You're coming off quite contrite and pretentious
You're not saying anything we haven't heard before
You're caught up in an argument
Oh, oh, you're so lost in modern art
You will lose it all, and you will find again
Don't lose touch
Don't lose touch

SOS texted from a cell phone
Please tell me I'm not the only one
That thinks we're taking ourselves too seriously
Just a little too enamoured with inflated self purpose
Talk is cheap and it doesn't mean much
Don't lose touch
Don't lose touch

I'm losing touch, I'm losing touch
(I'm losing touch)
Well, I'm losing touch, I'm losing touch
(Well, I'm losing touch)

Constant entertainment for our restless minds
Constant stimulation for epic appetites
Is there something wrong with these songs?
Maybe there's something wrong with the audience
Manipulation in rock music, fucking nausea

I'm losing touch, I'm losing touch
(I'm losing touch)
I'm losing touch, and it's obvious


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    General CommentEZLN, are you fucking retarded? This song is about OTHER PEOPLE saying he's lost touch. How could you not get that. "Entertainment for our restless minds, constant stimulation for ever appetite. Is there something wrong with these songs? Maybe there's something wrong with the audience. Manipulation in rock music. Fucking nausea. I'm losing touch. " MANIPULATION from their FANS to make the music THEY want to hear, because fuck what Tom wants to make, right? Yet AM still said "fuck everyone," and made this record how they fucking wanted. I have so much respect for them because of that.
    kellythebeaston September 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about not losing touch. I don't know.
    secxtanxon August 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDo you not understand what tounge-in-cheek means "Kelly". Have you heard the entire cd, it's full of refrences to the band selling out, but they twist it and make it into a joke. I understand what you're saying, and it's valid, but you have to look past it, why would he write a song like this unless there was some truth to it. What, Against me is making a joke video about selling out to make fun of their long-time fans for critisizing them about selling out, oh...funny.
    Politics of starving- "mtv...fuck you"
    Oh and they played Giants stadium the other day. Up the punx.
    Reinventing Axl Rose-"Our arenas just basements and bookstores across an underground America"
    Is that some elaborate joke too? funny.
    What we worked for - " May the likes of this song never make one fucking dollar, live on demo tape to be played until it's broken"
    Oops, we're sponsered by etenis tennis shoes and have played a starbucks sponsered event.
    Oh, so their just a fucking joke band now, I don't know I still like Weird Al. I mean I understand and agree with the band growing and getting bigger, but I don't agree with the band giving up on it's ethics and it's true fans. They should be using their soapbox to send their anchro message, but itstead they are using it to make fun of their fans like me, who've been around since it was just Tom and Kevin on some buckets. I lost respect for the band, and it's silly that you uphold and cherish their respect for this move.
    Anyways, sorry for this rant.
    Oh and next time how about you think of something a little bit more grown up then calling me "fucking retarded"
    EZLNon September 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree Against Me! sold out when they joined Fat Wreck Chords, but I think the band is most concerned with the politics. Ranting about the government to a sea of anarchists in a small club never really changed any minds. Beating a punching bag isn't fighting the power.
    AnarchyWeaseLon September 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with every one except when they say against me sold out... this song isnt really poking fun at them selves rather then realizing how the music industry works... theyre fan base has grown so large and through no fault of theyre own theyre getting more popular...if they could still play garage shows im sure they would but it would be unfair to theyre fans not to give them wat they want... and if they gave up on theyre fans try going to other concerts where the ticket price is jacked up and t shirts cost 5 times more more then the tickets...(last against me! show i saw tickets:$10 t-shirts:no more then 20) and the thing is i'd pay 100 dollars to see against me! if they put on the same show they put on that night(and for those of u wondering i saw this show AFTER the alleged "selling out" of against me" and it was still the best show i ever saw) so they HAVENT lost touch with theyre fan base... just lost touch with what every one thinks punk really is...
    so for all u that analyze music in the amounts of money or status like u analyze against me's authenticity based on theyre album sales or wat record label they belong to or who sponsored theyre show...
    here's some numbers for you...
    Against me! concert ticket:$10.00
    Songmeanings.net membership:free
    Showing a bunch of people that have never seen this band live and only know them through lyrics that they dont know what theyre talking about:...priceless
    againstyouon December 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentowned?
    CapnMunchon December 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a good ass song. I love his voice...
    Jeepin0106on December 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI find it funny how people complain about Tom selling out almost always started listening to them after they got at least a bit of fame, and my friend who has seen them live pre-AETC is actually thrilled they signed to Sire.
    AM! fans are a joke, they can't like music for music. "LOL Tom doesn't play in basements anymore! what a poseur, he still plays Reinventing Axl Rose. Never mind the fans are demanding he play Shit Stroll."
    KeasbyKnightson December 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSo much for satire, I suppose.

