well we finished up the record
and we think that it's the shit
and we want it to go huge
but to play it off legit
and the guy in a&r's
got the cd in his car
and he thinks tracks 4 and 6 are contenders
but the play lists are so tight
that we gotta do it right
but he's getting a good feeling
so we're gonna take a meeting
with the radio promo and the marketing homo's
to see if we can get a green light
so we waited by the phone
and they finally let us know
that the label is quote "really excited"

this could be the big one
time to celebrate perhaps
our fate is in the hands of strangers
going gold or down the hole
you can kiss my ass!

so we got a couple stations
we're in medium rotation
but the p.d. isn't sure
if the single's gonna work
cuz he's gotta play the cure
and the psychedelic furs
for the 80's flashback weekend
and our ad's are in the trades
and a video got made
and it cost a hundred grand
but we never got it played
and we're trying to hit the road
but the agent doesn't know
if there's enough in the budget for tour support
so we're playing local clubs
and we're trying to get a "buzz"
and we got a good review in "music connection"

this could be the big one
time to celebrate perhaps
our fate is in the hands of strangers
going gold or down the hole
you can kiss my ass!

in a last ditch effort
to rally up the troops
we ignored our last statement
7 figures unrecouped
cuz we're in it for the art
but we'd like to see if chart
in the billboard "top one thousand"
and we gave it our best shot
but the label says we're dropped
and the drummer quit the band
and he's working for his dad
so we're doing auditions

this could be the big one
time to celebrate perhaps
our fate is in the hands of strangers
going gold or down the hole
you can kiss my ass!


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    General CommentDude! This song rocks! This is the first song I used to convince my pop-princess sister that punk was good!
    patchworkangelon May 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti have a question...does anyone know if they actually want to be famous, because they sound like they do, but then they say "you can kiss my ass". aren't punk bands supposed to be, you know, anti-commercial radio? they don't sound it. i'm confused.
    jillylizzyon July 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHmm...not familiar with sarcasm, are you? They're being sarcastic.
    It's witty. Ha ha funny sort of thing, you know, like the Vandals do a lot?
    unixpimpon July 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentlook what i almost steeped in..........
    badreligionpigeonon July 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentExcellent song.
    and yeah, theyre being sarcastic. it just makes the whole song even better.
    Emo_Chick20on August 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentto anyone that is in a band this song means everything, very funny and true :).
    awakenpunkon April 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti like the fact that their last album on a non-indie lable had a song thats kinda about how record labels suck "our fate is in the hands of strangers, going gold or down the hole you can kiss my ass" hahaha words of wisdom my friends
    tomscahillIVon October 03, 2004   Link

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