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Why'd you cut holes in the face of the moon base?
Don't you know about the temperature change
In the cold black shadow?
Are you mad at your walls
Or hoping that an unknown force can repair things for you?
Pardon all the time that you've thrown into your pale grey garden?
If the ship will never come you've got to move along

Even a bird would want a taste of dirt from abyssal dark
The prick of a feather could make a kingdom burn and the bloodshed start
The falling apart
Made me a shadow in the shape of wonder
The waves of black
If she's going under I can hold my breath till the sky comes back
Or drown like a rat, rat, rat
He's a rat!

To catch a monster
We make a movie
Set the tempo
And cut and cut it's brains out
It will inspire on the burning pyre
Half the distance
Half the motion
Communication
It's easy as the ocean



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    UnregisteredSep 1, 2012 at 7:43 am
    Otra traducción al castellano o español:

    Por qué habrías de hacer hoyos en la cara de la base lunar?
    Acaso no sabes del cambio de temperatura
    En la fría negra noche?
    Estás enrabiado con tus murallas
    ¿o esperando que una fuerza desconocida pueda reparar las cosas por ti?
    ¿perdón por todo el tiempo que has arrojado en tu gris pálido jardín?
    Si la nave nunca vendrá tendrás que continuar

    Hasta un ave querría una probada de mugre de la oscuridad abisal
    El pinchazo de una pluma podría hacer arder un reino e iniciar el derramamiento de sangre
    La debacle
    Hecho una sombra en forma de maravilla
    Las olas de negro
    O ahogarme como una rata, rata, rata
    ¡Él es una rata!

    Para atrapar un monstruo
    Hacemos una película
    Ponemos el tempo
    Y le cortamos y sacamos los sesos
    Inspirará en la fogata ardiente
    La mitad de distancia
    La mitad del movimiento
    Comunicación
    Es fácil como el oceano
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    emodealNov 5, 2010 at 2:43 am
    I think the song is about losing a girl. You hurt her (regardless of reason) you've hurt her and whens she's feeling down you're not in good standing and if she leaves you've got to move along..

    Then, she is approached by someone who wants to get in her mushy business and when they find out the problem with her, you are the culprit. Your relationship structure collapses. You can withstand her with someone else as long as she comes back to you. Otherwise, you are with other girls but not happy. The bird is rat too, goin after your love affair and good-looking girl.

    To move on, you reorganize your life to prevent this shit from happening again.
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    MeB85Oct 25, 2009 at 1:50 am
    I dont necessairly thing global warming in amd of itself, defenetly a part of it, but the bigger picture would be the way we have treated our planetas whole. Destructive behaviors of exploitation
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    franmDec 23, 2008 at 3:14 am
    porque haces hoyos en la base de la luna?
    no sabes nada sobre los cambios de temperatura
    en lo oscuro de las frias sombras?
    estas fuera de tus casillas
    ho esperando que una fuerza desconocida arregle tus cosas?
    perdon por todo el tiempo en el que abandonastes tu palido jardin gris?
    si la nave no vienen debes segir por tu cuenta

    hasta los pajaros quieren probar de las asquerosidades de la oscuridad abismal
    el remordimiento de un padre haria que un reino arda y la sargre se empieze a derramar
    por otro lado
    me convertiria en una sombra de formas maravillosas
    las olas negras
    si ella se hunde yo podre agarrar mi lbertad hasta que el cielo regrese
    o huir como una rata, rata, rata
    el es una rata!

    para atrapar un mounstro
    haremos una pelicula
    ajustaremos el tempo
    y cortaremos y cortaremos su cerebro
    y nos inspiraremos con el en la ardiente hogera
    medio distante
    medio motivado
    comunicacion
    es simple como el mar como el mar
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    MGMTistheTimeToPretendNov 29, 2009 at 3:58 am
    To catch a monster
    We make a movie
    Set the tempo
    And cut and cut it's brains out
    It will inspire on the burning pyre
    Half the distance
    Half the motion
    Communication
    It's easy as the ocean

    I think that this section right here defines the entire song. It explains that humans are violent, and non-caring by nature. Also that we are destroying the planet with global warming. "It's easy as the ocean", describes how everything we do, is just as easy as polluting and destroying the ocean from global warming.

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