I've been told that to get what you want
You just gotta give what you can
But I know for what I want it don't come easy as that
They say, "Look out, boy
Tomorrow comes and things will look better by then."
But I'll look out the window
Then look in the mirror at the same old me again

Still can't get it right
And for all I know
I swear I never will

Do you think you'd sell your soul
To just have one thing to turn out right?
For the thousandth time you turn and find
That it just makes no difference to try
Like Holden Caulfield, I tell myself
There's got to be a better way
Then I lay in bed and stare at the ceiling
Dream of brighter days

No way out
Same old stuff always drags me down
No way out
Never gonna get it


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  • +1
    General CommentGreat song, in a great album.
    kommon July 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhoa! No one's commented on this song?! Damn... Well, this song is also excellent, and I really relate to it @ times. I think it's one of their better songs (Ignition is my fave album) and I love how Dexter refers to JD Salinger. Helps show that he's educated.
    battybat17on September 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is actually written about The Catchier and the Rye.
    fuckyouallon May 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is awesome. I think it's basically talking about a dreamer that doesn't put out enough effort so his/her goal will never be reached.
    crimsonlotuson December 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think it's necessarily about a dreamer.
    Just about a depressed person who can't seem to get into "the swing" of life.
    Theo Reoon January 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThere's reference to Catcher in the Rye, and was probably inspired by Catcher in the Rye, but i'm not entirely sure it's 'about' Catcher in the Rye. It's about someone like Holden Caulfield who feels lost, trapped and isolated, trying for things that at most times seem unattainable. I would launch into a literary analysis but it's getting late...
    crazy_punk_gurlon February 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's a pretty simple song to interpret, and it's meant to be. he feels frustrated that nothing seems to go his way, even when he tries, it's to no avail and does nothing. he feels every time he tries to change things and make it "right", he ends up where he started anyway, so he kind of gives up.
    sortileguson April 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMan, why do you people even listen to the Offspring? This song is a perfect example of the reason I love the Offspring; anyone who knows what I'm talking about doesn't have to explain this song. It's obvious. If you don't relate in an immediate personal way to this song...well...I guess I envy you.
    JediBumMasteron May 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwow, now i really wanna read the catcher in the rye

    but yeah, i agree w/ jedibummaster. when i first heard this song i immediately related to it by telling myself i would change but never did, and it kept hurting me.
    likequicksandon July 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwow, now i really wanna read the catcher in the rye

    but yeah, i agree w/ jedibummaster. when i first heard this song i immediately related to it by telling myself i would change but never did, and it kept hurting me.
    likequicksandon July 13, 2006   Link

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