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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-04 11:02 PM
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"did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?"
Edited on Wed Dec-01-04 11:13 PM by taken
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So, so you think you can tell heaven from hell, blue skies from pain
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail? A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts? Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze? Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year
Running over the same old ground. What have you found? The same old fears
Wish you were here
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and the bushies say "we're so happy we can hardly count"

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on edit: this has probably been done to death. sorry for the repetition.







did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?
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212demop Donating Member (515 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-04 11:05 PM
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1. Mother do you think they'll like this song?
Hey did you go to Northwestern by any chance? I saw your old name was NU.

You don't have to answer if that's too personal.
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RPM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-04 11:06 PM
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2. song has always haunted me....
as someone growing up in Pittsburgh in the 70s and 80s. Too many paralells in the lyric to the dismantling of my town and its culture during that period (did i mention how much i hate reagan) - perhaps they saw similar things happening in their neighborhood.

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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-04 11:06 PM
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3. "Come in here dear boy have a cigar you're gonna go far..
You're gonna fly high, your never gonna die, you're gonna make it if you try they're gonna love you."

Is that what they tell him?
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212demop Donating Member (515 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-04 11:07 PM
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5. Yeah- which one's Pink?
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-04 11:07 PM
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4. Why did you bold "your heroes for ghosts?" NT
NT
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212demop Donating Member (515 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-04 11:08 PM
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6. what does NT mean?
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-04 11:39 PM
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8. No Text in the message box (NT)
NT
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-04 11:10 PM
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7. cuz Kerry, a war hero, was made to look the traitor (to some) by cowards
hero to not hero

goddammit
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StrongbadTehAwesome Donating Member (623 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-04 12:03 AM
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9. did we tell you the name of the game, boy?
we call it riding the gravy train...
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