"Head on a Plate" as written by Anthony S Raneri, Jack A O'shea, Nick Ghanbarian and Christopher John Guglielmo....
Breathe kids, the mold is getting old
It'll be gone any day
The hipster empire of tomorrow
Will fall to the common kids of today

With tied wrists we're under their control
With fists clenched, we're taking on the world
I write down words with cathartic intentions
But they spawn revolutions of minds

they're asking for my
My head on a plate
They're asking for my
My head on a plate

I'm really, really not that conceited, I swear I'm not
I'm just trying to bring
Music back to music, I define up and coming
They already came up and went

I'm loose lipped now shaking back and forth
Problems fixed, I'm pouring out my soul
I find the right words to express myself
Instead of fitting round pegs in round holes

What a lovely day for a symphony
Full of honesty and integrity
So take this for what it?s worth
Originality's not a curse

they're asking for my
My head on a plate
They're asking for my
My head on a plate

I'm really, really not that conceited, I swear I'm not
I'm just trying to bring
Music back to music, I define up and coming
They already came up and went

they're asking for my
My head on a plate
They're asking for my
My head on a plate

I'm really, really not that conceited, I swear I'm not
I'm just trying to bring
Music back to music, I define up and coming
They already came up and went



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"Head on a Plate" as written by Christopher John Guglielmo Anthony S Raneri

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    General CommentSeriously? No one commented on this yet? Well mark my words, it will become a well known song amongst the lot of you I'm sure.

    Amazingly written, and though I just heard it for the first time, it seems like it's about popularity of songs, his in particular.

    "I'm just trying to bring music back to music.."

    Well done again.
    MyObsessionWithFireon February 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah I think the overall meanings is clear, I'm just purplexed by the beginning.

    "The hipster empire of tomorrow
    Will fall to the common kids of today"
    xlostlove777on February 08, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"I find the right words to express myself
    Instead of fitting ‘round pegs and 'round holes"

    i get the impression that this should be "fitting round pegs in round holes"
    because he's saying he writes what he feels, not what he feels like he should because it's what works and what people expect.

    "originality's not a curse"
    i love this line. bayside have something unique about them, and he's saying this isn't a bad thing.

    overall the meaning of this song is pretty obvious. i really like it. the new cd is a grower, but it's growing pretty fast.
    babycomeonon February 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song, but i have only one problem with it...the first line. "Breathe kids the mold is getting old."
    The fact that mold and old rhyme just bothers me for some odd reason.
    somecoolguy6on February 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the whole first verse is just meant to say that what's popular or cool today won't be in a few years, when "the hipster empire of tomorrow" falls to the common kids of today; or, every kid out there right now. it seems our society only pays attention to the kids that aren't common, the ones that have something that make them stand out and they flaunt it. I think they're trying to say that in a few years, every person is going to be important...
    After hearing this album, I can only think that they're going to be huge... even if they haven't yet, it's only a matter of time.
    clarelvsmychemon February 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit simple its about the new myspace music generation and the record company bosses hwo are under pressure to persuade theese bands to sign with them
    batamnon February 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this new bayside. there not just writing about heartbreaks and sorrow. i love it.
    You Alright?on February 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about how the bands nowadays seem to try and come up with the biggest gimick(please don't hold spelling against me) instead of making music that they are proud of and will stand the test of time, up until this cd came out i was feeling really down about the state of the "scene", i hadn't really been impressed with any albums the last couple of years and it seemed inevitable bands would start breaking up and blah blah blah, well in short i think bayside could put the rock industry on their back and carry them following this cd
    i am parker lewison March 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is the reason why i've always loved bayside how they don't back down from what they stand for.

    "I'm loosed lipped now shaking back and forth
    Problem fixed I'm pouring out my soul
    I find the right words to express myself
    Instead of fitting ‘round pegs and 'round holes

    And what a lovely day for a symphony
    Full with honesty and integrity
    So take this for what's it worth
    Originality’s not a curse"

    that part gives me chills every time i listen to it.
    isaculton March 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti'm pretty sure it's
    "i'm really not that conceited, I swear, I'm not"
    i dont think "conceded" makes much sense in that context
    could be wrong tho

    awesome song!
    mieolhcon May 05, 2007   Link

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