Don't Sell Me Short

Lyrics | Track Details

We don't need anymore mountains
Because the trail builders failed to give us passage there
So we can't reach the sky
We don't need anymore failure
There is human tragedy that's written everywhere
And we are all too young to die

Like a mystery that's here to stay
Some people never go away
"Cuz they've got something to say

(Chorus)
Don't sell me short! You've been wrong too long
Don't brush me off just because I don't belong
Like it or not I'm all you've got, dispose when I'm shot
Just don't sell me short, I might not be who you thought

We don't need anymore fables
Because the writers have passed and left us lessonless
And we must find our own way
We don't need any more privilege
There is a vivid desperation that is powerless
That no surplus can repay

Like the fix of rapture in a trance
Oh, fates are sealed by circumstance
So you've got to take a chance

(Chorus)
Don't sell me short! You've been wrong too long
Don't brush me off just because I don't belong
Pass me on by, ignore my cry, forget me when I die
Just don't sell me short, not while I'm still alive

(Bridge)
Everybody's talking about heaven on earth
I'm still trying to figure out just what I'm worth
I'm full of emotion and stuff you can't contain
And you just want to flush me down the drain
But you can't make me go away

(Chorus)

Writers
Grag Graffin
Recorded
Victor's Barn, Kauai, Hawaii
Musicians
Greg Graffin - vocals, Jay Bentley - bass, Greg Hetson - guitar, Brian Baker - guitar, Bobby Schayer - drums
Publishers
POLYPTERUS MUSIC (BMI) / WARNER-TAMERLANE PUBLISHING CORP (BMI)