It's how the hustle goes
See what the jukebox knows
Put my last quarter on
I play "Authority Song"

Honesty or mystery?
Tell me I'm not scared anymore
I got no secret purpose
I don't seem obvious
Do I-I-I-I-I?
Do I-I-I-I-I?
I don't seem obvious
Do I-I-I-I-I?
Do I-I-I-I-I?
(I don't seem obvious do)

The DJ never has it
J-A-M-C, Automatic
(Do I-I-I-I-I?)
If those were Roy's headphones
You bet he'd play "What Goes On"
(Do I-I-I-I-I?)

Honesty or mystery?
Tell me I'm not scared anymore (I-I-I, I-I-I)
I got no secret purpose
I don't seem obvious
Do I-I-I-I-I?
Do I-I-I-I-I?
I don't seem obvious
Do I-I-I-I-I?
Do I-I-I-I-I?

I don't seem obvious, do I?
Do I-I-I?

Oh, well, I'm here
That means something doesn't it?
Uh-huh, won't you dance with me a little bit?
Ah-ah, you don't notice
'Cause the music's too loud

It's how the hustle goes
See what the jukebox knows (do I-I-I-I-I)
(Do I-I-I-I-I)
Put my last quarter on
I play "Authority Song" (do I-I-I-I-I)

Honesty or mystery?
Tell me I'm not scared anymore (I-I-I, I-I-I)
Say anything you want, I'm ready
I'm not scared anymore (I-I-I, I-I-I)
Honesty or mystery?
Won't something else just tell me
I'm not scared anymore (I-I-I, I-I-I)
I got no secret purpose
I don't seem obvious
Do I-I-I-I-I?
I don't seem obvious
Do I-I-I-I-I?
I don't seem obvious
Do I-I-I-I-I?
I don't seem obvious
Do I-I-I-I-I?

I don't seem obvious
Do I-I-I-I-I?
I don't seem obvious
Do I-I-I-I-I?
I don't seem obvious
Do I-I-I-I-I?
Don't seem obvious
Do I-I-I-I-I?


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The Authority Song Lyrics as written by Richard E Burch James Christopher Adkins

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    General Comment

    The Beatles and the Velvet Underground both had songs called "What Goes On"--hard to know which JEW is referring to.

    "Authority Song" is a John Mellencamp song.

    MrRain422on May 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    just from listening to the song it seems like it should say 'i have no secret purpose' on a few of those "i got no single purposes" but thats just me.

    jakkion January 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    whoa i said that wrong. it seems like it should say "i got no secret purpose" instead of "i got no single purose" a few times in there. but that's just from what i've heard from listening to the song, altho most of j.e.w.'s songs you can't really tell some of the lyrics from just listening so maybe i'm wrong.

    jakkion January 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    should say- i got no single purpose. not- i got no secret purpose. there. took me 3 tires to say it.

    jakkion January 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    are you blonde

    besides, that woulnt make any sense

    nicksavestheday5on January 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    hahahahaha i agree with nicksavestheday5 they wouldn't write lyrics that didn't make sense. think about it.

    lukekaz11on February 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I love this song! It's one of my favorites right now b/c I can really realte to it. I think this song is about asking someone out, or going up to them and talking to them for the first time. It's like a comment on the whole dating scene. Does anyone know what song he's talking a/b "what goes on"? ik there's a beetles song called that and another 1 by the velvet underground but idk. And also "authority song" itself. If anyone knows, please tell me b/c I have no clue

    aymieron April 15, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    great song luv it. but.......whats: "J A M C Automatic" "What Goes On" and who is Roy??

    honestyormysteryon April 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    does no one know??

    honestyormysteryon April 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Saw them perform this on live. Form the title and the line that says,"I'm not scared anymore..." it seems to be not afraid of authority, but I have no clue what it actually means.

    EmoGuy89on May 07, 2002   Link

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