"Inspired By The $" as written by and Watts/gryskiewicz/golla/vasoli....
[Verse 1:]
Closed window pane
I stare out all day
This room and the walls
We wait for the call
And slow like decay
This progress we made

[Pre Chorus:]
Could You...

[Chorus:]
Get to the point
Get it across
To the poison
Atop of the ladder
I'm climbing up
I,I
Have my doubts

[Verse 2:]
This is a call
From my cage
Through the bars
Inspired by the dollar sign
That's dangling outside

[Pre Chorus:]
Someone....

[Chorus:]
Get to the point
Get it across
To the poison
Atop of the ladder
I'm climbing up
I,I
Have my doubts
My doubts
My doubts
My doubts!

[Bridge:]
Go on and get it right
Get it right
Just stay
Just stay the same way
Do it like
You did it before
Remain
Remain the same

[Chorus:]
Get to the point
Get it across
To the poison
That's atop of the ladder
I'm climbing up
I,I
Have my doubts

Get to the point
Get it across
To the poison
Atop of the ladder
I'm climbing up
I,I
Have my doubts


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"Inspired by the $" as written by

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    General CommentThis song's pretty obvious, to me at least. I believe it's about bands making it big, and then getting big heads and being completely, as the song states, inspired by money and only money. Kenny claims that they'll remain the same no matter what and that bigger bands should get the point. Or at least, that's how I see it. It's good, It needed to be sung.
    geniegirl191on May 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is awesome. Geniegirl has pretty much hit it on. It's really catchy too.
    SomeKid19on May 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIsn't it "to the boys at the top of the ladder", as in corporate suits?
    L-Kyneon May 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyah i think it's the boys at the top of the ladder
    wedealwedealon August 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI actually think the song is about the trouble the Starting Line had with the label they were on. (They also, during the last warped tour, asked to be released from it).
    Kenny relates touring to a caged animal thats only freed to perform. Its only inspiration being $. The label/people at the top are telling them to "just do it like you did it before" and to "just stay the same shape" because they were so successful before. They think there is no need for change when really the band wants to and will inevitably change. The label is holding them back and decaying all the progress they made.
    Thus he says he has his doubts as to what that kind of life this band really has.
    Smartripon January 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is anti-Geffen. They wanted TSL to redo "Best Of Me" for the album, and they also dictated everything they did. Thats why they have dropped them as a label.
    WARADEon June 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think there's a verse missing from this
    Matthew15on August 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell a lyric site reads like this for the song.

    [Verse 1:]
    closed window pane
    I stare out all day
    this room and the walls
    we wait for the call
    and slow like decay
    this progress we made

    [Pre Chorus:]
    could You...

    [Chorus:]
    get to the point
    get it across
    to the boys
    at the top of the ladder
    I'm climbing up
    I,I
    have my doubts

    [Verse 2:]
    This is a call
    from my cage
    through the bars
    inspired by the dollar sign
    that's dangling outside

    [Pre Chorus:]
    Someone....

    [Chorus:]
    get to the point
    get it across
    to the boys
    at the top of the ladder
    I'm climbing up
    I,I
    have my doubts
    my doubts
    my doubts
    my doubts!

    [Bridge:]
    go on and get it right
    get it right, OK?
    just stay
    just stay the same way
    do it like
    you did it before, OK?
    remain
    remain the same shape

    [Chorus:]
    get to the point
    get it across
    to the boys
    at the top of the ladder
    I'm climbing up
    I,I
    have my doubts

    get to the point
    get it across
    to the boys
    at the top of the ladder
    I'm climbing up
    I,I
    have my doub
    Matthew15on August 26, 2007   Link

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