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Burn, Baby, Burning!
Burn the chain stores!
Fat little men earning!
I am not yours!

Try to set the night on fire!
A and R, more like B and E!
Deciding the public desire!
ripping off you and me!

RIAA!
BMG!
Go Away!
From me!

I have your mp3\'s,
I laugh at your case.
I burn with ease,
Smile in your face.

Music my erotica,
10 gigs, 20 gigs, 50 gigs more.
But not from Metallica,
That industry whore.

Lars gets but a drop,
Courtney knows the deal.
Twenty two ninety-nine a pop,
EMI knows how to steal.

A&M, MCA, Capitol,
Virgin, Elektra, Sony.
All they want is control,
All of them phony.

Mom and pop shops fall,
Neon shiny lip gloss wins.
Let\'s all go the the mall,
Hang out with friends.

M$ vaunts Palladium seal,
Then changes its name.
I know the deal,
am hip to their game.

MTV Top Twenty,
Picked from within.
Don\'t show videos,
How can you win?

Go see the concerts,
Give cash to the bands.
Buy yourself t-shirts,
Money in their hands.
Free flowing random thought after seeing ~Sya's [link] Thanks for the inspiration Sya! Should be read mentally in a semi beatnik/coffee house style, a little Maynard G Crebbs/I married an Axe murderer beat.

Burn, Baby, Burning!
Burn the chain stores!
Fat little men earning!
I am not yours!

Try to set the night on fire!
A and R, more like B and E!
Deciding the public desire!
ripping off you and me!

RIAA!
BMG!
Go Away!
From me!

I have your mp3's,
I laugh at your case.
I burn with ease,
Smile in your face.

Music my erotica,
10 gigs, 20 gigs, 50 gigs more.
But not from Metallica,
That industry whore.

Lars gets but a drop,
Courtney knows the deal.
Twenty two ninety-nine a pop,
EMI knows how to steal.

A&M, MCA, Capitol,
Virgin, Elektra, Sony.
All they want is control,
All of them phony.

Mom and pop shops fall,
Neon shiny lip gloss wins.
Let's all go the the mall,
Hang out with friends.

M$ vaunts Palladium seal,
Then changes its name.
I know the deal,
am hip to their game.

MTV Top Twenty,
Picked from within.
Don't show videos,
How can you win?

Go see the concerts,
Give cash to the bands.
Buy yourself t-shirts,
Money in their hands.
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rainbowblight Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2003
Hey there,
I think this is well written and I understand your point. However, I disagree with the end. And there's the rub. how are bands supposed to make money if everyone just burns music? Seriously. If you think that bands make more money off shirts than cd's, then here's someone actually IN a band to tell you that's simply not the case. If you think we make enough to support ourselves just from playing shows, that's sadly, absolutely wrong. The expense of putting on a show far outweighs the gain. Most shows, we don't even break even ESPECIALLY if it's out of town. The price of renting a van, or taking some form of transportation for 5 people and all their equipment is daunting indeed. I feel even worse for those bands in LA, where you have to PAY to perform at alot of the venues. As if shit isn't hard enough as it is. Do us bands a favor, especially those who are not on labels. Buy our cd's.
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kylere Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2003
I do buy CD's, wayyyy too many of them. In fact I often buy extra copies to give away ( At one point I had 5 copies of Dark Side of the Moon).

I think the RIAA is blowing it though.
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qxyl Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2003
Wow.. thats great mate.. woah..!
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kylere Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2003
Thanks!
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scaredlittleboy Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2003   Digital Artist
Nice. I just wrote an essay for school on the RIAA. I couldn't agree more.
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Sya Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2003  Professional General Artist
This is excellent! I love the contemporary tempo, it fits the subject matter!

Must fav this piece!
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saren Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2003

Amen!
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