"Depressionista" as written by and Novac Williams....
Trained in the art of devastating
The arts be remaining unmoved in their midst
We came down, down, down
From that high and now we're looking for more

We're bloodless now
And we are uninterrupted by the majesty of it all
We're passed around, around, around
Like the currency of the friendless roads

One trick pony and the parlor
Isn't big enough for the both of us

'Til death do we rock?
We're so full of shit
'Til death do we rock?
You keep buying it

'Til death do we rock?
You're so full of shit
'Til death do we rock?
You're still buying it

The closed circuit of stimulus
That runs between fashion and guilt
Is winding tighter around the heart

Our orbits are collapsing upon themselves
We're retreating into the vogue
Where we're sucking the blood from the necks of guitars

Beg for the scraps of prose
That piled up behind the bar
Though we try and try and try
We get the melodies wrong

But we remember the words
We're parasites, we are delicate
In the way we bring each other down
We were oh so close to the start when they finished us

Aim the mast at the ground
Aim the mast at the ground
And sail us to the belly of the whale

'Til death do we rock?
We're so full of shit
'Til death do we rock?
You keep buying it

The closed circuit of stimulus
That runs between fashion and guilt
Is winding tighter around the heart

Our orbits are collapsing upon themselves
But we stand in the traffic indifferent
To the grand histrionics of God unmoved



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"Depressionista" as written by Novac Buckley

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    General CommentRated 0  First off, I don't think you guys really know ETID if you think they would take a stab at their fans like that.

    But anyway, to me it feels like this is a very cynical stab at bands like horse the band ( one trick pony). Bands who butcher music and then call it art or innovative. Another note is to suggest that, like someone said before me, that it is a lot about bands copying each other. But fashion and selling out are a big part of these lyrics as well.

    People are saying Keith is taking a cheap shot at fans with the "'till death do we rock" line, but it is so much deeper than that. To me, it's calling out those bands for selling out - claiming it's all about the music when all they care about is the money, the fashion - these bands are like 5% music, 95% fashion and, using auto tune on their voices- they don't even actually sing. These factors all add up to these bands being fake, and yet people continue to buy their music.

    "sucking the blood from the necks of guitars" - stealing music from those before is a really good translation, but I think Keith was also alluding to the fashion of vampires these days and the fact that a lot of these bands jump on to these fashion trends.

    "the closed circuit of stimulus..." is my favorite part of the song. To me, he is suggesting that music, the news, tv, the whole media just kind of traps us all with this fashion, telling us what to think, what to buy and. How to act.

    Well ladies and gentlemen, that's my two cents. Let me know what you think.
    I accidentally posted this into someones comment box. I apologize.
    If7ever7howeveron December 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis seems to me, to be about selling out and the hypocrisy of mainstream bands. A comment on the way music is seriously lacking in credibility as of late.
    darock420on September 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think its describing bands who don't know when to quit. Bands who are really old and are cashing in on kids of today. "Til death do we rock? your so full of shit/you keep buying it" sounds like their insulting their fans. and the one trick pony bit is pretty self explanitory
    panterabfmvon March 04, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Til death do we rock? We're so full of shit. Til death do we rock! You keep buying it."
    i agree with panterabmfv and darock420, it does sounds like they're taking a stab at their fans, (til deathdo we rock/you keep buyin it) or maybe the stereotypical fans? Then taking a stab at stereotypical bands who say "til death do we rock"


    "We're retreating into the vogue where we're sucking the blood from the necks of guitars."
    It's like they're sucking music dry, you keep hearing the saem things, except from different bands, and they're tired of it.
    abcharlieeon July 07, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Til death do we rock? We're so full of shit. Til death do we rock! You keep buying it."
    i agree with panterabmfv and darock420, it does sounds like they're taking a stab at their fans, (til deathdo we rock/you keep buyin it) or maybe the stereotypical fans? Then taking a stab at stereotypical bands who say "til death do we rock"


    "We're retreating into the vogue where we're sucking the blood from the necks of guitars."
    It's like they're sucking music dry, you keep hearing the saem things, except from different bands, and they're tired of it.
    abcharlieeon July 07, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Til death do we rock? We're so full of shit. Til death do we rock! You keep buying it."
    i agree with panterabmfv and darock420, it does sounds like they're taking a stab at their fans, (til deathdo we rock/you keep buyin it) or maybe the stereotypical fans? Then taking a stab at stereotypical bands who say "til death do we rock"


    "We're retreating into the vogue where we're sucking the blood from the necks of guitars."
    It's like they're sucking music dry, you keep hearing the saem things, except from different bands, and they're tired of it.
    abcharlieeon July 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsorry i didn't mean to post that three times.
    abcharlieeon July 07, 2008   Link

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