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Enter Shikari – Gap In The Fence lyrics
I lie here
Staring up at the stratosphere
And hoping we're
Gonna get out of here
It seems mad
That we're all born on the doorstep
Of squalor and of pedestals
And I lie here
Surrounded by a range of general anesthetics
To drowse the fact
That funding in 'security'
Is not matched by spreading equality

You'll hear us singing...
In the sunlight where you caught us
Plotting the downfall of hoarders

Every gap in the fence
We'll peek, we'll scratch, we'll stretch, we'll grab anything we can.

But if we grouped together
And made a bigger hole
Not just for our childrens hands
But for bigger plans

Cos I don't know about you
But I've gotta get out of here

We live so subserviently
Accepting all normality
Drenched with routine
Doused in the foreseen
And yes, granted we do prosper.
But the fact that we prosper
Is even taken for granted.
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Songwriters: CHRIS BATTEN, LIAM RORY CLEWLOW, ROBERT ROLFE, ROUGHTON REYNOLDS
Gap In The Fence lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
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    In the final verse, the writer's opinions are expressed using theme and structure. By using the words 'drenched' and 'doused' the writer enhances the theme of oppression that is evident throughout the song, the idea that routine and normality is restricting us and creating a worse society. Also the word "subserviently" it used instead of a more simple word like 'obedient' because it represents a complex system, which makes it sound more like we are being programmed without any opportunity.
    This powerful stanza of the song comes after a verse that opens the reader's mind. The previous verse finishes with the line "but for bigger plans" meaning something bigger than the well-being of our children and this opens the reader's mind for any possibility of the effects of this way of life. This is effective because the next verse repeats the meaning of the song with the strong and emotive language mentioned above; the writer is closer to achieving his aim of influencing peoples' opinions.
    Finally, the song ends in the tradition style of a sonnet, with a powerful few lines to imprint the meaning of the poem onto the reader.
    "and yes, granted we do prosper.
    But the fact that we prosper.
    Is even taken for granted. "
    These lines summarise the song by identifying an advantageous feature and then exposing it as yet another example of the corruption the writer has explored through the song. We may lead successful lives but we fail to see that they are not valuable lives when there is so must inequality and dishonesty in the world. The song ends here, leaving an imprint on the reader's mind and giving them a new outlook on how society works and how much of community remains.
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    This song I believe is about escapism, you want to get through that gap in the fence and run away as far as you can.
    You can lay there and think about life, and how you could get away from it, but we live to routines, and accept it as the inevitable and carry on doing what we do.
    The last chorus blatantly says that even if you do prosper, it will most likely be taken for granted.
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