"Black Swan" as written by and Thomas Edward Yorke....
What will grow crooked, you can't make straight
It's the price that you gotta pay
Do yourself a favor and pack you bags
Buy a ticket and get on the train
Buy a ticket and get on the train

Cause this is fucked up, fucked up
Cause this is fucked up, fucked up

People get crushed like biscuit crumbs
And laid down in the bitumen
You have tried your best to please everyone
But it just isn't happening
No, it just isn't happening

And it's fucked up, fucked up
And this is fucked up, fucked up
This your blind spot, blind spot
It should be obvious, but it's not.
But it isn't, but it isn't

You cannot kick start a dead horse
You just crush yourself and walk away
I don't care what the future holds
Cause I'm right here and I'm today
With your fingers you can touch me

I'm your black swan, black swan
But I made it to the top, made it to the top
This is fucked up, fucked up

You are fucked up, fucked up
This is fucked up, fucked up

Be your black swan, black swan
I'm for spare parts, broken up

Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death, edited by lightnlogic

"Black Swan" as written by Ian Alexander Smith Brad Germain

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    General CommentOk, felt I had to comment. Maybe the dead horse is Britain...formerly THE world superpower, now nothing more than America's bitch. Anti-Blair song then:

    "Buy a ticket and get on the train"...fuck off Blair you ain't doin your country or the world no good. This fits in with the rest of the lyrics...

    "And lay down in the bitumen": blood for oil, conspiracy theorists claim the war in Iraq is mainly to do with getting a huge pipeline built to give the West greater control of world oil supplies, bitumen is a compound found in petroleum and can be used as fuel as well as in other areas.

    "People get crushed like biscuit crumbs"...huge death tolls in Iraq, including increasing numbers of British soldiers.

    "You have tried your best to please everyone, But it just isn't happening": reference to how Blair is a complete coward who rarely does anything other than follow the leader, in this case Bush?

    I don't know if I'm right on any of this buI thinkt it is an interpretation worth considering
    badgeon July 17, 2006   Link

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