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  • South by Southwest Homesick Blues

    We blew your mind with Monday’s infographic, South by Southwest by the Numbers and to continue celebrating the 25th annual of SXSW we’re proud to release our first hit single: ‘South by Southwest Homesick Blues.’ Full lyrics below.

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    Vocals by Thor Muller (@tempo). Lyrics by Keith Messick (original lyrics by Bob Dylan). Directed by Eric Slatkin, inspired by D. A. Pennebaker’s film, Don’t Look Back.

    Full annotated lyrics:

    Solis on the stage and
    Talking ’bout engagement
    I’m on 2nd street
    Thinking ’bout CoTweet
    The man in the tight jeans
    Hipster, hand out
    Bad UX makes him pout
    Tweets his way to higher Klout

    Look out kid
    It’s somethin’ you did
    God knows when
    But you’re doing it again
    You better hop onto Facebook
    Get yourself some new friends
    The Man in the tee shirt
    Looks like he’s ten
    Wants to be Mayor
    But hasn’t even checked in.

    VC come fleet foot
    $5 mill he’ll put
    Valuation sucks but
    You’re broke so the point’s moot
    Take money anyway
    Vest and then you won’t stay
    Build a better Q&A
    Quora sucks anyway

    Look out kid
    Don’t matter what you did
    Tattoo pierced nose
    Worry ’bout your SEO
    Better stay away from those
    That shop at Brooks Bros
    Keep on your toes
    Watch for khaki clothes
    Don’t need Zuckerberg
    To know when the bubble blows

    Goldman, they’re swell
    $50 bill, easy sell
    Is this hell, hard to tell
    Better check your email
    Electric car, won’t start
    Don’t hack, Write Rails
    Under deliver, over sell
    Work for Google, if you fail

    Look out kid
    You’re gonna get hit
    Buy users, tweeters
    Six-time losers
    Social Network in the theaters
    Lean is the new cool
    Lookin’ for a new fool
    Unfollow leaders
    Spam from all those tweeters

    Ah Evan, Biz Stone
    Tight pants, bro-mance
    Took a chance
    Passed test, got blessed
    Ended up a success
    Foursquare, for real, check-in
    Don’t steal, Scoble pen
    Instagr.am is coolin’
    And Techcrunch is just Page Six

    Look out kid
    They keep it all hid
    Get yourself an IPO
    Billion is the new toll
    Don’t be a troll
    Groupon in the Super Bowl
    Don’t wanna be a bum
    You better succumb
    Can’t find work
    ‘Cause the bubble left a big hole

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    Wendy Lea

    About Wendy Lea

    Wendy Lea is the CEO of Get Satisfaction. Wendy currently serves as an angel investor, strategic advisor and board member for a long list of startup companies. Wendy chairs the board for women’s entrepreneur group Watermark and serves on the board of Silicon Valley Social Venture Capital (SV2.org) and Corporate Visions. She has been recognized as a Top 100 Woman of Influence in Silicon Valley and was awarded the Watermark’s “Woman Who Made Her Mark” award.


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