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PostSubject: Mediocrity Gets You Pears   Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:38 pm

Pretty obvious the meaning of the song but I had 2 comments that I was wondering about:

1) Is the line "We're only in it for the money" a possible reference to the Mothers of Invention album of the same name?

2) Why is Pears and not Peers? Is that just a little joke?
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PostSubject: Re: Mediocrity Gets You Pears   Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:42 am

Answer to number 2:

I'm guessing he means food, as in money? Like you sell out to become just like everyone else in music, and you get money.
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PostSubject: Re: Mediocrity Gets You Pears   Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:49 am

I always just thought it was a silly name they randomly chose.
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PostSubject: Re: Mediocrity Gets You Pears   Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:52 pm

I'm thinking lately that Ed Is Sexy/Clap Clap/SLSR became this.
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PostSubject: Re: Mediocrity Gets You Pears   Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:25 am

So, has anybody ever heard the "Hot Damn" version of this song? I mean the very first few times it was played like (2003/2004?). I read on this forum that the "Hot Damn" version was more similar to "The Shaker" and featured separate parts before the choruses.

It then went on to be called "The Shaker" and then "Mediocrity...".
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PostSubject: Re: Mediocrity Gets You Pears   Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:09 pm

Aaron wrote:
So, has anybody ever heard the "Hot Damn" version of this song? I mean the very first few times it was played like (2003/2004?). I read on this forum that the "Hot Damn" version was more similar to "The Shaker" and featured separate parts before the choruses.

It then went on to be called "The Shaker" and then "Mediocrity...".

Enjoy. santa
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PostSubject: Re: Mediocrity Gets You Pears   Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:20 pm

early christmas present, thanks aaron!
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PostSubject: Re: Mediocrity Gets You Pears   Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:04 am

According to Laura's book, she received a Blackberry for Christmas from their manager, while the rest of the band got fruit baskets. The band took it as a message: the manager thought Laura was way more important than anyone else. James, after receiving the fruit basket, said "Well, I guess mediocrity gets you pears."
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