Come on, now get your ass out of bed
You heard what the man said
The crew is already gone
We were all kinda high, but man what were you on?

Tried to take a shuttle to Spain
They kicked me off the plane
I guess I'll go to Japan
It all looks the same when you stump for the man

And down in the valley we crawl in the alley
Who knew the 101 was so long?
Before you get sold, you get bought for a song

Sake in aluminum cans
It fell in the wrong hands
And now we're chewing the scene
Stumbling out of the Lexington Queen

Walking through a German hotel
And not walking very well
I gotta get to the van
Excuse me, I'm weaving as fast as I can

And Tom won't admit he got lost in the city
He's saying that the directions are wrong
Before you get sold, you get bought for a song

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Bought For A Song song meanings
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    General CommentThis song seems to be about touring in general. Nothing more I think. It's the same meaning that 'Road Trip' by Steriogram has. Basically how the road isn't all too great, and just shows a narrative of trips.
    Sanjuroon November 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentLexington Queen is a famous Western music nightclub in Tokyo.
    lvron February 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe song is probably about the band touring around the world, showing all of their misadventures they had. It also mentions how they had to sell out to a record label and how their album's get bought because people want to hear one of their songs.
    beastieboyon December 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBefore a rock band gets sold to the public with a record deal they usually get bought for a song, which you can read as the record company offers them a contract for a hit song or, more in the spirit of this band, they get offered a low figure to sign, meaning the record company buys their music for a song.
    omnisauruson September 02, 2010   Link

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