Saw a magician cut you in half so bloodless
Daunted, I applauded
Looking around at all them eyeless faces
You crept into me and stood alone
Arms stretched out to nothing
Like the memory of something gone wrong

Slip the darkness down to the harbor
Feel your star dress, burn in the water
Forget your promise, turn out your light
Lay down and sleep tonight
Dream of your sons, dream of your daughters
Come back to you

Got my guns in a row
I got my boys to the shore
Not all but we'll stay here all day long
And get beat to shit for you
Get beat to shit for you
Spinning a right that was never far off wrong
So in pieces your sons and in pieces your daughters
Come back to you

Good morning beautiful
I've waited all my life
To watch you breathe in
Stand up and decide
To set something, anything, on fire

It's spilling over your shoulders
The dawn

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Lights of Endangered Species Lyrics as written by Matthew Fredrick Robert Good

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    My InterpretationI think this person in the star dress is not merely a woman, but rather a momunment - the Statue of Liberty anyone? There are just so many connections.

    -The line: "saw a magician cut you in half so bloodless", speaks of when David Copperfield made the statue dissapear in 1983.

    -There is mention of a harbour -New York Harbour

    -Her star dress may be a symbol for the american flag

    -"Stand up and decide, to set something, anything on fire" - She holds a torch

    All in all, I think its obvious that the song is about this futile war the Amercian people have been fighting for so long. Their "sons and daughters" are dying in the name of liberty - a liberty that doesn't really exist, or care if they make it back in one piece. Good is waiting for the day when the people will stand up and take back all the ideals which this statue stands for - to reignite her torch so to speak. Of course, that's my interpretation.
    angelsnlionson May 22, 2012   Link
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    General CommentAnd the futile war is quite obvious - the Iraq War
    angelsnlionson May 22, 2012   Link

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