Here we go
Power tripping your luck is switched
Oh, so now it's funny
When it's your turn is to laugh
You go poke the running joke!

Scoring points with God
Get no perfect marks
But your grades keep falling
How you treat the weak is
Your true nature calling

Porn chick calls herself a therapist
Call it what it is...
For all the money in the world
We'll go to war you backward hero's

Come to rescue you
Just to lien on you
With interests soaring
How you treat the weak is
Your true nature calling

Please believe
We still live and breathe
Through native tongue
And poetry
All those years we believed, yeah

Scoring points with God
Get no perfect marks
But your grades keep falling
How you treat the weak is
Your true nature calling


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True Nature Lyrics as written by Martyn Lenoble David Michael Navarro

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  • +2
    My Interpretationi think the first verse talk about how when people luck turns good they begin to treat those with worse luck badly- for example when someone is poor then they turn rich they make fun of the poor and forget where they come from. then the first chorus talks about how how no matter how much you pretend to kiss god's ass you won't be any better than anyone else and you just look like an idiot thus "your grades keep falling". then the second verse might be about a comparison of how a porn chick calls herself a therapist like the way that stupid people call themselves street smart to describe themselves using the word smart. it ties to "For all the money in the world We'll go to war for backward hero's"- politicians and soldiers ignorantly call themselves heroes and that their building wars for a good cause when its actually for the money/oil and power, which then also ties into the second chorus that they say that they're going to war to help the people but they're actually only going because of their advantage to benefit from the cause/war and gain land/money/resources. but then they treat them horrible because those people being invaded are weak and it shows how politician/(some)soldiers truly are. then the breakdown is pretty much saying that people have got to change their ways
    inf3ct3dsurviv0ron August 12, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Porn chick calls herself a therapist baby, call it what it is..." I think that line s so cool.
    quiffpornon October 12, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think you forgot the part where it says "Motherfucker do you really care"

    But I'm sick of everyone tying every song ever made to George W.

    Take a deeper look at it, you know the kinds of people this relates to, you see them everyday, making martyrs of themselves for the almighty dollar. Or the really fake people, acting like they care about the bigger picture, but when it comes down to a small voice crying out for help, they don't give a rat's ass.
    TacticalEliteon November 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song...it's bad to the bone.
    NicB.on March 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow....only two posts.... God, COME ON PEOPLE! Over 800 people posting for Fall Out Boy, and two people for Jane's Addiction, who, I might add, are infinitely better than FOB. This is, along with "Just Because", the best song on Strays. I hope some more people post here in the future.
    T-CAP75on July 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am not quite sure what the song means. I first heard it in a commercial for Coopertires. Then I download it. It is a great song. I love the breakdown.
    Scorpio89on August 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree T-Cap -.-
    Um, I'm also not sure what this song means either... But I like how it sounds XD
    I also love it when he says "mother f-er" something...
    Pointless comment. XD
    valxluffxjoo__on October 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti just watched an artist profile on janes addiction last night, and perry was saying that this song has a deep philosphical meaning, and he pointed out the line "how you treat the weak is your true nature calling" many times. i think hes just trying to say that peoples true nature comes out when they are dealing with people who are weaker or lesser than they are.
    DKModeon May 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTheres an earlier unmastered version with an longer outro. That version is superior and I dunno why they chopped the ending off.
    gothic_hobbiton October 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto protect their power
    Matt Holckon October 29, 2007   Link

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