I'm right here
And I heard everything you say
Those things
To try to get inside my head
It's full
Now there's no room in here
For you
You can't teach me the lesson
Now I know
I don't need you to tell me
How it's done 'cause I know how it's done

See all the accolades, sitting up on my shelf
I'm the man now, sticking it to myself
Sticking it to myself
sticking it to my-

Self control
That's not the only thing I lack
A plan
Just my own gun against my
Back down now and let this hostage
Go away
I'm trying to figure something
Makes me feel
Like I'd do anything I'd take to be
A fucking winner now

See all the accolades, sitting up on my shelf
I'm the man now, sticking it to myself
Sticking it to myself
Sticking it to myself

You don't seem interested in what I just said
If you're not interested then don't nod your head
I thought so
That's what I thought that
Someday soon
This job is going to kill me
Dead inside
Unless I kill it first instead
And when they come for me I'm gone

There's just the accolades, sitting up on my shelf
I'm the man now, sticking it to myself
Sticking it to myself
Sticking it to myself


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    Song MeaningSeems to me he's devised a purely fictional narrator. Let's say a musician, who is established and successful (accolades) for doing something in particular, but intends now to go in a different direction. "You" in this setting is his inner voice warning him about the consequences of changing up his style. He's arguing back to that voice that he fully understands what he's doing, including the potential impact it could have on his career. In fact, he accepts that he may very well be "killing" his career before it has a chance to kill him.

    In a way, not dissimilar to another fictional voice he uses to discuss the creative process in "Fraud".
    ShadyGon December 16, 2011   Link

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