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This song really wanted to be the opener, I mean what better way to start an album than a punch in the face right? It's like Zeppelin meets Rage Against The Machine type riffage with a twist of whatever Rock's vocals sound like on top.

The lyrics were written from the point of view of someone who really looks up to someone else, but at the same time falls short by comparison in other people's eyes. The main character is surrounded by friends who instead of lifting up the subject, they tear down his idol. The main character internally knows how backwards this thinking is, but allows it to happen anyway. This song is the internalization of secretly defending his idol to the world he surrounds himself with. "They don't have to rip you down to be on the level with me" = "I want to be better, I don't want you to be worse."

lyrics

Perfect
(R. Johnson/T. Chesal)

I let my pride get the best of me
Instead of love pushed you away
Envy green is driving me crazy
Blaming you for ending up this way

I wish that I could be perfect
Then everyone could see
They don't have to rip you down
To be on the level with me

It's so hard living in your shadow
I don't know who I'm supposed to be
I'm so lost in your shadow
Let the sun go down and set me free

I wish that I could be perfect
Then everyone could see
They don't have to rip you down
To be on the level with me
I wish that i could be perfect
Then everyone could see
They don't have to rip you down
To be on the level with me

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I wish that I could be perfect
Then everyone could see
They don't have to rip you down
To be on the level with me
I wish that i could be perfect
Then everyone could see
They don't have to rip you down
To be on the level with me

(c) 2005 Broke On Payday Music.

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from Switching Colors, released November 10, 2012
Written by: Rock Johnson & Trevor Chesal
Produced by: Broke On Payday
Mixed & Mastered by: Rock Johnson

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Broke On Payday Truro, Nova Scotia

Broke On Payday plain and simply rock out! Their high energy rock show keeps audiences engaged and coming back show after show!

On their debut album, Switching Colors, they mix it up well gliding from full on rockers like lead single "Perfect" to the dramatic album closer "Lines In Sand" they capture a different mood within each song, yet sound cohesive.
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