The dust and the mess of our mornings,
Promise that we'll never quit
So drunk, though our hands surely woven
Entire fleets of staggering ships...
Now our ships line the floors of the ocean,
And the oceans breaching on the ridge,
And the terrified dreams of our wanderings
That once lit our way are now hid...

We want punks in the palace
'Cause punks got the loveliest dreams

And our gang is liquored and lovely,
And smart and sweet and lean,
And burn with a curious flame
That spits and kicks and shines
And trumpets the labour of wafing and trying

There ain't none - sometimes there is
Banged and bitter - but cling to it
Power's the province of miserable pricks
There ain't none but sometimes there is...

Policemen in parallel lines
Blind! Blind! Blind!
The broken bones of quivering pines while
Empty waters rise...

And the light of our striving still shines!
Blind! Blind! Blind!
May the light of our striving still shine
And may the light of our striving still shine...

Love the horse or leave the horse,
Love the horse or leave the horse,
Lover oh lover oh lover oh lover...

Some ! hearts ! are ! true ! Some ! hearts ! are ! true ! Some ! hearts ! are ! true !

Ahoy ! Ye bland plump boys
Go tear wings for vainful gain
Our home made choirs, like forest fires,
Hiss 'neath golden rain
And slip the leash and the chain,
And slip the leash and the chain -
Cause some hearts are true
But some hearts aren't hardly true
But some hearts are true...


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    General CommentIf I had to pick one song in the world, this would be it.
    trajectoryon March 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is merely about friendship!!
    jean108964on June 10, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow... I found a performance of this on archive.org and it blew my mind. I really think the line "some hearts are true" is a straight forward statement that though many complex systems fail us often, we still can find the few, and that number grows in response to corruption, in our midst.
    tdamcbigityon March 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWoho great !
    KingJelleon April 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think he's referring to the horses as a sort of machine that moves war or hate. Like how people compare the horses of the four horsemen of the apocalypse to the Tanks of now. And then again, I could be wrong.
    vedicardion May 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHorse can also be a reference to the working class in general. Maybe he's telling the "miserable/impotent" pricks who are blind to the struggles of the horse to leave it alone
    keebleron July 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI saw them live last year and Efrim simply described it as a drinking song. I do believe the working class connotations though.
    PattyleBattyon February 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHaha, win some lose some.
    Acidmotheron March 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is a beautiful song. i can't wait to see them live - may 20 (hopefully)!!

    and is it just me or do efrim's vocals sound a lot more punk rock on this album?
    umma_gummaon May 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentEvery time ASMZ does the ending repetition chorus, its amazing. This album is great, but now I have to decide if I like it or Horses in the Sky better...
    life_as_lucidon June 28, 2008   Link

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