"Mr. Amsterdam" as written by Deryck Jason Whibley and Greig Andrew Nori....
I've said this before no matter how hard I try.
I can't stop being bored while this world passes by.

So!
These people, they just have no meaning.
We've lost it all in hopeless dreaming.

Well I've just lost my grip!
Paint it black and just forget me.
This world just makes me sick!
Turn the pleading into envy.

I'm just stunned believing that nothing's to be said.
What are we achieving with the bull shit that was fed.
I don't want to hear what's said or live to see the dead.
Cause what comes to me is a resignation for me.
A resignation for me.
A resignation for me.

I've said this before no matter how hard I try.
I can't stop being bored while this world passes by.

Don't tell me what's wrong with something that we don't even understand.

My brain's just too hollow!
Some might say we're all to blame.
The outside's so unknown!
I don't want you to complain.

I can't find the answers to see through parity.
I can't find my anger.
It's a resignation for me.
A resignation for me. [Repeat: x4]


Lyrics submitted by rjbucs28, edited by jifman05

"Mr. Amsterdam" as written by Deryck Jason Whibley Deryck Whibley

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    General Commentthis song is about how technology has lazy'd the world, and how people just sit there on they're computer chairs getting fatter and fatter, ordering things online, doing everything to the least extant.
    Tyma5on July 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is obviously about how people are so into looks and being cool and how everyone is so much like zombies and are all about hating everyone else who is "uncool"
    socalsum41fanon May 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Tyma5 when I look at the lyrics... but the name of the song leans me towards socalsum41fan.
    urbanonastickon January 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think it means everyone is becoming similar eg these lyrics

    "These people, they just have no meaning.
    We've lost it all in hopeless dreaming.
    WELL I'VE JUST LOST MY GRIP!!!
    Paint it black and just forget me.
    THIS WORLD JUST MAKES ME SICK!!! "
    Phatyoon March 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think mayby the first half is ablut the "Cool clones" and the second half is about the lazy technology addicts
    MattyJinnon April 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI kinda get the idea of the song, but I have no idea why they called it "Mr.Amsterdam" .....What does it have to do with the capital of the Netherlands?
    xaphan906on January 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDeryck said he gives songs names that have nothing to do with the song, but maybe this one does I'm not sure.
    final_notice41on March 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentjesus christ, rjbucs, you're off...did you even buy the cd? cuuuz it came with a lyric book...I'm posting a correct version
    airsoftking13on August 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIf anyone cares...these are my lyrics, i just had a bunch of errors posting it...eh, why bother...
    airsoftking13on November 19, 2006   Link
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    My OpinionThese lyrics are on crack. I submitted the correct ones so who knows, maybe they'll get changed. To me, this song is about him expressing his frustration at the state of the world. I believe he sees people as greedy consumers, holed up inside their homes with technology and "stuff", not being a part of the world around them.

    "This world's a sinking ship, 'cause our baggage is too heavy"

    I think this line means we're literally consuming ourselves to the grave.

    He talks about being bored while the world passes by and how his "revelation has no meaning". He thinks he's "losing grip" on reality and he doesn't think he can change anything so he issues a resignation from the bloated society. A lot of the other songs on this album deal with not conforming to society's cookie-cutter standards and distrusting lying authorities, so this song may tie in with those themes.
    jifman05on June 23, 2013   Link

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