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Song Released: 1983

Synchronicity II Lyrics

Another suburban family morning.
Grandmother screaming at the wall.
We have to shout above the din of our Rice Krispies.
We can't hear anything at all.

Mother chants her litany of boredom and frustration
But we know all her suicides are...

  1. astorian
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    Mar 14th 2012 report

    Have you ever read one of those cliche newspaper headlines? SUBURBAN HUSBAND/FATHER KILLS ENTIRE FAMILY; NEIGHBORS SAY "HE WAS A QUIET MAN" The song "Synchronicity II" is about an ordinary day that ends in that type of horrible tragedy.

    A middle-aged suburban man is feeling bored, frustrated and unappreciated both at home an at work. At the start of the song, something ugly and monstrous is stirring at the bottom of a lake. Later in the song, that horrible monster has come to the surface of the lake. At the end of the song, that monster's shadow is on the door of the man's house.

    I believe that monster in the lake represents all the anger and resentment this man has swallowed and suppressed his whole life. But that resentment is starting to emerge, and tonight, when he comes home, he's likely to do something terrible.

    Tonight, for no special reason, an ordinary man is about to snap.

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