..And Then The Riot

The Lowest of the Low

Record Details

Released:
2004
Genre:
Rock

I had a clear prophetic dream
Subconscious, slow-mo, jump cut, small town murder scene
Inside a warm arterial glow
I heard the Fembots on the radio
And then the riot
Exploding stars and crashing cars like sentinels

It’s the famous final laugh
It’s the much maligned historic epigraph
Like a dreaming embryo
Like a time bomb underneath the snow
You’ll never know when she’ll blow
First the quiet, and then the riot
A simple choice, a single voice, a clarion
They first defy it, and then the riot
Emits a sound that’s understood by everyone

We could while away the days together
Ignore the dictums on the wall
Or we could man this barricade together
And warn the world ‘No Pasaron!’

Like a shudder from the ocean floor
A sudden stutter in the status quo
First the wave and then the undertow
And then the riot!

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