Here’s to the day when all the skies turned white.
Warm powder coated parking lots, familiar thoughts, most higher forms of life.
And all the commotion must have scared away the sun,
but not before it took its vengeance on us all.

The idiots with the vacuum switch left us behind.
Repeat again, they got it all and gave back nothing.

Yeah, another anthem subterranean resides right beneath 1945.
With my arms glued securely to my sides,
all that I can do is yell my guts dry.

Buttons and citizens left red and depressed.
Countdowns and businessmen all dressed up, dead inside and it’s gone.
It’s all gone. New cultures built of dirt and flames
look to the sky and point to blame us all.
While the men have gone away to fight,
the innocent huddle in the cool pacific moonlight.
Shadows of this place softly congregate
but never show their faces to the other monster races.

Yeah, another anthem subterranean resides right beneath 1945.
Walking streets hidden underneath the streets.
Whiffing ash and metal, this time we’re left behind. We’re left behind.

So now we sing the new refrain.
We sing sub-terrain, sub-terrain, sub-terrain.

Lyrics submitted by superman9k

The Honshu Underground song meanings
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    General CommentHonshu is the name of the biggest island of Japan and home to at least one (if not both) of the two cities destroyed by atomic bombs in 1945. The sun taking its vengeance refers to the explosion. Then, the skies turned white and warm powder rained down. The words subterranean and underground refer to fallout shelters.

    I believe the second verse is criticizing the decision to use a nuclear attack on mainland Japan because "while the men have gone away to fight, the innocent huddle..." In other words, the attacks killed mostly civilians while the Japanese military was spread out over the Pacific.
    superman9kon July 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwooh! go superman, you nailed the meaning :) awesome song btw!!
    miesnofxon February 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentand Hiroshima is the city on Honshu. Nagasaki is on Kyushu :) so it's about the Hiroshima bombing on August 6, 1945.
    miesnofxon February 28, 2007   Link

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