I’m grateful for these things
These things are grateful for me but
These gifts are plagues
These plagues are candy coated
I only hope it brings
A smile and all the other
Little useless things
But these hands are tied to an arm
And to an eye that won’t abide

I’m not doing that well today
And self control was never my forte
So I call a friend
Jesus with a pager and Mercedes Benz
Cuz there’s a limit to ourselves
And all the games we play
It’s metaphor we use to define our day
It’s only rhythm
It’s only sound
But we’re not accustomed to the tempo
And we find it too loud
And all the time…

You like like a star
And I talk like a fool
I’m delivering idiots and photographs
It makes me look cool

I’m doing much better today
It’s just harder to focus
On the things that I hate
I’m not worried cuz I know
I’ll get my vision back
Then at least I’ll have a weapon
To defend these attacks

If I could only find a filter
For these tricks
Then I could bury the riddles deep
Deep in the mix
It’s not the lines
It’s more the tones
More often it’s the volume
That can make it hit home

It’s not the songs
That determine if the record sells
It’s the faces in the videos
We exploit so well
It’s the push from the whores
In leather chairs
They package our emotions
And they market our fears
It’s nothing to be proud about

I’ve never been one to see writing on walls
Still you call me crazy
Don’t walk on in don’t expect me to listen
Don’t you try to save me

Because I’m too suspicious of long
Explanations that
Make you feel like
You’ve really reached me
I’m changing my ways I believe

Don’t talk about
What happened 14 hours ago
It’s ok if you smile
But please

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    General CommentThis song seems to be a criticism of a number of things... it seems to use examples of the music industry as a metaphor for how we take misleading visual cues to override our understanding of what makes better sense. A pretty picture is more easily understood than a sensible explanation, because we lack the patience to understand things on our own.

    "Don't talk about what happened 14 hours ago... It's OK if you smile."

    Very clever.
    jpmccordon December 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentto me this song is, for the majority on how much of an obsessive nature we as society have on what is "celebtrety." as much as i hate how much society puts these people (who for the most part dont do anything to help make things better) on a pedistill.
    kiniziboyon January 02, 2008   Link

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