"No Soul" as written by Max Bemis and James Mtume....
There's something in the way you people smell
Like you've got no soul at all
Fingers crawling with ringworm
Your sneer's a mating call
To lure in others of your breed
Spread that smug and slimy seed
Borrow quotes from the cultures you've crowded like weeds

Is your schedule sufficient tonight, you toad?
Hop another bar until the rooster crows

This song belongs to you and all your crew
This curse will sting the worse as it shall mark you

All Rise
I'd rather spend an hour giving birth
Then see how your eyes are glued
On everyone but the person you're talking to
And trapped between babushkas on a plane in a fraction of how lame
It is to watch you pump the poison through your veins

Is your schedule sufficient tonight, you crow?
"skwak" another song until your heart explodes

This song belongs to you and all your crew
This curse will sting the worse as it shall mark you

You'd probably think this means I give up on you
The saddest part is this is why I come
To watch and pray that I'm mistaken
And pray I'm not the only one
Not going to care about this, I know that this is hopeless
No one notices it
Not losing sleep over this
You people are unredeemable, indescribable, all but evil

You know very well what you are
Don't let 'em write you off
You wear your scars
I've had a few but not that many
But you're the only one who gives me good and plenty


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"No Soul" as written by Max Bemis James Mtume

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  • +2
    General CommentI love the lines:
    "You probably think this means I give up on you.
    The saddest part is this is why I come,
    To watch and pray that I'm mistaken"

    To me it's kind of about losing some you care about to bad influences, but you stick around and hope they come back to the way you used to know them.
    pezcoresca1on October 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe second verse is:

    I'd rather spend an evening giving birth
    than see how your eyes are glued
    on everyone but the person you're talking to.
    Trapped between babuskas on a plane
    is a fraction of how lame
    It is to watch you pump the poison through your veins.
    splitintwoon October 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about yuppies and the like. Ever read Bret Easton Ellis books or watched American Psycho? You'll see what I mean.

    Spread that smug and slimy seed,
    Borrow quotes from the culture,

    and

    Hop another bar until the rooster crows.

    and

    It is to watch you pump the poison through your veins.

    All sound very yuppie-like traits to me. It can't be a sequel to Admit It because it's not at all about fashion posers, actually I think In Defense of the Genre is the best sequel to Admit It, and this song is about rich snobs who hide their evil deeds with money.
    WhateverNevermindon May 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI see this song as being about Tim Kinsella, and also as sort of a sequel to admit it.
    overovermeon October 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the Notorious B.I.G. "Juicy" sample at the end of the song. It's where the cd really kicks in first for me.
    Krwlng_n_mie_sknon October 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI didn't like this song as a reference to "Kinsella." However, it is going really well as a sarcastic look at "bad influences" that I have experienced first hand. People are judgemental, and seeing this song as a giant outpouring of sarcasm makes it twice as good to me.
    h0merg0mezon October 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds like it refers to people getting drunk and the pop culture in bars.
    mattisyourheroon October 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this is max's rant about bars and the drunk people in them

    'The saddest part is this is why I come,
    To watch and pray that I'm mistaken,
    And pray I'm not the only one,'

    meaning how he comes just because he hopes that someone else has the same problems on them so he feels as if he's not the only one
    Twikkion November 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanother note or two on the lyrics:

    the chorus:

    This song belongs to you,
    And all your crew.
    This curse will sting the worst,
    As it shall mark you.

    and for the sample its:

    "You know very well, what you are,
    Don't let them write you off.
    You wear your scars,
    I've had a few, but not that many.
    But you're the only one,
    Who gives me good and plenty."
    splitintwoon November 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe is talking about how fake women are and how they use the same old lines acting like you are the coolest person they ever met until they talk to the next person. Even though he still goes to the bars all he meets are the fake people. Hoping one day that he will meet someone like him.
    cheezey12345on November 23, 2007   Link

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