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Who the hell have I been kidding?
I sold my soul to the corporation.
They know me better than I know myself,
I better shut it up,
I better shut it up.
You got a problem with the way I think,
I got a problem with the way you think,
That you can program me,
Like a damned machine,
I'm gonna take a stand,
And say "fuck this scene".

I'm sick of imagery,
Instead of artistry.
I'm sick of apathy,
Instead of harmony.
I'm sick of poets workin' part time jobs,
While pissy people pick and choose the stars.   
I know that I should be the last one to speak about this,
But even sellouts have their dreams.
Set the music free.

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What the hell was I trying to prove?
I ran away so young,
Now on the move.
Like a vandal,
I wear my mask.
And all you punks back home,
Yeah you can kiss my ass.
'Cause I got a feeling deep down inside my soul,
It's taken three whole years to gain control.
I ain't never, no never,
No never, no never,
No never, no never,
Coming home.

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Da da da da, da da da da da da,
Ba da da da da, da da da da da,
Da da da da, da da da da da da, oh oh oh oh



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    UnregisteredApr 2, 2012 at 12:42 am
    I think he is singing about how he feels like he has been putting his like into the 'corp', been a 'machine' for them and and that he has 'sold his soul' to it. Also i think he signing about how he thinks it is unfair that poets don't make money(people don't appreciate their work anymore), there's no peace, harmony, artistry, and imagery and instead the world is filled with pissy people. And to get the pissy people happy and everyone in harmony we all need to "set the music free"

    That is what i think but everyone can have their own thoughts!
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    UnregisteredFeb 21, 2012 at 4:48 pm
    Sellout has 2 meaning to me. 1) it is a message to all his fans to say sorry and that he still keeps us and the musc close to his heart. 2) it is a message tha inspires thouse few small town artist out there to do what you love and love what you do. Hollywood and fame is not that great.

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