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    I downloaded this song the other day and the guilt is getting to me so I thought I'd post the lyrics so you guys can share my unease.

    Something For Nothing by Loudon Wainwright III.

    You can pull one of my songs right out of thin air.
    Go ahead and download me, see if I care.
    In love, war and Cyberspace everything's fair.
    And its okay to steal coz its so nice to share.

    You're in luck coz last night it happened again.
    I was feeling creative about twenty to ten
    So I sharpened a pencil and I wore down it's end
    And now soon you'll have something to share with your friends.

    It took twenty minutes to write down this song.
    The tune's public domain so I didn't do wrong.
    I chewed up the pencil and the eraser's all gone,
    Scratched my head and my balls but it didn't take long.

    Song-writing's not hard, it's understood.
    Anyone can do it and everyone should.
    I'm sure you could write and sing someting as good.
    With some balls and a pencil, I'm sure that you would.

    A PC's like a crow-bar, it's only a tool.
    And music flows like water from a big public pool
    But I wanna get paid for my work, but I'm a fool
    Coz trading and sharing's so awesome and cool.

    I don't mean to be flippant. I don't wanna be pat.
    Those Metallica guys are all getting too fat.
    Free information, yeah, what's wrong with that?
    Something for nothing, that's where it's at.

    And those moguls run labels and you call 'em all crooks
    Coz they crunch the numbers and they cook the books.
    But I signed that contract and I got my hand shook.
    Shaking hands with the devil, it's not as bad as it looks.

    You can pull one of my songs right out of thin air.
    Bootleg and download me, see if I care.
    In love, war and Cyberspace everything's fair.
    And it's okay to steal coz it's so nice to share.


    That was a protest song for all you young folk

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    Celerystalksme's Avatar This Is My Clone BT Rep: +19BT Rep +19BT Rep +19BT Rep +19
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    Nice lyrics...will download the song

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