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where are we? what the hell is going on?
the dust has only just began to fall
crop circles in the carpet, sinking, feeling
spin me around again and rub my eyes
this can't be happening
when busy streets a mess with people would stop to...

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    anonymous
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    Jul 13th, 2010 7:29am report


    I think the song is about the settling of Europeans in America. They completely vanquished the Native Americans. I'm a little busy right now so I can't go into detail, but read up on it and then re-read they lyrics and you'll get it. They gave the Natives sewing machines as payment and stuff. Anyways, that's my brief thoughts on the matter.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 10th, 2010 7:33pm report


    i acctually think its about how the indians felt about the americans coming in and stealing there home, from an indians point of view. if you think about it, it does make sence.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 8th, 2010 7:14pm report


    So I thought this was about the change that has happened, so far like industrialization everything in the song leads back to once being innocent and clean and now theirs dirt marks on the walls and sewing machines and trains and yeah that's why my english class concluded from this song :)



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    anonymous
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    Jun 18th, 2010 6:59pm report


    its about moving in to a new home. the circles in the carpet are still there. everything that lingered, reminds her of the home and freinds she just left. her parents telling her it's for the best and she csnt see why



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    anonymous
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    Jun 10th, 2010 6:34pm report


    First thought when I heard the song was the Native Americans (They were here first). And with all the trains and sowing machines and all that.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 8th, 2010 6:57am report


    I think everyone's interpretations make perfect sense. The thing about truth is that no matter which way you look at things it looks right in all ways. This is what I love about Immi's way of writing. She writes in an undercover way to where we may never know the meaning she intended it for but this way whatever it is about it can speak to anybody about whatever they feel it for. Anyone can use it as whatever it speaks to them about even if its not the same thing as the next guy. This song is beautiful and im going to See Immi live in two days. If i get to talk to her then I will ask her. If I find out I will let you all know. :)



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    Isaac
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    Jun 6th, 2010 6:31pm report


    It is very simple what this song is about.... It's about WAR and the American government, its also about the killing of Jews by Nazi's... Its not only about those things but it's about whats yet to come, which in case you all people don't know is world war 3!!

    " where are we " talking about our world!!
    " what the hell is going on " meaning of war comparable to hell.
    " Dust has only just begun to fall " A bomb was dropped and the dust is settling..

    Listen to the lyrics because she is right, " they were here first " and they were!
    " Sinking feeling " meaning she feels it coming.. Its a sinking feeling of war.

    " Spin me around again and rub my eyes this can't be happening " War has begun and she can't believe it happening around her, she is visioning been right in the middle of an invasion of take over.

    " Streets are mess with people would stop to hold their heads heavy " People in chaos, people grieving..

    Google what Crop circles are! Trains and sewing machines mean.... Trains were used during world war one and two to transport military gear, weapons and prisoners! Thousands of Jews were transported to they fema camps to die by train. Hitler also was transported by train during the war.
    Sewing machines represent all of the soldier uniforms that were made.

    " All those years they were here first " She is explaining that we were never here first ( Humans ) !! Do your research into Area 51, Ancient Egyptians and the Sumarians, they will tell the story very clearly to this meaning.

    " Oily marks and pleasure moments that hung before the TAKE OVER! " A warning to whats coming ( New World Order )

    Then the chorus repeats itself with... " Ohhh you won't catch me around here" Meaning she won't be sticking around for whats going to come, she is going to find a safe place to hide!

    " Blood and tear's, they were here first " pretty self explanatory..
    " MMmm whatcha say, that you only meant well " Talks about governments and how they try to portray something great for the people which has a hidden evil agenda over the people to take over.

    " That you only meant well " The governments bullshit tactics and lies!
    " Thats is all for the best " Ever heard the saying "for the greater good" much the same.
    " that its just what we need, you decided this " government deciding that total control is what we need.
    " What did you say?? " Asking a question... meaning If somebody is to say or promise something to you and they go back on their word, sometimes a person might confront the liar by asking.. What did you say? ( in the beginning )
    " News paper word cut outs " being the media and the lies they also portray to the people..

    The words " No you don't care a bit " This has the same meaning as Michael Jackson's song They don't really care about us " and meaning other songs that are repressed by the media.. DO YOUR RESEARCH! M.J. was murdered by the same people!

    Go to YouTube.com and search MUSIC INDUSTRY EXPOSED but this is just a very small tip of the ice berg people! History, religion, governments, Egypt, solar systems and time is all connected and you will see this the further you go... you will begin to wake up!

    Thank you for reading, many musicians sing about these events, as the music industry is very much linked to certain things, and you will hear DMX talk about this in MUSIC INDUSTRY EXPOSED on YouTube. Watch all parts up to 8 and you find it very interesting I'm sure.



