"Decoration" as written by and Arthur Carl Enders....
So take the boy to the back, cover up his ears
We've got some dirty little secrets we don't want him to hear
In this business you don't question someone's wealth
We'll chain him to the bed so he won't run away
Then we'll take the piggy bank and cash it in on our way
So just chase your dreams and never let them go (down here)

Decorations, decorations
Decorations, decorations

But you can kick it in the back, make it all go away
Take some pills for the pain and throw your voice away
Someone else is paid to write the hits.
So you can talk until you're rich, until your cheek bones hurt.
And then a little baby talk to make sure you still work
It's all about the pointless perks that we all pay for to pay for ourselves.

Decorations, decorations
Decorations, decorations

Decorations, decorations
Decorations, decorations


Lyrics submitted by wiltedhopesx

"Decoration" as written by Arthur Carl Enders

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    General CommentI think it's about a boy caught up in a materialistic world.

    So take the boy to the back cover up his ears
    We got some dirty little secrets we don't want him to hear
    And in business you don't question someones wealth
    Well chain him to the bed so he won't run away
    We'll take his piggy bank and cash it in on our way
    Just chase your dreams and never let them go

    The dirty little secrets are the things the corporate world is hiding from the boy. Taking the piggy bank means they're stealing his money on their way to success in the world. The dreams are the dreams of the money-makers to own the world and it's novelties.

    I think decoration is what covers up the dark side of this greed and money. You put a bow on it and sell it for a hundred bucks more suddenly, you've got yourself a real prize.

    But you can kick it in the back and think it will all go away
    Take some pills for the pain and throw your voice away
    Someone else is made to write the bills
    So you've been talking to the richons and your cheek bones hurt
    And then a little baby talk to make sure you still care
    Its all around the pointless bets that we all make to pay for ourselves [?]

    Maybe bad credit? You're in debt so much now that you've got your baby and your family to think about so you're taking your money and gambling it away to find an easy solution.


    just my interpretation.
    sheslikeohsoemoon April 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthank you for submitting this! i couldnt figure it all out. (& wtf jeff left the band....again.)
    xx pretty prettyon February 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhen i hear the first line i hear "so take the boys to the back, cover up their ears" which makes sense with the "we got some dirty little secrets we don't want him to hear"

    i dunno though, that's just what i think.. haha
    thekellysongon February 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI really like the way this song sounds.
    explode yourselfon March 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song will lead to good things.
    but during the chorus. im not sure who's voice im hearing.
    maybe its just the recording. i dont think it is ace's.
    i think they'll add a chorus to this song or something. make it more.
    Merkinon March 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentace's voice in this song is priceless... i dont know what the song means but i think the band must have some huge meaning to it... i just wish i knew what it was
    AndIfTheyGetMeon March 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhen they performed this live the chorus was done by ace and jeff. if you listen you kinda kinda hee the voice difference.
    xx pretty prettyon April 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't think he's saying decorations everytime during the chorus...at least it doesn't sound like he is...maybe I'm wrong...either way, wonderful song.
    dpf62984on April 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti absolutely love this song. i listened tons of times over and over again from the three hour trip from venice to florence and then from the four hour trip to roma. so now it reminds me of travelling on italian roadways, sweet. this song kills me, i love it so much.
    televatorson April 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlove this song!! i cant wait to hear what the real version will sound like! go ten!!
    wombat_expresson May 11, 2005   Link

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