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Some say you're trouble, boy
Just because you like to destroy
All the things that bring the idiots joy
Well, what's wrong with a little destruction?

And the Kunst won't talk to you
Because you kissed St Rollox Adieu
Because you robbed a supermarket or two
Well, who gives a damn about the prophets of Tesco?

Did I see you in a limousine
Flinging out the fish and the unleavened
Turn the rich into wine
Walk on the mean
For the fallen walk among us
Walk among us
Never judge us
Yeah we're all...

Up now and get 'em, boy
Up now and get 'em, boy
Drink to the devil and death at the doctors

Did I see you in a limousine
Flinging out the fish and the unleavened
Five thousand users fed today
As you feed us
Won't you lead us
To be blessed

So we stole and drank Champagne
On the seventh seal you said you never feel pain
"I never feel pain, won't you hit me again?"
"I need a bit of black and blue to be a rotation"

In my blood I feel the bubbles burst
There was a flash of fist, an eyebrow burst
You've a lazy laugh and a red white shirt
I fell to the floor fainting at the sight of blood

Did I see you in a limousine
Flinging out the fish and the unleavened
Turn the rich into wine
Walk on the mean
Be they Magdalene or virgin you've already been
You've already been and we've already seen
That the fallen are the virtuous among us
Walk among us
Never judge us to be blessed

So I'm sorry if I ever resisted
I never had a doubt you ever existed
I only have a problem when people insist on
Taking their hate and placing it on your name

Some say you're trouble, boy
Just because you like to destroy
You are the word, the word is 'destroy'
I break this bottle and think of you fondly
Did I see you in a limousine
Flinging out the fish and the unleavened
To the whore in a hostel
Or the scum of a scheme
Turn the rich into wine
Walk on the mean
It's not a jag in the arm
It's a nail in the beam
On this barren Earth
You scatter your seed
Be they Magdalene or virgin
You've already been
Yeah, you've already been
We've already seen
That the fallen are the virtuous among us
Walk among us
If you judge us
We're all damned



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    UnregisteredJul 29, 2012 at 1:19 am
    This has some references to jesus(among other things), example "turning rich men into wine" probably to feed the poor. Another one is mentioning throwing out fish and the unleavened, unleavened is a type of bread, referring to when he solved everyone's hunger by multiplying their bread and fish. In the lyrics:
    "so i'm sorry if i ever resisted
    I never had a doubt you ever existed
    I only have a problem when people insist on
    Taking their hate and placing it on your name. " the narrator is apologizing to jesus for not being as active in the church. He is saying that while he does believe in christianity and jesus and god and such, he doesn't like the current church system. The narrator dislikes the way they take their hate, anti-antisemitism, anti-choice, homophobic tendencies, among other things, all of which are personal opinions which really have no place in the bible or christianity. He dislikes that many members of the church validate this narrow mindset with jesus and god, which is why is isn't as active in his religion. (note that this is not the entire meaning, but it comprises many parts. )

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