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Alexisonfire Boiled Frogs Lyrics

Last updated: 02/17/2009 10:00:00 AM

[George]
Old man sits at his desk
One year from retirement,
And he's up for review
Not quite sure what to do
Each passing year
The workload grows

[Dallas]
I'm always wishing, I'm always wishing too late
For things to come my way
It always ends up the same
(Count your blessings)
I must be missing, I must be missing the point
Your signal fades away and all I'm left with is noise
(Count your blessings on one hand)

So wait up, I'm not sleeping alone again tonight
There's so much to dream about, there must be more to my life

[George]
Poor little tin man still swinging his axe,
Even though his joints are clogged with rust

[Wade]
My youth is slipping, my youth is slipping away
Safe in monotony, (so safe), day after day
(Count your blessings)
My youth is slipping, my youth is slipping away
Cold wind blows off the lake, and I know for sure that it's too late
(Count your blessings on one hand)

[Dallas]
So wait up, I'm not sleeping alone again tonight
There's so much to dream about, there must be more to my life

[George]
Can't help but feel betrayed, punch the clock every single day
There's no loyalty and no remorse
Youth sold for a pension cheque
And it makes him fucking sick
He's heating up, he can't say no

(Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh)[x4]

[Dallas]
So wait up, I'm not sleeping alone again tonight,
There's so much to dream about, there must be more to my life.
(So wait up)
So wait up I'm not sleeping alone again tonight
Between the light and shallow waves is where I'm going to die
Wait up for me
Wait up for me
Wait up for me

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Boiled Frogs a perfect metaphor to our current crisis | Reviewer: dave karney | 10/16/2008

This is a perfect song not only to describe a shitty job but how our rights have been slowly taken away over the past several decades. If you throw a frog into a pot of boiling water it will jump out but if you put it in luke-warm water and slowly turn up the heat, the frog won't know what's going on till it's too late. Michael C. Ruppert and Fromthewilderness.com has cleary documented this the past 10 years or so.



My youth is slipping, my youth is slipping away | Reviewer: Ryan | 5/21/2008

i find these lyrics kinda connect with me, i kinda grew up with my dad being a violent drunk, and i left him, and he's my worst enemy. and it feels like im losing youth and becoming more like him. its real tough but the lyrics work for me, in my msn name haha



... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/21/2008

ITs about how people work so hard at there jobs and at first the job seems wonderful and slowly the workload gets more and more until u have the shittyest job and after years of working there u cant quit so u fucked urself....and now ur life is pretty much wasted



Watch OUT! | Reviewer: heartworkK3 | 3/1/2008

hey mary don't listen to this new shit even though it's still good. goooo way back to the album Watch Out! and this song isn't about a tin man it's symbolism... for the dreams you gather as a child being lost in a safety and routine.



Mary | Reviewer: Mary | 11/16/2007

i love alexisonfire, though i have only heard a few of their songs. This was the first song by alexisonfire that i had ever heard and i love it. everybody that loves this song should also listen to rough hands.. thats pretty wicked-bad too..

duces.



. | Reviewer: John | 10/19/2007

The title is boiled frogs because in the last few years of his fathers employment before retirement his job became increasingly harder and harder. his mother went to the work place and talked to some younger kids who called his fathers generation "boiled frogs". Because "If you drop a frog in boiling water it will jump out right away, If you drop it in room temperature water and slowly heat it, the frog will stay in and die" This is comparable to his father who would've quit his job if it was this tough in the beginning. But since it was slowly made harder and harder he would stay.



Boiled Frogs | Reviewer: John | 10/19/2007

The title is boiled frogs because in the last few years of his fathers employment before retirement his job became increasingly harder and harder. his mother went to the work place and talked to some younger kids who called his fathers generation "boiled frogs". Because "If you drop a frog in boiling water it will jump out right away, If you drop it in room temperature water and slowly heat it, the frog will stay in and die" This is comparable to his father who would've quit his job if it was this tough in the beginning. But since it was slowly made harder and harder he would stay.



Beautiful | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/12/2007

I listen to this song everyday I think. I cant get enough of it. Its breathtakingly beautiful and constructed so very well. Amazing.



freakin awsome | Reviewer: des | 8/22/2007

i love this freakin song! I wanna meet them so badly.. awsome metaphor guys!



fav song | Reviewer: i can count | 8/9/2007

this is the best song in the world!!!
i listen to it every freakin day... u should 2!
c=:)