"Your Fake Name Is Good Enough for Me" as written by and Samuel Ervin Beam....
Fake watches in your broken hand
Barely keeping time
Barefoot in the city and your phone is ringing
Bet you're watching all the happy kids
Climbing on a car
They were singing something
Maybe they were singing:
"Become the weeds, we will become
Become the sea, we will become"

Your fake money gave you everything
Left along the road
You're cursing by the furnace and your phone is ringing
Bet you're watching all the happy kids
Clapping in the cool
They were singing something
Maybe they were singing:
"Become the weeds, we will become
Become the sea, we will become"

Your fake name is not for everyone
It's good enough for me
Forgotten by the garden and your phone is ringing
Bet you're watching all the happy kids
Kiss each other clean
They were singing something
Maybe they were singing:
"Become the weeds, we will become
Become the sea, we will become"

Become the rising sun
We will become, become
Become the damage done
We will become, become
Become the river sway
We will become, become
Become the love we made
We will become, become
Become the endless chain
We will become, become
Become forgotten name
We will become, become
Become sinner and the saint
We will become, become
Become bandage and the blade
We will become, become
Become the word and the breath
We will become, become
Become the card in the chest
We will become, become
Become the liked and the loathed
We will become, become
Become the bruise and the blow
We will become, become
Become the fruit and the fall
We will become, become
Become the caress and the claw
We will become, become
Become glory and the guilt
We will become, become
Become the blossom and the wilt
We will become, become
Become both right and wrong
We will become, become
Become the sound and the song
We will become, become
Become tooth and the tongue
We will become, become
Become the target and the gun
We will become, become
Become so cruel and kind
We will become, become
Become the weary and the wild
We will become, become
Become allegiance and doubt
We will become, become
Become the whisper and the shout
We will become, become
Become the honest and the veiled
We will become, become
Become the hammer and the nail
We will become, become
Become the blessing and the curse
We will become, become
Become their crooked words
We will become, become
Become the blood and the bone
We will become, become
Become an ice cream cone
We will become, become
Become the way and the wall
We will become, become
Become a disco ball
We will become, become
Become both now and then
We will become, become
Become again and again
We will become, become


Lyrics submitted by Shyvan

"Your Fake Name Is Good Enough for Me" as written by Samuel Ervin Beam

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    General Commenti'm pretty sure it should be "clapping in the "coal""
    eruon January 19, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRegalmanor
    03-19-2011

    My best guess is that the narrator and the subject of the song(perhaps they are the same person) are looking over the subject's current lifestyle/ carreer and all the demands on him, and all his troubles. They envy the carefree life of the children playing. By the end of the song they decide to throw it all away and reinvent themselves as anything they want to be
    Regalmanoron April 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentStill unsure about a few words, all the help would be greatly appreciated. :)
    Shyvanon January 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionThanks so much for these lyrics! This is what I'm hearing:


    "Barefoot" in the city and your phone is ringing

    "Left" along the road

    Become the "fruit" and the fall
    Become the "caress" and the claw

    Become the blood and the "bone"
    hellomagdaon January 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBecome the "guard" and the chest?
    letssailawayon January 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso, it could possibly be "the honest and the bale," if you wanna dig into some archaic terms. "Bale" meaning "evil."
    letssailawayon January 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt could also be "allegiance and doubt"
    I hope the album comes with a lyric booklet, lol.
    Shyvanon January 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBecome the honest and the ?

    I hear: Become the honest and the veiled. (like concealed or disguised)
    housearrestedon January 20, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust noticed this today. Listen closely during the second half of the song. After every line, in the right channel, there are a couple of tracks of female backing singers singing "we will become what we will become."
    PitchAndTimbreon May 23, 2011   Link

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