Somewhere in these private minds,
The last one comes just in time to
Clear out the chambers and sew up the lips,
Cause that's the price to pay
For hoping every slip's not a slide.

In other words not to get it wrong,
It's pointless to walk when its past time to run
Secured under the weight of watchful eyes,
Lulled to sleep under clear expansive skies.

Somewhere in these prying hearts
Conflicting histories tear us apart
And we hope we don't get what we deserve,
Hide behind the targets in front of
All the people we serve.


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    awesome

    sean7711on June 01, 2004   Link
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    well, i think it's about politicians who keep lying, and although they try to keep in front of it, their lies are catching up, the people will problably end up with the shit the politicians have left behind.

    Ralphon January 04, 2005   Link
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    This song was written after GUy visited the Nazi death camp Dacau (sp?), and clearly it seems to be about the acceptance of horrible things by the public.

    myseveredhearton June 01, 2005   Link
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    Yeah this song definitely sounds like its about trying to hide the atrocities that happened in the Nazi death camps or some kind of public denial about what happened to make it easier to deal with. I love this song.

    replica8715on October 16, 2006   Link

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