There are babies with guns beheading their friends In shopping malls around the world Yet somehow the Kings of Leon still find time to write songs about girls I don't suck much less At least those dudes have no illusions of angst and hopelessness And if I claim revolutionary or I give to charity They'll all know it's a plea for someone like me Disgusted with lies and cut down by their own beatnik poetry I'm just one man with no face and no friends God in this dank Brooklyn bar I can feel it again It's eating me
Wait a second I can't write the same damn song over and over again
I can't define myself through irony and self deprecation I can't deny myself being alive through my alienation
Everything that you do Keeps me running back to you Can't give up, live the dream Even if I don't believe But we can't afford to surrender We can't afford
Fake players and the twisted web they weave, oh I contend that the coming holocaust Will be of those who choose to believe In anything but a phallic sense of self Hang alone in the attic, tied up tightly with your father's belt
You bathe in blood like mister Crowley Your cost, their loss. Their memory haunts me I stand opposed to chaos that you chose New heart, new bones Am I not alone?
Fake players are the ones who play the game Fake players are the ones who play the game Fake players are the ones who play the game Fake players are the ones who play the game
Writer/s: MAXIM BEMIS
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Shreya from Princeton, NjDuring a live chat, Max Bemis also mentioned the use of "The Kings of Leons" and "Mara". He finds it ironic that The Kings of Leon (who write happier, unjaded songs) are on the same record label as Say Anything (which mentions many controversial, mundane, and crazy things). "Mara" is a gang. "There are babies with guns beheading their friends in shopping malls around the world. Yet somehow the kings of leon, still have time to write songs about girls" is used in the song to amplify the point Bemis is trying to make about Say Anything's type of songs in general. "Those dudes" that are mentioned as having "no illusions of angst and hopelessness" are The Kings of Leon.
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