"Anything" as written by and Matthew Preston Slocum....
This is my forty fifth depressing tune.
They're looking for money as they clean my artistic womb.
And when I give birth to the child I must take to flight
'Cause the black in our pocket won't let us fight a proper fight.
So hey baby can you shed some light on the problem maybe?
'Cause we're all tired and we'd like to know
If we should pack our tents shut down the show.
Yes we should like to see a burning bush-type sign.
But anything would be fine.

We're all told to dance but we never picked the tune.
Hanging like puppets they feed us from bent steel spoons.
But we're sealing our lips for the someday when the needle and the vinyl play
All the songs of the pain, songs that explain all our circles and strains.
So hey baby, can you shed some light on the problem maybe?
'Cause we're all crying and we'd like to know
If we should pack our tents, shut down the show.
Yes, we should like to see a burning bush-type sign.
But anything would be fine.

We're all dying and we'd like to know
If we should pack our tents, shut down the show.
"Yes, we should like to see you pack your tents, shut down your show."
Yes, we should like to see a burning bush-type sign
But anything would be fine. Oh, anything would be fine.


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"Anything" as written by Matthew Preston Slocum

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    General CommentThis is about how they write the songs for the sake of writing the music, but they are asked as professionals to constantly crank out hits (they're looking for money as they clean my artistic womb) and when they write songs, they have to sell them because they can't afford not to (and when I give birth to the child i must take to flight cause the black in ouf pocket won't let us fight a proper fight) and they're sick of the commercialism and want to make a difference, but they don't know if they ever will, and they want a "sign" to see if they ever will (we're all tired and we'd like to know if we should pack up our tents shut down the show). The second verse is about being controlled by the record companies but not saying anything because its a sacrifice they have to make to get their music out there.
    brenloon March 24, 2005   Link

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