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Take Back The Music 
By: Sudden Death featuring Possible Oscar
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Rank this week: 19 (↑48)
Duration: 4:35 
Release Date: 1/25/2008  (peterpuck9) 
Lyrics By: Tom Rockwell/Possible Oscar (peterpuck9) 
Music By: Tom Rockwell/Possible Oscar (peterpuck9) 
Produced By: Tom Rockwell (peterpuck9) 
Released By: thefump.com (peterpuck9) 
Published By: FIDIM Publishing (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Licensing: CC 
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Take Back The Music
by Sudden Death, featuring Possible Oscar
lyrics: T. Rockwell
music: Possible Oscar
vocals: T. Rockwell, J. Ringold

[verse 1]
Change is the only thing that stays the same
It seems strange, but you couldn't avoid it when it came
Ask Valerie Plame, it really can suck
But chase it and embrace it, you can make your own luck
Gettin' stuck in the past is no way to last
And the guys that try are doomed to die pretty fast
But some are too stubborn to give up their old tricks
It'll bet they haven't changed their underwear since they were six
This is the way music operates today
The major labels just pray that MP3s will go away
CD sales are down and they blame the internet
Well guess what, that's all the money you're gonna get
'Cause we're getting sick of all your manufactured hits
As we discover new talent in downloadable bits
You wonder why your future is in serious doubt
Have you listened to the crap that you guys are putting out!?

[chorus]
Everybody come on!
The revolution is going on
So while the lawsuits go on and on
I think it's time that we
Take back the music!

They got it wrong
I let the public download my song
And on my journey they go along
And now together we'll
Take back the music!

[verse 2]
The internet changed the way I started getting my tunes
While you were dragged kicking and screaming into iTunes
And hey, look at that, now your wallet's getting fat
Pity that your artists don't get a piece of that
You're resented more than lawyers whose cologne is money scented
As unprecedented arrogance and greed is presented
You screw over a band and then you sue their fans
Can you tell me how that fits into your business plan?
Fifty-thousand sales is considered a flop
I think it's time to reevaluate the people at the top
If I sold fifty-thousand I could buy a new house
And instead of my checks it'd be my car that bounced
So you just keep doin' what you're doin' and you'll ruin
The whole industry, which will make more room for me
And my kind, independent music shining through
While you're biting the hand that plays guitar for you

[chorus]
Everybody come on!
The revolution is going on
So while the lawsuits go on and on
I think it's time that we
Take back the music!

They got it wrong
I let the public download my song
And on my journey they go along
And now together we'll
Take back the music!

[bridge]
Now you're suing everyone for the songs they lend
It's a disturbing trend with no foreseeable end
Most settle, because they can't afford to defend
What's a little extortion among friends?
Over nine thousand dollars for some bits and atoms
How you came up with that number I have yet to fathom
Jammie Thomas got crushed because she happened to have 'em
No song is worth that, let alone Brian Adams

[verse 3]
Instant gratification's where it's at
For music, fan fiction, and pictures of cats
Plus videos of girls who vomit each other's crap
Tell me how can you compete with that, you can't
But that's no reason why some idiot won't try
To develop some technology to force us to comply
DRM, it's just a futile struggle for power
Are you gonna sue me next because I sing in the shower?
Calculating, cold, and extremely bold
Universal gets a dollar for every Zune sold
They don't really care that they don't play fair
Now some CDs come with their own SpyWare
So while I'm writing rhymes working on my next FuMP hit
Sony's getting lonely working on their new root kit
They'll have a new DRM working soon
I hope they make it work so well that it spells their own doom

[chorus]
Everybody come on!
The revolution is going on
So while the lawsuits go on and on
I think it's time that we
Take back the music!

They got it wrong
I let the public download my song
And on my journey they go along
And now together we'll
Take back the music!

Everybody come on!
The revolution is going on
So while the lawsuits go on and on
I think it's time that we
Take back the music!

It goes on and on!
You can't stop this phenomenon
Now there's some people I'd vomit on
For now I think we'll just
Take back the music!
(peterpuck9)
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belowaveragedave   Offline  -  Artist & D.J.  -  04-07-08 02:18 AM  -  11 years ago
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This had a lot of great lines in it, particularly this part of Verse 2 "You screw over a band and then you sue their fans
Can you tell me how that fits into your business plan?
Fifty-thousand sales is considered a flop
I think it's time to reevaluate the people at the top
If I sold fifty-thousand I could buy a new house"

You are so on the money, 50,000 albums? If I made albums--they'd be indie, that'd probably be enough income to live 10 years on . . .congrats on a classic
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