"No Allies" as written by Bruce Willen and Nolen Aaron Strals....
No allies! No allies!
Don't need you on our side.
Nepotism is our party line.
This incest suits me just fine.

No thanks, don't need any of your favors,
and I'm sorry we don't play this month's flavor,
But don't mistake this for sour grapes,
just tired of you lying to my face.

How about you give us something new?
How about you just give us the truth:
you only care about you and you and you and you and you.

I'm dying to take you on and expiration date.
I'm dying to play all those songs you hate.
And you can tell me all about the view from the top,
Then tell me about the view when it stopped.

And all those people whose calls you never got,
How's it gonna sound when they don't pick up?
Ring ring ring, It's your death knell
If you keep on burning bridges, time will tell.

No allies! No allies!
Don't need you on our side.
Nepotism is our party line.
This incest suits me just fine.

One day you'll be the one who's gotten old
And you'll be all alone left out in the cold,
Then you'll know what it's like to be left with
No Allies.


Lyrics submitted by kiteblues11

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    General CommentGiven DD's background as designers I'm pretty sure this song is similar to their other lyrics in terms of their disdain for misguided authority figures within their firm or a client's. It seems that someone was given their role by a relative, and was persistently asking for revisions or ideas that reflected current design trends (or rather, pop-culture trends that the subject of this song mistook for 'good design'). Looking at the chorus, it seems the subject is within their firm – perhaps an AE or AM – because "don't need you on our side" reflects the buddy-buddy façade many sales-types exude towards creatives while trying to appease a client. No, you're not my ally. You're trying to get the client to sign off on mediocre work so you can make your cut. No allies "bro," but sure I'll drink your beer at the client event, and accept a lap dance from the company-sponsored strippers. Ah advertising. :)
    kapmusicon January 16, 2015   Link

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