"Artistic License" as written by and Watts/gryskiewicz/golla/vasoli....
I have the sweetest of sights, you've got to know it
It's turned me sideways
I had some fire in my eyes once you got me going
It's seeping south and out my mouth

Rest easy tonight 'cause I'm starting to write it down
Somehow saying the things that your ears won't believe
Is all for the principle

I had the flattest of sights, that's all I'm showing
I took those walls off
I am from left to the right, ripped, round, and roaring
From safe and sound to proud and loud

Rest easy tonight 'cause I'm starting to write it down
Somehow saying the things that your ears won't believe
Is all for the principle

Rest easy tonight, yeah, 'cause I'm starting to, I'm starting to
Rest easy tonight 'cause I'm starting to write it down
Somehow saying the things that your ears won't believe
I'll try not to scream if you're trying to sleep
It's all based on the principle
Yeah, based on the principle


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    General CommentThis has to be my fav. song on the new album together with Cut! Print it.
    I love the last chorus.
    marco182on May 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHonestly, it's my least favorite on the new cd. Neither the music nor the lyrics say anything special to me; they don't make me feel anything the way that almost ALL of tsl's other songs do. anyone else feel this way?
    watchmedisappearon May 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLike marco, this is my favorite song on the cd.. to me, it has a lot of meaning and unlike watchme, I feel A LOT when I listen to this song :)
    thekellysongon June 12, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"It's seaping south and out my mouth" Sound exactly like the "were so close" from photography on the album....
    Freedomis40ozon August 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is alright. kenny sounds really super cute in this song. Especially his' OOoOh'ing, and when he says 'roaring'. Gosh i love mister Vasoli.
    Fragmentedsobriqueton February 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe songs kind of obviously about songwriting. so well put, "I'll try not to scream if you're trying to sleep"
    antipunt1on April 12, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"I am, from left to the right, ripped, round, and roaring, From safe and sound to proud and loud,"
    OH EM EF GEEE!
    aaron_grahamon August 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits kinda ironic in a way like when he says "i'll try not to scream if your trying to sleep" and hes almost screaming, i think ken has a problem with screaming, his nature tells him to scream so sometimes in songs he should stop himself.

    i dont know how the title has much to do with the song though
    Matthew15on May 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLove this song. I especially love the way that he sings "I am from left to the right, ripped round and ROARRRRRINGGGGGGGGG." Such emotion.
    jesicawithoneson August 06, 2009   Link

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