to hold hands with
Sanity's a steep cliff of gift
And it seems because of your fork-tongued dreams your hands slipped
Rip your canteen of get-rich schemes and set sail on the seven seas
Hooker left that envy to drown in greed
Before you swallow your pride and wash it down with a glass of formaldehyde
I'll preserve the day the Earth fell, to symbolize how Atlas died
I've tried to rush the wormhole to deliver a eulogy
But the other eight planets follow me to stage a silent mutiny
No more - dodging shooting stars
No more - lashing of asteroid belts
No more - avoiding supernovas and fear of android wealth
If science and religion is the building block for a laughing stock
Then the foundation should crumble at the epicenter of the aftershock
The bow breaks at the vinyl spots
The cradle of all this crime rate drops
I've timed hate crops harvest to see if records of frisbees flop hardest
Well that would depend on the trajectory
And the way the projector projected me
I was a hologram waiting for wind to inherit merit discrepancy
Is it time for lift off?
I think go-go gadget propellers are prepared
Is it time for lift off?
The rocket fuel was at peak in mid-week
I think it's time for lift off
The structural integrity seems to be holding
But three astronauts were found in a cockpit falling asleep
So will these thousand whispers ever hold a cleft note to sing?
Or will these blisters become targets of the scorpion king's sting?
Because the poison invades the veins to the stages of Hume
I'll take a rain check in the same breath of a checkmate - in three moves
I know everything is everything and nothing's still something else
So I cleared my shelves of any signs of wealth to impress the elves
My neck it holds bricks that weighs down my liftoff
As a precaution I replaced the wood in the loft with something soft
Your windows - they look clear but my pane's a stained glass
To dampen the impression of expression anything has
Do the hues you use, do they capture the pain my frame has?
Or are you caught in the faces we weave, scared to changes masks?
I'm the lawnmower man on a mission to slaughter the strange grass
But first I must erase cyberspace and rape the track before train pass
You strain cash
Well I take the root of evil, make tea
Patiently holding hands with anxiousness, I can already taste it
There's the kettle whistle, interrupting my vision of rainbow bands
The steam scolding my hand
The mug shattered and I wasted it
Now if a picture's worth a thousand words I painted a thousand pictures
On the beautiful backdrop of butterfly kisses

If a picture's worth a thousand words I painted a thousand pictures
If a scream is worth a thousand dreams I dreamed a thousand whispers

I'll scream a thousand whispers ..

Lyrics submitted by BillyPilgrim

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    General Commentthis song is BAD ASS!
    i have no idea what it means though
    i've read it over and over but still nothing
    it might just be illogic writing down the first thing that popped into his mind idk.....
    - BEAST
    beast11on April 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome.
    Trusso32on January 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOne of the deepest songs. Incredible lyrics.
    amerikanzeroon August 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNot to mention The Who sample. So sick.
    amerikanzeroon August 05, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe the song is about the human condition, greed, science/thought - unconscious and subconscious, sex, progress, selflessness...i may be wrong but it's what my gut is telling me every time i listen to the track. so awesome.
    amerikanzeroon August 05, 2009   Link
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    Lyric Correctiona few minor corrections:

    "or why the UNPLANTED seeds won't blossom into a garden"
    "SEE, IF ALMOST only counts in horseshoes and hand-grenades" (this is an old expression)
    "inhale - HOLD IN oxygen"
    "HOOK A LEFT AT envy to drown in greed" (seven seas/seven deadly sins)
    "the cradle WILL FALL AS crime rate drops" (i.e. when the bow breaks)

    those are the only ones i'm really sure of. love this song.
    crocodile_smileon July 09, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthere are two versions of this song, one I heard on pandora & the other one which is the album one, with the who sample. I personally like the one not on the album the faster beat sounds way siicker with the lyrics
    betweenthemeaningon April 10, 2011   Link

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