"The Rip" as written by Christopher Todd Bailey, Rick Gadzig, Kenny Hallman, Rick Nemes and Steve Russell....
Fuck genius. What's an artist? Dead words devoid of meaning. Let's drop them.
I know where they can go, but your neck is blocking the hole. Let's start from zero.
Now, listen close.
This is a rip: "The scream that ignites the world?"
We're slaves to radios. We're not worth shit to talk to.
This is the pen that won't cauterize the wound. Whose plan to follow?
It feels like your own. It's an insult. You've fallen for it.
It feels like your own. It's your anthem, as jaded as its source.
The anemic. The pale, the sullen. An albumis evidence. I believed that shit.
Here, stuck in radios. No one's worth shit to talk to. These were my heroes.
Now they're all jokes.
This is a rip. 'The scream that ignites the world?"
We're slaves to radios. We're not worth shit to talk to.
This is the pen that won't cauterize the wound. Whose plan to follow?
It feels like your own. Itis an insult. You've fallen for it.
It feels like your own. It's your anthem, as jaded as its source.
The ceiling is waiting.
And you follow like it mattered if you did.
And it dropped you on your head 'cause you took yourself for granted.
Heartless and headstrong. Jump right over the bodies. Life's a race. It's an obstacle course.
Hide, but you'll never have a choice when you go.
They would have noticed you if they had known, but you're fucked.
They'll only love you when you're gone,
or barely hanging on to all your organs and dignity while you're rotting in hospitals.
Don't believe it? It's not your fault. You're just worthless. You're one in a million.
Where is god? The ornament,
the holiday song whored out on reading materials in latrines and porta-johns?
Don't believe this.
You're not worthless. It's us against millions and we can't take them all.
But we can take them on.


Lyrics submitted by Albedo

"The Rip" as written by Eric Wagner Bruce W. Franklin

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentFuck Genious, What's An Artist...

    I Love That Part...
    Vanity_Asassin21on May 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentcan't wait to get the cd....i have a feeling its gonna be the best of the year
    canadianspy7on April 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe entire CD is amazing. It has awesome lyrics, amazing melodies from the guitars as well as the rhythym section. BUY IT AS SOON AS IT COMES OUT! You have no idea what you're in for
    Albedoon April 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is really awesome :) I met the lead singer of A Wilhelm and he was really nice guy. I think this song is better live than on cd. Not to say it isn't great on cd either.
    jeffthebassiston April 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a rip. 'The scream that ignites the world?" We're slaves to radios. We're not worth shit to talk to.


    they own
    breathunderwateron June 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is about all those die-hard fans who think of their favourite bands as gods, only to find out that they're not everything they're cracked up to be, and are instead money-grubbing stuck up pricks who don't give 2 shits about their fans.
    MZAon March 09, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti disagree with MZA.

    i think the song is about opposing the reality of our own "disposability", the notion put fourth and pushed by our corporate overlord. (hear me out)

    "It's not your fault. You're just worthless. You're one in a million." is what is preached, subtly, by nearly every pulpit that we encounter on a daily basis. this is refuted by "Don't believe this. You're not worthless. It's us against millions and we can't take them all. But we can take them on.". earlier they rip on (sorry) the idea of a "scream that ignites the world", to conclude that reaching everyone was unnecessary, and that one needed only to reach the people who truly believe in the cause and understand the purpose.
    catastrophethreeon April 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's us against millions and we can't take them all.
    But we can take them on.

    I think I take lyrics differently to a lot of people but I love that and to me it just seems like it means pretty much no matter how bad you feel you should... well... take on the world.
    ben1211on July 13, 2010   Link

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