If you sing a song, sing a song for them
If you sing a song, sing the song for them
For the bats and belfry and the fairies on Main Street
For the deadbeat daddies and the Boulevard freaks
For the little girls with the carousel eyes
And the brick-a-brak finding housewives, losing their minds

Sing the song for them, if you sing a song
Sing the song for them
If you sing a song, sing the song for them

To the never-made-its, and the unrecognized
To the alley rats and the tenement flies
To the weekend tweakers, the blond and the blind
To the ex-thrill seekers in the methadone lines

Sing the song for them
If you sing a song, sing the song for them

To who you are, and will never be
To the shaking hand of the maker we’re all going to meet
Sing the song for them
If you sing a song, sing the song for them


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  • +1
    General Commentnot jenny's best but i like it.
    it's a good ending for 'acid tongue.'

    it's pretty clear what the meaning is.
    jasonchriston October 19, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentself explanatory meaning
    Jenny Lewis is amazing':]
    lilymariex3on November 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is s a great song to end Acid Tongue.
    lilymariex3on November 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song because I feel like it's a message to other musicians that consider themselves artists and it's Jenny's advice to them.
    whaton January 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite Jenny Lewis song. The bass is crazy. And I just love the ideas she comes up with. "To the weekend tweakers, the blonde and the blind..." Brilliant. Everytime you sing, you gotta sing for somebody. Sing a song for them.
    Julietsonon October 13, 2009   Link

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