Well hold steady Ybor City.
You're up to your neck in sweat wet confetti.
If you want to get a little bit heady.
It's gonna have to get a little bit heavy.
We're jamming jetskis into the jetty now.
With some guy who looks like Rocco Siffredi.
And I've heard he's been dead once already.

It's going down right now in Lowertown.
They're skipping off the good ship U.S. S. S. S. S. S. S. sexuality.
Searching for the merchant with the five second delivery.
They're slipping soft rock into the setlist now.
They got some new guy that looks just like Phil Lynott.
We're stumbling but I think we're still in it.

It's a big world, girl and I can't understand it.
We're tiny white specks on a bright blue planet.

I was a teenage ice machine.
I kept it cool in coolers.
And I drank until I dreamed.
When I dreamed, I always dreamed about the scene.
All these kids look like little lambs looking up at me.
I was a twin cities trash bin.
I did everything they'd give me.
I'd jam it in my system.
She got me cornered by the kitchen.
I said I'll do anything but listen to some weird talking chick who just can't understand that we're hot soft spots on a hard rock planet.
Baby take off your beret.
Everyone's a critic and most people are DJs.
And everything gets played.

Working backwards from the doctor to the drugs.
From the packie to the taxi to the cabbie to the club.
A thousand kids will fall in love in all these clubs tonight.
A thousand other kids will end up gushing blood tonight.
Two thousand kids wont get all that much sleep tonight.
Two thousand kids they still feel pretty sweet tonight.
I still feel pretty sweet.



Lyrics submitted by stellaluna1125, edited by ExcessiveClaptrap


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    General Comment:this is what craig finn himself (the singer of the hold steady) had to say about this song:

    "Most people are. Just a reaction to life in NYC in the 2000s. The part I don't get is when I get emails that start with, "Come see me DJ" and end with, "Here is what Im going to play...." I think that DJing, like rock criticism, tends to be a way for people to participate in the "scene" without taking the risks to the ego that go along with producing music or any other art. "Look at me! I'm playing records!" Of course, I don't apply this to all DJs. And for those who don't know, Rocco Siffredi is a porn star. On a Lifter Puller tour someone showed us a video of him having sex with a woman and then flushing her head in the toilet. I can't figure out who that was supposed to arouse."
    somelyricson February 10, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:i completely agree about the dj thing above so true
    except for rave dj's with the original shit
    captainchronon November 11, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:this is the second time he has mentioned ybor city...
    JasmineBirdon September 03, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:this is the second time he has mentioned ybor city...
    JasmineBirdon September 03, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:Saying "Everyone's a critic and most people are DJs" implies that many people are hypocritical. If everyone is a critic then everyone is critical, however, if most people are DJs you criticize, listen to and play the song anyway. The main hook of the song is aimed at hypocritical people.
    Rmcclenon September 10, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:when he says "they're slipping soft rock into the setlist now" he's referring to the album Soft Rock, from his former band Lifter Puller
    Colosimoon February 08, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:love thiiiis song such great lyrics
    sux4uuon March 04, 2010   Link

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