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I was slipping through the cracks of a stolen jewel
I was tightrope walking in two ton shoes
Now somebody is talking about a third world war
(I'm been caught in a mind riot)
And the police said this is normal control
(I'm been caught in a mind riot)
The candle was burning yesterday
Somebody's best friend died
I've been caught in a mind riot
(Mind riot)
I was crying from my eye teeth and bleeding from my soul
And I sharpened my wits on a dead man's skull
I built an elevator from his bones
(I'm been caught in a mind riot)
And I climbed to the top floor just to stamp out the coals
(I'm been caught in a mind riot)
The candle was burning yesterday
Somebody's best friend died
I've been caught in a mind riot
I'm tied within
The candle was burning yesterday
Somebody's best friend died
I've been caught in a mind riot
I'm tied within
I'm luck's last match struck in the pouring down wind
Pouring down wind
(Mind riot)
(Mind riot)
(Mind riot)
(Mind riot)



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    CliftonBaird18Feb 2, 2011 at 10:31 pm
    The song appears to have three submeanings but definitely means that he suffering a feeling of loss of social control . I liked the indirect, but not too cryptic style of the lyrics. My review 9.7

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