Part 1 (0:00-6:37):"The Dead Flag Blues (Intro)"
The car's on fire, and there's no driver at the wheel
And the sewers are all muddied with a thousand lonely suicides
And a dark wind blows
The government is corrupt
And we're on so many drugs
With the radio on and the curtains drawn
We're trapped in the belly of this horrible machine
And the machine is bleeding to death
The sun has fallen down
And the billboards are all leering
And the flags are all dead at the top of their poles
It went like this:
The buildings toppled in on themselves
Mothers clutching babies
Picked through the rubble
And pulled out their hair
The skyline was beautiful on fire
All twisted metal stretching upwards
Everything washed in a thin orange haze
I said, "Kiss me, you're beautiful -
These are truly the last days"
You grabbed my hand
And we fell into it
Like a daydream
Or a fever
We woke up one morning and fell a little further down
For sure it's the valley of death
I open up my wallet
And it's full of blood
Part 2 (6:37-10:10):"Slow Moving Trains"
Part 3 (10:10-14:27):"The Cowboy..."
Part 4 (14:27-16:27):"The Dead Flag Blues (Outro)"
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“The Dead Flag Blues” is the first song on the CD Edition of GY!BE’s first full-length album, F♯ A♯ ∞.
It is divided in four segments:
- “The Dead Flag Blues (Intro)”
- “Slow Moving Trains”
- “The Cowboy…”
- “The Dead Flag Blues (Outro)”
The spoken word segment that kicks off F# A# ∞’s opening track, “The Dead Flag Blues (Intro)” is taken from Incomplete Movie about Jail an unfinished screenplay written by guitarist Efrim Menuck. It details a dystopian world in which corruption and deceit has led society to its downfall.
The sample that appears at 7:19 is a tornado siren sound from somewhere in the United States. The noise sounds real terrifying, because it is easier to notice, unlike a monotone, normal sounding siren.
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