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I'm like a ghost
I'll be living in a dirt room
Waiting for the day to be closer
To the window when you're home
I'll be standing by your back door
Reaching for the knife in my coat
I'm going to put it to your throat
Sweaty piggy, you're a bad man
What a fucking sad way to go
Your mother raised you as a joke
I should have wiped away a burden
Use the curtain in the kitchen to choke
You

You think you own me
You should have known me
You took the future and the food off my family's plate
You think you'll use me
I'm stronger than you
You take my money, but it's useless
When see what I do to you
Look what I do to you

Oh god then you awoke
You started screaming through the duct tape
Don't ever think I'm letting you go
I'm busy digging you a hole
Now you'll be living in a dirt room
Breathing through the straw of your own
Come on
I really think that this is fun for the money
I'll make it comfy for the time wasted making you rich
I want to cover you in ants, bees and honey
Then take a picture for the cover of our album!

You think you own me
You should have known me
You took the future and the food off my family's plate
You think you'll use me
I'm stronger than you
You take my money, but it's useless
When see what I do to you

You think you own me
You should have known me
You took the future, the food off my family's plate
You think you'll use me
But I'm stronger than you
You take my money, but it's useless
When see what I do to you

And now I see it all
'Cause your back's against the wall
And finally you're mine
You're mine

You think you own me
You should have known me
You took the future and the food off my family's plate
You think you'll use me
I'm stronger than you
You take my money, but it's useless
When see what I do to you

I really think that this is fun for the money
We'll make you comfy for the time wasted making you rich
I want to cover you in ants, bees and honey
Then take a picture for the cover of our album!



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    Lestat2009Feb 17, 2009 at 3:48 am
    Its about an oppressed man rebelling and threatenin corporate greed and corporate executives..You think you own me...May be the government too. Just a great passionate song...to strike fear into the heats of the greedy and rich.
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    tonyalynnFeb 6, 2009 at 1:38 pm
    Seems to me that it's directed at someome in the music industry, possibly their manager, who is screwing them over while they're making him rich. Go back and read the lyrics with that in mind... it makes perfect sense, especially the part about using a picture of him being tortured for the cover of their album.
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    UnregisteredMar 20, 2012 at 8:10 pm
    Though the music video shows a burglary, i don't think that the actual meaning of the song is that direct. I suspect that the song is about a woman who's indirectly using him for her own gains, and he's had enough. I just don't think they wanted to make a violently sexist music video for the public to view. The song could be interpreted in different ways, but this is what i feel when i'm listening to it.
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    monkey91001Nov 27, 2009 at 5:13 pm
    The MR that is on the $100 bill he burns is not for motown records it is for a promoter that screwed them if you buy the book about all the songs that have been wrote by Justin that tell you all about the song and what he was thinking and why he wrote the songs
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    KbuckAug 18, 2009 at 6:03 pm
    Justin (lead singer) was asked about the song. He stated that someone took advantage of the band when they were green (no pun intended). This is his way of expressing his anger towards said individual. He also stated that MR in the video is not Mowtown Records but infact an individual who will remain nameless. Which could have meerly been a legal disclaimer.

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