"Throw Yourself Away" as written by and Chad/kroeger Kroeger....
Baby's born on a bathroom floor
Her mother prays that it'll never cry
But nothing's wrong, you've got your prom dress on
When they ask you'll say 'it isn't mine'
You know they're gonna know you lied

Why the hell don't you throw yourself away
You know they're gonna burn it down
Wash my hands of this
You notice how god ain't even helping you out
Wash my hands of this
You notice how God ain't even helping you
Why the hell don't you throw yourself away
You know they're gonna burn it down

So keep the way you feel anonymous
And hide it all until the day you die
Your secret's safe, at least you thought it was
But you can only keep it for a little while
And now you're terrified

Why the hell don't you throw yourself away
You know they're gonna burn it down
Wash my hands of this
You notice how God ain't even helping you out
Wash my hands of this
You notice how God ain't even helping you
Why the hell don't you throw yourself away
You know they're gonna burn it down

Baby's born on a bathroom floor
Her mother prays that it'll never cry
But nothings wrong, you've got your prom dress on
When they ask you'll say 'it isn't mine'
You know they're gonna know you lied

And damn you for thinking we will never know
And damn you for thinking we would never mind
Only reason that you made it this far
You never asked him but you never tried

Why the hell don't you throw yourself away
Why the hell don't you blow yourself away
You know they're gonna burn it down
Wash my hands of this
You notice how God ain't even helping you out
Wash my hands of this
You notice how God ain't even helping you
Why the hell don't you blow yourself away
You know they're gonna burn it down


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"Throw Yourself Away" as written by Michael Kroeger Chad Kroeger

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    General Commentthe first five or so seconds of this song song exactly exactly like Metallica's 'The Unnamed Feeling' intro, anybody else noticed?
    rage_girlon December 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti read somewhere that this song's about a girl in canada a few years ago that got pregnant and didn't want the baby, she was only a teenager and all through the pregnancy she hid her belly and she had the baby at her prom. she had it in the toilet and left it in the water to drown and then she threw it in the garbage like a candy rapper and didn't care, they found the baby and worked out that it was hers but she denied it and said it wasn't hers bu they did blood tests and it was hers and she went to jail for it. stupid bitch!! i thought this story was disturbing when i first read it.
    green1on September 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgreen1 good point. Hense that she is throwing the baby away, the singer is emphasizing that the girl do the same to her self. "You notice how god aint even helping you out" refering to the unatural death of the baby is what i understand. Im not sure on the "you know there gona burn it down? part and its reference.
    Hoobastank69on January 24, 2005   Link
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    General Comment*sound
    rage_girlon December 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI used to not like this song because I only really listened to the first verse and the chorus. I thought that only the fisrt verse was about the girl and the baby..like you know some songs go from scene to scene in different verses...anyway I was mad bacause I thought that maybe some kid would be depressed and listen to this song and it would re-enforce their feelings of worthlessness. Don't get me wrong, I loooooooove Nickelback. But now that I have taken the time to listen to the whole song and realize that the whole thing is about the one incident, it's growing on me. And I agree...WHAT A FUCKING BITCH! (sigh) I feel better now.
    randamanaeon February 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAm I the only one who thinks it sounds like "So keep the way you feel anonymous." more than "So keep the way you're feeling out of this."

    I haven't looked at the lyrics book yet, but it definitely sounds like that to me.
    Kamonon May 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Kamon it sounds like they are say"so keep the way you feel anonymous" nut there was a lady about a month ago in the city I live in that had a baby and through it in the dumpster behind her apartments but they baby lived (thank god)
    prteprpon June 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyes they are saying "so keep the way you feel anonymous" i looked it up in the cd booklet
    bl1ndmanon May 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthey said the only reason she made it this far is because she never tried to ask. she was too ashamed of the baby to ask for help from anyone. she couldn't even go to the doctor for an abortion. "the only things that happen to you are the things you let happen"


    nemuon November 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is referring to Melissa Drexler, who at her prom, gave birth in the bathroom and threw the baby in the trash can. She's also known as the "Prom Mom" I go to the school now...
    I can't believe they actually did this, they're rude.
    Caelinnon September 24, 2009   Link

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