I'd hand it to time if I knew where the time had gone
the connoisseurs were wrong
and so was everyone else

I know what they're saying cuz that's all they talk about
just need to figure out
some shit for myself

and just because it's obvious doesn't mean it's even true
heard it all and I believe that we deserve another point of view

we can make it if we try
and if we don't it's gonna still be alright

cuz our minds are still alive
and we can decide what's right

make up your mind make up your own mythology
afraid of finding me
and of defining you

take what you want but you won't want it where your at
I know this for a fact
just because it's so true

the first place my mind goes is where I never want it to
like where it hurts the most or all the stupid shit I say and do

you can make it if you try
and if you don' it's gonna still be all right

cuz our minds are still alive
and we can decide why

telling me thousands of times what's next to want
just doing their job but you know that's a dirty job
can't stand this game still we're bullied to play along

when bullies grow up they get meaner
yeah they really get it down

they think that they get it but they always get it wrong
they'll play your favorite song
just to sell shit to you

I've heard that they'll sell anything and I think they might
I think Bill Hicks was right
about what they should do

and just because you love something doesn't mean it's yours to buy
been selling it so long that no one even knows the reason why
you've been messing with our minds
gettin' rich wasting our time



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  • +2
    General Commentthe bill hicks joke doug references is hilarious. i could totally see doug agree with a lot of hick's philosophies on life. As a matter of fact the entire album "There is No Enemy" seems like an homage to Hicks. For instance Life's a Dream is a track on the album and Hicks once talked about how Life was simply a ride. This dreamy, existential anxiety mythology about the workings of the world seems to be prevalent in both artists work.

    I think Doug is saying it's just fucked up how people are willing to fuck over other humans or be so concerned with monetary or perhaps material things. Perhaps he truly does want these fuckers to kill themselves. I mean Doug is a Smiths fan and those guys didn't really give a fuck about assholes. These guys are post humans transcending reality.

    It's hard to describe..
    gochnatiaon October 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationNear the end of the song, I am certain the the lyric is "I think Bill Hicks was right about what they should do", rather than "I think a fix was right about what they should do".
    Stationon October 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOops: "Cuz our minds are still alive
    and we can decide what's right"
    westing202on October 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Bill Hicks reference refers to his joke about people in marketing and advertising, and is from where the song title is derived:

    "By the way if anyone here is in advertising or marketing... kill yourself.

    No, no, no it's just a little thought. I'm just trying to plant seeds. Maybe one day, they'll take root - I don't know. You try, you do what you can. Kill yourself.

    Seriously though, if you are, do.

    Aaah, no really, there's no rationalization for what you do and you are Satan's little helpers. Okay - kill yourself - seriously. You are the ruiner of all things good, seriously. No this is not a joke, you're going, "there's going to be a joke coming," there's no fucking joke coming. You are Satan's spawn filling the world with bile and garbage. You are fucked and you are fucking us. Kill yourself. It's the only way to save your fucking soul, kill yourself.
    I know what all the marketing people are thinking right now too, "Oh, you know what Bill's doing, he's going for that anti-marketing dollar. That's a good market, he's very smart."

    Oh man, I am not doing that. You fucking evil scumbags!"

    Obviously, like any good comedy, works very well when delivered by the comedian, who has timing and such. I'm really stoked to see two of my favorite things merge into one. I love you Doug, I shoulda know Bill Hicks is one of your heroes!

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    rustycaminoon October 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song reminds me a lot of death of a salesman
    AllChokedUpon May 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song. This song is kinda calling for people to wake up and realize what we're doing to ourselves. Everyone. Don't join society. Find a way to screw over industrial capitalism until enough people join in and the whole thing falls apart. That doesn't mean don't make money necessarily, although in my mind the endpoint is the end of money. But make money, find out who or what these corporations represent, and dont give them any money. Simple.
    They control what you think. If you're not aware of it, that's because they make sure of it, and because your thoughts are being controlled. Not a crazy theory, its the truth. Watch a documentary, i'd recommend anything on the media, or about Monsanto, or about the military industrial complex. Messing with our minds, getting rich wasting our time.
    bill hicks is the man. built to spill are the men.
    btanner17on April 13, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentPLANTING SEEDS

    I'd hand it to time if I knew where the time had gone
    the connoisseurs were wrong
    and so was everyone else

    I know what they're saying cuz that's all they talk about
    just need to figure out
    some shit for myself

    and just because it's obvious doesn't mean it's even true
    heard it all and I believe that we deserve another point of view

    we can make it if we try
    and if we don't it's gonna still be alright

    cuz our minds are still alive
    and we can decide what's right

    make up your mind make up your own mythology
    afraid of finding me
    and of defining you

    take what you want but you won't want it where your at
    I know this for a fact
    just because it's so true

    the first place my mind goes is where I never want it to
    like where it hurts the most or all the stupid shit I say and do

    you can make it if you try
    and if you don' it's gonna still be all right

    cuz our minds are still alive
    and we can decide why

    telling me thousands of times what's next to want
    just doing their job but you know that's a dirty job
    can't stand this game still we're bullied to play along

    when bullies grow up they get meaner
    yeah they really get it down

    they think that they get it but they always get it wrong
    they'll play your favorite song
    just to sell shit to you

    I've heard that they'll sell anything and I think they might
    I think Bill Hicks was right
    about what they should do

    and just because you love something doesn't mean it's yours to buy
    been selling it so long that no one even knows the reason why
    you've been messing with our minds
    gettin' rich wasting our time
    westing202on October 07, 2009   Link

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