"The Censor" as written by Tim Kasher, Matthew Ryan Maginn, Clint Frederick Schnase and Ted James Stevens....
It's not a song about old friends,
Backstabbers, leeches, or cretins.
It's not about you, and it isn't true.

It's not a song about family,
How the lack thereof can be crippling.
It's not about, and it isn't true.

These songs are getting smothered
By the consideration of others.

It's not a song about another girl,
An old flame I'd like to rekindle.
It's not about you, and it isn't true.

It's not about our conversations
(don't worry, I'm not taping).
It's not about you, and it isn't true.

Some stories can get so dull,
So you get a little personal...

Lately, I've been afraid,
Maybe I say too much.
Maybe the ones involved are feeling the rub
-- while I play dumb.

I'm sure this sentiment
Could come off as arrogant;
To assume you're all hung up
On such triflin' melody.
It's not you -- it's me with whom I'm concerned...
What have I done?


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"The Censor" as written by Matthew Ryan Maginn Clint Frederick Schnase

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    General CommentThis song reminds me of Nonsense alot.
    Knife2aGunFighton July 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentKind of feels like it's Tim saying he's not going to write his trademark personal lyrics anymore.
    hotdingdongon July 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentActually, it sounds like he's saying that he already hasn't been, ie Happy Hollow. The songs on Happy Hollow are stories, and the only thing really personal about him is his dissatisfaction with religion.

    But he sounds like he kind of regrets it. I mean, these lyrics are pretty self-explanitory. With the "songs are getting smothered" and the "what have I done".

    I feel bad that these amazing songs that he gives to us are putting him through this. Personally, I'm willing to accept any kind of lyrics from him. They're always amazing, personal or not.
    proposalson July 14, 2006   Link

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