Here's the thing about the music business.
The trick is playing trend rock right before the trend hits.
Playing it right after means your band has missed the fucking bus and the kids have moved on.

Here's the thing about the music business.
You can't become an addict 'til you're fucking famous.
If you do it backwards that just means your rent will be overdue and you'll have to keep a day job.

Get up. Stand up. Line up with the rest of them.
All so different? I say you're all the same.
Get up. Stand up. Line up with the rest of them.
SAFE. YOU PLAY IT SAFE.

Here's the thing about the music business.
10,000 records isn't much, if you consider the budget.
Your promo, your parties, payola insures your shitty band will stay poor.

Here's the thing about a nail in a coffin.
It keeps that shit shut while it's six feet under.
And zombies no one cares about don't get a chance to rise from the dead and make a VH1 special.

And when I'm wrong I'll shut my mouth.

If it's playing what you're into even though it's not the current trend, then SAFE WE PLAY IT SAFE.
If it's trying not to be boring to keep the audience interested, then SAFE WE PLAY IT SAFE.
If it's playing music that you like instead of what some label says, then SAFE WE PLAY IT SAFE.

*But if it's pulling the shit you do every night.....

YOU'RE PLAYING IT SAFE. YOU PLAY IT SAFE.


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My Response To An Article in Alternative Press song meanings
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    General Commentanyone know the article he is talking about
    mechpope13on February 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAccording to Jeff, this is a response to a certain musician he once he had respect for. My guess is Gabe Saporta, who once fronted Midtown but has since gone on to form the dance-punk band Cobra Starship, a band that is latching onto the dance-punk craze simply for the money.
    BradT53104on September 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHere's the thing about the music business.
    You can't become an addict 'til you're fucking famous.
    If you do it backwards that just means your rent will be overdue and you'll have to keep a day job.

    hahahah
    Ikzon January 12, 2009   Link

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