Have you ever seen an idealist
With gray hairs on his head?
Or successful men who keep in touch
With unsuccessful friends?

You only think you do
Yeah, I could have sworn I saw it, too
You only think you do
Looks like the smoke and mirrors fooled you

And if it isn’t making dollars
Then it isn’t making sense
And if you aren’t moving units
Then you’re not worth the expense
If you really want to make it
You had best remember this
If it isn’t making dollars
Then it isn’t making sense

We are sorry, sir
You did not quite
Quite make the cut this time
We’d would really appreciate it
If you were out by five

You and your kind

And if it isn’t making dollars
Then it isn’t making sense
And if you aren’t moving units
Then you’re not worth the expense
If you really want to make it
You had best remember this
If it isn’t making dollars
Then it isn’t making sense


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    General CommentThis is a great song. I love David Bazan's biting commentaries. This song was renamed and slightly modified, and will be on the new album, Control, under the name of "Penetration". You can get the MP3 of Penetration from Jade Tree Records' site. I love this. Can't wait to hear more.
    Elendilon March 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commenttalk about a MINOR change. what, 5 words? eh well. good song
    DesignedToHideon May 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commenteh, this songs´s called ´penetration´ but anyway, good song and good lyrics
    timwueon May 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentoh, didnt see the first comment, sorry for that repitition
    timwueon May 12, 2002   Link

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