Oh, so more important here
Any kind
Oh, what ever shakes a thrill
Mark my face
The air is really heavy now
I pledge allegiance
So God, why don't you come on over here

Oh, that's what has happened to you
Well, there is nothing more to take
Pour the red wine
Watch the news, maybe ventilate
I pledge allegiance
So laddy, why don't you come on over here

Letters from the porcupine
They'll stick straight through you
So read one anytime
You think you've made mistakes
Now we'll wait for later
Maybe the next in line will be
Someone who's Daddy's blood
Ran out next to Bush and it be him

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Letters from a Porcupine Lyrics as written by Christopher Thorn Brad Smith

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    General CommentI really like this song because Shannon actually left this as a message on one of the band member's recording machine and so when shannon died he decided to put this on nico cuz it sounded really good. I really like how shannon would leave messages like this on his friends message machines.
    k9ttyk1ton October 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentO_o

    Prophetic, indeed... there's really no other way to take that. Maybe it was just a lucky guess, seeing how George W. was always into politics in one form or another, as well as his brother Jeb. But still... creepy.
    CoyoteLongshoton July 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm really confused by this song. Does anybody understand the last stanza? Seems like a political song. And if read one way it can seem almost prophetic. Shannon died in 1995. Clinton was pres. Well, George W. was elected in 2000. The last line says, "Maybe the next in line will be someone who's Daddy's blood, ran out next to Bush and it be him." Maybe I'm way off or just overanalyzing. Anybody?
    thagunkon March 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthagunk, I agree with you. I've been wondering whether it was known at that time that George W, was going to run in some future election. (And whether this would have even been information that Shannon was likely to know). I'm very wary of "conspiracy theories", so I wasn't going to be the first to mention this seemingly strange occurance, thanks.
    MarkWon February 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMaybe Shannon just thought that George Bush Sr. was an idiot and feared some one would dare tread in his fottsteps.

    Unfortunately for Shannon and us alike, the future gave him right...
    Chevy_Chaseon July 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBush Sr. obviously had been president when this was written and Bush Jr. was Gov. of Texas at the time. If I remember the Texas Gov. race got a ton of media coverage, so this song may seem prophetic however its also just name dropping, political pop culture from the mid 1990's.
    craigfishburnon February 07, 2011   Link

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