"You're My Incentive" as written by and Kevin Patrick Devine....
Your bearings are shot
And your car don't work
Like she used to
Your friends don't call

And they don't even bother
With offering excuses
The t.v is on
But it's always on

So it's useless
It's just the awful news
And the sorry truth
That we're definitely sinking

so I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you
You'll just hurt your chest
And your face'll turn bright blue
This is how it's gonna be

This is how it's gonna be
This is how it'll be
And there's nothing that we can do
And if you start believing that
I'll stop holding my breath too

you've been praying for change
But you ain't been to church since the 10th grade
And you cry at your job
Don't believe in your vote

And never celebrate your birthday
So you set up a dinner
To make you feel less desperate and worthless
But your dad gets drunk
So your mom throws a fit
While your man hits on the waitress

so I wouldn't waste my time if I were you
You'll just snap your spine
I'll just strip away your youth
This is how it's gonna be
This is how it's gonna be

This how this'll be
And there's nothing we can do
Yeah and if you start believing that
I'll stop wasting my time too

Yeah and if you start believing that
I'll stop wasting my time too
'Cause you're my incentive
And if you go, I'll go too


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"You're My Incentive" as written by Kevin Patrick Devine

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  • +1
    General Comment"you've been praying for change
    but you ain't been to church since the 10th grade
    and you cry at your job
    don't believe in your vote"
    I think the meaning behind this song is if you want something to change you have to actually make it happen, not just sit back and wait for it to.
    JonnyTheMohawkon February 17, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"
    you've been praying for change
    but you ain't been to church since the 10th grade
    and you cry at your job
    don't believe in your vote
    and never celebrate your birthday
    so you set up a dinner
    to make you feel less desperate and worthless
    but your dad gets drunk
    so your mom throws a fit
    while your man hits on the waitress"

    is also my favorite verse. haha that girl has the worst luck.
    LilRyan732on September 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbasically i think kevin is realizing that this girl is a little hopeless, but he is really pulling for her and maybe even sees a bit of himself and her, thus "and if you go, i go too"..something is telling him that this is worth exploring.

    he is fantastic, i just met him over the weekend and i was completely star struck :-D
    kevindevineluvahon October 15, 2007   Link

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