"Your New Aesthetic" as written by and James Christopher/burch Adkins....
We're lowering the standards
In a process selective
The formula's too thin

But it takes more than one person
So everyone jump on
I'll miss you when you're just like them

Imitate and water down
(Selection breathes on it's own)
Before the crash I'll write it out
(Selection breathes on it's own)
Make them open the request line
Let selection kill the old
(Take back the radio)

I remember back then thinking
Easy come but doesn't stays
What comes easy never stays

But the politics need means
And business never leaves
You better sing now while you can
(Better sing now while you can)

(Imitate and water down)
Selection breathes on it's own
(Until the crash I'll write it out)
Selection breathes on it's own
(Make them open the request line)
Let selection kill the old
Take back the radio

Sing now
While you can
While you can

Sing now
While you can
While you can

Imitate and water down
(Selection breathes on it's own)
Until the crash I'll write it out
(Selection breathes on it's own)
Make them open the request lines
Let selection kill the old
(Take off the radio)

But it takes more than one person
So everyone jump on
I'll miss you when you're just like them


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"Your New Aesthetic" as written by Richard E Burch James Christopher Adkins

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    General Commenti think a lot of people need to look closely at this song. and other jew songs. because they just dont get it.
    cheerupemokdon January 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song rawks! i believe that jim is talking about the corruption with record labels and radio stations. he is trying to show how everything is for money and not for the heart in the record biz nowadays. it's like he's saying that music for a band is almost like the side project compared to their image and cd, ticket and merchndise sales. it's very sad that he is true. but you can hear in the lyrics that he wants to change something about that,likehe wants to be a rock & roll star but on his own terms. mad love to him and his band for kickin' ass and writing good songs like his one.
    elroythepunkon February 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentUh, god. I love Jimmy Eat World and I always have...but why can't they just stick to what they believe in. The song, like elroy said is about...wait, do I hear "Bleed American"......how the radio makes the music less about...Where do I hear "The Middle"...ugh, ...music and more about a profit...
    **ViX**on May 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe song i have doesn't follow these lyrics at all...
    JeLyBu99on May 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commenttheres two versions...theres a slow one and i THINK that was the original and then they changed it for clarity. If yours goes: FOR YOUR TIME ITS WRITTEN OUT, WORK MEANS NOTHING BY ITSELF...that's the first one. If not, you have the wrong song.
    **ViX**on May 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthanks **VIX** i downloaded the slow version, but it's this one on my clarity cd. i guess i never noticed lol anyways, i added the slow song lyrics to here
    JeLyBu99on May 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNow **VIX**, about the whole radio thing, bands really don't have much control on how much their songs get played on the radio. They're sticking what they beleive in if they don't sell out...like they're all over MTV and TRL and forget about their fans...Jimmy hasn't done that, and I hope they never will. That's great that people love Jimmy's music...everyone in the world should have a copy of their cd's, but it's when they're all about themselves and not their fans is when we need to start worrying. Sure, fans that have liked Jimmy from the begining hate it when little teeny boppers start listening to their music because Carson says it's cool, but you have to realize that the cd's they're buying are supporting the band and helping to keep them around longer so that when those same teeny boppers leave them for something "cooler", Jimmy can still make awesome music for us die-hard fans. So just deal with it in the meantime...I believe they won't sell out...I have faith in these guys...if they keep up what they're doing, they'll do fine and you'll have nothing to worry about.
    tracieon May 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwell tracie, jew is all over mtv. i've always liked them and it really painsss me to hear " middle" on the radio. i hate to say it but they have seemed to sell-out in a way. no offence to all you new coming jew fans of course
    watchmefallon May 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOh, I know JEW is on MTV...I'm just saying that they haven't really sold out until it starts getting to their heads, ya know? When it starts to be ALL about the money and the MTV apperances and they forget about the fans, the people who put them in that position, it's nothing to be proud of. I also cringe when I see little 12 year old girls yelling "Jim is so hot" on TRL or the local pop DJ raves about the new JEW song, but it's something we, as true fans, need to deal with. It will soon all pass and JEW will be ours again. Just hang in there.
    tracieon May 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwatchmefall, i think you're mistaken. JEW created Bleed American on their own dollar, WITHOUT label support. they created the album the way THEY wanted to, not the way some exec told them to. they are in a business, so what if the songs they create get popular. who the hell cares, if you dont want to know about it, dont listen to the radio or watch mtv, i dont and i think i have a better appreciation of music because of it. get over this "my favorite band is only for me" mentality. its childish. Bleed American is one of JEWs best albums, and the way the music industry is right now. any 'rock' song can be popular. so get over it.
    freeefallnon May 30, 2002   Link

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