You say you don't like the way we look
Well fuck off
I ain't some dying dog that you can kick
So fuck off
It's so easy to fall into that hole
And you're the one who cast me in that role
If you loved me would you call me a social parasite
And who's the one to tell me whether it's wrong or right
You say you don't like the place I live
Well get out
There ain't no vacancy in my bed
So get out
It's so easy to fall into that hole
And you're the one who cast me in that role
If you loved me would you call me a social parasite
And who's the one to tell me whether it's wrong or right
If you loved me would you call me a social parasite
And who's the one to tell me whether it's wrong or right
(1, 2, 3, Go...)
You say you don't like the way we look
Well fuck off
I ain't some dying dog that you can kick
So fuck off
It's so easy to fall into that hole
And you're the one who cast me in that role
If you loved me would you call me a social parasite
And who's the one to tell me whether it's wrong or right
If you loved me would you call me a social parasite
And who's the one to tell me whether it's wrong or right


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    General CommentThis is definately ABSOLUTELY in my top 3 favorite Alice in Chains songs. The Chorus probably has my favorite vocals harmonies of all time. I agree with how its about being falsley judged , i also think its about leaching off of another persons popularity, and that if you like someone and you care about someone who was less popular than you. Would you still love them if it meant you would lose your other friends as well as your image?
    Andonioon September 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJerry wrote this to say F OFF to people who talk smack about him and what he does,it's pretty much just a tell off song
    aicguy22on May 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song fucking rocks I cant believe only me and aicguy have commented on it. I agree this scream fuck you Im gonna be the way i want to be. ALICE IN CHAINS KICKS ASS!!!!!!!!!!!
    steveo8488on August 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about being branded and people's natural ability to create stereotypes. J. Cantrell is basically saying "Fuck off" to all of those people. Maybe they judge upon appearance, or character/personality, either way it is all the same. Great song, one of the best unreleased songs of AIC.
    underdose86on January 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeh this is a underated AIC tune from the music bank boxset. Agree with the above comments, it seems the tune's bout being a outcast or different and treated unfairly in society just cos someone is different. Kinda relevant to times today
    vin_1986on May 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is bitchin i could listen to it all day long.
    Aulpsteron June 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSome parts of the song seem to be about a relationship gone sour. Maybe she got tired of him being an outcast? So he says "You say you don't like the place I live, well get out."
    The Honest Liaron September 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty self-explanatory - this song is sooooo awesome.
    cosmicatomicon October 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDIBBA DONG DIBBA DONG BA DOO BAY!!
    mrbippieson August 16, 2013   Link

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