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The lyrics to "Lurker" are actually a riddle. The B side continuation of "Dodo/Lurker" is a song called "Submarine," which is also the answer to the riddle in "Lurker."
Some lyric interpretation:
"Clothes of Brass" - reference to the exterior of Submarines, Brass fittings used for its resistance to corrosion.
"Hair of Brown" - the seaweed caught around the upper half of the submarine as it appears.
"Seldom need to breathe" - subs supply their own air and very infrequently need to resurface.
"Don't need no wings to fly" - wings not needed to fly through the ocean.
"and a heart of stone" - Uranium, the stone that powers the nuclear reactor which powers the vessel.
"and a fear of fire and water" - the 2 most deadliest things that can happen to a submarine, fire burns up the oxygen and everyone dies, water in reference to a hull breach, which leads to pressure loss, and everyone dies.
"Who am I?" - a Submarine. (thanks, Kevin - Tampa, FL, for above 2)
More similar to the Progressive Rock sound of the Peter Gabriel era Genesis, this was the longest track on Abacab, running 7:30. The "Dodo" segment refers to the killing of animals for human aggrandizement and the inevitable extinction of species. A dodo is a species of flightless bird that has been extinct for hundreds of years. (thanks, S.D. - Denver, CO)
This Kentucky singer/songwriter's hits include "She Couldn't Change Me" (recorded by Montgomery Gentry) and "It Ain't Easy Being Me."
Shaun Morgan of Seether
Shaun breaks down the Seether songs, including the one about his brother, the one about Ozzy, and the one that may or may not be about his ex-girlfriend Amy Lee.
One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.