"Answer:"

I sat and thought the other day how it seems strange
That we could walk through life so blind
And how a lot of people never change.

I'm not trying to say I have the answer
All I know for sure is that we weren't put here
To serve ourselves, that's so selfish
To think that we're put on this earth just for pleasure
I know that there's much more than that.

But I won't tell you what it is; it's up to you
To decide for yourself what is wrong and what is right
And know that we all make mistakes, there's always time
To turn your life around and change
All the wrong decisions that you've made.

And I promise that I won't settle for less.

I won't write it off.


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    General Commenthow can this hav no comments? its one of the coolest songs. Its like they're saying there's higher forces in the world than what we see. People now r more selfish and just live for themself. Also that no matter how many mistakes u make there is also a chance to fix them. this is great ataris song i love it.
    EmoPunkPiperon March 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song too lol
    EmoRockson April 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgood ataris song... most people around be are pathetically blind to whats around them...put they're values in false things. Blind and selfesh.
    Luminaireon April 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSomething in this song doesnt quite click with me. There is a time in everyones life where they have to be selfish, where that IS the right decision. Some wrong decisions can never be made right.
    CanYouFeelThaton May 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMaybe I'm a little of base with this...but I think there might be a connection. The Moody Blues (if you dont know who I'm talking about, you need to study up on rock history) had a song called Question. I just sort of wonder if maybe The Ataris called this song Answer as a tribute to the Moody Blues. Or maybe I'm insane.
    Jarcandaon August 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOh come on now, this is THE most underrated Ataris song along with Song #13 & Clara.... fucking awesome to rock out to.
    da77ynon September 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think it means that God put us on this earth to accomplish something not only to accomplish something for ourselves but to help other people too. and that so many people think about themselves that its so incredible to find at least one person that doesnt. i also think that you make your decisions so to choose them wisely and if you do screw up you always have a chance to fix it.
    cottoncandyon March 28, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is surprisingly spiritual, very good meaning, probably one of my top 3 ataris songs.
    BlackLungFeveron June 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentSo great... god the ataris rock
    JamieGirlieon July 29, 2005   Link

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