I can't take it
It's just a paycheck
Making arrangements to burn it to the ground
I can't fake it
When nothing's sacred
Making arrangements to burn it to the ground

And beauty lies in the ignorant
With the sound of selling out to the innocent

I can't save us from the outside
I can't take it, what I'm told
You can't stop it
It just started
Dead living on the radio
I can't save us from the outside

I can't take it
I won't cooperate
Making arrangements to bury it in the ground
I can't fake it
This station
Is going under, so I'll bury this in the ground

And beauty lies in the ignorant
With the sound of selling out to the innocent

I can't save us from the outside
I can't take it, what I'm told
You can't stop it
It just started
Dead living on the radio
I can't save us from the outside

I can't take it
It's just a paycheck
Making arrangements
I can't take it
It's just a paycheck
Making arrangements

I can't take one more day all for I am done
I can't bend, this must end, counting back from 3, 2, 1

I can't save us from the outside
I can't take it, what I'm told
You can't stop it
It just started
Dead living on the radio
I can't save us from the outside

I can't save us
You can't take us
No one gets out alive
I can't save us
You can't take us
No one gets out


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    General CommentNO COMMENTS!?!?!?! MARKOS VOICE IS AMAZING IN THIS SONG!!! ONE OF THE BEST OFF THE CD!!
    dude8001on October 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI guess I'll say something since no one else seems to be interested. Hopefully someone will refute this or agree. I don't know if this is a far stretch or if I'm just reading it wrong, but this song sounds to me like the writer is frustrated with mainstream media today, mainly music. Sugarcult is one of those bands that really knows what they're doing as far as music is concerned, but they've never gotten very popular. They've been kept "outside" of the mainstream group. I won't elaborate anymore, but every section of the song seems to agree with that hypothesis if you think about it.
    gahendersonon January 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou're right. Practically the "beauty lies in the ignorant" says it all.
    lelemonadeon June 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song and I have to agree with gahenderson and his comment. He is talking about the pop culture and how he doesn't want to be part of it.
    nightdreameron September 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhen I was younger, I thought it was about a zombie invasion! But I completely agree with gahenderson. Sugarcult is one of those amazing bands that just never get the attention they deserve. They're frustrated with the current state of mainstream music (rest assured, they're not alone!), but feel helpless, unable to "save us"/change it. I may be reading too deep into it, but I think "selling out to the innocent" refers to all of the bands that have broken away from their roots and gone mainstream. In contrast, Sugarcult don't conform. Although they're frustrated, they're not going to change their music for a bigger paycheck at the end of the day.
    RyGuy1on May 12, 2011   Link

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