"Peace Sign / Index Down ft. Busta Rhymes" as written by Travis Mccoy, Matthew Mcginley, Disashi Lumumba-kasongo, Andre Lyon and Marcello Valenzano....
Gym Class Heroes
Cool and Dre (this is)
You silly for this one
It's Travie (why you doin' this to me)

I started rappin' back in the class
Scribbling tracks
In hopes that one of my jokes
Would have the pretty young things laughin'
The chubby little bastard
With a nack for little debbies snacks
But what I lacked in looks
I made up for it in passion
No advance and plus we make it happen
Your conscience more obnoxious
Then that laughy Taffy snappin'
Goodbye yesterdays rags
Hello high fashion
Hands before you's a man
That built a castle with sand
With no regards for tidal-waves
And finally established
Til the water comes in gallon drums
And wipes away my palace
But now I'm sittin' lovely off
In wonderland with Alice
With purple people passin' me
At the caterpillar's chalice
Ha ha, you probably thinking
I'm wrong right?
Like I should quit
Writing these songs right?
Tell you what do it better
I just might
Take it back to 86
You wanna lick, sike!

Don't let the TV mislead you
Me and you dude we are not equal
Fuck you this is for my people
Fuck you this is for my people
Don't try to hide like I can't see you
Your parents must've been trans
And so see through
Fuck you this is for my people
Fuck you this is for my people

[Chorus: x4]
Put up your peace sign, put your index down

Before I utter words
And before I start to begin
Let me make sure you clear
I'm about securing the wind
I puzzle up my words
While I piece another concoction
Cause I'm stubborn with the thought
That failure was never an option
I grinds like a carpenter
Until my caleceous's bleed
With the passion from my heart
To the many mouths that I feed
That's why I look at most of you
Stupid I know it's odd
Because you can't really do
Nothin' to me unless you GOD
But bein' that none of you ain't him
You can't fuck with me
Now watch me erase them
Now trust me see I'm so determined
I'm walkin' through the heap of gauntlets
While the fire is burnin''
Or how the tires
Turning on the rim of the V
I laugh and shake it off
The shit they be doin' to me
Wit all the yappin' and talking
And so and so think
That you can ever stop the kid
Oh no

So if you get in my way you know yer done son
You best believe what I say you better run son
Fuck you because I do this for my loved ones
Fuck you because I do this for my loved ones
You better kneel down
And pray cause where I come from
We goin' hard everyday that's how the fights won
Fuck you because I do this for my loved ones
Fuck you because I do this for my loved ones

[Chorus: x4]
Put up the peace sign, put the index down

Look mom no hands
Yer little boys a man
Everything you said is finally settin' in
Trainin' wheels fell off and I kept peddling
Now I'm ridin' wheelies on this industry
Say the word I'll ghost-ride
This bitch instantly
Good lookin' pop on the strength that you givin' me
Wasn't for you Gym Class would be history
I'm on my upstate shit
I Was Brooklyn broke but now I'm upstate rich
Gettin' brains from two dames with French accents
Now I mess with local chicks
I get em upstate shit
You prob thinking I'm wrong right?
Like I should quit writtin' these songs right?
Tell you what do it better I just might
Take it back to 86 you want a lick, sike!

Now it's a lot of yall that can't stand me
Cause my resemblance to prince is uncanny
But fuck you this is for my family
Fuck you this is for my family
Upstate new york to Miami
Up late recording in my jammies
I do it for my family
Fuck you this is for my family

[Chorus: x4]
Put up your peace sign, put your index down


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"Peace Sign/Index Down" as written by Disashi Lumumba-kasongo Andre Lyon

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    General Commentthis band sucks so much....its the saddest thing. papercut chronicles is one of the greatest albums ever, for the kids was great, they were like the second coming of the roots, but now their just a dumbed down hip hop group thats fun for the whole family. i'd prefer lil wayne to this song.
    noone1111111111111111111on July 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't agree with willliw. Gym Class heroes don't suck, but I think this song is weak...
    kaaakeon July 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGym Class Heroes are hit and miss. This song is pretty damn catchy, but whoever typed the lyrics up is RETARDED. There should seriously be some sort of intelligence filter on internet posting.
    Jayemelon August 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentApparently there was something about the song, or the band, or else you wouldn't be lookin' up the lyrics. Get off ya hatin' stance and accept that you're not gonna like everyone. They're doin' THEIR thing, respect it and quit bein' a hater. Applaud they shit and move the hell on.
    FameInfamyon August 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is really great actually.
    It's not at all like As Cruel As School Children, they got more hip hop and mainstream, but it's a very good catchy song.
    cinematichearton September 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey willlliw: if/when you listen to The Quilt, skip straight to "Don't Tell Me It's Over". they confront those EXACT accusations.
    theenjoisk8ron September 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commentat first i didn't get what the title was talking about till i realized they meant index finger. so put up the peace sign then put your index finger down. i have to agree this isn't as great, lyrically, as their older stuff but it doesn't completely disappoint and it is still steps ahead of most mainstream hip hop.
    hiphopopotamus123on September 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah its kinda dumbed down but still funn and catchy
    i love busta's verse on this song. Travie coulda done better

    still i think this song is win
    sergiolealon October 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI would say this song is about Travis' rise to power in the music industry. he talks about his first attempts at songs and how now it all finally paid off.

    And to all y'all haters bitchin about lyrics, im sitting here laughing at the irony. Did you read the last 4 lines before the 1st and 3rd chorus?

    "You prob thinking I’m wrong right?
    Like I should quit writtin’ these songs right?
    Tell you what do it better I just might
    Take it back to 86 you want a lick, sike!"
    mixmastermaxon December 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation
    I agree with mixmastermax I think this song is about the music industry and the critics and what not, like the main line is saying stop pointing at people, and judging people.
    oleummarkon March 09, 2009   Link

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