I am oh-so fascinated
I am oh-so entertained
Standing here like a comedian I repeat what I say again and again and again, until the meaning has become an imitation of itself.
An impression of an original defeats the purpose.
I don't know where this is going, but it's looking more and more like the same place that we started.
Oh good god!
Holy Shit!
The joke's on us, not on them!
Just kids pretending to be astronauts, police officers, and firemen.
Everybody's watching the lead singer in the band.
The guitars exploding to a drum beat that's driving.
It's pretty fucking boring, don't you think?
Of all the things we'd ask. All the ways we'd like for it to be.
They're just drunken conversations,
Song lyrics sung at the top of our lungs so desperately.

Like, I believe in a power that is of and by the people.
I believe in an art that cannot be compromised.
I believe that all will endure and all will overcome.
And I will sing it til I no longer remember the reason.
What was the reason?

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Holy Shit! song meanings
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    General Commentahh, no comments on a sweet sweet song?
    jimijohn313on March 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a band that is just tired of doing it over and over.

    They are tired of the industry, not the music: I believe in an art that cannot be compromised.
    Aquintesceon April 06, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"it isn't any different, it's the same old shit, it goes!..."

    the version I have starts out with that
    and it's awesome.
    Thursdayloveon October 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think he singing about being in a band is not as great as it seems. When he says "just kids pretending to be astronauts, police officers, and firemen" He means little kids want to grow up to be firemen, police officers, and astronaut's, but usually those dreams never happen. Maybe his dream was to grow up to be in a band, and it happened, but it's much harder than he thought, so the joke is on him.
    wilhelmISscreamingon October 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell thats obviously not true
    quite the opposite hahahahahahahaha
    tom gabel is #1
    itsmyisliandon February 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about how he loves what he does but cant stand it at the same time. he loves it for the actual music, but hates the industry. he then, of course, starts to lose faith a little (the guitar's exploding to a drum beat thats driving. its pretty fucking boring, oh don't you think?) but he, at the same time, could never completely lose hope in it.

    its an amazing song, because it not only describes the music industry perfectly but also many other things. it can relate to anyone.
    katherinelizabethon June 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's "a power that is governed by the people". This is one of my fave tracks off SFAFC.
    punkmeetsindieon November 03, 2008   Link

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