"Apocalypse Now and Then" as written by and Jordan Taylor Buckley Andrew John Williams....
You got me right where you wanted me
So what do we do if I can't hold this pose for too long?
Do we shoot again, or does the whole operation shut down and we go back to the board?
I practiced all my lines, oh yea I'd feed every child in the world
But it's a one night stand baby
We gotta keep on
If you got it all then you got it right
I'm gonna do what you say and get way out of line
Nobody's gonna stop me now
It's not how it looks unless you saw nothing
We all agree this proposal's been sentenced to death
Are we baiting the right hook to catch your attention?
The media needs another blackout
We've been calling
Flooding hotlines
We've applied mascara to the radio but that's just a quick fix and we need a little more
Does it matter to you at all?
Are you listening or have you tuned out?
We've gotta get it together
But first we drink and we take it all apart
Everywhere we go we're the local boys and we're back in town
Well that's the way it is
It breaks my heart
We've applied mascara to the radio, but that's just a quick fix and we need a little more
Does it matter to you at all?
Are you listening or have you tuned out?
Get by
Get gone
Get high
Get wronged


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    General Commentby far my favorite on the new album.
    xx pretty prettyon August 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat lyrics, great vocals. and great beat makes this one of the best songs on the new CD.
    EndOfDestinyon October 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentreally great song, the guitar is pretty genious as well.
    hopelessdosageon February 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commenttalking about how fucked up our society is, not only in general but like behind the scenes concernig like hollywood shit.
    xcrazycorexon April 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhen I hear this song I think of U2. All that shit that Bono talks about feeding the children, but he doesn't do anything himself. He's hanging out with three cars and a mansion in Bel Air, but he wants us to save the children with our donations. He's a fucking worthless poser, and he needs to put his nomey where his mouth is, literally.
    Kyosanshugion April 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfucking a-m-a-z-i-n-g
    beansbaneenon October 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcool song..
    kitt-Eon June 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentweve applied mascara to the radio...make music more appealing to the masses
    Hotnix420on September 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commentget high
    bteamstephenon October 30, 2008   Link
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    Song Meaningi interpreted a sense of resentment towards the government and its control. The line "we applied mascara to the radio but its just a quick fix we need a little more" may be directed as the government putting restriction on what is allowed to be played on the radio. "its just fix we need a little more" seems to me how they are trying to completely control what we publish or put out there but cant yet because the Constitution restricts them

    "Does it matter to you at all? Are you listening or have you tuned out?" can be taken as are you aware of the rights their taking from us or do you just not care. While the second line i take as are you going to stay and let them run you over or will you leave
    DeathOfTheParty2012on April 14, 2011   Link

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