The original song "Can't Say No" was written by Brandon Summers of the Helio Sequence in 2008 and performed by that band. It is a song on their fourth album "Keep Your Eyes Ahead....
Captivate, cultivate, relegate and chalk it up to the basic needs
Dissipate, isolate, these days you can't run or believe
All that you read
And all the kids with the down-low brainwaves
Holding up signs saying "guns kill, gods saves"
And all in the form of the faceless news cast
Commercials that say live well but die fast

Even if you wanted to
Even if you could, oh-oh
You can't say no

Even if you wanted to
Even if you could, oh-oh
You can't say no

Calculate, consecrate, elevate it, give it up to reality
Distillate, venerate, these days you can't feel or conceive
All that you see
And all the kids with the soundbyte slave chains
Choking up lines playing who's-who mind games
All in the spell of the speechless redress
Commercials that say take more but give less

Even if you wanted to
Even if you could, oh-oh
You can't say no

Even if you wanted to
Even if you could, oh-oh
You can't say no

Consummate keepers of many left wondering
Desolate dreamers with heads caught up in the sway
Obstinate herders of organized ignorance
Making up rules for the mute and the willing
But all the kids that are raised in the free-fall
And from the silence of a pacified strip mall
They pay the wage with the dollars of gravity
On their bedside, oh, my conscience calls to me

Even if you wanted to
Even if you could, oh-oh
You can't say no

Even if you wanted to
Even if you could, oh-oh
You can't say no


Lyrics submitted by MortalSoldier

"Can't Say No" as written by Jason Pebworth Jonathan Shave

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General CommentWow! What a perfect song for the sensory overload times that we live in. These guys don't get enough credit but mark my words, the Helio will get their say!
    pimpnerd88on May 11, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI bought this digitally so I haven't a booklet to check the lyrics, but to me the lyrics originally posted are more accurate than Calebdaguy's. Noble attempt though.

    ...but I must say, it's got to be 'guns kill, god saves'

    I mean that is such a well written line.
    itsraininginseattleon March 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI assume this is not from a lyrics booklet... I attempted transcribing this song too, I got this:
    Calculate, cultivate
    rather gate it, chock it up to the basic needs.
    Dissipate, isolate
    these days you cannot believe all that you read.
    And all the kids, with the download brainwaves
    Holding up signs, saying
    "Guns kill, gods sakes"
    And all in the form of the faceless newscast.
    Commercials, they say, live well but die fast.

    Even if you wanted to,
    even if you could
    oh-oh
    You can't say no
    (x2)

    Calculate, come to create, elevate it
    Give it up to reality
    Distill, invigorate these days
    you can feel there comes evil that you see
    And all the kids, with the soundbyte hang chains,
    choking up lines playing "Whose, who right?" games

    And all with the spell of the speechless redress,
    commercials, they say, take more but give less.

    Even if you wanted to,
    even if you could
    oh-oh
    You can't say no
    (x2)

    Confident keepers of,
    many left wondering,
    desolate dreamers with
    heads caught up in the sway,
    Obstinent healers of organized ignorance,
    making up rules for the mute and the will-less
    And all the kids that are raised in the freefall,
    and from the silence with pacified stretch marks.
    They hit an age with the dollars of gravity,
    on their bedside, on my conscience costs me

    Even if you wanted to,
    even if you could
    oh-oh
    You can't say no
    (x2)
    You can't say no.. (x3)
    Calebdaguyon March 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song.
    I reckon it is 'download brainwaves', though.
    Rockechoon May 28, 2009   Link

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