roots spread under the mud
drags the steel sprawl out towards the sea
pile these cold souls so tight they’ll hardly breathe
flames will walk the earth
let them roam
they don’t need what can spend so easily
make this wretched mass work for their gloom
flames will walk the earth
and nothing will change
pack ourselves so tight we can’t breathe
on their grief
we cast our roots deep
the grid extends its reach
things don’t look good
as we feel the ground wake
nothing will change
flames will walk the earth
and nothing will change

Lyrics submitted by snoopyhasadeathwish

Things Don't Look Good song meanings
Add your thoughts


sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentI think that this song is about urbanization. "Roots spread under the mud, drags the steel sprawl out towards the sea" - City's are getting bigger and covering larger areas. "Pack ourselves so tight we can't breathe" - Human population are growing larger and we are forced to live dense. "The grid extends its reach" - Sooner or later our city's will cover all the dry land. "Flames will walk the earth", "Things don't look good" - Living in such density could cause large disasters - conflagrations, diseases, ecological catastrophe. Even global disasters. "And nothing will change" - Urbanization is part of human progression and this habit won't change.
    kapucinson October 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSomething to do with humanity ruining the Earth, and that we'll never be able to stop?
    Huttseron February 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionCorrection to the first verse:

    "Pile these cold souls so tight they'll barely breathe"

    Not a big thing, just figured I'd point that out. :p:
    Panopticon20on March 09, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI don't get it.
    buckdich1on January 30, 2009   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top