"April Fools and Eggmen" as written by and Andrew/campbell Sudderth....
Rest assured they're weighing words in sympathetic ink
And they don't waste their time suspending disbelief
They face the facts with thinking caps, they map out and display
But that's not the only way

Common sense won't pay the rent and doesn't grow on trees
But splitting hairs can get you anything you need
Who would have thought connecting dots might get you to the point?
But charities and remedy, almost as much as modesty

Take the bait and save however much it takes
Before you've made your wish, however much it takes

Rest assured they're weighing words in sympathetic ink
And I don't waste my time suspending disbelief
Masterminds want bottom lines to map out and display
If I have every bit of faith I won't be turning in my grave

Take the bait and save however much it takes
Before you've made your wish, however much it takes

Take your own advice before you take a side
Run for middle ground

Take the bait and save however much it takes
Before you've made your wish, however much it takes
Before you lie in bed, however much it takes


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"April Fools and Eggmen" as written by Brett Stowers Andrew Sudderth

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    General CommentThis song is the best on the album. :)

    Also, the lyric actually goes "but charities are a rarity, almost as much as modesty."
    :)
    robosexualon August 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt seems this song has a lot to do with money vs something.
    It alludes to money twice with
    "Common sense won't pay the rent and doesn't grow on trees"
    Still can't tell really what it's tryin to say.
    m333333on July 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti THINK this song has something to do with religion. follow me on this and see if you see it: the first verse, (speaking to Christians in this explination but fill in your own religious text and leaders and so on where i type Christian verbage)

    the first verse, the folks that wrote the bible. they write it, edit it (KJV), distribute it, etc. and have no tolerance for those that disbelieve..(sympathetic ink, suspending disbelief, thinking caps, etc)

    the second verse, money won't get you what u seek in religion. arguing about it (splitting hairs), can give you self-satisfaction, but if you "connect the dots", and see the overall picture (be good, love each other, yourself, etc.) then "you might get the point"..("charities" - loving others and "modesty" - loving yourself)

    the third verse is the singers/writers own relgious perspective: he doesn't "suspend disbelief" and those that want everything explained (masterminds) just want to map out the bible and not live it....he, the singer/writer, has every bit of faith he will R.I.P.

    the chours: so take the bait, do what you have to do (however much it takes) to come to your own spiritual satisfaction. (take your own advice before you take a side = bridge)

    whatcha think? is that a stretch?
    songsmeanon September 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis seems to me to have rather a political bent (please humour mr): rest assured they're weighing words in sympathetic ink, and they don't waste their time suspending disbelief. they face the facts with thinking caps they map out and display, but that's not the only way.
    "sympathetic ink is statements from the white house spokesman, for example; "disbelief" may refer to the public (faith in W. Bush's war) and not wasting time suspending it refers to getting to action before we can take it all in for consideration, and the next part refers to planning (mapping) out a war; "charities and remedies, almost as much as modesty" refers to the U.S "generosity", and haughtiness; "take the bait", speaking to the American public? Does any of this make sense, or am I way off? Could it be (also) about media as a mouthpiece?
    keesvon September 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis seems to me to have rather a political bent (please humour mr): rest assured they're weighing words in sympathetic ink, and they don't waste their time suspending disbelief. they face the facts with thinking caps they map out and display, but that's not the only way.
    "sympathetic ink is statements from the white house spokesman, for example; "disbelief" may refer to the public (faith in W. Bush's war) and not wasting time suspending it refers to getting to action before we can take it all in for consideration, and the next part refers to planning (mapping) out a war; "charities and remedies, almost as much as modesty" refers to the U.S "generosity", and haughtiness; "take the bait", speaking to the American public? Does any of this make sense, or am I way off? Could it be (also) about media as a mouthpiece?
    keesvon September 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is simply about the little man, the big man
    the good man, the bad man, the rich man, the poor man- and the battle between them. And the bad man seems to always come out on top no matter what the good man does. Because the big man has the money, the little man needs the money. Like the song says "Common sense wont pay the rent and doesnt grow on trees, but splitting hairs can get you anything you need." The meek try to live by common sense alone, while the tyrants split those hairs to get exactly what they want. It is all about taking from others in this day and age. Noone is humble anymore-and they are all too arrogant. "Charity's a rarity- almost as much a modesty" So we take the bait only because we know that in the end we will rest peacfully and wont be turning in our graves.
    eckoon October 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI actually think it's about those who believe only what there eyes can see, those that think too much and don't feel enough.

