You're not made
For this, dear boy
You're not made
For this, dear boy

We watch the stock drop
They say we're just not high octane
I want to exchange
Hits for a testament
And this will be
My sacrifice
Up in the clouds
pick up the tab
Put me down
Now gently, just drop me
Cause this not a gallery
She takes me seriously
What a joke, she would know
If she wasn't too scared
To pick up the phone and go

You're not made
For this, dear boy
You're not made
For this, dear boy

The crime fits
The punishment
And an ice cold sal
Stabbing demons at dusk
She says well
Whom do you trust?
I don't trust anyone
Who do you trust
I don't trust nobody
Not even her?
No, not even me
Boy please, you're not

Think you lie before deceiving
All the people that believe in me
Somewhere Arthur Lee is bleeding
Somewhere Arthur Lee is bleeding
If I came to learn one thing from this
It's that people from Long Island
Aren't as old as they seem
They're older then they seem to be

I turn my back to the mirror
All you see is my back
It's leaving you somewhere
Lethal to make a red dot
Let's see what you got
Ready or not, here goes
The crime fits the punishment

You're not made
For this, dear boy
You're not made
For this, dear boy

You're not made
For this, dear boy
You're not made
For this, dear boy

You're not made
For this, dear boy
You're not made
For this, dear boy


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    General CommentDecent song, not their best. but at the TBS/JEW concert i believe nate said this was about the music industry.
    cato11087on July 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFirst: I'm pretty sure it's "They say we're just not high octane" instead of snide.

    It's completely about the music industry.
    One of my favorites by them.
    high octane
    comes from the major label they were on during interventions. While they were making it, producers kept telling them they weren't high octane enough.
    After that line I think it's just a joke of people taking hits too seriously and wanting to have hits, where the format wants to make their own music not just aim for hits.
    I don't understand the Arthur Lee reference though.
    boringbrianaon April 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhere can i get this song? email me at charliestephan@gmail.com and let me know. thanks!
    myphilosophyon May 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentarthur lee is a member of the band Love, so psychadellic band from the seventies.
    my guess is, Nate admires Arthur Lee and implies that if he could see whats going on with the music industry now, he would be miserable.
    thats just my guess though
    xStickxCorexon May 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm so glad this is finally on itunes for snails ep!

    does anyone know who the girl is that says, "whom do you trust?"...?
    spephon August 01, 2007   Link

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