"Phonytown" as written by and Zachary David Schwartz....

smoking cloves, you're the toast of midem
you twiddle knobs
because you think you need them
they'll put you in the ground
where's the pose, the curse in my head
you're just drunk on margaritas
they'll kick you when you're down
stayed in bed-stuy, turn it around again
mix the master
turn it around for this moment
you're in a phony town
you're lucky your ever found
you're in a phony town

bust your balls, 10 buck per diem
sharpee'd the walls to break the boredom
your desperation is found
when you get home
you're the devil's agent
says she's your friend
until you need her
they'll kick you when you're down
stayed in bed-stuy, turn it around again
mix the master
turn it around for this moment
I was born a bastard
I fell for the joke again
sergeant cpa
look at the hand that he's holding
you're in a phony town
you're lucky your ever found
you're in a phony town



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    General Commentit seems every great band has some song about their disillusionment with the music industry... and I suppose this is rogue wave's. "the toast of midem" might refer to this giant music trade fair held in Cannes, France (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…). perhaps someone in the band or the whole band was there... All the lines about they'll kick you when you're down, phony town, your friend until you need her, they suggest a dog-eat-dog, vicious music industry where everyone's after money, even if it means hurting "friends" or whatever. hollywood or somewhere in LA maybe?
    neilschmeilon June 02, 2009   Link

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