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    annabeth
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    Jun 6th, 2010 6:15pm report


    i saw a vidieo of this song where there is a man wh goes to the graveyard with flowers in the beginning of the song. Then a girl (maybe imogen heap) got mad at her boyfriend and throws something down (possibly a sweater) and starts to walk away. He bends down to pick it up and stays there for a second, stareing at it there sadly. Suddenly a car ran him over. The girl turns noticing what happened, and rushes to help him with some other people, but he dies. It ends with the same man from the beginningstill at the graveyard.

    Another thing I heard was that it was about what hitler did to the jews



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    Paintingforlove
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    Jun 2nd, 2010 6:39pm report


    When I heard this song, my first thought was obviously the Holocaust. Not many may have gotten this feeling but if you look deeper into the lyrics it makes a great deal more sense.
    So here it is:

    Where are we? What the hell is going on?
    The dust has only just begun to fall,
    Crop circles in the carpet, sinking, feeling.
    Spin me round again and rub my eyes.
    This can't be happening.
    When busy streets a mess with people
    would stop to hold their heads heavy.
    (so basically, they have just arrived in the ghetto. They don't understand why, and the can't really see what is going to happen. The ghetts are crouded, and the people are depressed. Hey "hold their heads heavy" with grief of what they have lost, and confusion of why they are there.)

    Hide and seek.
    Trains and sewing machines.
    All those years they were here first.
    (They don't want to be sent to the trains, sewing machines for the stars. They see all the people who suffered before them)

    Oily marks appear on walls
    Where pleasure moments hung before.
    The takeover, the sweeping insensitivity of this
    still life.
    (They don't understand why their lives before were taken away, how could people(nazis) be so cruel,)

    Hide and seek.
    Trains and sewing machines. (Oh, you won't catch me around here)
    Blood and tears,
    They were here first.

    Mmm, what you say?
    Mm, that you only meant well? Well, of course you did.
    Mmm, what you say?
    Mm, that it's all for the best? Ah of course it is.
    Mmm, what you say?
    Mm, that it's just what we need? And you decided this.
    Mmm what you say?
    What did she say?
    (hitler covering the truth with the media, telling them that theur country truly longs for absolution.)

    Ransom notes keep falling out your mouth.
    Mid-sweet talk, newspaper word cut-outs.
    Speak no feeling, no I don't believe you.
    You don't care a bit. You don't care a bit.

    Ransom notes keep falling out your mouth.
    Mid-sweet talk, newspaper word cut-outs.
    Speak no feeling, no I don't believe you.
    You don't care a bit. You don't care a bit.

    You don't care a bit.
    You don't care a bit.
    You don't care a bit.
    You don't care a bit.
    You don't care a bit.



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    anonymous
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    May 24th, 2010 5:48am report


    I see both sides of interpretation. 9/11 and the holocaust both make sense, but I think it's about life in general. How we've come so far as humans, but left behind so many things that got us started.(trains & seweing machines) When I first heard this song,it was the DJ Tiesto remix. Its a good song tho



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    anonymous
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    May 16th, 2010 5:23pm report


    I think this song is about the holocaust because it uses the lyrics sewing machines n then they say they dny care a bit their talking about the nazis/hitler, then wen it says the dust and crop circles their talkin bout their church bieng burned down



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    anonymous
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    May 14th, 2010 5:36pm report


    I agree, however I interpreted the line "trains and sewing machines" as
    trains: leaving the relationship behind and moving on
    sewing machines: piecing back together her broken heart



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    anonymous
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    May 12th, 2010 5:40pm report


    Okay. You guys are all retarded. It is not about the holocaust. It is about her parents getting a divorce when she was like twelve. one of them moved out. Crop circles in the carpet is where the memories of where furniture and stuff used to be. Every line in the song can be referred to divorce. The mmm whatcha say part is a bit of sarcasm. But jason dawhoever killed it. So no holocaust, Nazis or any other crap you guys have come up with. This is the real meaning. I saw it in an interview.



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    anonymous
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    May 12th, 2010 5:38pm report


    Okay. You guys are all retarded. It is not about the holocaust. It is about her parents getting a divorce when she was like twelve. one of them moved out. Crop circles in the carpet is where the memories of where furniture and stuff used to be. Every line in the song can be referred to divorce. The mmm whatcha say part is a bit of sarcasm. But jason dawhoever killed it. So no holocaust, Nazis or any other crap you guys have come up with. This is the real meaning. I saw it in an interview.



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    anonymous
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    May 12th, 2010 5:29pm report


    The very first time I heard this song, I was SURE it was about the industrialization of the world and how we are destroying our planet as well as the human race. To me, the where are we? describes how our our world is not the beautiful place it should be, the trains and sewing machines describe how industrialization is taking over- these being 2 very important inventions, and last of all the "they were here first" seemed to have to do w/ the indians, they were here, yet we took over and killed most of them. and what do we say?!?? THAT WE MEANT WELL< but look what happened...

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway





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