Who Sang The Compromise? face to face

face to face How to Ruin Everything cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2002-4-9
Genre: Rock
Style: Punk
length: 3:32
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Lyrics
You looked around but it wasn't there
You can't ignore the voice of reason
"You can't be what you want, so you better be what you are"
You fought your way to an inch of freedom
You did your best and they didn't care
You've had your share and you have your reasons
"You can't be what you want, so you better be what you are"

So we begin our story
Beleaguered and taken down
Everybody wants a piece of what's going on
Afraid you'll become dull and boring
In a suit that doesn't fit
Everybody wants a piece of what's going on
You can't mean what you said
You're not sorry for a word of it
Everybody wants to get ahead
Now it's not too late to say you're sorry

You're alright
The Compromise
You've backed yourself into a corner
You looked around and it wasn't there
You're such a sucker for superstition
You can't be what you are
So you better be what you want

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Bill of Goods
  • 2 The Take-Away
  • 3 14 Hours
  • 4 A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
  • 5 The New Way
  • 6 The World in Front of You
  • 7 Why Would I Lie?
  • 8 Unconditional
  • 9 Shoot the Moon
  • 10 Graded on a Curve
  • 11 Fight or Flight
  • 12 Waiting to be Saved
  • 13 Double Standard
  • 14 The Compromise
  • 15 How to Ruin Everything

  • Release information
    label: Vagrant Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin