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It's like we just can't help ourselves
'Cause we don't know how to back down
We were called out to the streets
We were called in to the towns

And how the heavens, they opened up
Like arms of dazzling gold
With our rain washed histories
Well they do not need to be told

Show me now, show me the arms aloft
Every eye trained on a different star
This magic
This drunken semaphore
And I

We are listening
And we're not blind
This is your life
This is your time

We are listening
And we're not blind
This is your life
This is your time

I was called out in the dark
By a choir of beautiful cheats
And as the kids took back the parks
You and I were left with the streets

Show me now, show me the arms aloft
Every eye trained on a different star
This magic
This drunken semaphore
And I

We are listening
And we're not blind
This is your life
This is your time

[Repeats 5x]



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    UnregisteredAug 19, 2012 at 9:16 pm
    God is taking names. We are all on the list. The only ones not coming to the party are those who choose not to attend. It's time for peace and progress or getting left in the madness. We all are either on the same page or we are lost in the dark. It's not hard to be honest and admit the world is deteriorating. It's supposed to. God is the cool part. The world is gradually turning against the creator of it. For really no reason other than a label or a faker that said he is whatever it is they say. There is no discrimination, denomination, or picket sign that is useful to god. It's demonstration he asks for. So who is the best example of how we should be living? That of course is jesus. That my friends makes you a follower of christ. That's it. So all we all need to do is be honest with ourselves which makes us honest with others. We all need one another as a unit. Whoever chooses to argue peace with picket signs and scream ignorance with graffiti to be heard probably isn't the team I would wanna be on.
    The song is awesome. I'm pretty sure each of us sees our own way the lyrics rep light vs dark. Magic and stars or rituals and regression. It's your call. God is just crossing his fingers hoping you don't choose to be an idiot. ;) be blessed.
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    UnregisteredFeb 25, 2012 at 12:05 am
    Tameflame, generally good analysis, but I wonder. I've got it on repeat trying to tease out the lyrics. Yours is the best analysis I've seen so far, but the video was released in august. That is, the song was written and well in production when the london riots occurred. There were the earlier riots in the spring, but they don't fit as well. Also, the band has ties/influence from the likes of u2, and much of their stuff is disguised religion and I see hints of that here. If anyone sees or finds a different angle from tameflame, send it my way, @ahlondon_tex. My curiosity is piqued.

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