All the holes at once are coming alive, set free
Out of sight and out of mind, lonely
And they pray

The ones you light your fires to keep away
Crawling out upon, expending
And all you have to do is say yeah

All the birds stay up in the trees
All the fish swim down too deep lonely
And they pray
Honey, come to me before it's too late

The ones you light your fires to keep away
Is crawling out upon, expelling
And all you have to do is say yeah


Lyrics submitted by headofradio, edited by BIRDDUDE830, newmanic

"Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief" as written by Edward John O'brien Colin Charles Greenwood

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    My InterpretationDeath is coming
    ConiSchon July 27, 2016   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationFrom Wikipedia:

    "Tinker Tailor" is a counting game, nursery rhyme and fortune telling song traditionally played in England, that can be used to count cherry stones, buttons, daisy petals and other items. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 802. It is commonly used by children in both Britain and America for "counting out," e.g. for choosing who shall be "It" in a game of tag. The most common modern version is:

    Tinker, Tailor,
    Soldier, Sailor,
    Rich Man, Poor Man,
    Beggar Man, Thief.[1]

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    So...who is in danger of being "it", and who are they/we being chased by? I know that climate change is a theme in the album, perhaps it is about humanity in general being a threat to itself.
    WeirdFishzon July 16, 2019   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure in the last verse it's "is crawling it upon its belly," not "expelling."
    wtb2612on May 14, 2016   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionYeah.
    befuddledon May 16, 2016   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionIt’s about when Christian missionaries come knocking.
    Music Mayhemon March 27, 2018   Link

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