Let's be pretentious
Be something we're not
And we'll jump on the bandwagon
Cause we think it is hot
And we'll shake our no wave asses
it's the thing to do until we can't think or breath


Let's be dramatic
Perceptions for pills
Then we’ll buy them with our paychecks so we can't pay our bills
And we'll sleep until tomorrow – I’ll be dreaming of you
Oh yeah

Let's be myopic
Elitists and smart
Gently rehash pop nostalgia into biblical art
Preach our genius to the masses til our faces blue
Oh yeah Oh yeah oh yeah

(Chorus)
I want to drive my car into a wall
I want to buy your house just to burn it down
Please, Let me sleep with somebody that I will never trust
Blame the cruel art of pretension for my screw -ups



Let’s be neurotic
Our high and our lows
Hire someone who smells famous
To tell all of our woes
They’ll dissect us like we’re children attending Sunday school
Oh yeah



Let's be eclectic
Won’t graze with the pack
You can pierce it with a pin
Tattoo its name on your back
But you’ll never be as different as you wanted to be
Oh Yeah OH yeah Oh yeah


(Chorus)
I want to drive my car into a wall
I want to buy your house just to burn it down
Please, Let me sleep with somebody that I will never trust
Blame the cruel art of pretension for my screw -ups




I can’t stop dancing
Or running in place
A reflection of my failures
Are lit up in your face
I see friends and I see lovers and my confidants
OH yeah!

We’re frustrated liars, idiot savants, comforted by our petty torments and our liquor filled haunts
If we sleep for 3 tomorrows will …we wake up new?
Oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah



(Chorus)
I want to drive my car into a wall
I want to buy your house just to burn it down
And I if I sleep with somebody that I may ever love
Blame the cruel art of pretension for my screw –ups
Blame the cruel art of pretension, I’m so screwed up.


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    General CommentNever heard this song yet. Cant seem to find it, does anyone have it? What is this song exactly about?
    KillMeFasteron October 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentNever heard this song yet. Cant seem to find it, does anyone have it? What is this song exactly about?
    KillMeFasteron October 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI haven't heard this song either...seems more like a jack off jill song to me.
    demeteron January 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a new(er) scarling. song. It's from one of the Crispin Glover singles.
    youvandalon January 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIf anyone wants it, take it from me on Soulseek... I'm airyca there, as well.
    Airycaon April 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone even have this song? If you do, could you message me on aim.

    Airyca - I haven't even seen you online on soulseek yet.
    PrettyLikeDrugson August 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI have this song now, and omg it rocks. I love it!!! Not too sure what its about though.
    KillMeFasteron October 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit's all in the title. it's about people who are pretentious assholes who do things because it's force-fed to them or because it's "cool" or "retro" or "kitschy" to do it. it's just about stupid people who do stupid shit because they perceive it to be cool or they think it will make them cool.
    strawberrywineon January 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIndeed, strawberry wine. I think it is about people who do things just to seem cool, perhaps they want to appear "different".
    kinderXwhoreon January 06, 2007   Link

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