I'm not your star
I'm not that beam of light
here to save your life
to make your wallet fat
while mine is on a diet
it's not my greatest care
but simple needs are scarce
it's never ending

it really seems unfair
but lately I don't care
I don't care about much
I've given up trying

so sing about love
and sing about lust
so they will care
they are the same difference

well that's what happens
when you play catch without arms

it's what sets us apart
well that's what happens
when you compromise your art (heart)

it's what sets us apart

we have got this far
I don't know if you care
but I think that you should swear
or something of the sort
show me you are trying

so sing about love
and sing about lust
so they will care
they are the same difference

set the bait
so they will bite it
if there is a hook
they can't deny it
sing about lust
so they can feel it
sing about love
so they will sing it
sing it

I'm not your star
I'm not that beam of light
here to save your life
oh no


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    General CommentI'm guessing this song is about the music industry. "El Cielo" didn't sell many copies, so naturally, their label wanted Dredg to soften their sound/be radio friendly/whatever. I guess this song is their resistance of that.

    "Not ... to make your wallet fat" - Dredg isn't here to sell millions of copies.

    "So sing about love, sing about lust, so they will care" - The radio is full of shallow songs and to get on you have to conform so people will listen.

    "That's what happens when you compromise your art, that's what sets us apart" - They don't want to sacrifice the focus of their art for a spot on the radio.

    "We've got this far, I don't know if you care" - After ten years of playing and getting no recogintion

    "But I think that you should swear, or something of the sort, show me you're trying" - If you take the literal term of "swear" as in "profanity", tons of bands spew needless f-words just to look "cool" or whatever

    "Sing about lust/love so they can feel it" - Make your songs easy to understand, shallow, predictable, and the radio audience will like you

    What do you all think?
    atomsplitteron May 04, 2005   Link

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