"Innocent" as written by Kevin Gerard Kinney, Tim Nielsen, Buren Fowler and Jeff Sullivan....
Oh, Johnny wishes he was famous
Spends his time alone in the basement
With Lennon and Cobain and
A guitar and a stereo

While he wishes he could escape this
But it all seems so contagious
Not to be yourself and faceless
In a song that has no soul

I remember feeling low
I remember losing hope
I remember all the feelings
And the day they stopped

We are
We are all innocent
We are all innocent
We are
We are [Repeat x2]

Oh, Tina's losing faith in what she knows
Hates her music, hates all of her clothes
Thinks of surgery and a new nose
Every calorie is a war

And while she wishes she was a dancer
And that she'd never heard of cancer
She wishes God would give her some answers
And make her feel beautiful

I remember feeling low
I remember losing hope
I remember all the feelings
And the day they stopped

We are
We are all innocent
We are all innocent
We are
We are [Repeat x2]

One day
You'll have to let it go
You'll have to let it go, no
One day
You'll stand up on your own
You'll stand up on your own, yeah

Remember losing hope
Remember feeling low
Remember all the feelings
And the day they stopped

We are
We are all innocent
We are all innocent
We are
We are [Repeat x2]

We are
We are all innocent
We are all innocent
We are
We are [Repeat x2]

(Interwind 2nd chorus and next verse)

One day
You'll have to let it go
You'll have to let it go, no
One day
You'll stand up on your own
You'll stand up on your own, yeah

We are
We are all innocent


Lyrics submitted by alonewithouthope

"Innocent" as written by Tim Nielsen Kevin Gerard Kinney

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +3
    General Commentall i said was 'everyone in america will be listening to this,' without further comment on whether or not that is a good thing. the song was written to be catchy, and it is.

    p.s. - i'd take a thousand screaming teenyboppers over the pretension and arrogance of one who thinks they're 'elite' for listening to 'underground' music. there is an extraordinary amount of good 'underground' music, but that doesn't mean that everything 'mainstream' is inherently bad, or that one is better than someone 'far too consumed with music they don't have to think about' just because they listen to 'non-mainstream' stuff.
    rbon June 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh, and one more thing. I f*cking love this song.
    i_forgot_to_breatheon June 16, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm not gonna say I'm an Our Lady Peace fan because this is the only song of theirs that I know.

    But, I gotta say, I fucking love it. It's so heartfelt and sincere and it's gotten me through a lot of tough shit. I'm 15 and teenage years suck. My usual song rotation is Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains, but whenever I'm down I definetaly throw this song in there.
    Tig45on January 16, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song speaks to me on a different level. It feels like the day I gave up god and religion.

    "I remember feeling low
    I remember losing hope
    I remember all the feelings
    And the day they stopped"

    The day I stopped believing in fairy tales and learned to think on my own. These kids in the song are holding on to a hope that doesn't lead them anywhere.

    "One day
    You'll have to let it go
    One day
    You'll stand up on your own"

    Break free of the chains of faith and stand on your own two legs. It's beautiful.
    smedrickon January 29, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin 2 months, everyone in america will be listening to this.
    rbon May 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree
    stacee103on May 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*shrug* its all good. i think their new stuff is definatly less cryptic than the old stuff. but olp still rawks ^_^
    Perky9253on June 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthere new stuff is more mainstream and there losing alot of their old fans...this is one of the only songs i enjoy off the new album...they lost all meaning to their lyrics and it doesnt mean as much to me as there older stuff meant
    daniela_m_aon June 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthank you daniela_m_a that's the point I was trying to make, kind of, but to me this is one of their songs that is least like their other albums.
    RebeccaSaxonon June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell said rb , even if the band does start getting way more play and their songs do become a little more "mainstream" doesn't mean that the new listeners like the band any less than anyone else. olp plays music for everyone to enjoy regardless of what songs they like the best, so i don't think there is a need to doubt anyone here is a "true olp fan", although i do agree that this song is poor for our lady peace, call me callous, but i don't really like the song, there are alot just like it out there
    Luvlie53on June 10, 2002   Link

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