"Pity For A Dime" as written by Mark Tremonti and Scott Stapp....
An artificial season
Covered by summer rain
Losing all my reason
Cause there's nothing left to blame
Shadows paint the sidewalk
A living picture in a frame
See the sea of people
All their faces look the same

So I sat down for awhile
Forcing a smile
In a state of self-denial
Is it worthwhile
Sell my pity for a dime
Yeah, Just one dime
Sell my pity for a dime
Yeah, Just one dime

Plain talk can be the easy way
Signs of losing my faith
Losing my faith
Plain talk can be the easy way
Signs of losing my faith
Losing my faith

So I sat down for awhile
Yeah, Forcing a smile
In a state of self-denial
Yeah, Is it worthwhile
Sell my pity for a dime
Yeah, Just one dime
Sell my pity for a dime
Yeah, Just one dime
So I sat down for awhile
Yeah, Forcing a smile
In a state of self-denial
Yeah, Is it worthwhile
Sell my pity for a dime
Yeah, Just one dime
Sell my pity for a dime
Yeah, Just one dime


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"Pity for a Dime" as written by Scott Stapp Mark Tremonti

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, Reservoir One Music

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    General Commentthis song means that there are so many bad things going on in the world and its so easy to deny the obvious
    Anakaliaon May 03, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"see the sea of people
    all their faces look the same..."

    these are my fave lines in this song. rock on :)
    creedspazzon May 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song has to do with struggling with faith. Kind of obvious with this line: 'signs of losing my faith' but also 'losing all my reason' Great song.
    Michaelon July 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, he's losing all his reason because there's nothing left to blame. It has the same meaning as my own prison, accept this entire song isn't based around that.

    I love the guitar solo in this too... but my favorite would have to be the solo in illusion.
    myownprison333on July 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think stapp is talking about how when his bad decisions and the consequences of those choices caught up with him, he didn't know where to turn or how to react, so all he could do was to feel sorry for himself, and try to get others to do the same thing (hence the song title)
    hardrockrulzon July 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful lyrics and music, one of Creed's best.
    Nevaeh8604on September 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentawesome song.....i think its about stapp feeling bad for hiself cuz of all the aweful things hes done...and he wants ppl to feel sorry for him the same way!but it can be taken in many different ways......
    undisturbedon September 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe second line is actually: "Covered by summer rain".
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    General Commentthis song is great
    PinkFloydrulezon November 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAny chance it's a dime bag of marijuana that he's talking about?
    bobbyramseyon May 19, 2007   Link

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