I've got pocketfuls of crumpled receipts,
just about enough to start a fire.
I'll watch the past just burn away.
Put the mic stand through the amplifier.

Put the bass down
bass down,
one time,
snap the neck now.
Drum set,
smash it.
Kick the kick drum,
one time,
kicked in,
smashed up,
break it,
break up.

See the flames begin to crawl,
upward.
Taste the anguish as they fall,
unheard.
Hear the record start to skip,
unsung.
Feel the weight that sunk the ship,
so young.

I've got notebooks full of misshapen words,
I'll never speak them anymore.
Ten years from now, you won't know my name.
Throw the microphone down on the floor.

Put the guitar,
guitar,
one time,
through the speaker,
splintered,
broken.
Throw the horns down,
one time,
horns down,
smash them,
break them,
break up.

The crowds recoil,
demand our survival,
fists in the air,
mouths caked with saliva.
But you are the one,
the spark that was spawned,
who picks up the pieces,
and passes it on.


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    General CommentWhite boy reggae! I love this song.

    I think it's about the band breaking up, but the fans keeping the legacy of the band alive.
    TakenBackNewon December 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much.
    MeAndOnlyMeon February 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite song on this CD.
    clutteron June 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's the end of the one of the greatest bands and they never got very famous, they're finished and it's over.

    This song is kind of similer to most of the other song on this album, it's simply about quiting because it's over and Five Iron does'ent don't think that they are gonna be remembered by alot of people, because Not that many people understand them too well.

    I'll never forget this band and is orignality, and I still lestin to Five Iron Frenzy every new day.
    clutteron June 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCan anyone tell what he is yelling in the fake accent throughout the song? I don't mean to be lewd but it sounds like "masterbation"...
    topskankeron November 06, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Can anyone tell what he is yelling in the fake accent throughout the song? I don't mean to be lewd but it sounds like "masterbation"..."

    Ha, yeah it sort of does, but no, that is not it. It is a variety of words, all ending with the "tion" sound.

    From lyricsdownload.com.

    "Cancellation!Devastation!Deviation!Expiration!
    Cancellation!Devastation!Deviation!Expiration!"
    endianxon December 21, 2007   Link

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