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If I was young, I'd flee this town
I'd bury my dreams underground
As did I, we drink to die, we drink tonight

Far from home, elephant gun
Let's take them down one by one
We'll lay it down, it's not been found, it's not around

Let the seasons begin - it rolls right on
Let the seasons begin - take the big king down

Let the seasons begin - it rolls right on
Let the seasons begin - take the big king down

And it rips through the silence of our camp at night
And it rips through the night

And it rips through the silence of our camp at night
And it rips through the silence, all that is left is all that i hide



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    UnregisteredAug 9, 2012 at 2:51 am
    When u r a kid, you have so many dreams, you dream all day long and you love it, you love just dreaming. But then we grew and realize that dreaming wasn't enough, so we went after the, chasing* them.
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    UnregisteredJan 13, 2012 at 8:11 pm
    We drink to die because we have not really lived. We have buried all our dreams. We don't really live the life we wanted to live...

    The elephant gun is the witness inside us. The awareness that can "take down" each though that comes in our mind by just witnessing it...

    Awareness though is not some"thing". It is not a thing to lay it down. It is immaterial, therefore it cannot be found and it's not around but it actually is in everything at the same time...

    Let the seasons begin= let life happen, accept what life brings to you every moment... Live!

    It rolls right on= the mind, the ego is the big king... You have to transcend it to live the true, authentic life... To bring him/it down.

    Silence is pure awareness... And the thoughts rip through it, through the night...

    All that is left when you are really "awakened" is the realization that you've been hiding or you couldn't clearly recognize your true self...
    That space in you which is above and beyond the mind, the space in you which is one with life itself...
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    UnregisteredJan 27, 2012 at 2:07 am
    Elephants drink alcohol. Maybe this is the meaning of elephant gun. And the music, for me, is all about forgetting the future and living the present.
  • U
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    UnregisteredDec 28, 2011 at 1:24 am
    It makes me think of the essay "shooting an elephant," by george orwell. As i remember it, george orwell recounts a time in burma when he worked under the british army - an elephant was charging through the camp and the villagers wanted him to kill it. He didn't want to, but he was obligated. He realized then that the occupiers (the brits), who supposedly held the power, were limited in their actions by the expectations that the natives had of them. Ultimately the elephant was a metaphor for the british empire.
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    UnregisteredFeb 23, 2012 at 2:16 am
    A surviving and traumatized member of a band of drunkards sings of a tale of elephants carrying exclusively crafted 'elephant guns' touching their butts.

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