I heard your record on the telephone
It was my cousin, Joan
She picked it up from the top 40 rack and then

I read your interview in Rolling Stone
You threw the boys a bone
And so I genuinely felt obliged to call

I know You never meant to hurt us, man
We're just a baby band
You found a quicker way
To scale the wall of fame

The situation's awfully dim
Should we up and go with him?
No way [no way, 1, 2, 3, 4]

We know exactly where you are, and you're gone [my friend]
Don't know exactly where you're coming from
You've gone away my friend
We know exactly where you are, and you're gone [my friend]
Don't know exactly where you're coming from
Have you gone astray [gone]

I saw your video on VH-1
Looks like they spent a ton
How does it feel to be the flavor for a spell

And I remember when you used to say
"Jesus is the way"
I never thought I'd see your light begin to fade

The situation's awfully dim
Should we up and go with him?
No way [no way, 1, 2, 3, 4]

(repeat chorus)

Don't think we don't miss you
[We think about you every day]
We still love you anyway
[Love don't go away]
There's still this burning question
[I got to know] Why?

[What will people think when they
Hear that I'm a Jesus freak?]

Ah, ah, ah [hey]
[While this is something of fantasy]
[The moral of the story is]
[To stick with your friends]
Ah, ah, ah, ah [hey]
Ah, ah, ah, [hey]
Ah, ah, ah [hey, hey, 1, 2, 3, 4]

(repeat chorus)

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, and you're gone [my friend]
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, so long
You've gone away, my friend
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, and you're gone [my friend]
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, so long
We'll see you someday
Wish you well
Na, na, na, na, na, my friend

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    General Comment

    Many people claim this song is about a particular artist or group in the christian music industry (such as Jars of Clay, Amy Grant, or perhaps even Creed) that have "sold out". As interesting and controversial as that would be, the truth is (as been stated by the band themselves in many interviews) that this is a ficticious story about a ficticious group or artist. It's just supposed to address the fact that there are those out there that may or may not have "sold out" or are thinking about doing it. DC Talk is just trying to give everyone a heads up and tell them to remember that they are all under watchful eyes and their decisions can have far reaching effects. The song itself is pretty self-explanitory. I think this is a really funny, sarcastic, daring, and gut-checking song. IF YOU EVER READ THIS TOBY, MIKE, OR KEVIN, you all should take more chances like this and do more songs like this! It a breath of fresh air!

    chosen1forlifeon May 01, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    i agree totally, the guys are singing about a generic band, no one in particular. This is an awesome song i love it completely

    clairpatraon March 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    in an interview with dc Talk they actually state that this song stemmed from conversations they had on the bus about how they would feel if one of the members were to "cross over", leaving the other two guys behind. not a song about an actual band/artist.

    thevegon August 07, 2006   Link
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    I remember seeing the video while I was staying up late suffering the net. I was suppose to talk some people home and I was designated driver. Seems lika a long time ago.

    damloseron February 25, 2007   Link
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    I find this song really funny due to the fact of Kevin going "mainstream" and according to Toby, "selling out". But I LOVE dcTAlk. There isn't a better band in the world.

    joshwilliamsmusicon October 11, 2007   Link

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