As an atheist I have listened to it most Sundays at my christian high school --> colleges. I really love this, especially "I Might Need You to Kill". This was created during the Bush years, also known as the Dark Ages in America. The Thermals are one of my favorite Indie-punk bands.
This is by far the best album by the Thermals. "Returning to the Fold" just feels good.
The guitars my lack of a god, yes the guitars.
|1.||"Here's Your Future"||2:28|
|2.||"I Might Need You to Kill"||2:27|
|3.||"An Ear for Baby"||3:36|
|4.||"A Pillar of Salt"||2:57|
|5.||"Returning to the Fold"||2:39|
|7.||"St. Rosa and the Swallows"||3:34|
|8.||"Back to the Sea"||4:47|
|9.||"Power Doesn't Run on Nothing"||5:14|
|10.||"I Hold the Sound"||4:38|
"Here's Your Future"
I first heard "Here's Your Future" on the show Weeds, one of my favorite shows. I instantly fell in love with the lyrics "We're packing our things we're building a boat, we're gonna create the new master race because we're so pure oh we're so pure." and "God told his son it's time to come, I promise you won't have to die all alone, I need you to pay for the sins I create son said dad I will but I'm afraid."
"I Might Need You to Kill"
I love this one, so much. Whenever religious types try to tell me how to live my life, I instantly think of this song, especially how it starts: "locusts, tornadoes, crosses & nazi halos" then "They'll drown your disease they'll pound you with the love of Jesus, they follow they follow, they'll own your days their only God's babies" & "They can me what to read, they can tell me what to eat they can feed me and send me the bill, but they tell me what to feel? hey I might need you to kill."
"An Ear for Baby"
"It's time to groom you for judgment." "Keep your eyes straight for Christ sakes remember we're your friends." "The mission, the plan, just breathe you don't need to understand." "Get thyself in line it's time for reassignment it's time for a new first world order. We got a job to do, we don't ask we tell you. Work is freedom, sloth is sin. Pull out your dead roots, pull your best suits you know the one they're gonna bury you in.""The mission the dream, the body the blood the machine."
"Pillar of Salt"
This was the first music video by the Thermals that I saw on youtube and I love the guitar work on it.
"We were born to sin, we were born to sin. We don't think we're special sir. We know everybody is. We've built too many walls, we've built too many walls, now a giant fist is out to crush us." "We don't wanna die or apologize for our dirty god, our dirty bodies."
"Returning to the Fold"
"I regret leaving my soul, I forgot I needed it to think and maybe when I die I'll just grab it real quick. I'm coming right back. I regret leaving my mind, I forgot I needed it to think and maybe to keep me alive, I can't believe I got so far with a head so empty."
Nice desert song.
"St. Rosa and the Swallows"
Besides the greatness of the song I'm going to give some background on St. Rosa. According to wikipedia "When she was a baby, a servant claimed to have seen her face transform into a rose."
Lyrics: "passing our enemies, passing our friends, passing the means we use to tell the difference between, it's subtle"
"Back to the Sea"
Good droning song.
"Our Power doesn't run on nothing"
"we are old as hell, we are old and tell the children, when to kill and when to sit still. Everyone doing what we say till our dieing day, till our breath is empty. So give us what we're asking for cause either way we're gonna take it. Our power doesn't run on nothing we need the land you're standing on so
lets go move it. Yeah you need to let it go move it. Yeah we're, more equal, we'll move you people,
off the planet cause we need the fuel"
"They'll give us what we're asking for, cause god is with us, and our god's the richest our power doesn't run on nothing, it runs on blood, and blood is easy to obtain when you have no shame, when you have no shame. So let the sun bathe let the sun bathe. We'll still have life, we'll burn even brighter we'll drain the well, turn all to hell, leave the earth's surface to the worthless dirt let the beat roll over, let the beat roll over, to everyone in mind, everyone in line. You think we'll cease? You see a reason, you think it's fair? You think it's fair, you think we care?"
"I Hold the Sound"