Swallow your pride.
But take it slow.
You might just choke on it.
And you wouldn't want to do a thing like that.
What's left inside without your words
And fists to hold them up?
Can you look at it without rose colored lenses?
Doesn't speak too well of you.
You crawl to pass their tests.
I would like to help you but
I'm not sure who to address.
There are so many of you.
Used to be just one.
Lost you to the other side
To promises of fun.
Do you define yourself by some remembered set of empty phrases?
Do you question them at all?
Is what you do and what you say just following companions?
Do you do it from fear of not belonging?
I don't condemn you.
I know that we've all got to cling to something
To find our way through this life.
Just look inside and see if your beliefs have any meaning.
Or are they something that you found?


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    General CommentAnother of Blake's attacks on people who subscribe to labels. Great song, the whole of "Etc" is great.
    pr0leon August 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this song is obviously directed at the whole pop idol cult that is existing for several years now
    Lord Pembrokeon March 28, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyeah its a wonderful song
    sadpunkergurlon April 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commentits a really good song...i wish i could sit everyone in my shitty town down and make them listen to it over and over and over....
    betweenyou&meon April 20, 2003   Link

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