They remain words and..
.. only words will remain when the $h!t hits the fan.
It was a quote from an older song I wrote [Terrestrial Epitaph In Shortwave], and I felt the need to develop it further here.
It amazes me how much free advice there is out there etched in stone, in places people generally don’t bother looking.
(Insert “those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it” comment here.)
One Freesound sample used:
[I fine-tuned it a bit on 12/7/10.. Still not totally happy with it, but I’ll probably never be.]