The Authority Song

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The Authority Song
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Bleed American Album Cover
Released: 2001-07-24
First Played: Live 2001-07-23 at Web Theatre, Phoenix, AZ, USA [1]
Length: 3:37
Label: Dreamworks
Writer: Jimmy Eat World
Producer: Mark Trombino, Jimmy Eat World

Appears On

Lyrics

[Verse 1]

It's how the hustle goes

See what the jukebox knows

Put my last quarter on

I'll play "Authority Song"

[Chorus 1]

Honesty or mystery?

Tell me I'm not scared anymore (I, I)

I got no secret purpose

I don't seem obvious, do I? (Do I, do I?)

I don't seem obvious, do I? (Do I, do I?)

I don't seem obvious do...

[Verse 2]

The DJ never has it

J.A.M.C. "Automatic" (Do I?)

If those were Roy's headphones

You bet he'd play "What Goes On" (Do I?)

[Chorus 2]

Honesty or mystery?

Tell me I'm not scared anymore (I, I)

I got no secret purpose

I don't seem obvious do I? (Do I, do I?)

I don't seem obvious, do I? (Do I, do I?)

I don't seem obvious do I? Do I?

[Bridge]

Oh, well I'm here, that means something doesn't it?

Oh, won't you dance with me a little bit?

Oh, you don't notice, cause the music's too loud

[Modified Verse 1]

It's how the hustle goes

See what the jukebox knows (Do I, do I?)

Put my last quarter on

I'll play "Authority Song" (Do I?)

[Modified Chorus 1]

Honesty or mystery?

Tell me I'm not scared anymore (I, I)

Say anything you want already I'm not scared anymore (I, I)

Honesty or mystery, want something else?

Just tell me I'm not scared anymore (I, I)

I got no secret purpose

I don't seem obvious, do I? (Do I?)

[Outro]

I don't seem obvious, do I? (Do I?)

I don't seem obvious, do I? (Do I?)

I don't seem obvious, do I? (Do I?)

I don't seem obvious, do I? (Do I?)

I don't seem obvious, do I? (Do I?)

I don't seem obvious, do I? (Do I?)

I don't seem obvious, do I? (Do I?)

Recording Details

Reception with Charting Data/Certification/Sales Data

Personnel

Jimmy Eat World

Additional musicians

Production

Other Versions

Live at iTunes Festival: London 2013

iTunes Festival: London 2013 Digital Album Cover
iTunes Festival: London 2013 Digital Album Cover

This is a digital only release of a live recording from the iTunes Festival (now known as the Apple Music Festival) held at The Roundhouse, Camden Town, UK on 2013-11-11. See iTunes Festival: London 2013 for details.

See Also

References

  1. https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/jimmy-eat-world/2001/web-theatre-phoenix-az-3ce517b.html, Jimmy Eat World Setlist at Web Theatre, Phoenix, AZ, USA, 2001-07-23, setlist.fm, setlist.fm, 2021-07-07,

External Links

Jimmy Eat Pod Episode Link: https://www.jimmyeatpod.com/098-the-authority-song/

https://genius.com/Jimmy-eat-world-the-authority-song-lyrics

https://twitter.com/jimmyeatworld/status/1021933661556363265?s=20

[1]

https://web.archive.org/web/20041030010924/http://dallasobserver.com/issues/2001-08-02/hearthere.html

  1. http://dallasobserver.com/issues/2001-08-02/hearthere.html, Jimmy Eat World Bleed American (DreamWorks), Mehr, Bob, 2001-08-02, Dallas Observer, Dallas Observer, 2022-01-09, https://web.archive.org/web/20041030010924/http://dallasobserver.com/issues/2001-08-02/hearthere.html., 2004-10-30