"Avalanche" as written by and Jordan Robert/miller Whelan....
Leave the room, don't use the door
We're only on the 13th floor
Your veil is slipping
You've nothing on
You've nothing on

Every dog must have his day
Every Caesar should be spayed
The veil is lifting
And we can see through your suit of tears

You don't own us
Can't control us
You don't own us
Can't control us

Every face a stepping stone
At the top's a throne of bones
Your curtain's twitching
But you can't see past your daily sneer

We don't fear you
Now we see you

Now we got into your shoes
It's your turn to be abused
The heat is rising
And you can't hold back this rage with fear

You accused us
While you used us
You accused us
While you screwed us

Avalanche (*5)

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"Avalanche" as written by Ginger Mackenzie Henri Salonen

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    General CommentThis is a powerful song about business hierarchy and the desire for control and dominance within a corporation. It can be interpreted as being about workers standing up to a controlling power-mad boss, but the line "Now we got into your shoes, it's your turn to be abused" would indicate everyone is just as power-hungry as one another, purely desiring control within the workplace. It's also possible to interpret the song as having a political meaning, about rising up against an oppressive regime.

    Definitely one of my favorite James songs and a high point of the Whiplash album. I hope they bring this one back into their live set now they're back together. This song always should be played really LOUD to get the full effect!
    MaskOfSanityon February 05, 2007   Link

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