Are you ready to be liberated
On this sad side city streets
Well the birds have been freed from their cages
I got freedom and my youth

My name is Brody I'm from Melbourne
Fitzroy Melbourne Fitzboy Melbourne
I grew up on Bell St. then on Bennett St.
My mom kicked out my dad for battery
Found a way she found a way out of spiritual penury
Working single mother in an urban struggle
Blames herself now cause I grew up troubled
It hit me i got everything i need

My one heart felt too much from the start
Ive seen people come and go
Living large and living low
You can build up your walls sitting on death row
Let the curtain fall on your murdered soul
You can wash it all down swallow your story
Get smacked off your head go down in downroll glory
You wont solve it committing self inflicted crime
Go on pull the trigger this will be the last time

I speak of the truth the truth of the heart
Like a desperate thirst in a raging drought
Hey youth time flies by
Theres an everlasting battle for eternal life
I love a man from California
Hes the prettiest thing we got the same disorder
The way you feel is OK its never gonna change anyway

It hit me I got everything i need


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    General CommentJesus fuck, do you people mind? If you don't like the band/song, DON'T FUCKING POST ABOUT IT. Go jerk your cock to something that's WAAAY more 'underground', 'cause fuck knows, that's how you judge how good a band is, by how many people haven't heard of them.

    I hate you all.
    Hooper_Xon August 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI just want to know the meaning of this song. Isn't that what the website is for? Somebody please post.
    ItsmeLisetteon July 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwow... I came here to comment but you're just all so hostile to each other and to "sell out" that I don't think I want to anymore.

    I hate mtv too, but if you guys wouldn't watch it it wouldn't bother you what videos are on. All I'm saying is, the music should be the priority. Every time people pay attention to fame or something else that is not meaningful it takes the concentration away from the music. I understand why people hate fame and bands that are too famous. I hate fame too, but I can't abandon my favorite bands just 'cause they happen to be famous. Green Day is huge and yeas, it's annoying but I love that band. And I'm not gonna stop listening them no matter how much they're on mtv.

    And this is totally kick ass song. Brody is the sexiest woman ever. I wish I could be like her...
    MissNeuroticon December 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really like the Distillers, this song has so much feeling. Brody really lets you get to know her in it.
    saves_the_day_girlon May 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBrody is such a sell-out. Why?? And why'd she trade in those two chicks and Asian man for two new white men?? Damn, she's just like her husband -- a sell-out.

    She's still good though. Thank God.
    Skankinrudegirl101on July 03, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"I love a man from California
    Hes the prettiest thing we got the same disorder"
    those are my favorite lines from this song
    OnlyInDreamsRXQueenon July 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, and I love The Distillers! :)
    vamprockeron July 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTo Skankinrudegirl101, I agree with you. The Distillers sold out. I was seriously crushed when I was told they were on MTV by my friend. (I no longer watch MTV)
    As for this song, I really hate it. I think it's one of their worst songs but I'm not saying I hate them, because, they are still one of my favorite bands.
    This song really isn't their greatest. They could have done better.
    As for the whole "selling out" thing. I am mad, but, as long as they don't change their music, it's okay... I suppose.
    Anyone agree?
    politicalscratchon July 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthow does a band making it on mtv allow them to have sold out? don't you see, if more people see them they sell more records therefore make more money which equals more good records. A good band being on mtv is a hell of a lot better then Britney and shit like that. So quit your fucking complaining.
    FairyGayon July 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWell, for one, bands should never want to play for the money. That would mean they were "selling out". And having more money does not necessarily mean that they going to make better music. The Distillers already had a large fan base, so, playing for the publicity would be stupid.
    And yes, I agree, a good band on MTV would be nice, but, the music industry is known for mangling,distorting, and destroying good music, and that's all we need to worry about. The amount of records they sell should never be as important as the music they make.
    politicalscratchon July 20, 2002   Link

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