sometimes army planes go thru the sky
and it's all in the past
so don't you forget about the fact
that you have to keep breathing
when your logic fails and you find it cold
sometimes you want to sink inside
and you face the machine
thousands of flowers all around the machinery
and there's too many and you can't see straight

we all move so slow, always to the noise

i wanna try, i wanna try to stay alive
and they toss in waves in a sinking ship
still remember the beauty in the tragedy
and the wind just dies and sun is hot
my arms around my fear and i won't try to stay
your eyes are machines

we all move so slow, hear my voice trail off


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    General CommentI can't believe noone has commented on this. One of my personal favourites by KH. Whenever I listen to this song, a mental image of a war sprouts in my mind. I think it's about trying to find beauty in the ruins. No matter how industrialized the world becomes, you can still seek out natural beauty. And I suck at explaining my thoughts on this song, but Mat usually seems to have a romantic perspective towards things in his lyrics.
    stuntpiloton October 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI pictured a World War II scene as I was reading these lyrics. I haven't actually heard this song yet, but I already know how gorgeous it must surely be. Kill Hannah songs, lyrically and musically, touch me extremely deeply the way that very few bands have ever been able to do. They make me feel something every single time I hear them or read the words. Even just thinking about them has the power to make me want to tell someone I love them, cry, scream or dance for joy.

    I think this particular song is simply about looking in to all that's shallow and all that has become so fake and being able to find the good things that still remain, even though they may be hidden and invisible at first glance. I love the concept of beauty amid tragedy and Mat is brilliant at capturing that concept and making a masterpiece out of it. He always creates such amazing romance out of such pain. I respect him so much for this talent. I am a writer myself and I look to him and the other guys in the band for inspiration and encouragement while I'm working. They help me improve I believe.
    devilslittlesisteron July 10, 2008   Link

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