Far Parade

Got any interesting thoughts on a set of lyrics? Any that don't involve the word "indeed"? Find yourself struggling to decipher all those obtuse references Von makes? Read "1959 And All That" and still no clearer? Postcards found lying in a skip around the back of the Chemists can be found here... Don't say you weren't warned.
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In before a million incorrect interpretations, and/or looking too deeply into it.
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just in case they disappear:

Had a sense it couldn't last
Watched the wonder wander past
Held it briefly, set it free
There is a space above me

Everything will come and go
There is a thing that I don't know
Wouldn't wish it otherwise but
No-one reads the book of lies and
No-one looks into the void as anything but paranoid and
Anything that you would be will
Swerve and hurt eventually

And I'm ungood if I can't shout
Without the vowels or the label out
Escorted from my desk
Unable to unheed

From heroine to heroin
Cash out and head on in to
Burlesque and snake-oil charm
Flashing lights and fakir calm
Shine your knives and sinecures
Red-top wives and feckless poor
As ye sow so shall ye find your
Car is burning at the mine

Decent men and women form a line and dance in time - it's a far parade
The ghost of war, the painted whore, dial up one nine one four - it's a far parade
Distant men and women form a line and dance in time - it's a far parade
Everything will come and go, there is a thing that I don't know - it's a far parade
Distant men and women form a line and dance in time - far parade
Decent men and women form a line and dance in time - far parade
Distant men and women form a line and dance in time - far parade
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Amazing to read the lyrics on the official site before anyone has heared the song live in concert :lol:
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:D Feck the lyrics, I'll read into them later, what matters is that the sick leave news is no more there, and there is a sign of life - so hopefully all's going to go according to the schedule now. :D

Edit:
Ah, so RAPE room it was. Ooooooh, wow. :twisted: :oops:
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_emma_ wrote::D Feck the lyrics, I'll read into them later, what matters is that the sick leave news is no more there, and there is a sign of life - so hopefully all's going to go according to the schedule now.
and you're going to hear the song next week! 8)

probably, anyway.

i know jealousy is not a good quality etc., but i have no intention of concealing it :twisted:
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There's steam comming out of my ears now. I try to compile.
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_emma_ wrote:Ah, so RAPE room it was. Ooooooh, wow. :twisted: :oops:
Now that sounds like the Von we all know and love... :wink:
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eotunun wrote:There's steam comming out of my ears now. I try to compile.
Um, yeah. Not merely an update to the site, but actual new lyrics. I'm trying not to read too much into this...but it's difficult to restrain myself. :lol:
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It is the hour of savage instincts and natural tendencies.
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always liked it bitter ... and didn't feel better (by the way) ...
that's why I'm here, now ...

So, I'm pleased to see this happen,
love this song already and look forward to the music ...
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Now that I read it from begining to end, I think it's rather beautiful. :)

I have no idea what "one nine one four" is, though.
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1-9-1-4
The year some little war broke out, mibbies? A teensy tiny worldy warly?
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_emma_ wrote:Now that I read it from begining to end, I think it's rather beautiful. :)

I have no idea what "one nine one four" is, though.
1914 - start of World War 1.

That or a well placed diversion :?;)
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Yes, World War I - and many didn't return from it ...

... sort of, as it seems to me now ...
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yes, ww1 is the first thing i thought of too.

but previous experience in trying to decipher :von: 's lyrics makes me wonder if it's as obvious as this :?
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We're not talking about Nostradamus, are we?
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I'm hearing echoes of DI-1 9026 in the meter, too...

Probably coincidental.

Edit: Could also be the postcode of an imaginary town in Brandenburg :innocent:
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I want to sbfasjbfigfing hear it! Now :twisted:
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Motz wrote:I'm hearing echoes of DI-1 9026 in the meter, too...
one nine (i being the 9th letter) one four (d being 4th letter) you mean?
Naaaaaaah. Nowhere near.
As with the rest, verse measures don't even remotely match or anything.
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Has anyone tried singing the lyrics to Top Nite Out yet? :lol:
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eotunun wrote:
Motz wrote:I'm hearing echoes of DI-1 9026 in the meter, too...
one nine (i being the 9th letter) one four (d being 4th letter) you mean?
Naaaaaaah. Nowhere near.
As with the rest, verse measures don't even remotely match or anything.
I mean the rhythm of the two songs lines up in my head when I read it to myself. Nothing more, nothing less ;)
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Now we wait. :)
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Well you know, the existence of "Slept" was mentioned in an interview quite some time before it actually appeared on stage. The explanation of "Never Land" was given quite some time before we got to hear the full version. It could be similar with "Far Parade": we may hear it live soon, we might not. :lol: One thing that interests me is when "Far Parade" was written: very recently, or some time ago?
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silentNate wrote:Has anyone tried singing the lyrics to Top Nite Out yet? :lol:
Der ner ner
Der ner ner
Der ner ner
Derrrr ner ner
(repeat * 5)
Der der-ner nerrr
(repeat * 4)
etc.

Something like that? :lol:
advanced, forthright, signifficant
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