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Kasabian – Acid Turkish Bath lyrics

Cotton mouth is bleeding, one way glass deceiving
Dope me up on women and credit cards
Promise X-Ray vision and fancy cars
The tables set for the bourgeois
Better get in line with your dinner tray
Cause when it's all ran out and it's just you left
With the nut job swigging his crystal meth
And there's a constant ring of machinery
Is there a place for me in history?

Sending the boys away, leaving them out to play
Throwing them miles away, now it's another day
To shelter from the storm
Sending the boys away, leaving them out to play
Throwing them miles away, wishing for new years day
To shelter from the storm

Sons of time are rising, 16 minds exploding
It's the 21st century ain't it cool?
It's taught us how to eat and how to drool
And the wind up merchants are out in force
Telling you my brother to change your course
And you won't be the first to think it's wrong
When all you really want is to band a gong
Cause it's all sawn up in our misery
Is there a place for me in the history?

Sending the boys away, leaving them out to play
Throwing them miles away, now it's another day
To shelter from the storm
Sending the boys away, leaving them out to play
Throwing them miles away, wishing for new years day
To shelter from the storm
We gotta break down the doors and shelter from the storm
We gotta break down the doors and shelter from the storm
We gotta break down the doors and shelter from the storm
We gotta break down the doors and shelter from the storm
Sending the boys away, leaving them out to play
Throwing them miles away, now it's another day
To shelter from the storm
Sending the boys away, leaving them out to play
Throwing them miles away, wishing for new years day
To shelter from the storm



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    "Acid Turkish bath" is a metaphoric name for a war as a hot place with caustic air and "a constant ring of machinery". The psychedelic crunchy sound and folk tunes allude to hostilities in the Near East, namely the latest conflicts in Afganistan, Lebanon, Iraq, and Turkey.
    "One-way glass" implies a screen of television, often corrupt and deceitful. "Cotton mouth is bleeding" can mean either a dying venomous viper (= dead enemy) or the cotton (tired, sore) mouth of a combatant.
    A central figure of the song is a soldier, a peacekeeper, who is "sent miles away" from his home and "left out to play". He feels forsaken and lost, and he realizes "there is no place for him in the history" since most of his companions die nameless.
    And the cruelty of the 21st century is such that everyone is looking for a "shelter from the storm": soldiers are escaping from insergents' attack, the poor are hiding from misery, and the sick are struggling with death. Hence is a paradox of post-industial society: unbelievable inventions are in contrast to affliction and hopelessness.
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