Everyone's a critic
But hey they really respect your talent
Have your manager call my manager
And we'll make records together
At this level of success of entertainment
There are certain connontations
It's a "You give, we take" relationship
No, the kids wouldn't understand it
Come on now, how long do think this is really gonna last
How long can you hold their attention before they move on to the next band

On the inside
On the inside
On the inside
Do you wanna know how it feels on the inside?
On the inside
On the inside
On the inside
Do you wanna know how it feels on the inside?

We'll coordinate the marketing, label, publicity, touring
Consult the timing, presentation
Go ahead, put this in context
It's three points on production
15% to management
10% to the agent
5% to legal representation
We've got an insurance plan
To stretch the inevitable as far as you can
Gotta make your money while you got the chance
Do whatever it takes to sell it

On the inside
On the inside
On the inside
Do you wanna know how it feels on the inside?
On the inside
On the inside
On the inside
Do you wanna know how it feels on the inside?

Just how desperate can we be?
(Go buy our record and see)
Just how angry can we seem?
(Go buy our record and see)
Just how fucked up can it get?
(Go buy our record and see)
Just how much can we bleed?
We're completely irrelevant on LP and compact disc

On the inside
On the inside
On the inside
Do you wanna know how it feels on the inside?
On the inside
On the inside
On the inside
Do you wanna know how it feels on the inside?


Lyrics submitted by AllStarMe

Unprotected Sex with Multiple Partners song meanings
Add your thoughts

13 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentNo joke, I can open up just about any Against Me! song in Songmeanings.net, and it's nothing but an argument about whether the band "sold out".

    Look, Most so-called "punks" have no idea what 'selling out' even means. And this has been going on since the 80s. Proof? Any moderately successful band will tell you how much crap they get. EVEN FUGAZI, throughout their band's career, got nothing but absolute nonsense from a good chunk of their fans about how they "sold out". FREAKING FUGAZI, for crying out loud!

    Look, when you're in your teens or early 20s, and you're living at your parent's house/college dorms/crappy apartment, it's all fine and dandy to 'make a statement' and not make any money. But for most, people tend to want to go further with their lives. For example, Tom Gable is married now, and has said in interviews that they want to have kids and start a family. Fans forget that this band isn't a hobby for them, it's their career. If you want a family, you're going to want job security, and there's no real telling how long this band's success is going to last. As even said by Against Me themselves, record labels tend to chew bands up and spit them out, and kids' attention spans are so short that bands from just a few years ago are already forgotten. With their obvious talent, there's no reason for them not to make a comfortable living off of the band, while still creating compelling lyrics and great music.
    abelpriscon June 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really miss the yelling, i can't yet relate against me! old stuff to this new album.
    xleticiaxon September 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI miss it too, god I miss it so much, but I mean this is the evolution of a band, and we just have to accept it. They're still Against Me! and they passed up so, so much fucking money to make this record uncompromised. This song is about what they were going through trying to do this exactly the way they wanted and not get caught up in what other people were expecting/wanting. After all, it's their music. They're not singing for us.
    kellythebeaston September 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese lyrics are really off
    sixamphson December 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs it just me or has anyone noticed that the intro guitar resembles Franz Ferdinands take me out, and the intro bass line resembles the Bravery's Honest Mistake...this really coincides with the (real) lyrics:The kids just wouldn't understand it.
    Come on now, how long do think this is really gonna last?
    How long can you hold their attention? How long before they move on to the next band?
    and Just how desperate can we be?
    Go buy our record and see.
    Just how angry can we seem?
    Go buy our record and see.
    Just how fucked up can it get?
    Go buy our record and see.

    this really seems to be making an example out of the commericalized music scene and their losso f sincerety and drive for money.
    Rockthe2Literon January 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is about how rediculous music marketing is
    wyliekyleon January 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA song about selling out from the kings of selling out.

    Plan-it X can't even press "Crime as forgiven by..." anymore.

    "Baby, i'm a reactionary and truely a liberal,
    I wrote songs for the movement that i pretended to follow
    but when it came time to get some cash i signed away my dignity"
    negatyveon May 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDid they take the title from Chasing Amy?
    tjwellson June 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about when every punk band realises they have a choice between selling out and selling shoes.
    Violentpacifiston July 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is definitely about how against me! didn't sell out for the money (the percentages are about how small bands hardly earn anything by switching to larger labels) but instead to spread a broader political message. everyone interprets this album wrong.
    Cyrus_and_Jeffon September 13, 2006   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain