who are you?
common dust,
winds and calms,
can't you hear that they came to us?

oh my god,
giving up,
washed out and folded
and goal is to know where we are

when the season ends
and the winter comes
breaking backs to them
is all we really are
to the common truth
or the common use
when the pitch comes in
then the warning comes

this is a business
come on make a difference
show us your instant
money making engine
we have the money
and the people's trust
we don't really need you
but you need us
this is a business
this is the only way of life
this is a business
this is the only way of life

who are you?
Scared to trust?
Throwing bones
at the stones, what you're mad about?

no idea,
indubious,
going in for the kill
when you do think of us

when the season ends
and the winter comes
make elastic bands
all really long
to the common truth
or the common use
when the pitch comes in
then the warning comes

this is a business
come on make a difference
show us your instant
money making engine
get up and believe
you got to perceive you
takes someone to lead
you got to agree too
this is a business
this is the only way of life
this is a business
this is the only way of life

this is a business
come on make a difference
show us your instant
money making engine
we have the money
and the people's trust
we don't really need you
but you need us
this is a business
this is the only way of life
this is a business
this is the only way of life


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  • +1
    General CommentI know these lyrics aren't right, but i figured i'd take a stab and then everyone, can post some corrections, since they are no where to be found.. c'mon people help me out here
    The Nerdy Banditon December 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso, I'm thinking, he might be singing 'money making engine' instead of 'body make an engine'.
    terri kayeon December 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOK, I am ready to help now: Who on Earth? Common dust, Wind and calms, can't you hear that they came to us? Who on Earth? Given up, washed out and folded, and goal is they know we are here.

    When the season ends, and the wind it comes, make elastic bend, all really long.

    my next changes to your words would be:
    Who on Earth? Scared to trust? Throwing bones at the stones, what you're mad about? Who on Earth? Dubious?

    And I keep thinking the words might be 'wind it comes' or 'when it comes' instead of 'wind and calms' but I dunno about that. Cheers to all fans of this band & this song in particular, they are bloody amazing :-)
    terri kayeon December 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a hard song to figure out, but you have much of the lyrics here. I am working on it myself!
    terri kayeon December 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsorry just now made those changes... its been over a year, still cant figure it out to be sure.. i guess it doesnt really matter too much, if you can still rock out to it and enjoy it, who really cares if other people hear different things as long as they like the music
    The Nerdy Banditon February 03, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeh, it seems like we all have very different interpretations of this song, and for a while I was very confident about what I heard (but now I have my doubts). Here are the differences I hear though

    **who are you? (pronounced ya -) also this line is the same throughout the song
    common dust.
    ...

    **who are you
    **giving up? (pronounced givin' up)

    when the season ends
    **and the winter comes
    **breaking backs to them
    **is all we really are

    **who are you
    scared to trust?

    **who are you?
    dubious

    Also you still have one instance of "body making engine" in the second to last chorus even though it sounds different, I'm pretty sure he still says "money making engine"
    lallson March 09, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about the music industry.
    bkat004on October 05, 2011   Link

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