#1
VERSE 1:
The circus is in town
And I hear it's doing well
There's only one performer
But man oh man it sells

He stands before a microphone
Before a drooling crowd
A stupid swarming populace
Who revel in his sound.

He sells them all a story
Of pain and angst galore
But this is not a high-school kid;
It's a man of thirty-four.

And they all identify
With his feelings made from cash
This effigy of rock and roll
Is now a mound of ash

CHORUS:
Your readymade angst reeks of papier-mâché
Go tell some kids from Africa how it sucks to get paid
For standing on stage and you're acting half your age
For a sweaty hive of idiots that always get you laid

VERSE 2:
We will sentence you as mockeries
Of all that is good taste
We'll drown you in Seattle
Feel the Wishkah splash your face

You have sent us to the Stone Age
In terms of rock and roll
Grunge is rolling in its grave
A genre swallowed whole

Why do you sing that way?
Is there something in your mouth?
It's high time for a Heimlich
Before it all goes south

He looks in the mirror
He liked what saw
An ape becomes a millionaire
From Canadian radio laws

[Then Chorus again].

BRIDGE:
Some say you're a sell-out
But I question your ability
To sell-out when you never even
Had your credibility.

(c)2009 Harrison du Plessis
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I ****ing hate the music of today. Good music died in 1997. Grunge died circa 1994 but even post-grunge (1994-97) was good. Ever since then, we have "hard rock" that, when combined with emo, probably makes this decade one of the worst in musical history, and probably the worst since the beginning of the rock era.

Comments & feedback are appreciated.
Last edited by Severide at Nov 16, 2009,
#2
Dude, this is actually brilliant. I love it.
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#3
"Your readymade angst reeks of papier-mâché"

What?
I don't even know what that's supposed to mean.

Also, are you trying to say grunge is the pinnacle of rock music?
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#4
Yeah, as far as grunge goes, its dead in the mainstream. But metal is flourishing in my opinion, and there are some awesome hard-rock-ish bands out there like Down =)
#6
I like a lot of your rhyming, and how you reference Nickelback songs a few times, it's actually a well-written piece. XD.

I must say, however, that not EVERY Nickelback song is bad. Their old stuff is really good, and since then it's been about... 50/50.
#7
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I like a lot of your rhyming, and how you reference Nickelback songs a few times, it's actually a well-written piece. XD

Really?
There's too much rhyming, if you ask me.
It almost sounds like a nursery rhyme with all the predictable rhyming.
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Hey Sleaze I'll give you a blowjob if you sig me. Maybe even some nudey photos?


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Sleaze, that made me lulz in my pants.


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#8
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"Your readymade angst reeks of papier-mâché"

What?
I don't even know what that's supposed to mean.

Also, are you trying to say grunge is the pinnacle of rock music?


Papier-mâché is stuff used in arts and crafts. It's made out of wet newspaper, and used to build houses and stuff. It also has a distinct smell. From this, I am inferring that his angst and emotions are cookie-cutter cashgrabs that are so fake that they might as well be made from papier-mâché.

And yes, grunge is ****ing awesome.
#9
I really like it; it's honest, it's direct, and most of all, it doesn't sound whiny. Instead, it simply states the facts. Btw, I completely agree with what you're saying. If you ever get this recorded, let me know.

C4C? The link is in my sig.
#10
"We'll drown you in Seattle"

would be such a great title for this song instead.

There's more good music now than there ever was btw, ever listen to Thrice?
#11
the rhythm sounds like 1800s british sing-song. it's overwhelming, all i really heard. and then the topic itself's sorta gay. i don't like nickelback, but geez... jump on the bandwagon more.
#13
Not bad. I'm not sure that you needed to spell out your opinion on the state of rock n roll at the end there. Ignoring the fact that it's debatable at best, you should let your lyrics speak for themselves.
I agree that "We'll Drown You in Seattle" is a far better title. **** You, Nickleback is immature and if you're really right about how they're everything that's wrong with rock music you don't need to even acknowledge them by name.
Oh, just noticed the bridge. It could use some work.

All in all I think with some revisions and a little more thought this could become an excellent middle finger to money-grabbing rock and roll bands of all shapes and sizes. As of now it's mediocre. (And to add a bit of my own commentary, I could easily argue that Foo Fighters have been following a similar path as Nickelback - writing basically the same song, over and over and making loads of money - but Dave Grohl isn't a douchebag, Chad Kroeger is. Foo isn't trashy/redneck like NB so no one says shit)

look at this if you want
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1231798
I want Super Saiyan abilities
Last edited by rebelmidget at Nov 17, 2009,
#14
Quote by Severide
I am inferring...


Nope. You imply. I infer.

The Wishkah reference was the best part.

R.I.P. True Grunge.