The man at the bank said, "Oh, let's not talk percentages"
You work a fourteen hour day, and still have two mortgages
You asked the state for aid
They gave you an ad campaign that didn't help
You took your family and joined in the urban sprawl
Can't see the stars as well but you're near the mall
Don't know where you stand no more
In line at a convenience store that's way too long
Used to work your land, fed a thousand mouths
Now you eat their shit for the money now
Emptied your heart to fill your bank account
Well, I should talk, I'm just the same
Buy my records down at the corporate chain
I tell myself I shouldn't be ashamed, but I am

So adolescence made her an activist
Now she's the one who does all the lecturing
They got their eighteen holes
She told them to dig one more, the dream is dead
Won't eat their food or wear their clothes
Always wants to know where her money goes
But will shell it out for filling up her nose
So run it up, I'll run my mouth
But never mind the shit that I sing about
Because I'd sell myself to buy a fucking house

Twelve thousand square foot, four car garage
Tennis court, swimming pool, in the backyard
I know it can seem like a lot
That's why I pay someone to clean it up
We're going to clean it up
My big house


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    General Commentconor oberst is a genius. beautiful song.
    stickingtosheetson July 24, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"she always wants to know where her money goes but will shell it out for filling up her nose" my favorit...by far... i hate all those coke head- down with coke... up with hope!
    skeeterpanon August 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthat is such an amazing way to end a cd!!

    "1200 square foot, 4 car garage..." that bit is so amazing!
    inlieuon August 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is the best! I love the rythms, they flow so well it's incredible. As always with the Desaparecidos the lyrics are so meaningful and help to put a point across
    KillYouForAPickleon September 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentRhythms*
    EyesSoBrighton March 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love how connor talks about anti-consumerism but then blames himself also. i hate it when people complain about people being materialistic and then go home to their five-bedroom house. a great song with great lyrics.
    technicolor_girlon September 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI adore this song, as well as every Desa song. But this one DOES seem to stick out in that he screams more in it. One of the best.
    daddysgunon February 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmoney fucks everything up
    passthespectionon May 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentskeeterpan:"she always wants to know where her money goes but will shell it out for filling up her nose" my favorit...by far... i hate all those coke head- down with coke... up with hope!
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    i'm a huge fan of connors too but i mean come on the guy has flaws and this is one of his biggest i think that HE is supposed to be that girl because he's a vegan that grew up in a city and he also has a coke problem...he admitted it. look beyond the lyrics man.
    emokidswearchuckson May 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti've intelligently noticed that this whole cd is about politics and money.

    you say, duh.
    scribblexsonneton June 19, 2005   Link

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