"Code Atom" by uh... Code Atom

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Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:39 pm Reply with quote

The lyrics are based on the story of Adam Walsh whose 1981 abduction and murder led his Father, John Walsh to establish the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. I was 5 at the time, only a year younger than Adam when this occured and it was my first childhood realization that I was not invincible and people didn't care about my well-being. Needless to say this story made a large and lasting impression on me.

A little later in life I learned about the hundreds of thousands of lives that were wiped out at the end of WW2 due to (in my opinion) man's anxiousness to "try out" a couple of nuclear weapons nicknamed "Fat Man" and "Little Boy". I wondered if God felt like Adam's father at that point, having his atom stolen from him and split... leaving so much destructionand fear in it's wake.


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Mind your manners
Don`t talk to strangers
Above all else remember that you're not like them
He used to spin in circles
And collapse when he was through
What did my quiet (Adam/atom) ever do to you

What have you done
With my son, my (Adam/atom)

Mother and father say please don`t wander
We`ll drop you off right here
And we’ll be back soon
He made friends with a fat man
While they were standing in line
The unsuspecting victims
Gathered on the (aisle/isle)

What have you done
With my son, my (Adam/atom)

What have you done
With my son, my (Adam/atom)
Please, return to me
My dear one and only (Adam/atom)

Round and round we go
Be merciful, he`s just a child
Small but oh so precious life
Round and round we go

Round and round we go
If you choose a killer`s path
No escape from Father’s wrath
Round and round we go

Round and round we go
'Till there`s nothing left to die
My son will light up the sky
Round and round we go
What have you done

What have you done
With my son, my only (Adam/atom)

What have we done
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Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:59 pm Reply with quote

Those are some pretty heavy lyrics, and I appreciate the forward to explain them. I've heard that story too, it's pretty moving. You've done a great job putting some of it into words...

Ron
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Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2005 6:40 pm Reply with quote

Nice play on words. It really pulled me into the story.
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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 1:54 am Reply with quote

Thanks guys. I'm not sure where these lyrics came from but I've never been able to top them. I've come close but never actually there.

REY
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