"People" as written by and David Shannon Bazan....
When I was young
I saw people helping people all the time
Because you were people helping people in your prime
I thought that people loving people were the norm
Because you were people loving people before the long dark storm

But now you're selfish and mean, your eyes glued to a screen
And what titillates you is depraved and obscene
And I know that it's dangerous to judge
But man you gotta find the truth
And when you find that truth don't budge
Until the truth you found begins to change
And it does, I know, I know

And when you love the truth enough you start to tell it all the time
And when it gets you into trouble you discover you don't mind
'Cause if good is finally gonna trump
Then man you gotta take stock and you gotta take your lumps
Or else they trickle down into someone else's cup below
You know

I wanna know who are these people blaming their sins on the fall
And who are these people
Well if I'm honest with myself at all these are my people
Man what else can I say
You are my people
We're the same in so many ways

But then your eyes turned green and you broke the machine
That when handed to you was still kinda functioning
And I know that it's dangerous to judge
But man you gotta find the truth
And when you find that truth don't budge
Until the truth you found begins to change
And it does, I know, I know

When you love the truth enough you start to tell it all the time
When it gets you into trouble you discover you don't mind
'Cause if good is finally gonna trump
Then man you gotta take stock and you gotta take your lumps
Or else they trickle down into someone else's cup below
You know


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"People" as written by David Shannon Bazan

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    General Comment"When you love the truth enough you start to tell it all the time
    When it gets you into trouble you discover you don't mind
    'Cause if good is finally gonna trump
    Then man you gotta take stock and you gotta take your lumps
    Or else they trickle down into someone else's cup below
    You know"

    How fucking "true"
    rockisgroovyon March 21, 2015   Link
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    General CommentThis is definitely my favorite song off of the new album. The chorus is fantastic!

    Is there any way to get rid of the punctuation errors? There are all of these question marks where quotation marks should be. It's a tad annoying.
    fewerbrokenpieceson April 27, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionHonesty needs to make a comeback. such fatherly messages.
    doomazoidon May 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIs this song not about loss of faith in a conviction? it seems like another bazan story of coming out of christianity. frankly, i think it's goddamn beautiful, but i wonder if that's what other people consider the song to be about.
    Disappearon September 16, 2013   Link

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