I don’t believe in unity
It’s just one more abandoned dream
Once the people get together
It’s easy to see
It’s just a matter of time
Before they come after me

But it must be pretty cool to be you
With your brothers at your back
Protecting you
It must be pretty cool to know
You belong

Isolated my whole life
Counting scars in the land of the smiling knives
Yes I'm envious it’s true
But it must be cool to be you

You got a loving family
To give you everything you need
My family loves each other so much
We live a thousand miles away
And never stay in touch

But it must be pretty cool to be you
With a home and a family to go home to
It must be pretty cool to know you belong

Isolated my whole life
Counting scars in the land of the smiling knives
Yes I'm envious it’s true
But it must be cool to be you

What can I do?
I know this bitter jealousy is wrong
Maybe I'll move
And find a brand new place I don’t belong
Some friends I'll never know
New places I can’t go
‘Cause everywhere I've been
Is on outside looking in

You got a deep sustaining faith
A Lord who listens when you pray
I was raised in the church
And I was told to believe
I wonder if God believes in me

It must be pretty cool to be you
With your holy faith sustaining you
It must be pretty cool to know you belong

Isolated my whole life
Counting scars in the land of the smiling knives
Yes I'm envious it’s true
But it must be cool to be you




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    General Comment"I don't believe in unity"
    Best opening line ever.
    poolhallXjunkieon February 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan't believe I'm the first one to post a comment:). Well..like the song. Always brings the smile on my face. And the lyrics are interesting 2..not like all the others..
    *Counting scars in the land of the smiling knives
    Does someone have any idea what this line could mean? I dunno if I interprate it accourantly.
    _MissVicious_on May 11, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"Isolated my whole life
    Counting scars in the land of the smiling knives"
    I think it means that everyone is happy to hurt him and to ignore his pain, while it is the only thing he can think about.
    Regos the Saneon June 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's serious. He doesn't fit in, and is saying "it must be cool to belong." Kick ass song.
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    Jakeberton December 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI disagree with the smiling knives comment, i think it's talking about he was so lonely... and the knives were "smiling" like inviting, thus he started cutting himself.
    Rickerrrrdon December 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe smiling knives are the people who are "cool" and the scars are the insults Milo and the gang feel. This song does rock. The first thing I thought of were self-righteous born agains who are so nice and happy but really they are hypocrates cutting other people to conform to their lives.
    cactusdaveon March 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^agreed.

    one of my favorite songs.
    swinglineron February 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite Descendents songs! It sounds awesome and has a very true meaning for me and many others out there! This album i find is just a great one! Cool To Be You, Merica, Mass Nerder, Dreams, Anchor Grill, and even the very funn song blast off i find are some of the greatest!
    robsmagicon September 27, 2010   Link
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    General Commentgreat song, its the battle of wanting to fit in so you aren't lonely and picked on but not wanting to fit in because you don't like what the "cool" people do and how they act. I'ts just so honest, i think it is both sarcastic and serious, it would be nice not to be picked on but at what cost, if you have to be a dickhead in order to be picked on is it really worth it? it's a battle all people with progressive ideals battle with, there is always times where you just think "fuck it" i give up, it gets hard always being in a fight, but other times you love the fight because you are standing up for something you believe in
    resist360on June 06, 2012   Link
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    General Comment* be a dickhead and not get picked on at what cost* my bad
    resist360on June 06, 2012   Link

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