"Turn It Down" as written by Brian Barbara, Charley Marshall, Donnie Conrad and Damien Mcdougle....
And as soon as it came it was gone, taking more than it gave.
What else could we have done?
False hope and our weakness lead us on and on and on
comforted by a constant fear we raise our voices, no one hears.
We may lose but we're not lost.
Day-by-day we're making it through the nights.
And so we sing- "We are one; undivided, and we are here,"
and so we scream, "I am one independent," but no one hears.
And so we sing all at once two different songs.
I want to turn it down.
And so it comes and goes, it serves us right.
No surprise in your eyes and we're at it again,
urgency and a cheapness lead us on and on and on.
It's too loud and we can't hear.
The next to come will find us here.
I hear your words, my ears are ringing but I didn't catch what you said.


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"Turn It Down" as written by Charley Marshall Brian Barbara

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    General CommentThis song's great...it's as though he's saying that he wants to turn down someone talking to him, he hears them - but doesn't pay any attention. I especially like the last line.
    Ankhon September 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, that makes sense...these guys are really good.
    Madcappunkon April 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThey're actually talking about the death of the punk culture.

    "And as soon as it came it was gone, taking more than it gave" That just when it was at its peak, it become corrupted, destroying the culture in the process.
    "False hope and our weakness lead us on and on and on" The various psuedo punk bands that attempt to capitlise the genre.

    "And so we sing- "We are one; undivided, and we are here,"
    and so we scream, "I am one independent," but no one hears." There is no unity anymore, and there is no individualism in the genre. That some bands are just copying each other to make more money. There is no pursuit of the music, just money.

    "And so we sing all at once two different songs"
    The fact there are still true punk bands out there, but alot of ones just capitalising off the market.

    "And so it comes and goes, it serves us right." They they have only themselves to blame for letting it happen.


    "I want to turn it down." That they've had enough dealing with it. Sick of listening on the radio.
    BloodMaguson July 25, 2006   Link

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