"(POP)Ular SciencE" as written by Anthony S Raneri, Jack A O'shea, Nick Ghanbarian and Christopher John Guglielmo....
Nothing feels right
But my fake smiles paint pictures like everything's fine
Sheep like what they're told
So they've got spindles spinning bad songs into gold

And who decides what's wrong or right to like?

When the puzzle pieces twist
And seem like they won't fit their match
And I'll be waiting, I'll be waiting
And all the best songs what's the best about 'em?

I thought I was part of something more
But more money, less substance, more demand
I've heard great songs that no one understands
You can't lay brick on wet cement or build castles out of sand

But who decides?

But when the puzzle pieces twist
And seem like they won't fit their match
Then I will try and try again
And hope that someone understands
I'll be waiting, I'll be waiting

And they can say they love you
But it still won't change a thing
'Cause the tides may turn tomorrow
And I won't be there to look

And I can say
I've got to say
Dollar by dollar, your soul gets smaller
Trending what we fought to make ours

And they don't care about
They don't care
It's a good thing bad trends fade away
It's so much cooler in the shade

And they don't care about
They don't care
We give in nightly to our addiction
A self-afflicted public crucifixion

They don't care about
And they don't care
Dollar by dollar, your soul gets smaller
Trending what we fought to make ours

They don't care about
They don't care about
They don't care
They never cared



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"(Pop)ular Science" as written by Christopher John Guglielmo Anthony S Raneri

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    General CommentCheck the lyrics sheet...the line "now for great songs that no one understands" should read "NOT" for great songs that no one understands. Cool song about the guilt artists should feel for not being true to their craft and compromising their music for a buck. Anthony is pissed off at all the crap that big record companies churn out and is saying how most of it lacks substance or meaning. Which is exactly what every Bayside song whether it's a Smoking Popes cover or Counting Crows cover...they're all meaningful well thought out songs and the melodies and solos are incredible. Anthony, Jack, Nick and Chris are 4 of the most talented guys out now both musically and lyrically. Take a look at the lyric sheets and listen to them and if you've got a brain in your head, you'll agree.
    markmccradyon July 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about having an oppnion, but nobody listening because everybody is so biased from the media. I also think it's about not following the crowd because it makes you less of a person.
    Raptor98on February 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think its about pop singers how they come out with music just for money and there is no real talent or thought into theyre songs how they just slap anything together and get money out of it and how its an insult to good bands that put alot of thought and meaning into theyre lyrics and make music that isnt just another pop trend that will fade out.
    loadertoadon February 05, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"dollar by dollar your soul gets smaller" is such a great line in this song. I feel that Anthony is definately talking about selling yourself to make the songs and albums which will make more money, and even though the fans eat it all up, in the end the fame and glory isn't worth it.
    xxpistachioon February 14, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"dollar by dollar your soul gets smaller" is such a great line in this song. I feel that Anthony is definately talking about selling yourself to make the songs and albums which will make more money, and even though the fans eat it all up, in the end the fame and glory isn't worth it.
    xxpistachioon February 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentat a show i was at ant introduced it saying this is about what he thinks about the current state of music
    baysideisacult!on February 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand these lyrics arent quite right
    check the lyric booklet
    baysideisacult!on February 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is pretty obvious. its about popular music and how a lot of popular music today is crap and people glorify it cause it the "cool" thing to listen to. and how they wont follow the trend cause they want to stay true to themselves with their music.
    konstantinesuicideon March 09, 2007   Link
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    General Comment** i agree with baysideisacult. when they did a acoustic set that i was helping to run they said the same thing that we posted.
    konstantinesuicideon March 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is definitely one of my favorites if not my favorite bayside song.

    probably my favorite line in the song is "good thing bad trends fade away, it's so much cooler in the shade". it's just such an incredible song, especially given what's been going on with music and bands just not caring about anything except getting to the top and having fans who stick with them until there's a new "next cool thing".

    i could talk about this song forever, everything about it is perfect.
    isaculton March 31, 2007   Link

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