You've got the dirty palms
And I've got nothing to wash them with
But after we sing this song
I've got so little left
I've got this
Oh, how the collar's strong
The links disintegrate one by one
Just pull the yoke along
Cause I've got nothing tithe

Like I have promised I would do
Still I am at fault
Take this paltry advantage that is due
Before you take us all

You've got the gold throne
And I've got the broken hands
You've got the gold throne
And I've got nothing to tithe

Like I have promised I would do
Still I am at fault
Take this paltry advantage that is due
Before you take us all
Tithe like I have promised I would do
Still I am at fault


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    General CommentIs it dirty bones or bombs?
    rwiggumon January 22, 2011   Link
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    General CommentSounds like dirty palms to me.
    tjwellson January 26, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"take this paltry advantage that is due, before you take us all."
    tjwellson January 28, 2011   Link
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    General CommentActually a lot of this is wrong: daytrotter.com/dt/the-get-up-kids-concert/…
    rwiggumon April 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentCrap, wrong song. Disregard.
    rwiggumon April 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentBut I'm pretty sure it's "dirty bones"
    rwiggumon April 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIt's "pittance" not advantage.

    To me this song is about the music industry. Those on the golden throne would be the record label, and the band is the one with the broken hands from working (playing, touring, etc.). He's tithing by making music, but feels that it's not real, hence the paltry pittance that he must give to them based on contracts. Man, I love this album. These guys are still good so many years after starting the whole scene that seems to have slunk back into the underground. (thank god!)
    idlj13on July 29, 2011   Link

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