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Lunatic Fringe - Red Rider

Lunatic Fringe - I know you're out there
You're in hiding, and you hold your meetings
I can hear you coming, and I know what you're after
We're wise to you this time we won't let you kill the laughter
wise to you this tiiimmme

Lunatic Fringe - in the twilight's last gleaming
This is open season, but you won't get too far
'Cause you got to blame someone for your own confusion
We're all on guard this time against the Final Solution
all on guard this time

Oh Yea-a-a


We can hear you coming no, you're not going to win this time
We can hear you coming not gonna win
We can hear the footsteps out along the walkway
We can hear the footsteps out along the walkway
them play

Lunatic Fringe - we all know you're out there
Can you feel the resistance?
Can you feel the thunder?

Oh Yea-a-a

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    UnregisteredMay 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm
    Red rider was led by guitarist tom cochrane, who had a solo hit in 1991 with "life is a highway. " he wrote this song after reading about raoul wallenberg, who worked to free hungarian jews during world war ii. The song speaks against the oppression of jews in north america, which cochrane felt was far less overt but still disturbing . . . He mentions the "final solution" in the lyrics; a reference to hitler's wish that all jews be eliminated.
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    UnregisteredFeb 18, 2012 at 7:59 am
    I think some of you need to read interviews with red ryder (the band). The author gives a clear explanation of the meaning... Though some of you might not appreciate its "narrow" intent , lol! Think holocaust. ( i admit, you are free to reinterpret it to fit your own liking... Just don't attribute your interpretation to that of the songwriter).
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    UnregisteredAug 3, 2012 at 8:01 pm
    Something bad is going to happen. Crazy political radical groups are on the move about to do something crazy & distructive. They are hiding out and planning a movement order.
  • u
    UnregisteredMar 23, 2012 at 8:45 pm
    Lunatic fringe is any extremist, whether it's attempting genocide or stifling basic human rights. Each of us, individuals, has a cause and can listen with our own personal filters as to what this song would mean for us. As long as you understand where is the lunatic fringe, you can resist the lunacy, keep humanity strong.
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    UnregisteredMar 14, 2012 at 5:12 am
    Those who fail to learn from the mistakes of the past are dammed to repeat them. The reference to hitler's "final solution" seems to indicate that we are on guard for evil dictators. We won't let them "kill the laughter".

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