Take a vow
Take a vow of jealousy
Falling strangers calling your name but
Take a vow

It never was you
The one to come through
You keep me subdued with painted tongues
And I get darker as you get lighter
And I get smarter as you get dumb

I don't mean to disappoint you
But I won't be your little guy
'Cause you know I'm gonna fight
Through the sunshine and through the night
I'm coming, war

Fee-fi-fee-fi-fo-fum
I smell the blood of a Caucasian
Be we alive or be we dead
He'll grind our bones to make his bread
One day I saw one while climbing a tree
He said, "I'm gonna let you in on my pyramid scheme."
I said "Thank you for the offer, but it's not for me, see
I'd rather be a man in the skin of a beast
Than be a beast in the skin of a man, you see
See I would rather be a man in the skin of a beast
Than be a beast in the skin of a man."
And then he knocked me out

Shake me from this wretched dream
Staring at the great unseen
We ain't got nothing because nothing's clean
We ain't got nothing because nothing, nothing's clean


Shake me from this wretched dream
Staring at the great unseen
We ain't got nothing because nothing's free
We ain't got nothing because nothing, nothing's free


Lyrics submitted by bananahero, edited by P514sub

Pyramid Scheme song meanings
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    My InterpretationA Pyramid scheme is kind of like a Con-company that cons you out of money, you have to get other people into your company and you supposedly receive money if you do
    "Falling strangers calling your name" this might be because of the strangers that you conned calling out for you
    "You keep me subdued with painted tongues" I think it means you keep me repressed with your lies, because he himself is being conned and conning others into the pyramid scheme without realizing it.
    Then I think it kind of gets into like I won't let you do this to me and I won't be your companion in this sherade, I will fight.
    He'll grind our bones to make his bread, I think thats saying, he will destroy us (the top con-artist) and use us to live (bread being food/items to live)
    "I'd rather be a man in the skin of a beast
    Than be a beast in the skin of a man"
    Like how a con-artist is a beast with a skin of a man, like a devil wearing a mask
    "We ain't got nothing because nothing's clean
    We ain't got nothing because nothing's free"
    The corporation is a scam and the people in it don't get anything because nothing comes from nothing and you can't get anything from that kind of place

    ok, I'm not really good at expressing myself, but thats kind of how I see it, sorry if it doesnt make sense
    EllaEnigmaon May 18, 2012   Link

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