The Underdog Lyrics - Spoon

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Picture yourself in the living room
Your pipe and slippers set out for you
I know you think that it ain't too far
BUT I -- I HEAR the call of a lifetime ring
Felt the need to get up for it
Oh you cut out the middleman
Get free from the middleman

You got no time for the messenger,
Got no regard for the thingS that you don't understand,
You got no fear of the underdog,
That's why you will not survive!

I want to forget how RELIGION fits
But can I get out from under it?
Can I CUT it out of me?

It can't all be wedding cake
It can't all be boiled away
I try but I can't let go of it
Can't let go of it,

Cause you don't talk to the water boy
And there's so much you could learn but you don't want to know,
You will not back up an inch ever,
That's why you will not survive,

The thing that I tell you now
It may not go over well
And it may not be photo-op
In the way that I spell it out

But you won't hear from the messenger,
Don't wanna know bout something that you don't understand,
You got no fear of the underdog,
That's why you will not survive! (Hey!)

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people read into things way too much | Reviewer: seriously pj? | 7/12/11

"arrogance of a generation (americans ofcourse)"

Maybe the song is speaking to discriminative people like you pj. You assume all americans are arrogant instead of going on a case by case basis. Thats the same mindset hitler had toward the jews is it not? Disguisting.

that is why you will not survive | Reviewer: PJ | 1/22/08

Speaking of the arrogance of a generation (Americans of course), and the gloating mistaken focus that they have succumbed too. First verse is the picture of a future so many have known, so many expect, and very few appreciate. The second is regarding that person standing up and making thier life mean something. The chorus speaks of a messenger, and how you don't have time to listen, then it gives a picture of your downfall, due to the interladen arrogance that has embraced your thoughts resulting in your actions. The next verse speaks of breaking away from this conformity. Next we have wedding cake that can't be boiled away, no matter what you do in your life, for better or worse, unless you have some sort of amnesia(which might make this life thing easier), it will always be with you. The water boy (representing a peon in your mind) can teach you much, but you don't care... who the hell cares about a water boy. Then he finishes it off with an apology and the chorus agian. I find it humorous how abrasive and crude this song is, and how cheerful its musical delivery goes, but alas, that is spoon. Good luck fighting the underdog, and pretty much everyone has the right to breath, and as soon as you disagree, you better watch out for the david to your goliath.

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