    Signing to Fat = selling out? I do hope everyone who thinks that realizes the nonsense in the very idea. "I love this band! I hope they starve and can't pay their rent! They can crash on the floor of my mom's house instead that way!" So passing up on signing with major labels was worthless you think then? I dunno...

    By the way, in the spirit of "Song Meanings," I don't believe the song is about the fans. I think it's a general statement on American culture at large. In this case it includes the fans... "Please tell me I'm not the only one who thinks we're taking ourselves too seriously." I think anyone (short of a genuine psychic) who decides they can label a band a sell-out is taking themselves a little to seriously. Just say you don't like the music anymore. That's the only thing one, as a fan, can possibly know for sure.

    How one can lose respect for a band because they decide to make more money is really beyond me and I guess it always will be. If they started advertising products in their songs, then yeah, I got that, but seriously... if one's boss offers one a promotion at work, should one deny it? If I flip burgers at McDonalds and they want to make me a manager, obviously my values, performance, time management, and often venue will change. Does that make me a sell-out? If yes... well, sorry, that's odd of you. If no, then why is it different for an artist? It's always their decision. Can you really sell-out if it's still your decision? Aren't you then making the decision from your heart, just as before?

    My part of this endless psuedo-ethical debate is... done. I'm going to go get on an airplane.
    Gehiraelon December 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat about AM! singing to Sire records? how is that not selling out?



    not that AM! hasn't always been one of my favorite bands.
    i was in an AM1 cover band for a while, so if you think i'm not one of the biggest fans out there, then you're wrong. I just think that AM! has lost touch. and i think in this song Tom Gable is admitting it. My take on this song is that Tom has said his messages over and over- about world economy, society staring at blank walls, and much more, and his audiences listen, but overtime you get burned out.

    And the fact that since the audience has gotten bigger and more commercialized makes the messages unheard by a bigger percentage. So i think in this song Tom is tyring to figure out what else he has to say, if he has anything left to feel passionate about. And on top of that, he doesn't know who to write it for- he's changed from being in the business so he can't write for himself, and no one is listening anymore so he can't write for the audience. Former Clarity wasn't a complete flop(songs about aids and politics, so yeah), but the too much of the lyrics focus on doing them doing their best not to sell out(they want a bigger platform but don't want to lose control or change any more), and the music is too protected and unexperimental, which was what made AM! more anarchistic than their lyrics- that the music itself said "fuck authority".

    i think tom's lost a lot of fate because he got his big chance(eternal cowboy kicked ass- best record ever) and nothing changed for them. so tom is left figuring out why he's still writing music and what the music needs to say, both musically and lyrically.

    One of my most cherished posters is is my AM! poster i got signed by tom and andrew, because it reminds me of one of the best shows i ever saw, with none more black, anti-flag, and rise against.

    hey, two of those bands also left fat for bigger deals. and while rise against sings a lot about nothing, i support anti-flag. they did sign to a major label, but in this case, i think promoting world peace is more important than keeping a DIY ideal. i just hope that with the next record, tom has yielded DIY for a good reason, and has rediscovered music, and i hope that sire will let tom have the creative control to do that.

    so remember- clarity sucked, but there was some hope. it's like anticipation in a movie, and i'm just waiting to see if tom gives into the darkside or not. but it also depends on the fanbase. so to all you motherfuckers who think this is the best record- die, and to all you idiots who think AM! is done- you may also go to hell.

    fin.
    Vodoton December 30, 2005   Link

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