Look at the world in disbelief
You used to follow - now you lead
College has enlightened you
And you are proud to be different
And like different bands - different types
You ain't nobody's fool

It's like certain bands remind you of someone you hated
'Cause they didn't wear the right clothing
And there's only one true fashion
Alot of the bands on the college charts are great bands until they get signed.
Then you hate them It's such bullshit - you used to love them you hypocrite

I remember you and I listening to bands that we liked
Only the songs mattered to you
But now you're a D.J. and preaching that hype
"Corporate Rock Sucks"
"You know, college radio enlightens you"

It's supposed to serve as a means to expose new bands without prejudice,
but it makes no sense
Safe harbor for the underground
'Til the alternative becomes the popular sound
The bands are good 'til they make enough cash to eat food and get a pad
Then they're sold out and their music is cliché
Because talent's exclusive to bands without pay
Know it all - Did you really listen to that song?
Could you ever write what you call wrong?

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    General Commentthis song is more of a ballad than a song. It tells about what music is and what fans believe in. It's all about how people say bands sell out and are hipocrits themselves cause they sell out. Joey is a lyrical genious
    James_fullspenton March 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI know this song attacks people like me but you just get so pissed off because you spent all of this time over a band you discovered out of your own time, you searched high and low for, and then they are played on the radio and all of these teeny boppers sell out and start liking their music, it's really annoying. It's what happened to Blink 182 and Sum 41
    Locuston March 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentLocust, A) Sum 41 sucks.(I can see the flames coming a mile away) I still can't figure out why people like them. B) Why the hell do you get pissed off about that? You should be happy to share your band and their songs with the rest of the world.
    Creationon April 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song. It is about people who pass judgement and say "oh that band sold out" but in reality how can you pass a judgement on them. 'could you ever write what you call wrong?'
    Invincibleon May 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentlagwagon is awesome! they dont write about bullsh*t like a lot of other bands!
    porcelainon May 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has it right.... besides, a band "belongs" to its members, so if they wanna have their stuff heard by the world it's their prerogative... selfish fans need to be happy not bitter
    fkfpaton May 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE THIS
    THANK GOD FOR IT AND MAY HE damn everyone who isnt open minded enough to sit through it. hehehe. ;)
    no, this really is a great song and it reminds me of a lot of people i know. you know the type, those "way into the scene"....the ones that dont bathe to look hardcore. those who'd rather have an image than true friends. it doesnt so much piss me off as make me sad. lagwagon is slowly kicking one ass at a time with this song. heh.
    bitterpixieon June 15, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"The bands are good 'til they make enough cash to eat food and get a pad" ehehe.. i know a lot of ppl who are so freakin selfish when it comes to their favorite band's success. if you really like them, you want them to get the fame they rightfully deserve right? =D
    sixstringson June 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentok this is the funny thing this song reminds me of a good friend of mine she is only in highschool but she loves bands but when they make it big and everyone else likes them shes like eww i dont like them ....man that gets annoying and this song suits her very well...If you like the band like them but dont like them b/c everyone else does
    EmoRockson July 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song was written because someone called lagwagon sellouts and they had to whine. I still like them though.
    puberton July 04, 2002   Link

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