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Show me how to lie
You're getting better all the time
And turning all against the one
Is an art that's hard to teach
Another clever word
Sets off an unsuspecting herd
And as you step back into line
A mob jumps to their feet

Now dance, fucker, dance
Man, he never had a chance
And no one even knew
It was really only you

And now you steal away
Take him out today
Nice work you did
You're gonna go far, kid

With a thousand lies
And a good disguise
Hit 'em right between the eyes
Hit 'em right between the eyes
When you walk away
Nothing more to say
See the lightning in your eyes
See 'em running for their lives

Slowly out of line
And drifting closer in your sights
So play it out I'm wide awake
It's a scene about me
There's something in your way
And now someone is gonna pay
And if you can't get what you want
Well it's all because of me

Now dance, fucker, dance
Man, I never had a chance
And no one even knew
It was really only you

And now you'll lead the way
Show the light of day
Nice work you did
You're gonna go far, kid
Trust, deceived!

With a thousand lies
And a good disguise
Hit 'em right between the eyes
Hit 'em right between the eyes
When you walk away
Nothing more to say
See the lightning in your eyes
See 'em running for their lives

Now dance, fucker, dance
He never had a chance
And no one even knew
It was really only you

So dance, fucker, dance
I never had a chance
It was really only you

With a thousand lies
And a good disguise
Hit 'em right between the eyes
Hit 'em right between the eyes
When you walk away
Nothing more to say
See the lightning in your eyes
See 'em running for their lives

Clever alibis
Lord of the flies
Hit 'em right between the eyes
Hit 'em right between the eyes
When you walk away
Nothing more to say
See the lightning in your eyes
See 'em running for their lives



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    UnregisteredJul 6, 2012 at 11:43 pm
    I think its about a great person's son, as said in the title. Maybe the parent wanted the kid to be great too, but the child became corrupted and took on a new mentor, but this person was evil, and now, maybe the great person is a president, and he has all those important people, the kid is strking at all those important people, but then turns on the new mentor. Wow. I surprise myself sometimes.
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    UnregisteredApr 27, 2012 at 1:35 am
    Okay, guys, I seriously doubt it's specifically about lord of the flies. The concept of someone lying and manipulating the people around them applies to so many things. The fact that lord of the flies is so old the copyright has likely been renewed, makes it an easily identified example. As for the meaning, well, there you have it. It's about someone who constantly lies and deceives, and uses those tactics to get what they desire. The person singing in the song even states that at one point the subject did it to him.
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    NoodleFuNov 19, 2009 at 3:44 am
    I just finished reading the book, and after listening to this song, I was blown away by all of the connections, for example:
    the first stanza is about Jack turning everybody againt Ralph, because you could refer to the tribe as a herd or a mob, and after awhile they were all against Ralph and the littluns.
    "Now you lead the way,
    show the light of day. "
    This refers to Ralph waiting for the night to end, because he thinks Samneric wouldn't say these things in the daytime.
    The connections are almost haunting!
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    HazelDountLovesBulletAug 5, 2009 at 3:46 am
    Wow, I really do see the connetion between this song and Lord Of The Flies! (Great book, by the way) I really like how sockpuppet872 broke it down, too! You pointed some great key points there! It makes a ton of sense!
    Also, when he says "See 'em running for their lives" I think he's referring to the ending, when Jack and his tribe are hunting Ralph and really do plan to kill him and put his head on a stick like they did with the sow. By then, Ralph really is running for his life.
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    calebd24Jul 28, 2009 at 4:27 am
    Idk much about Lord of the Flies, I've never seen the movie or read the book. But it makes sense that it would have a connection to that, I'm sure if anyone researched it'd make tons of sense.
    Either way, I loved this song anyway before I knew it had to do with Lord of the Flies.
    I just love the lyrics and if you didn't know the story behind it, it seems like it's just about fighting. It's just a great song, it gets me amped.

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