"A Song Is Not A Business Plan" as written by and Stephen Bryce Avary....
Hey stop, do you hear an echo?
I do but does anyone know?
The same old thing we heard an hour ago
Different band, the same radio

We broke down on the side of the road
East Coast we had to cancel the shows
I'm tryin' as hard as I can
But I'd rather write a song than a business plan

Because this is me sayin' words I actually mean
I won't compromise this thing just to make it

I want to that's a given but
I can't imagine it the same way as you
Oh, you know I'll never do
The things they do just to make it

Sayin' so, you say got it in you?
Somethin' to say well, I don't hear it in any one of your tunes
The words you heard usually used
You got a hook, there's no book, got no soul, just a look

And this is me sayin' words I actually mean
I won't compromise this thing just to make it

I want to that's a given but
I can't imagine it the same way as you
Oh, you know I'll never do
The things they do just to make it

Do you even know what you're even sayin'?
Or you just sayin' it 'cause someone else said it
Do you even know what you're even sayin'?
Or you just sayin' it 'cause someone else said it

Do you even know what you're even sayin'?
Or you just sayin' it 'cause someone else said it
Do you even know what you're even sayin'?
Or you just sayin' it

I want to that's a given but
I can't imagine it the same way as you
Oh, you know I'll never do
The things they do just to make it

I want to that's a given but
I can't imagine it the same way as you
Oh, you know I'll never do
The things they do just to make it


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"A Song Is Not a Business Plan" as written by Stephen Bryce Avary Bryce Avary

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    General CommentI love him for saying this.
    It just seems like music is trying to turn itself into an industry, remove any originality, and sell things that it knows will SELL, without taking risks or being unique. :]
    Technophobiaon July 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAWESOME> i love them for saying this, it's exactly how i feel. it seems almost all of the so-called artists being supported these days by many people are only PRODUCTS. they are far from the word artists or even musicians. i'm not targetting all of them, some are good, but cough-cough fergiebritneyvariousrappers do not deserve the name 'artist'. ever.
    severalwayson July 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentloooooooooooooove it :)
    he's unique :D
    xobsenityxon July 19, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"This is me, saying words I actually mean
    I won't compromise this thing just to make it"

    "I'll never do the things they do just to make it"

    He's telling everyone, especially his fans, that he isn't selling out like many other artists. Money is not his reason for singing, and he won't let it control what he does with his music.
    juliaron July 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS.
    it's pretty self explanitory, so yeah.
    it's about all those sell outs and so-called artists letting the industry use them as puppets.
    aprilemayjuneon July 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song.
    and i love him for saying this.


    "Hey, stop, do you hear an echo?
    I do, but does anyone know?
    Same old thing we heard an hour ago
    Different band, the same radio"

    i htink he's basically saying all the music nowadays sounds the same to him. no diversity or originality. it's like an echo, but its a different band. they all do the same thing, just to be famous.

    "Because this is me saying words I actually mean
    I won't compromise this thing just to make it"

    he's saying what he wants to say, and he's not gonna leave that just to make it.

    "I want to, that's a given
    But, I can't imagine the same way as you"

    is that saying that he wants to be bigger, but he can't leave what he's doing now or something??

    well, those are my thoughts. im gonna shut up now.
    hey loserfaceon July 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOk, so it's pretty obvious what most of the song is about, and it's great that he said it. But what is this bit all about:

    "We broke down on the side of the road
    East coast, we had to cancel the shows
    I'm trying as hard as I can
    But I'd rather write a song than a business plan"

    ...?? Clearly it has to tie in with the theme somehow, but how?
    OnDistantShoreson August 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis part of the song:
    "We broke down on the side of the road
    East coast, we had to cancel the shows
    I'm trying as hard as I can
    But I'd rather write a song than a business plan"
    references to when Bryce wrote this song. His van had broken down again and he had to cancel all the dates for the Canadian tour. He was pretty bummed and frustrated and it's when he wrote this song.
    ilovetrson August 22, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Singing soul, you say you got it in you
    Something to say, well, I don't hear it in any one of your tunes"

    "And this is me saying words I actually mean
    I won't compromise this thing just to make it"

    these are actually references to him being a christian artist. many christian artists sell out within the first year or two and hes saying that hes going to continue being a christian artist and wouldnt give it up just for the industry.
    givinuponmexon August 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis whole cd is all sooo great. there s not a single song i dont like.
    bryce = amazinggg
    rorygodwinon September 08, 2007   Link

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