My body
So thin
So tired
Beaten for years
Ploughshare to bomb
So hard


My town
So dusty
So dry
Buildings pushed over
Lives heat together
Young girls dreaming of beautiful deaths
Pop star pictures above their beds
Above their heads

Everything stolen
Except my bones
Now I am only bone
I waited for peace
And here is my peace
Here in this still last minute of my life

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"Bone Bomb" as written by Brian Eno

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    General Commenteno said this was inspired by reading a certain newspaper, and seeing two articles:

    an interview or something with a girl who was going to be a suicide bomber and had plans and stuff but then didn't go through with it, for whatever reason, and

    an article where a doctor was talking about the effects of a terrorist blowing themselves up, and how it shattered their body, and the bones became like shrapnel, and when you looked at the bodies of people killed in the blasts, they have bone-shrapnel all in them and it was impossible to tell whether the bones belonged to them or someone else. Yuck.
    dri-fton September 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWow, that's pretty gross. This song is very foreboding and scary to me. On the one hand, I see it being about anorexia. When she says, "young girls dreaming of beautiful deaths, popstar pictures above their beds", it reminds me of how media portrayals of women are so heavily influential on young girls' health. And you get the image of this woman as being as thin as can be, so much so that she's on the brink of death. Then the song ties this in with war and neglect of peoples' lives, which is largely what the album is about. It's interesting, like he's saying that we've, as a society, put so much stock into these attractive, perfect ideals of how to live that we've drained ourselves completely and left ourselves no room for our actual well being. Now we live in war and decay, an anorexic society.
    seesei64on June 05, 2012   Link

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