Somewhere in these private minds
The last one comes out 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 it's 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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    "'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 it's 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"

    I am so sad to realize how literally and viscerally this song continues to describe the global sociopolitical situation, especially re: sectarian violence and the role or purpose of the UN and its Security Council. When a world power intervenes with force in a civil war, is that in service of the international community and the people directly under siege or is it in service of our ability to accept brutality in conflicts we don't understand for the sake of sleeping soundly at night? Does high-minded rhetoric deter aggression or just the feeling of helplessness among those who witness it?

    kirs10on September 12, 2013   Link
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    Cool song. Sounds like its about corrupt governments.

    garunaon April 30, 2008   Link

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