Hey, you're part of it
I walk the streets of a Carolina
Watching people pushing shopping carts
And there's a guy and he's washing windows
Making ten bucks a pop,and he says to me

Hey, you're part of it

And I say sir
Well, have you heard
That this country is unequal still
History continues itself

And I did not create the rules
From all I've
And all I've seen
This place has broken my American heart


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  • +1
    General CommentMountain Dew
    Mountain Dew
    Mountain Dew
    Mountain Dew
    Mountain Dew
    .... Wait
    What was I saying?
    tsucolon June 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAwesome song, but the lyrics are a little wrong. Because I don't know how to edit or add lyrics- I guess I'll just do it here.

    Hey! You're part of it
    Yeah! You're part of it
    Hey! You're part of it
    Yeah! You're part of it

    And I walk the streets of a Carolina
    Watching people pushing shopping carts
    And there's a guy above me
    Washing windows-
    Making 10 bucks a pop
    And he says to me...

    Hey! You're part of it
    Yeah! You're part of it
    Hey! You're part of it
    Yeah! You're part of it

    And I say
    "Sir, well have you heard?...
    That this country is unequal still
    History, continues itself
    Continues itself
    Histroy, continues itself...

    And I did not create the rules."

    From all I've heard
    And all I've seen
    This place has broken
    My american heart

    From all I've heard
    And all I've seen
    This place has broken
    My american heart

    Hey! You're part of it
    Yeah! You're part of it
    Hey! You're part of it
    Yeah! You're part of it
    TheG00dFight008on March 08, 2003   Link
  • +1
    My Opinionfuck canada. i can't believe i just got into piebald and their reunion shows literally start in 3 days

    like god damn, what are the chances and how is that for a kick to the nuts!?
    inthenewon March 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentobviously i say fuck canada because the shows are in america and i'm in vancouver. maybe i should say fuck america?
    inthenewon March 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYay. *throws confetti for Piebald*
    FakePaperStaron May 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love how the song relates a mini-story...I love the whole meaning behind it. Basically I think it's blatantly putting down capitalist society in America...at least, that's what I THINK...=)
    KicktheCanon May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, this is definately against capitalism, I set in my cubicle in a large american corporation, and think about how I'm "part of it" and this song bascially makes me say, "fuck it", cause everyone is part of it some way or another.
    dennydawgeron May 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, great band, even better live
    killxrockxstarson June 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is definitely about the "system" and how it's unfair, anarchy, etc, whatever. It's so great though! The guy washing windows... "HEY! You're part of it." It's so meaningful - and truthful.
    MestUpNFGon June 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI don't know how to edit other peoples lyrics, ,but Emokid you forgot the yeah your part of it, which is just as important as the first your part of it. Also it is "And theres a guy ABOVE ME and he is washing windows" I am pretty sure that the above me pertains to the fact that a guy washing windows is not a slave in the same way most americans are to the capitolistic socity our goverment so eagerly adapted. So morally a window washer is above the singer of the song, either travis or a fictional person travis has created through a lyrical masterpeice.
    Squirrelboton July 04, 2002   Link

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