Tiny Cities Made Of Ashes

Album: The Moon And Antarctica (2000)
  • We're goin' down the road towards tiny cities made of ashes
    Gonna hit you on the face gonna punch you in your
    Glasses, oh no!

    I just got a message that said "Yeah hell is freezin' over"
    I Got a phone call from the Lord sayin' "Hey boy get a
    Sweater. Right now"

    So we're drinkin' drinkin' drinkin' drinkin' coca-coca-cola
    I can feel it rollin' right on down
    Oh right on down my throat
    And as we're headed down the road towards tiny cities
    Made of ashes

    I'm gonna get dressed up in plastic gonna shake hands
    With the masses, oh no!
    Does anybody know a way that a body could get away
    Does anybody know a way

    Were goin' down the road towards tiny cities made of ashes
    I'm goin' to hit you on the face I'm goin' to punch you in your
    Glasses, oh no!

    I'm wearin' myself a t-shirt that says "The world is my ashtray"
    Our hearts pump dust and our hairs all gray
    And I just got a message sayin' that hell has frozen over
    Got a phone call from the Lord sayin' "Hey boy get a
    Sweater. Right now!"

    Does anybody know a way that a body could get away
    Does anybody know a way

    Were drinkin' drinkin' drinkin' drinkin' coca-coca-cola
    I can feel it rollin' right on down oh right on down my throat
    And as we're headed down the road towards tiny cities
    Made of ashes

    I'm gonna lay down in the spa where they coat you
    In molasses, oh no!

    Does anybody know a way that a body could get away
    Does anybody know a way Writer/s: ERIC JUDY, ISAAC BROCK, JEREMIAH GREEN
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 2

  • Shelby from Houston, TxWow, I've thought much about this song and I've not come up with anything as cogent as the explanation served. I also think he compares his writing style to F. Scott Fitzgerald's "heavy on the symbolism" possibly a little wary of maintaining which was evidenced in the theme and tone of the next album "Good News for People who Love Bad News"
  • Mike from Willoughby, OhThe interpretation at the top of the page seems the best one, but when I first heard it, I saw it as the speaker being a politician who's sold off his soul and his constituency and is going to the next city of people he has to pretend to connect with.
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