These Lyrics Are Brilliant

Posted by Prince Gomolvilas
ON Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Brilliant lyrics. But you won't read them if I told you who wrote and sings them. So read on, and I will reveal the author in the comments section.

Why do you speak with that accent now?
Everyone knows you're not from the streets
You went to prep school in Cambridge
With daughters and sons of the privileged elite

Their fortunes from shipping and industry
Their futures in yacht clubs and tails
So why do you speak with that accent now?
Everyone knows you're moonlighting here

To avail yourself of your heritage
For a season or two in the sun
Draw well from the funds in the trust
Thanks to the fathers of fortunate sons
For us it's a matter of charging the gates
For you it's a matter of blood and connections
Of blood and connections

So who do you fool with that costume now?
Everyone knows you're not who you seem
You've got a hard way about you
For someone whose passage is already paid

By the sins and the schemes of your father
And the infinite reach of his arm
Draw well from the funds in the trust
Thanks to the fathers of fortunate sons
For us it's a matter of charging the gates
For you it's a matter of blood

Drink well from your bottomless cup
And bask in your good fortune
For us it's a matter of charging the gates
For you it's a matter of blood and connections

So where will you be when you tire of the fun
The escape, the charade, and your time in the sun
I know everyone does their own reinvention
But yours has a taste that's hard to swallow
And what will you tell of your tenure with us?
Will you build yourself up like the size of your hunt?
If they're anything like what you've been telling us
Those stories will make true believers
Of the chumps and the fools

So why do you speak with that accent now?
Everyone knows you're not from the streets
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5 Comments

  1. "Matters Of Blood And Connection" by Dashboard Confessional.

    Listen to it here.

     

  2. D'oh!

    I knew the song and artist. Been listening to the album A LOT.

    what's wrong with them ? why wouldn't people read the lyrics if they know they're DC ?

     

  3. Here in the States, anything considered remotely "emo" is revered by those who love it but is mocked by the general population for its purported whininess and overemotive expressiveness.

     

  4. Steph28 Said,

    Yes! I was pretty excited when I saw that you were referencing a DC song. It's funny that you mentioned this because I've heard some people talking crap about it, saying that it's random and without passion. I like it though. Because it's so true.

     

  5. Yeah, people like to h8 DC, but I say, "Don't h8! Don't h8!" :)

     



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