In the digital age, I'm feeling outdone
It's my brain that can't spell
And my heart that can't hold the keys to type it out
So even if I can't read, life's a puzzle, you see
I put together the things that come easy to me
I played with shapes for thirty years

So can the crayons and the colorful paints
That never step foot in the digital age
And play the songs streamed on video screens
We don't need shows in a digital scene, so give up
So give up

In the last, final days, I'm finding my way
Hoping I'll write a song a computer can't fake
But that's the hypocrite in me

So can the crayons and the colorful paints
That never step foot in the digital age
And play the songs streamed on video screens
We don't need shows in a digital scene, so give up
So give up
So give up


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Digital Age song meanings
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    My InterpretationThis is clearly about the age of technology that we are living in now. Everything is digital. Phones, computers, everything else. You don't need to know how to spell because of auto correct.

    And this has affected the music industry greatly. They have whole movies, concerts, and television shows that can be streamed live across the world.

    A lot of bands that are making it big nowadays don't even make music with real instruments; they use computers to make the songs. And that's what Ace is talking about. He wants to make songs that computers can't automate and digitalize. I think that's why the music behind the lyrics is so simple and stripped down in this song. He wanted it to be as natural as possible.

    The crayons and paints line is about creativity I think. Everything is typed nowadays, so its like we have been programmed to put away all other writing utensils that inspire creativity, that bring life and magic to the world. Everything is black and white and typed in print.

    Love this song. Definitely one of my favorite songs off the album, and absolutely one of my favorite songs ever by any band!
    SaraJeanon July 08, 2012   Link

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