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This song is about the unanticipated power of helplessness in the face of greater forces of religious violence. That's a fine how-do-you-do! "God's eyes" are summer camp crafts; they all end up looking the same. The name suggests that you have created an object through which God can watch you. Creepy. You're empowered enough to make an omniscient aperture, except all you can see is colored yarn. Something looks back because you have made it that way. But you've lost control. So this is a scary song. Adam Cunha dislikes it, but not for that reason. He just doesn't like the music that much. I like it a lot, however. The song includes parts of potential songs grafted together. Cribbed from Mary Shelley in terms of lyrics and music.
-gg

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Rifle shot, gun report,
Sounds a lot like bubble wrap when it's snapped
Fall to the floor,
We fall to the floor,
Scratching slabs of concrete with our nails.

Automatic pilot is a fantasy, you've got to fly that airplane through a cloud of friendly fire.

Arts and crafts, (God's eye, sticks found on the ground)
Photographs (Crossed and colored yarn we wrap around them)
Taken by a textile eye.
It will bend you to the will.
Bend you to the will.
Artwork uniform and preconceived.

Automatic pilot is a fantasy, you've got to fly that airplane through a cloud of friendly fire.

Send me home from summer camp.
Muslims, Jews, and Christians make the Trinity.
Abraham belongs to me,
A sewerage treatment plant for my atrocities.

Automatic pilot is a fantasy, you've got to fly that airplane through a cloud of friendly fire.

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from Famous People Marry Famous People, released July 11, 2008
Music, lyrics: Greg Giles

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Original music for the hook-hungry mob, the nervous foot, the jaded indie-phile.

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