"Burned" as written by and James A Johnston....
If you don't look cool
They won't look at you
But if your image is strong
Any song will do

They'll think that the wrapping's the gift
Is a throw away stone
All we want
Is an empty throne

I feel I've been burned
I feel I've been burned
I feel I've been burned
I feel I've been burned

But I won't let it show
I won't let it show
I won't let it show
I won't let it show
I won't let it show

My beliefs are all shaken
I'm lost in grief at the state I'm in
Seen too much goodness chewed up by money men
If God exists she should make us kings

I feel I've been burned
I feel I've been burned
I feel I've been burned
I feel I've been burned

What must we do to make money
Sell our dreams to some Pharisee
Believe that all everyone wants is power and fame
If you won't get screwed, don't go on the game

I feel I've been burned
I feel I've been burned
I feel I've been burned
I feel I've been burned

Burned
Burned
Burned...

I've been burned
I've been burned
I've been burned...



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    General CommentThis song is a pure, scathing attack on the expectations record companies have of bands, specifically directed at Sire Records after they let James down. The corruption of the music industry is a recurring theme throughout James songs, and this one says it best.

    This is a rare but stunning track, worth tracking down the One Man Clapping album just to hear this song.
    MaskOfSanityon June 02, 2007   Link

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