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I’m not alone cause the TV’s on yeah.
I’m not crazy cause I take the right pills everyday.
And rest, clean your conscious, clear your thoughts with speyside with your grain.
Clean your conscious, clear your thoughts with speyside.

Salt, sweat, sugar on the asphalt.
Our hearts littering the topsoil.
Tune in and we can get the last call.
Our lives, our coal.

Salt, sweat, sugar on the asphalt.
Our hearts littering the topsoil.
Sign up it's the picket line or the parade.
Our lives.

I’m not alone cause the TV’s on yeah.
I’m not crazy cause I take the right pills everyday.
And rest, clean your conscious, clear your thoughts with speyside with your grain.
Clean your conscious, clear your thoughts with speyside.

Salt, sweat, sugar on the asphalt.
Our hearts littering the topsoil.
Tune in and we can get the last call.
Our lives, our coal.

Salt, sweat, sugar on the asphalt.
Our hearts littering the topsoil.
Sign up it's the picket line or the parade, our lives.

(I bled the) greed from my arm.
Won’t they give it a rest now?

Salt, sweat, sugar on the asphalt.
Our hearts littering the topsoil.
Tune in and we can get the last call.

Salt, sweat, sugar on the asphalt, our hearts littering the topsoil.
Sign up it's the picket line or the parade.



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  • ChrisFishA-CrossRiff
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    ChrisFishA-CrossRiffAug 12, 2008 at 7:15 pm
    I LOVE this song. I think it just means to try your hardest. I really don't know. I just know "blood, sweat, and tears" usually means you put all you have into something. Salt is put on asphalt to keep the grip. Sweat could mean you've been walking the road for a while... I don't know about the sugar. Their hearts are bleeding on the topsoil... which brings me back to blood sweat and tears.

    Also, salt is in sweat and tears.
  • U
    UnregisteredAug 22, 2012 at 5:17 pm
    I think they were all stoned, came up with a cool dropd guitar riff, and needed some words, so they wrote down whatever came to mind, nad now people are trying to come up with some complex meaning for it.
  • U
    UnregisteredMay 12, 2012 at 9:12 am
    Americans are subconsciously stuck in a consumer world.
    Media and corporations have taken over, and we pay for it in our blood.
    If we want something different for ourselves, we have to recognize it and demand something different.

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