I've got ideas that can save the planet
I'll scrutinize what we take for granted,
With follow through it all should pan out,
but sadly everyone is too proud.
Don't need a gimmick or compensation
I'll show it all through a demonstration of
unapologetic, sincere demeanor so you'll
recognize I'm for real here.

I'm not reinventing, don't call to my attention
that what I'm putting in isn't breaking all new ground.
At least I know it's true - I couldn't lie to you.

Take my word - it's not true gold, but
I can promise it's as real as real gets I will not be sold.
Lay me down in graves of debt.
I'll stick around as long as I can breathe I'm broke but not done yet.

I'm in a hole with four friendly pigeons.
We'll fly away from the public opinions -
"it's been overdone," "what he said, she said"
We'll carry our own banner and just say screw them.

I don't know why I've spent time convincing,
because I know it's not heart I'm missing.
The Souls have taught me how to love the music,
sadly to a generation that's confusing.

So leave me to my 'phones, they'll never let me down I know.
I'll stay awake for days and hear my favorite singers say....

Take my word - it's not true gold, but
I can promise it's as real as real gets I will not be sold.
Lay me down in graves of debt.
I'll stick around as long as I can breathe I'm broke but not done yet.

Do you know what this does to me?
It's disheartening and it drives me crazy.
So I'll say....

Take my word - it's not true gold, but
I can promise it's as real as real gets I will not be sold.
Lay me down in graves of debt.
I'll stick around as long as I can breathe I'm broke but not done yet.


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    General CommentRighto.. taken from H/C myspace - what the song is about (since this is what the site used to be about):

    "Modest Manifesto"

    Modest
    –adjective
    having or showing a moderate or humble estimate of one's merits, importance, etc.; free from vanity, egotism, boastfulness, or great pretensions

    Manifesto
    –noun, plural -toes.
    a public declaration of intentions, opinions, objectives, or motives, as one issued by a government, sovereign, or organization


    "The reason I put such emphasis on this is that this song means a lot to me personally. Lyrically I have wanted to say such things for a long time coming. Being involved in the music scene/industry has changed so much for me since my inception. You learn so much more about business and sometimes forget what we're all really here to do - have fun. Music is an outlet, and an amazing passion to hold and it's wonderful that so many people share this affinity, but unfortunate how sometimes it's skewed by the business aspects and money making schemes. Basically we're here to have fun and do what we love and obviously not revolutionize music by any means. Therefore, the ideas presented in this song sum up my manifesto, albeit not political as the word usually lends itself to, but meaningful to me nonetheless and hopefully to others."
    emo_09on August 22, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Souls" refers to the Bouncing Souls
    jawsthmswimmingon August 26, 2007   Link

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