"Guitar & Drum" as written by and Jake Burns....
Well you get your entertainment
Through a corporate plan
Via 5 young athletes in a dancing band
Who are trained to act moronically
And smile on demand
Cos it makes more money for the company man

Well it might make all the young girls' hearts beat faster
But it don't amuse this cynical old bastard

I believe
I believe in the power of guitar & drum
I believe in the hope held in a song
I believe that the music makes you strong
I believe in the power of guitar & drum

Well there are songs about heartbreak
There are songs about love
There are songs about sex sung by an eight year old
And there's no-one making statements
Cos rebellion don't pay
And they'd rather that you bought this
Cos it's safer that way

Well, I can't believe that everyone is happy
With the newest teen sensation carbon copy

I believe
I believe in the power of guitar & drum
I believe in the hope held in a song
I believe that the music makes you strong
I believe in the power of guitar & drum

You gotta eat McFood
Play with Barbie
Drink Coca Cola
Don't do anything that marks you as solo
Only use your brain for playing Nintendo
Consume everything with corporate logos
You gotta eat McFood
Play with Barbie
Drink Coca Cola
Don't do anything that marks you as solo
Only use your brain for playing Nintendo
Consume everything with corporate logos

Go on ahead and make all the fat cats fatter
And for God's sake don't say anything that matters

I believe
I believe in the power of guitar & drum
I believe in the hope held in a song
I believe that the music makes you strong
I believe in the power of guitar & drum
I believe in the power of guitar & drum
I believe in the hope held in a song
I believe that the music makes you strong
I believe in the power of guitar & drum


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    General CommentI think this song presents that with music you can change the way the world's turnin'. You get power with guitar and drum, power to make a riot of your own..kind of punk
    Rebeckoon March 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentand of course it's a protest of the new music-generation
    Rebeckoon March 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentEverytime I go out in public-wheather it be on the radio, at the mall or even other people blasting CDs from their cars at the red light-I hear a bunch of music that has beenb manufactured by greedy music industry big wigs who are trying to take advantage of the popcultured obsessed youth who take their allowance and blow it on whatever the media tells them to like. I once saw a short film that I think was called "marketing Cool" and it's true, people are payed to go out and talk to young kids in order to bottle whatever flash in the pan will make them money. I always thought that music was something magical, and in many case it can change the world, it makes me feel ill to see it being treated as another product aimed toward those who activly and habbitually comsume. I think this song is a great way of sharing that sentiment...and it's still catchy!!!
    Musixexon January 04, 2008   Link

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