"Electable (Give It Up)" as written by and James Christopher/burch Adkins....
I came up like everyone, they taught us all the same
I said what they told me to say, and then from that they grade
Give up repeating the facts, but that could be arranged
Here I am, I'll take my chance
Now play the record straight

Now give it up
Oh oh oh
Give it up
Oh oh oh

Talking points from talking heads with automotive smiles
There's no higher ground to stand than bottom of the pile
Give up acting unaware, you can't ignore the crime
The enemy is you as well, the enemy is I

Give it up
Oh oh oh
Give it up
Oh oh oh
Give it up
Oh oh oh
Give it up
Oh oh oh

Not in my name, you don't speak for me
I am my voice, and I want to scream
You want my air, you want my life
I act as one, but I'm not alone

Oh oh oh
Give it up
Oh oh oh
Give it up
Oh oh oh
Give it up
Oh oh oh
Give it up
Oh oh oh
Give it up
Oh oh oh


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"Electable (Give It Up)" as written by Richard E Burch James Christopher Adkins

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    General CommentWow.

    I am so, looking forward to the new album, despite the horrible album art.

    J.E.W. has yet to fail me.
    nojstreboron September 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIts obviously a song about the upcoming 2008 presidential election, much like the song "Futures" was for the past election.

    It just talks about how politics is headed down the drain, and how the politicians in DC don't represent the people's views:
    "Not in my name, you don't speak for me
    I am my voice, and I want to scream
    You want my air, you want my life
    I act as one, but I'm not alone."

    a pretty straightforward song, but a good one.
    V8 Muscleon September 30, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"and I want to scream" is one of my fave moments off Chase This Light.
    Ralfion February 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the first verse talks about being raised as part of a religion in childhood. It also mentions being judged, and to take your chance, and play the record straight (no compromising your beliefs)

    I came up like everyone, they taught us all the same
    I said what they told me to say, and then from that they grade.
    Give up repeating the facts, but that could be arranged
    Here I am, I'll take my chance
    Now play the record straight.
    Now the chorus it telling people to give up on their religion, but jimmy says no, no, no or rather his equivalent here oh oh oh

    Now give it up!
    Oh oh oh...
    Give it up!
    Oh oh oh...

    This verse talks about humilty (bottom of the pile) as well as being honest and facing the truth facts.

    Talking points from talking heads with automative smiles
    There's no higher ground to stand than bottom of the pile.
    Give up acting unaware, you can't ignore the crime
    The enemy is you as well, the enemy is I


    I also think Jimmy makes a reference to god, when he says "I act as one, but i'm not alone"
    Matthew15on February 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think V8 Muscle got it right. This song is all about how JEW thinks politics is bull.
    mqtennison February 26, 2009   Link
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    General Commentgooooood sound.
    milk23on September 12, 2009   Link

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