I am limbo, waiting on a window
Stuck inside an interval, new is unattainable
Colored by a label's name, labeled by geography
On a dying dark horse I'm placing
I'm a plagiarst before picking up the pen
Between sonic precedent and the age I represent
Old enough to own the stolen noise I made
Like an arrogant ingrate
Only noteworthy for our loyalty
To forefathers who own all we do

Most of whom I never revered
Never needed or never even heard
Emulating individuals
Cloning the new originals
Followers for gangland ritual

I am a spokesman for a derivative
Traveling salesman selling old narrative
True sounds of liberty staining through my voice
Only heard in echo. White noise
Once an introvert, I'm spewing my entire worth
Regurgitating their words. Vomit

Second coming of second strings
Impersonating the real thing

Beyond gods that wrote bad songs
Or drug-addicts dead and gone
Who wrote the song that stole my voice?
For a scene that made my choices

And the name they chose for me
And the name chosen for me

Finally here I am. Said to be made again
Posing weather statues
Standing on old attributes
Getting sick of this feeling ridiculous
I'm an over told joke's punchline
I am limbo, waiting on that window
Resonating old song. "Goodnight, so long"

Scraping the brand off my forehead
At the speed of nearly dead
Under the vow I never made
To a sound I've already betrayed

It's the name they chose for me

Follow us for gangland ritual


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    General CommentThis song seems to be about how these bands that make it big with a style that seems original to most people, but in actuality their sound is emulated from a smaller band, one that few people have heard but in most cases were a huge inspiration to the bigger band. TSOL, or True Sounds of Liberty seems to be the example used in Ghostwrite en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    writtenininkon January 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI get this weird vibe about Joey thinking alot of the music has already been done, and theres nothing else left to try. Maybe being put into a certain genre and having to stay 'loyal to it? Possibly being in lagwagon and branching out with bad astronaut? Just a thought, I have no idea really.
    backfrubon April 10, 2007   Link

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