    The verses talk about how these men only deal with "facts." The don't spend their time suspending disbelief (i.e. practicing religion, believing intuition)

    The bridge is basically telling these people not to be so hypocritical and to look at all the facts, the way the tell the overly faithful.

    It's not really condoning either side, it's just pointing out hypocrisy. The scientific men are as devoted to facts as the religious people they despise are devoted to their faith.
    Lostnspirationon January 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree that maybe there are political undertones, but as a whole i think this song is about thinking for yourself. There will be a lot of people out there trying to sway your opinion, but the only person you can trust is yourself...so dont be swayed by "april fools and eggmen" cause they are both wrong.

    "rest assured their weighing words in sympathetic ink"-here is the political aspect of the song, there are those out there who will lie through their teeth and pine to which ever group will hear them, as long as it makes them more popular...they weigh their words in sympathetic ink to get votes

    "and they dont waste their time suspending disbelief, they face the facts with thinking caps they map out and display...but thats not the only way"-basically, once they get your approval, they will then try to instill all of their morals, ethics, beliefs, etc. on you...but you don't have to listen to them, its not the only way.

    "common sense wont pay the rent and doesnt grow on trees, but splitting hair will get you anything you need." -instincts and common sense are good, but sometimes you need to think a little deeper to see what is below the surface.

    "take your own advice, before you take a side, look for NEW ground"-the bridge pretty much sums the entire song up in three lines...dont trust anyone else until you truly know what you believe...then weigh that against what these april fools and eggmen are preaching, and see if it matches. If not, look for new ground.

    not all lines are analyzed, but i think you get the point.
    AuntieEm&UncleSamon October 14, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationMy quick impression is that most are too quick to judge or believe what other people have "concluded." That finding the reality of the situation takes time and determination to do so. Stop and think for yourself independent of what "everyone else" thinks. Challenge them and their piddly little perceptions before you give in to one.
    anAlternativetothison December 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about an argument or debate. I think the album art supports my theory (if you've seen it, you know what I mean.)

    As for the lyrics:

    rest assured they're weighing words in sympathetic ink, and they don't waste their time suspending disbelief.
    (Debaters like to use facts and twist them to sympathize with debater's cause, and they won't listen to anyone who doesn't believe what they are saying)

    they face the facts with thinking caps they map out and display, but that's not the only way.
    (They look at things in a way that makes them look intelligent, but you as their opponent, don't have to)

    common sense won't pay the rent and doesn't grow on trees, but splitting hairs can get you anything you need. (finding common sense in what a debater is saying can be difficult("doesn't grow on trees") and it doesn't appeal to the audience as much as emotional statements, but if you take things apart and use pieces to your advantage, you'll be successful)

    who would have though connecting dots might get you to the point?
    (If you analyze things well and fit them together, then you might make to a good point)
    but charity's a rarity, almost as much as modesty (I think this line means that your opponent will make it difficult to "connect the dots", and they will always word their statements in a way to try to look better than anyone else)

    take the bait, and save however much it takes before we lay to waste however much it takes.(I'm not sure on this line, but think it means that in a debate you should try to exploit your opponent's traps, and save it for a good time before they destroy your argument completely)

    rest assured they're weighing words in sympathetic ink, and i don't waste my time suspending disbelief.
    (I think Darroh is now speaking for himself, in that he wouldn't stray from his cause, either)
    masterminds want bottom lines to map out and display
    (the "masterminds" are the extremely charismatic and intelligent debaters, and they believe in getting to their point and not stalling. They also try to show the intricacies of their arguments)
    if i have every bit of faith, i won't be turning in my grave.
    (Darroh says that if he just believes what their saying without arguing, then they won't defeat him and leave him troubled)

    take the bait, and save however much it takes before you've made your wish, however much it takes.

    take your own advice
    before you take a side(if you are going to join a debate, be sure to follow you're own arguments; don't be a hypocrite)
    look for middle ground (see if there's a possible midway solution.)
    (opinion->[i.e. god vs. evolution's "middle ground" would be theistic evolution]<-opinion)

    take the bait, and save however much it takes before we lay to waste however much it takes. before we lie in wait, however long it takes.
    (the new "lie in wait" line probably means you should do the aforementioned procedure(exploit traps) before your opponent waits to catch you with yet another trap)

    So that's my interpretation of the song, I tried to avoid twisting it to support my own beliefs, since i find that an extremely annoying yet common problem on this site.
    TheCrazyDog123on October 03, 2010   Link

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