for your time it's written out
work means nothing by itself

seeeelectiooon, selection kills the old
selectioooon, selection breathes on it's own
on it's own

these days are numbered i can tell
so until the crash i'll write you down, down

seeeeelectiooon, selection kills the old
selectioooon, selection breathes on it's own
on it's oh-own

siiiing whiiiile you can nooow, while you caaaan
siiiing whiiiile you can nooow, while you caaaan
siiiing whiiiile you can nooow, while yooou caaaan
siiiing whiliiie you can nooow, while yooou caaaan

selectioooon, selectioooon, selection kills the old
selectioooon, selection breathes on it's own
on it's own

Lyrics submitted by JeLyBu99

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    General Commentthis song is about how the music business has changed

    "for your time it's written out. work means nothing by itself" - music artists today don't have to have the talent or creativity to come up with their own lyrics and music for their songs. they just do what they're told. they spend more time memorizing dance steps and such, then focusing on their music

    "selection kills the old, selection breathes on it's own" - new songs are requested and the old ones are forgotten even though the old ones may be more talented then the new stuff. it's just the way things work. unless there is a big enough group to request the "old" stuff, it just kinds of slips from the air waves almost completely.

    "these days are numbered i can tell. so until the crash i'll write you down" - he's saying that these pop, r&b, rap, etc. bands aren't going to last much longer because sooner or later people are going to realize they don't have any talent. so he's saying for now he'll (we'll) write them down (remember them) until their joyride is over and then we'll forget about them

    "sing while you can now" - he's letting those other "pop" bands (not just pop, but i mean the actual term, popular) know that they better enjoy it while they can because eventually their going to fade away and only the bands with real talent will stick around and be able to produce such awesome music (such as jimmy eat world :-) haha)

    and that line could also be directed to the listeners in a way by saying that these bands aren't going to last, so sing along with them now, but eventually you'll forget about them because they don't have talent
    JeLyBu99on May 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is brilliant.

    I aint heard the other version but ive a feeling ill like this best.

    Great interpretation. :)
    Andaahon June 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwow. this is so different sounding to the actual 'your new aesthetic'. it's quite nice, although it does sound a bit like 'a sunday' during the "sing now while you can" bit. i like it though. anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston August 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhat album is this version from?
    an ocean of doubton September 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentfrom the self titled ep, it has 5 songs: Lucky Denver Mint, For Me This Is Heaven, Your New Aesthetic (demo), Softer and Roller Queen. It's really good, especially Softer is an awesome song.
    fighting starlighton September 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI may be totally wrong on this one, but I think it is sort of saying, "live life to the fullest." (Sing while you can) Or maybe what others are saying about the music business.
    Listen-upon March 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWho's the idiot that submitted these lyrics?

    "siiiing whiiiile you can nooow, while you caaaan "?

    Wtf, what a douche
    jordan153on October 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree with JeLyBu99.
    his (or her) explanation
    makes a lot more sense
    if you have heard the
    other version from clarity.

    xoxo conor
    conorissosceneon October 31, 2004   Link
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    General Commentuuuh...theres another one of these New Aesthetic Demos. I cant seem to hear what he sings though. Its on the Clarity Demo. Its different
    bukeyon June 26, 2006   Link

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