"Welcome to the New South" as written by and Rogerio Lima Manganelli Christopher Demakes....
Welcome home outcasts
Because I know how you have
Felt over the years
The truth is that
Looking at me is like
Looking in the mirror
And I know how it feels
To be the best part
Of a running joke
To all of your friends


And to be on the edge of your bed
With your head buried in your hands
Wishing that everything would end
I know how it feels to be the loneliest

Welcome back outcasts
Because I've told myself
That it would be alright
Probably about a million times
Over every minute of all of my life
I know how it feels
To be so confused
That you're so far out of control

And to be on the edge of your bed
With your head buried in your hands
Wishing that everything would end
I know how it feels to be the loneliest

So you sit and wait for a sign
That the coming days will be alright
And you drink
So you can forget another night
Bruised from the blackouts
And your blood red eyes
Try to start looking
For the brighter side
Wait for a sign
Wait for a sign
Wait for a sign
Welcome home
Everything will be alright

And I know how it feels
To be the best part
Of a running joke all of your life

Welcome home...
Outcasts welcome home
Outcasts welcome home
Outcasts welcome home
Welcome home...


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    General CommentAhhhh... this reminds me of my middle school years... I was part of a running joke to all of my friends.
    MihoNinjaon February 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOMG!!! okay why has no body commented on this song. this is a newer less than jake song so i understand that. But its certianly one of there best songs ever. the lyrics are brillant and im 100 percent sure that any teenager at one stage of there life could relate to this this song in one way or another. 'outcasts welcome home'
    LessThanJake4Lifeon December 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song I like how he explains how he is calling all outcasts from society to unite. Any one who was a teenager can relate to this song.
    rapunzelEEDon January 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt grabs you by the throat and throttles you into listening to the rest of the album
    ArianeTheFoolon February 20, 2005   Link

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