One gaze from its electric eye immortalizes you forever in their hearts and minds. Messiah of the people savior of the servants on this runaway train without a cause. Everyday I tell myself I gotta find a way out of this American Paradox. Paddling like a dog to the bone that's going to splinter me and they know what's best for my life. Winfing backwards it creates a dischord that calls itself progression on a grander scale. The supermodel monster turned crackhead at the wheel of this automated virgin sacrifice. Everybody step in line it's time to get your piece of the American paradox. Biting at the hand that fed me this illusion now I'm on for the ride of my life. This perversion gains it's momentum my resistance turns to fear at its changing face. I sold my soul to forces still unknown and I don't want it back. Prescription dementia riddle-ated protection from impurities of the heart and mind. I've cancelled my subscription broken covenant now there is no question whose side you are on. I don't want to feed myself the appetite of excess. I don't want to be another voice in the wind, got it easy in a world that's not supposed to be, sometimes I wonder if i think too much about me. In a world full of mirrors, your reflection is all you see and I can't stand what's becoming of me. So I'll scratch my eyes, rip this face off, and rebuild something new for the world to choke on.


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    General Commentumm wow, jason is a fucking genius and that is all i have to say. let me know if anyone knows of ANYONE who can even compare to these lyrics
    PanUarNchyKon July 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song! the lyrics are something else! they are so fullfilling and pure. nothing can out-mark that!
    quinn_allman_rockson July 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentjason is an awesome lyricist. you should also check out the lyrics of THRICE.....awesome awesome band....
    StarDumb77on July 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti heard that jim cherry died on july 7th of an overdose its sad
    xslicexpaperxwristxon July 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentJason is an amazing Lyricist,
    Just like Jim Lindberg from Pennywise,
    And even more so Greg Graffin from bad religion,
    greg is one of the greatest writers ever, and fucking smart too, so for jason to be up their with him shows how good he is.
    Hopefully Strung Out will be around for as long as Bad Religion have been around for.
    Awesome band,
    Awesome song,
    Fair Dinkum Brilliant Album.
    An American Paradox.
    The Ultimate in Anti-Patriotism.
    emokid86on August 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentfat mike wrote the best lyrics for the song "the decline" (nofx) as good as this song is and any bad religion or pennywise song is, nothing has ever EVER compared to the greatness of the decline by nofx
    soul_doubton September 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthave you guys heard "T&C" or "In Years To Come" by THRICE or like the other guy said, almost everything by THRICE has great lyrics, but I don't think any compare to these.
    homiebearon September 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthrice are amazing!
    jason_cruzon October 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentPennywise, Strung Out, Bad Religion. My three favorite bands in that order, without a doubt the three most talented punk bands ever. Also undoubtedly the best lyricists punk has ever seen. I'm sorry to say, but no matter how much you may like NOFX, Fat Mike can't compare to Jim Lindberg, Jason Cruz, or especially Greg Graffin or Brett Gurewitz.
    urbanninja4on April 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentPennywise, Strung Out, Bad Religion. My three favorite bands in that order, without a doubt the three most talented punk bands ever. Also undoubtedly the best lyricists punk has ever seen. I'm sorry to say, but no matter how much you may like NOFX, Fat Mike can't compare to Jim Lindberg, Jason Cruz, or especially Greg Graffin or Brett Gurewitz.
    urbanninja4on April 05, 2003   Link

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