"Death of a Salesman" as written by and George Alan Sparhawk....
So I took my guitar
And I threw down some chords
And some words I could sing
Without shame
And I soon had a song
I played it around
For some friends
But they all said the same

They said "Music's for fools
You should go back to school
The future is prisons and math."
So I did what they said
Now my children are fed
Cause they pay me to do what I'm asked

I forgot all my songs
The words now are wrong
And I burned my guitar in a rage
But the fire came to rest
In your white velvet breast
So somehow I just know that it's safe



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"Death of a Salesman" as written by George Alan Sparhawk

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    General CommentNo, I thinks this songs should be construed according to its title and music (very sad).
    It means that in life you have a desire to do some things they may not be useful for society but that suit you. Then you stop doing them due to social pressure. Only to discover these things made you a human being and not just part of the machine.
    When you stop doing them the only solace is the woman you chose to spend life with.
    martianon January 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDOESN'T IT SUCK WHEN PEOPLE TELL YOU YOUR ART IS A WASTE OF TIME?!
    i'm of the opinion that your kids will be better seeing, feeling and experiencing the passion needed to create. so create, have kids and do what you need to do to be who it is you have set out to be. don't be bullied by friends, family or who ever, if you love it do it! the only you is you.
    i apologize if i sound like a cliche, but passion is passion and passion, like love, cannot be tamed. SO CREATE AND DESTROY!
    cheers!-clnt
    brautiganon March 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI wouldn't put it exactly that way myself, but that's basically right.
    feinsteinon September 30, 2007   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI'm under the impression that the correct line is "the future is prisons & meth" which is one of my favorite lyrics of all time.
    malleateon March 23, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthe moral of this song is this: if you fail to achieve your dreams, as long as you have pussy, you will be alright.
    atomsplitteron June 14, 2007   Link

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