"Porfirio Diaz" as written by and Omar/bixler Rodriguez....
Kiss and kill your boyfriend
And all rich ones, too
Rich kids of the world unite
Dime on the bleachers
Head says not that far away
Bu the only way up is down
And i keep falling
Flip it again, but the answer
Hasn't spared its change
Doesn't matter how much time

You'll never forget that forgetting's required
Served on a platter of fakes
It's inevitable
We're proud to be pricks
We're proud to be assholes
Picking up the pieces one by one
Don't let it ride
Answer, someone, anyone
Won't you pick up the pieces
You left behind?

Lyrics submitted by cbennett

"Porfirio Diaz" as written by Cedric Bixler Adam Amparan

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    General CommentStagnant, still and ever changing. Placid and utterly depressing. This is my number on anti-jock song! I love this friggin song! I can't believe how awesome ATDI writes!
    aircataracton May 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentfor me, the best song on "tenement" (besides embroglio). can't figure out what the lyrics mean but Porfirio Diaz was the name of some mexican politician (?) in the late 19th century. at least I think that...
    Exoceton May 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentEmbroglio is powerful and this song is f**king amazing, so much atmosphere on this track and such a great tempo when it kicks in. I am addicted to atd-i, they influence alot of my poetry.
    onearmedscissoron May 15, 2002   Link
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    onearmedscissoron May 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMaybe it's about struggling and changing through high school.
    upsetter940on June 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentporfirio diaz, was the president of Mexico (1877-80, 1884-1911), who established a strong centralized state that he held under firm control for more than three decades. if you read more about him you will probably understand the text better.
    Karamellpojkenon October 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song contains double meanings.
    "platter of fakes" describes the personatlity of high school kids. Also refrences to the promises given to the mexican citizens by the dictator.

    could just be me
    NegativeNeveron May 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI hate this song. I find it to be utterly awful.

    The lyrics on the other hand I enjoy. I go to a college prep school, a little rich kid haven, where literally almost all of the kids first cars are better than a car my parents will EVER buy for themselves.

    So yes I can relate to this. Very much so.
    shokknterroron May 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentCedric said before playing this live:

    "This is a street name in our hometown, and directly across that street, you can see the shanty town of Mexico, 'cause we are a border town where we come from, And it's funny when bands come into town and they think theyre going to play them shanty towns and play their sounds to the native indians people, and it's funny how theyre not *un-inteligible* in the first place. This is dedicated to friends in our hometown, and all the *un-inteligable* that hang over the shanty towns and all the people we see over there"

    3-9-99 FL.
    fifi_25on August 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe music, as in the actual music in this song, make me feel like a better person listening to it

    xtuffxon December 09, 2008   Link

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