"In One Ear" as written by Matt Shultz, Brad Shultz, Jared Champion, Daniel Tichenor, Lincoln Parish and Joseph Stratton....
They say that we ain't got the style,
We ain't got the class,
We ain't got the tunes that's goin to put us on the map
And I'm a phony in disguise,
Trying to make the radio,
I'm an anti-social anarchist, I sound like so and so,
They say I'm just a stupid kid,
Another crazy radical,
Rock and roll is dead I probably should've stayed in school,
Another generation X who somehow slipped up through the cracks,
Oh they'd love to see me fall but I'm already on my back

And it goes In One Ear,
And right out the other,
People talkin' shit but you know I never bother,
I goes In One Ear,
And right out the other,
People talkin' shit,
They can kiss the back of my hand

Now I know I'm not a saint,
I been a sinner all my life,
I ain't tryin to hide me flaws,
I'd rather keep them in the light,
They wanna criticise, scrutinize,
Cast another stone,
Burn me at the stake and sit and watch it from their throne,
They say the devil is my pal,
I do a lotta drugs!
The crowd will only like me if they're really fuckin' drunk,
They think they know my thoughts,
But they don't know the least,
If they listened to the words they'd find the message tucked beneath

But it goes In One Ear,
And right out the other,
People talkin shit even though they never bother,
It goes In One Ear,
And right out the other,
People talkin' shit, they can kiss the back of my hand

(You hear that
You hear what's coming? Oh you better run for the hills,
Cause we're coming to your town, and we're gonna burn that mother fucker down!)

Here's the moral to the story,
We don't do it for the glory,
We don't do it for the money,
We don't do it for the fame
So all the critics who despise us, go ahead and criticize us,
It's your tyranny that drives us, adds the fire to our flames

And it goes
In One Ear,
And right out the other,
People talkin' shit but you know we'll never bother,
It goes In One Ear,
And right out the other,
I'm only playing music cos you know I fucking love it,
It goes In One Ear,
And right out the other,
People talkin' shit but you know we'll never bother,
It goes In One Ear, and right out the other,
People talkin' shit well you know they can kiss the back of my hand.


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"In One Ear" as written by Daniel Tichenor Brad Shultz

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  • +6
    General CommentThis song has a pretty straight forward meaning.
    Which is people saying that they can't make it or do anything when they haven't even give them a chance.
    They also make it clear that they're in it for themselves and not for anyone or anything else.
    Class song!
    kurt_lives_onon June 25, 2008   Link
  • +3
    Lyric Correction - I ain't tryin to hide my flaws, I try to keep them in the light

    I think it's "I'd rather keep them in the light" than try to keep them.


    In any case, this song is so solid. I agree with whoever said Sound > Lyrics.
    allyourproblemson May 04, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIts about how they try to change the world and the way people perceive the world by making these deep radical political songs but the fans don't care, they just want to hear good music that they play on the radio or whatevers popular at the time. They just let the political and sociological message go in one ear and right out the other.

    Its also about how their critics criticize their radical political beliefs, by labeling them as anarchists and radicals. But they don't care because they know that they aren't stupid ignorant musicians like alot of punk bands just saying fuck the government, but the critics don't give their intellect enough credit. The critics can make fun of them all they want, but it just goes in one ear and right out the other.
    skins189lbson February 24, 2011   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationTo me, it's about the people who only care about how the song sounds, rather than the actual meaning of the lyrics.
    The line 'but it goes in one ear, and right out the other' means that it's going right over their heads and they don't even bother to interpret it.


    'They say that we ain't got the style, we ain't got the class,
    We ain't got the tunes that's gonna put us on the map'

    'They think they know my thoughts, but they don't know the least
    If they'd listen to the words they'd find the message that's beneath'

    Sound > Lyrics



    karma1244on April 13, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Lyric Correctionits defenitly
    "they wanna critices, scrutinize, cast another stone"
    and
    "burn me at the stake and sit and watch it from the THRONE" i think..
    Makes since eitehr way..
    CageTheElephant053105on July 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"i ain't tryin to have no buds,
    i'd rather keep them in the line"

    sounds to me like "I ain't trying to hide my flaws, I try to keep them in the light"
    Punk_Monkeyon September 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"It's your charity that drives us" - I think it's 'tyranny', not 'charity'... haha, wouldn't make much sense to say the people who are criticising you are giving you charity...
    theryecatcheron August 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's "They wanna criticize, scrutinize, cast another stone"

    Great song though.
    Godfathuhon March 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think you should spend more time discussing the lyrics than correcting them and saying "This song is awesome!" We all know that, that's why we're looking at the lyrics.

    Anyway, I think the lyrics are really cool. They're basically about not giving a shit what anyone thinks and just doing what you want to do.
    Modestmouse1115on May 31, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My Opinioni think this song means i dont give a F**K what you have to say. i dont do this for you i do it for me and if you dont like my music i dont give a S**T what you have to say
    CtE4lyfon May 05, 2014   Link

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