Everywhere I look
There are some opinions I can't stand
And don't we all feel that way sometimes
But one sticks out to me
That we must fulfill our greed
Ruin artistic integrity for the sake of short-term marketability

I'll be driving home for the holidays
Listen to the radio and all the stupid shit that gets played

We don’t stand a chance

It must connect to the emotions of the audience
We cannot have them thinking on their own
If we keep them focused on relationships and their high school crush
We've done our part, let's go home

What a standard, a restricting formula
That never allows my voice to get heard
You can go and sing those songs all day long
And realize that
there's no substance to their words

I'll be sitting at home for the holidays
Watch the daily countdown shows and all the stupid shit that gets played
We don’t stand a chance


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    General CommentThis song is from the EP "Pigeonholed" which is available to download for FREE here: pigeonholedep.tk/

    That is also where I pulled the lyrics from.

    Good band. Good song. Breaking the song down:

    "Everywhere I look
    There are some opinions I can't stand
    And don't we all feel that way sometimes
    But one sticks out to me
    That we must fulfill our greed
    Ruin artistic integrity for the sake of short-term marketability"
    -This is about how bands sell out for money nowadays to be successful.

    "I'll be driving home for the holidays
    Listen to the radio and all the stupid shit that gets played"
    -The stuff on the radio is shit, basically.

    "We don�t stand a chance"
    -They are saying how they, Lipona, don't stand a chance in society if the media will only play shit on the radio. Also, perhaps this is saying they don't stand a chance because they won't sell out.

    "It must connect to the emotions of the audience
    We cannot have them thinking on their own
    If we keep them focused on relationships and their high school crush
    We've done our part, let's go home"
    -This is talking about what the media is doing to us: preventing us to think for ourselves by constantly playing songs without any relevant message. They play music that keeps us focused on our relationships, but not the problems in our society.

    "What a standard, a restricting formula
    That never allows my voice to get heard
    You can go and sing those songs all day long
    And realize that
    there's no substance to their words"
    -This is speaking more on how the media keeps us from thinking about the problems in our society ("my voice to be heard" is possibly referring to Lipona as a band). The songs on the radio are catchy, but they don't have any substance.

    "I'll be sitting at home for the holidays
    Watch the daily countdown shows and all the stupid shit that gets played
    We don�t stand a chance "
    -Again, saying how the stuff the media puts out is shit and how Lipona doesn't have a chance at making it big in our society if the media is like this.
    genyusguyon April 26, 2010   Link

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