In our opinion, a songwriter who wants to tackle "deeper" subject matter in lyrics should take the same approach as a songwriter who is writing a love song. Why are love songs, despite their often cliched cheesiness, so popular? Because pretty much everyone has felt romantic love at some point in life, so people identify with that cheesy love song.
Why do dance songs with shallow lyrics still sell millions? Because a whole lot of people love how it feels to dance.
Wouldn't it make sense that the same theory would be applied to other subject matter in a song? "Issues" songs, we think, shouldn't be about preaching or teaching. If the lyrics state how the songwriter feels, then they will resonate with others who feel the same way. We never set out to lecture in our songs, rather we hope that those who have similar feeling to ours will identify with those songs.
And buy them, of course.
Complete Lyrics: "Retake the Middle Ground"
Chaos and Drama in the White House
Chaos and Drama is not the way to lead, some form of class is called for. Chaos and drama might fit Reality TV, but for a statesman something else is called for. Chaos and Drama. Bullies and big brutes may lead among the big apes, but we're supposed to be a little more evolved. Kindness and class and a little respect make us better than gorillas, show us a little more evolved. Now politics has always been a circus with all sorts of silly going on, but there's a difference between silly and mean, between silly and chaos and drama. Chaos and Drama. Commander-in-Chief should be a clear-headed person, someone with wisdom and maturity. Because the means to take out every human in the world is one hell of a responsibility.
Born in America
I was born in America, and I'm glad that I was, but I had no say in the matter. It's just the way that it was. I was born in America. Not everyone here was. Some get to come here sometimes. It's just the way that it goes. No control, no choice over race, gender, color or where we were born. No control. No choice. So what should it matter? Why it should it matter? I was born in America. Lived all over the land, from mountains to beaches to Midwestern small towns. Seems like there's plenty of land. I was born in America, now there's a line to get in. Some try their luck at the border. Some risk their lives to get in. No control. No choice. Over race, gender, color or where we were born. What does it mean to be American? Is it race, gender, color or where we were born? I was born in America, now there's a line to get in. The line doesn't seem to get shorter. We were lucky that we were born in.