They tied me up, they stripped me down,
Against the world I'll stand my ground,
I'll sell my songs, but not my soul.
They'll chew you up, they'll spit you out,
Yeah, follow me, we'll ride it out,
I'll sell my songs, but not my soul.

I'll take dignity over industry,
My wardrobe has never meant shit to me.
I'll sell my songs, but never my soul,
And what the fuck happened to rock and roll?

I've got bruises on my hands and knees,
And a list of failures in between.
Always dirty, I am never clean,
Music is what you hear, and not what you see.

There's something wrong, this isn't right,
I make the rules or I'm gone tonight,
I signed the line but didn't lose control.
They'll tell you lies right to your eyes,
Before you know, they'll suck you dry,
I signed the line but didn't lose control.

We've got families and mouths to feed,
I'll take pride over profit,
And guts over greed.
I signed the line but didn't lose control,
And what the fuck happened to rock and roll?

I've got bruises on my hands and knees,
And a list of failures in between.
Always dirty, I am never clean,
Music is what you hear, and not what you see.

And if there's one thing left to tell,
It's that I am being real.
And you should know, yeah you should know
Just how I feel
Oh, just how I feel
You should know, you should know just how I feel.

I've got bruises on my hands and knees,
And a list of failures in between.
Always dirty, I am never clean,
Music is what you hear, and not what you...

I've got bruises on my hands and knees,
And a list of failures in between.
Always dirty, I am never clean,
Music is what you hear, and not what you...
Music is what you hear, and not what you see.


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Always Dirty, Never Clean song meanings
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    General Commentthis song is amazing
    SLade sounds awesome and the lyrics are really good
    WTF happened to rock and roll?
    Vegasskies95on March 13, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing
    SLade sounds awesome and the lyrics are really good
    WTF happened to rock and roll?
    Vegasskies95on March 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaningthis song is so so so so obvious! and I love it!
    It has to do with selling outttttttttt. I was proud that I noticed this hahaha :D

    & Slade IS awesome.
    emma1014on March 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI have such love for this song.
    It is the best song by them by far.

    & remember guys, music is what you hear and not what you see. :)
    builtforsinxon March 17, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis is song is about illuminati. if you don't know what illuminati is, look it up.
    haleyjojohnsonon May 02, 2011   Link

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