"Ticket To Immortality" as written by and Murray Lightburn....
Fist up in our faces,
how did we end up here?
Standing in police lines,
don't you know who I am?

I hang out with all the Pariahs,
everyone is almost done with me.

This'll be our name,
yeah this'll be our name.
So listen the buck stops here,
or I'm gonna lose it now.

M-A-L, is that too personal?
Gimme an M-A-L, we're international.

I hang out with all the Pariahs,
everyone is almost done with me.
I hang out with the Pariahs,
everyone has had their fun with me.

The world is really gonna love you,
The world is really gonna love you.

I promise you, just like I do.

The world is really gonna love you,
The world is really gonna love you.

The world loves you.


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    General Comment(I listened to three versions of Murray doing this acoustic to make sure I got it right :P)

    I'm guessing he's singing how "great" the industry is.
    How The Dears aren't treated as anything close to
    international superstars, they're often tossed aside by critics, they never seem to enjoy playing at festivals.

    And I mean he says hangs out with
    Pariahs (which is an outcast or someone who's rejected from a society) and that people are seemingly
    using him (labels perhaps?)

    'Mal' I believe is French for evil or bad,
    I'm assuming its another jab at the industry.

    On a longshot, I'm gonna say that
    during the last section (The world loves you),
    Murray is singing to himself. Trying to fool himself almost.

    Either that or he's thinking about
    what he was told (or told himself)
    when he was aspiring to become a musician.
    That people would love him and his music.

    Anyways it's late, and I'm rambling :P
    Jonsion June 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHmm, I thought the "mal" comment might have been about evil too, as I was also thinking in French. But I just noticed (very slowly) that M.A.L. also stands for Murray's name, as in Murray A. Lightburn. So, that last part about thinking about when he was aspiring to become a musician might be right.
    therethere_011on October 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHow has no one heard this song? The beginning alone pulls you in!
    Soaron June 05, 2009   Link

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