"Ursa Minor" as written by and Omar/bixler Rodriguez....
Does it hurt you when you breathe?
Stink around the wallet itch
A towel was thrown between the ropes
Sweat inside your eyelids
It exorcised the fire from the sky
(Snakecharmer, make them dance again)
It exorcised the fire from the sky
(Make them itch in kerosene dance)

Prepare your sleep apparatus
Autopsy performed on probable cause
While you sleep
They will come and get you tonight
(So I guess this is goodnight)

Skip with elbowed sobs
Your palms were soaking wet
Parched in the stupor
Elbowed, teach the tutor
Peel the scabs
Incognito with wounds
This anecdote fountain
Won't dry too soon

Five hundred times
"I must not talk out of turn."

No vents opened
But all settlements new
A second native
For deserved growth

Permission to land
All systems go
Propeller snapped
Decapitated while you slept
Upon your pillow

Inertia kisses those around me

Lyrics submitted by cbennett

"Ursa Minor" as written by Jim Ward Cedric Bixler

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    General CommentHey...Ursa Minor is the place of business of the publisher of The Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy :D

    And the astrological encyclopedia says:

    Abbreviation: UMi
    Genitive: Ursae Minoris
    Translation: The Lesser Bear

    Position in the Sky:
    Right Ascension: 15 hours
    Declination: 70 degrees
    Visible between latitudes 90 and -10 degrees
    Best seen in June (at 9:00 PM)

    The constellation Ursa Minor contains the group of stars commonly called the Little Dipper. The handle of the Dipper is the Little Bear's tail and the Dipper's cup is the Bear's flank. The Little Dipper is not a constellation itself, but an asterism, which is a distinctive group of stars. Another famous asterism is the Big Dipper in the constellation Ursa Major.

    The most famous star in Ursa Minor is Polaris, the North Star. This is the star that is nearest to the North Celestial Pole. If you stood at the north pole, Polaris would be almost directly overhead. If you can spot Polaris in the sky, you can always tell which way is north. In addition, the angle of Polaris above the horizon tells you your latitude on the Earth. Because of this, Polaris was the most important star for navigating at sea. [...]

    Well, yeah.
    holyzarquonon July 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThats interesting and it does make reference to a towel.
    For those of you who know about Hitchhikers Guide youll get that. At my school we have a towel day and only about 3 nerds bring em in but its still cool.
    shokknterroron March 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe first line, "sting around the wallet itch," implies some kind of greediness, which makes me think of a group or country that totally oppresses or uses or exterminates another for their own economic gain. The line, "skip with elbowed sobs your palms were soaking wet parched in the stupor," gives an image of someone who is happy pushing others out of the way who may be crying, such as those victims of imperialism.

    "permission to land" and "second native" give the implications of someone coming out of no where to control these total strangers, such as the colonists in America and the native Americans.

    Although holyzarquon explained that the name means little bear, maybe it has something to do with Russia. You know the reference to the Russian Bear. It talks a lot about dying during sleep, maybe it is about Chernobyl or some disaster like that. Or maybe some country like Afganistan that Russian attempted to take over and turn into a little bear.

    Those are just some ideas.
    Listen-upon June 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentand US
    Heffer_panaceaon June 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI really belive it is jim singing, but everyone says it's actually cedric.
    nothingtlfon September 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree. it sounds like cedric's in the background.
    elfrijolon September 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentCedric B: "Now does it hurt you when you breathe...."
    Jim W. : "Snake charmer make them dance again... make them itch in kerosine dance"
    Cedric: "Prepare your sleep apparatus"
    Both: "Autopsy.... and while you sleep..."
    Jim Ward: "So I guess this is goodnight."
    Both: "You skip with elbowed sobs..."
    Jim: "500 times."
    Cedric: "I must not talk out of turn."
    Jim: "No vents open, all settlements new. A second native for deserved growth."
    Cedric: "Inertia kisses those around me"
    bringthatbeatbackon November 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think its about some group of people or soemthing taking over other people and controlling them and stuff.... maybe its about aliens taking over i dunno thats just me=)
    melinoon July 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the only vocals Jim does on his own in this song are the,"So I guess this is goodnight" and,"No vents open/All settlements new/A second native/For deserved growth." I do think it is definitely Cedric singing the,"Snake charmer..." and "Make them itch..." as well as the,"500 times."
    BrokenRepublicon September 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is partially about death the whole band apparently had loads loads of close friends who died when they were growing up
    "inertia kisses those around me"

    it is also well known that this song is the pinpoint where bands ripped off atdi to make EMO music
    its the first song to have that kind of instant change from vibe to vibe which so many bands tried to recreate
    atdi shit on any band that has ever been dubbed emo or whatever because they created everything
    and just like nirvana changed the face of music for good
    cassandragemini5on January 08, 2006   Link

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