"Merchants Of Soul" as written by and Britt Daniel....
I was a heartbeat on the danger side
Just had to see what it all was like
Put your nose in that
Oh oh yeah
Although you try to sidestep
Merchants of soul don't let

Hey what you doing on the danger side
Yes you're looking for us we know that's right
That way you move it's all an act
So get in
We know you want to give in
And of course we'll fix you up exact
We'll mail you back
Mm hmmm!

Mixed up and lonely on the danger side
Ralph Reed was driving
Said he wants to go all night
I made him wait, took my time to decide
To get wise
The fiends are fiendin' outside
Merchants of soul so unkind
Oh yeah
Merchants of soul they don't mind
They'll take your soul I need mine


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"Merchants of Soul" as written by Britt Daniel

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    General Comment"I was a heartbeat on the danger side
    Just had to see what it all was like
    Put your nose in that"

    Something to do with cocaine, beyond that, I don't have a clue.
    ggaaooon June 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAre all songs about drugs?

    Ralph Reed founded the Christian Coalition and represents the extreme right in political issues in Washington.

    I think that "Merchants of Soul" refers to those who turn religion into a money making machine. Not to cocaine.

    Hint: You can also put your nose into a book!
    drosson February 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentto put someone's nose in something means to show them that they were wrong. if someone says you can't do something because of bla bla bla, then you show them you CAN do it your OWN way, you pretty much get the green light to rub their nose in THAT. meaning if you succeed your own way, screw everyone else. it's a song about how you have to sell your soul to get anywhere in the music business the way it is set up. it's not about drugs & Reed is only mentioned, he's not what the song is about. merchants of soul are those in power of the music biz.
    terri kayeon August 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhere does it say anything about the music business?

    I don't think the nose is saying "rub your nose in that". It's "put your nose in that" like put your busy-body-all-up-in-my-shit nose into this situation.

    But that's just what I think and I could be wrong and I'm not gonna pretend like I know for damn certain sure what this song is about.
    LoserNo1on September 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah Dross pretty much hit it on the head
    fgevilmonkeyon May 18, 2007   Link

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