Unlucky seventeen, already handed plans for the future
Glamour obsessed, told how to dress, and shown how to think
And I don't have a job, but I can show you how to be a slob
So many days, wasted and glazed
Sometimes I laugh aloud as I think about,
You asking me "Please can you help?"
Can't help my self

I'm not your savior, I'm not who you want me to be
A cowardly mistake I've made so many times before, refusing to break
Cut my losses ties them with you, like a good boy I'll pretend
And promise not to do it again

Do you remember when, life was so simple and permanent?
Everyone's changed, "Everyone's cool", Everyone sucks
But I can't seem to complain, Exciting and new is just not there
You're getting scared

I'm not your savior, never thought I was anyway
I'm a void with empty promises that backs out late
Never said I'd change, taking back the words that we spoke
Like a fuel tank running dry, you'll believe it when I choke


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    General CommentI love NUFA. I think that this song is about someone that is always there to come to you for all there problems, but they produce them themselves{the problems} and refuse to solve them
    noreasontodieon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdoes the soccer game at the beginning means something? mexico is winning the game, i dunno if it's to canada or the usa, but maybe it has something to do...
    villacobainon May 31, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"Everyone's changed, "Everyone's cool", Everyone sucks
    But I can't seem to complain, Exciting and new is just not there"
    wow, i can so relate to that. it seems like the normal 'cool' life thing just doesnt excite me,..
    weezergirlon June 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNot Your Savior is one of the most meaningful songs to me. "Sometimes I laugh out loud, as i think about, you asking me please can you help, can't help myself...i'm not your savior." This song is an answer to those times when you feel helpless, and like someone is playing a game with your future.
    BlackLungFeveron June 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentUnlucky Seventeen ... that follows the sweet sixteen ... kinda the way life goes, a high, a down, its not a choice and you can't be saved
    DoNotOverfillon June 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHEEEEEY BlackLungFever you have now cleared up the meaning of the soccer game at the beginning, thanks!! Arriba México!!! Ahuevoo
    villacobainon July 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about someone who want to end his dependence from others like parents or teachers, so he/she searches someone who seems independent and free. Some the person asks someone who has this attributes, obviously a 'punk' guy. He laughs about this request, he cant even help himself, doesnt have a job, just able to show how to be a slob, how can he be the savior of this person? He's exiting and new, but he can only provide empty promises. The person is better off in the opinion of the punk when she lives a 'normal' life, and he/she will believe him when he "chokes", his "fuel tank runs dry".
    desensitizedon July 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's basically saying, you can't make me or mold me into what you want me to be... great song, though.
    PalmTree163on July 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentahhhhhhhhh this song is spifferific. one of their best. i can play it on muh guitar. beautiful.
    xxmynameisjonasxxon July 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti find this song to be like a girl trying to find a way out she seems preppy then the guy is just a punk and a slob and slacker without much future and the girl sees him as independent and a way to get away from having everything always set in stone for you. the guy thinks the girl has the good life though with a future ahead and is trying to keep his distance so she can keep what she has and will just see how he burns out in the end
    rbfboy212on August 04, 2002   Link

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