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Or sit silently and listen to our thoughts
With illusions of someday casting a golden light
No dress rehearsal, this is our life
That's when the hornet stung me and I had a feverish dream
With revenge and doubt tonight we smoke them out

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    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 25th 2014 report

    A truly beautiful song.
    Imagine realizing that your grandparents taught you something when you were a child. It was a life lesson that you didn't realize you learned it until you had children of your own. Upon enlightenment you realize that your grandmother/father was not only thinking about you but for your children as well and hence they were "Ahead by a century"

    smoking them out instead of bent on rage and killing them..."I Tilted your cloud and you tilted my hand".

  2. anonymous
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    Sep 25th 2019 report

    It makes me cry because I worry that they hurt him. The last match " shone" the Golden light for me . I know he's with the "good" guys now either way.

    Tin can man or not

    He see's all now . He seen all then too.

    Where is Kansas ?

    Logan5_identify , do you recognize this object ? ONKH ... do you recognize ?

  3. anonymous
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    Sep 22nd 2019 report

    So many of our brothers have been executed on the streets . In the streets . Da streets the 6

    Gordon is casting the goldon light on that for us . So we can stop it . Its called peace .

    Green and Blue is religion unfortunately. It does = cyan a shade of green .

    To see the light . You need gold . you need Cyan .... can you see the light yet ? Thankyou Gordon ...

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 16th 2019 report

    They are ahead by a Century . Gordon knew that . JFK knew that too .

    This song was written about me and my best friend . Sept 01 1989 , C.N.E Toronto. We could only afford lawn seats , the view was not good . I said " Tony lets climb that tree " ... up we went . Hornets chased us down . We both lit a joint at the bottom of the tree . We didnt inhale , we blew all the smoke up in the tree . When we climbed back up , Gordon was standing on the rail of the revolving stage , going round and round .... singing ... like only he could . It was totally amazing . How he didnt fall ?? The rail is so skinny and he was riding it ,,, giving it as hard as he could for us . We could see clearly now , I saw him and he looked straight at me . He was watching us too .

    I feel he has always written . Warning us . Aliens . Blood . The museum . There are hundreds ( maybe exaggerated?? ) of references to .... ??? Nautical Disaster ... that makes a direct reference to a very hard time in the past .

    Ahead By A Century , because they paid to find what our for fathers left for us .

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 14th 2019 report

    September 01 1989 . Me , my brother and two chic's we just met a few days before ,,we went ... it was "The Hip " we had to go .
    We got 4 tickets and went . We had lawn seats :-( ... it was going to be ok... wasnt going to be the best view ... but I had an idea :-) )))) . I said Tony ... lets climb the tree ... it was the CNE lawn seats and there are nice size tree's !!! We climbed up like rite away ..... first thing we did ... was stare in total amazement . We could see perfectly now ... Gord was watching us :-P .... he was singing and he was standing on the rail of the revolving stage ... balancing and going round ... he was ...... so awesome . Suddenly ... these " hornets " ( wasps i think ) came ...they started attacking us ... swarming our heads ... we got chased out of the tree. That sucked , big time . We were sooo sad . It lasted 1 minute .... I had an idea !!! :-) ))) I said Tony ...lite a joint ... dont inhale just puff the smoke up in the tree . We both lite one up puff puff ...we filled the tree . It worked rite away ... " we smoked them out ". we climbed back up ... got our branch and watched in total amazement .
    Trouble in the hen house .... it has a song ... ahead by a century . They are ahead ... Gord knew ... they all know .... they keep it from us .

    Its our blood . Somehow , in some other dimension its our misery . They thrive on that somehow they say .

    Its a long story ..... dont worry about it ... smile and live as happily as you can . Thats kinda how you see everybody later ... they say . ( Ever wonder what happened to all the " artifacts " " they found " ? ) They are Ahead by a Century .... they own everything in the world . Its designed that way . It has been in the making for thousands of years .

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