Lets all gather at time square
And lets all say a prayer
To Walter Disney and Mike Tyson
At Madison Square Garden

And then the lights came on
In the middle of the night
What I should do with my life
How I should spend my time

I'll be a stock broker and get me a wife
Have the diamonds cut
Have the diamonds

And Jesus said there a girl's best friend
And hell they'll last forever
And Jesus said now take her hand
And raise this harlot's bastard sun

And then the lights....

And afterwards we'll all go to hell
When the money's all spent
When the money's all gone
There'll be a place for us in heaven's gate
Waiting for us on lay away

And then the lights....

And oh what a pity the world's no white
And oh what a shame I don't have blue eyes
God must have been a color blind
If I made the world it would be all white

Lyrics submitted by diabolical, edited by mister care-too-much

"Armageddon" as written by Prince Far I

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  • +1
    General Commentthis is a great song, almost definitely my favorite cocorosie song. it freaks me out a bit because although i am almost sure it's satire, at first i was a little nervous that it was advocating white supremacy or something. then i realized i was being insane, and of course not. yadda yadda. yess.

    GREAT song
    yesteryearon October 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song gives me the chills,
    i love it so much.
    these women are so talented, and their lyrics are so clever.
    tifnzon March 12, 2008   Link
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    General Comment

    I believe when Bianca and Sierra are making reference to Jesus and religion they are trying to make an up roar or statement about it. More so, actually mocking religion and how people think of God. Or in softer words, making people think about things.

    But, if it IS on the other hand and they are very religious, (which sometimes I find myself questioning back to myself) then, that would mean some of their music would be racist, sexist, very offensive and, actually, against everything I love and have learned about CocoRosie.

    I've always thought that they sing and write about things that have happened to them and horrible things that are happening to others. I've always loved them because they sung about their sexual abuse, the abuse of women in marriges, the wrongfulness of sexist traditional roles in marriage and how all those things are wrong and that people should think about these things more, maybe even do something about it. But, if they are religous I do believe it goes against a lot of the mockery that they make in a lot of their songs like By Your Side

    'I just wanted to be your housewife
    All i wanted was to be your housewife
    I'll iron your clothes
    I'll shine your shoes
    I'll make your bed
    And cook your food'
    --Always thought this part was about the wrongfulness of forced traditional roles in marrige

    And then the next line
    'I'd wear your black eyes'
    --About marital abuse

    Or Jesus Loves Me
    'Read your bible good and well
    Don't forget about that apple spell
    Don't fall in the wishing well
    Wishing for heaven and gettin' hell
    Wash behind your ears don't smell
    Cover them freckles don't ask don't tell
    Kiss your papa but not too long
    Hold his hand
    Don't do no wrong

    Jesus loves me
    But not my wife
    Not my nigger friends
    Or their nigger lives
    But jesus loves me
    Dat for sure
    'Cause the bible tell me so'
    --Mockery against racism and how some christians feel they need to be in order to be accepted in the christian religion.

    So what the hell?
    canarycriedkayeon December 26, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is about peoples beliefs in items/religion. The song talks about what an individual thinks he should do with his life.

    "What I should do with my life
    How I should spend my time
    I'll be a stock broker and get me a wife"

    This is the first verse that brings me to believe that this song is about how people put value to things that do not necessarily exist. As a stockbroker he essentially has a job looking after virtual assets that have no real monetary gain; unless they are credited by others in what they believe to be the value of stock.

    The next line states that he will get a diamond to get a wife, which for some reason society believes they are a girls best friend, however it is just a rock. another reference in how people give value to items for no apparent reason.

    The chorus I believe is a reference to how things can quickly change, as the lights turning on abruptly in the night would shock anyone.

    "And then the lights came on
    In the middle of the night"

    This is a simple phrase that everyone can relate to. The song ends saying that when the money is all gone and spent what else is there? We end up with nothing because we put our values in the wrong things; money is now essentially credit which does not have any real value unless you give it value. We put people and items on pedestals that should not be there; referring to the first verse in the song; and eventually leading up to the subject of how we as people see one race as superior to another.

    As for this line:
    "There'll be a place for us in heaven's gate
    Waiting for us on lay away"

    I feel it is a reference to how we as people put too much value in money, so we can never find a true happiness because we will never fully be able to "afford" what we believe to be happiness
    Garland2455on August 18, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI think CocoRosie does a lot of satire of religion.
    Either that or they're very very religious.
    (I hope it's the former.)
    "And oh what a pity the world's no white
    And oh what a shame I don't have blue eyes
    God must have been a colour blind
    If I made the world it would be all white"
    coin-operated_boyon January 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song and its religious satire.
    it has a lot of references to the old testament, well some in the new too.
    i just love it, being imprisoned in a catholic school all my life.
    adjfhgwgon August 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat fucking brilliance. i only feel inferior when i try to relay the meaning. if one can't find the meainingf to this song, then he/she shouldn't waste his/her time. it' pretty fucking obvious....but all i can say is the satire is at its finest.
    heKtaxkson December 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of my favorite cocorosie songs. the chorus is really great.
    macramebirdon April 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song,
    love cocorosie..
    laRooon July 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgorgeous!
    "when the money's all spent, when the money's all gone"
    sung so beautifully! the lyrics are great great great.
    backyon February 23, 2008   Link

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