cannot find everything you need in all of this
potatoes, rice and bread
we'll burn it as we take it in
you�re going to sing your heart out
sing it like you mean it
you're gonna sing everything you're thinking
and you're gonna sing it until they're listening
cause if it really brings us all together
well i'd say that settles all arguments of difference
surviving by questioning
well, can you imagine if we all started demanding?
i can play along to every record
front and back
every song
every word means as much to me
as every word means to you
you can make an industry
selling people the things they want to hear
if this is worth anything
we will sell it for humility
it will take us farther than the posture you're fronting


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    General CommentThis song is definitely about the so-called 'underground' of bands claiming to be fighting for social change, but don't have their hearts into it. People following the trends and what have you. Against Me! really brings it home at the lines "I can play along to every record, front and back, every song. Every word means as much to me as every word means to you"

    The mentioning of the 'words' in songs means that it's no longer about music, but about the passion behind the music. You can't be 'fronting' as AM! would usually say with this "Anti-establishment" yelling and screaming unless you mean it. It's for the people for which this isn't just a 'teenage phase', but a life-long struggle:

    "You’re going to sing your heart out, then sing it like you mean it."
    Egalitarian.on March 12, 2005   Link

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