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Track 1 - Static EP Track 12 - Stanford Soundtrack V.II
Genre
Charts
Peak: #128   (261,248 songs currently in Rock)
Peak in sub-genre: #10   (8,532 songs currently in Folk Rock)
Upload date
August 20, 2004
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MP3 2.7 MB, bitrate 128 kbps.
0:00 minutes
Words/music
Chris Ayer © 2003
Story behind the song
This is about some musicians I ran into that imitate and pose as grandiose artists, but are primarily concerned with glory, and such. It bothered me, because they were annoying, but also because I felt a part of myself that pushed in that direction from time to time... looking for attention, being overly concerned with aesthetic and genre ... so I wrote this song, to clean out some of those closet-skeletons.
Lyrics
He paints a picture of the beauty that his life’s supposed to be a few revisions to a self-important personality he writes his poetry, trims his new goatee making sure that his empire doesn’t slack until the cameras in his head all fade to black no way, you’ve finally got a reason to lose faith in this this sad excuse of sincere artistry when everyone is trying so hard to be seen saying no one else will be seen over me he writes a new song, with all the words to make you understand well he doesn’t mean it but he fakes it fine when he’s playing in his band they’ve got a retro sound, got the genre down, with all the old pioneers under attack til the cameras in their heads all fade to black no way, you’ve finally got a reason to lose faith in this this sad excuse of sincere artistry when everyone is trying so hard to be seen saying no one else will be seen over me and don’t we all, after all, just want ourselves a little perfect piece of poetry? Jack said that we could “burn and be a roman candle exploding across the stars” – so far the beatniks haven’t stopped fooling me, the movie gods are still fooling me I paint a picture of the beauty that my life’s supposed to be a poignant picture that slowly/dramatically fades to black