"People Like You" as written by Edward Joel Kowalczyk, Chad David Taylor, Patrick Dahlheimer and Chad Alan Gracey....
In a dream I had
You were standing all alone
With a dying world below
And a microphone
Singing 'Hallelujiah!
I finally broke their mold'

Whatever it's gonna take
Good luck
Keep it real
Where are the boys in Live?
They're pissing in the mainstream
Open up your cage
Focus all your rage
The world needs people like you

In a dream I had
I was on the stage with Queen
Michael Stipe and Elton John
Bono, Springstein
Singing 'Hallelujiah!
Rock and roll is king'

Whatever it's gonna take
Good luck
Keep it real
Where are the boys in Live?
They're pissing in the mainstream
Open up your cage
Focus all your rage
The world needs people like you
The world needs people like you
People like you, people like you

Mother fuckers like you
People like you

In a dream I had
You were standing all alone
With a dying world below
And a microphone
Singing 'Hallelujiah!
I finally broke their mold'

Whatever it's gonna take
Good luck
Keep it real
Where are the boys in Live?
They're pissing in the mainstream
Open up your cage
Focus all your rage
The world needs people like you
The world needs people like you
The world needs people like you

People like you
Warriors like you
Lovers like you

In a dream I had
With a dying world below
Singing 'Hallelujiah!'


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"People Like You" as written by Chad David Taylor Chad Alan Gracey

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentEd wants people to be politically involved.

    "Where are the boys of Live? Pissin in the mainstream."
    He's talking about how they're always stirring things up.

    Then he goes and praises some other rockers who have done the same (Bono, Springsteen...suprised Morrissey didn't make the list...), and I think at the same time he's bragging about how that's what rock and roll is all about: protesting the way people think.

    "I finally broke their mold"
    This whole verse sounds like Ed's either dreaming about what it'd be like if nobody stood up for what was right and the bad guys won all of the power, or he's dreaming of a day when the warriors finally have a place to speak. I'm not sure which.

    "Whatever it's gonna take. Good luck! Keep it real."
    He's saying that you need to keep things real - true - honest no matter what and good luck with that.
    Eyeconon March 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgood analysis, eyecon. i initially thought it was a song protesting the prevelance of cookie-cutter popuar music.

    he talks about breaking the mold, and pissing in the mainstream (showing their disrespect for the kind of stuff which is popular today)

    "open up your cage, focus all your rage" could mean to let your emotions into your songs, rather than playing it safe and going with the radio friendly stuff.

    but i think your idea is more apt.
    Ryllickon February 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgood analysis, eyecon. i initially thought it was a song protesting the prevelance of cookie-cutter popuar music.

    he talks about breaking the mold, and pissing in the mainstream (showing their disrespect for the kind of stuff which is popular today)

    "open up your cage, focus all your rage" could mean to let your emotions into your songs, rather than playing it safe and going with the radio friendly stuff.

    but i think your idea is more apt.
    Ryllickon February 17, 2007   Link

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