"Download this song" as written by Andrew R. Nielsen, James Newell Osterberg, Ricky Gardiner and Mike A. Sapone....
Download this Song
It's 2006, the consumer's still pissed
Won't take it anymore so I'm writing a list
Don't try to resist this paradigm shift

The music revolution cannot be dismissed
$18.98 Iggy pop CD
What if I can get it from my sister for free?
It's all about marketing Clive Davis see

If fans buy the shirt then they get the mp3
Music was a product now it is a service
Major record labels why are you trying to hurt us
Epic's up in my face like don't steal out songs Lars

While Sony sells the burners that are burning CD-are's
So Warner EMI hear me clearly
Universal music, update your circuitry
They sue little kids downloading hit songs

They think that makes sense
When they know that it's wrong

Hey Mr. Record man the joke's on you
Running your label like it was 1992
Hey Mr. record man your system can't compete
It's the new artist model file transfer complete

Download this song
Download this song
Download this song

I know I'm rhyming fast but the message is clear
You don't need a million dollars to launch a career
If your style is unique and you practice what you preach
Minor threat and jello both have things to teach

I've got G5 production concept videos
Touring with a laptop rocking packed shows
The old-school major deal it makes no sense
Indentured servitude the costs are too immense

Their finger's in the dam but the crack keeps on growing
Can't sell bottled water when it's freely flowing
Record sales slipping down 8 percent
Increased download sales you can't prevent

Satellite radio and video games
Changed the terrain it will never be the same
Did you know in ten years labels won't exist?
Goodbye DVDs and compact disks

Hey mister record man what's wrong with you
Still living off your catalog from 1982
Hey Mr. record man your system can't compete
It's the new artist model file transfer complete

Download this song
Download this song
Download this song

You know we just wanted a level playing field.
You've overcharged us for music for years and now we're just trying to find a fair balance.
I hate to say it but... welcome to the future

Download this song
Download this song
Download this song

Hey Mr. Record man the joke's on you
Running your label like it was 1992
Hey Mr. record man your system can't compete
It's the new artist model file transfer complete


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"Download this Song" as written by James Newell Osterberg Andrew R. Nielsen

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    General CommentExcellent song. ANd the meaning is completly true. It's time to face up to the facts. music is overpriced everywhere. And everyones tired of paying 20 bucks for 10 songs.
    Dylan Misneron April 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMC Lars speaketh the truth.
    everything_is_jakeon April 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsong from the 30 days commercial, very cool song
    noschoolspirit7on April 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsong from the 30 days commercial, very cool song
    noschoolspirit7on April 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentis that the lead singer from Bowling for Soup singing the chorus?
    noschoolspirit7on April 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentim pretty sure lars is singing the chorus
    tjwellson April 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell i just looked it up and you are correct, it is the jaret reddick from bowling for soup
    tjwellson April 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this is a great song. it's meaning is obvious, and i think that it's time somebody said something about it. i love the fact that mc lars uses language that you can understand but still makes his voice heard in an intellectual way. i mean, who would have thought to combine pop culture, rap, and edgar allen poe?
    sheslikeohsoemoon May 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHOORAH! We finally have someone brave enough to speak up. Hahaha, I agree sheslikeohsoemo. Great song, good message and good video clip. Kudos!
    lil rocker99on May 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHey Mr. Record man the joke’s on you
    Running your label like it was 1992
    Hey Mr. record man your system can’t compete
    It’s the new artist model file transfer complete


    i kinda disagree with that...i dont see how the record copanies are running like its 1992 since they are making money off of poeple downloading music with itunes and stuff....in my opinion i think they are right on top of stuff
    x1540on June 15, 2006   Link

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