Should you go looking
For a testament to youth in verse
Variations on the age-old curse
You blame the stations
When they play you like a fool
And like a fool you get played with

Baby, think twice
Maybe it's not all
Maybe it's not all right

Finally, a decent picture of the exodus
I don't know much
But other singers know less
And can we control ourselves for once?
Keep our hands off each other
Keep our minds on the sum
Keep our hands off each other
Keep our minds on the sum of each other

So, should you go looking
For a testament to youth in verse
Dedications to the same old curse
Don't blame the stations
When they play you like a fool
And like a fool you get played with

Baby, think twice
Maybe it's not all
Maybe it's not all right

Oh, my sweet witness
Can't you hear the voices?
They're telling the children to rock
For their choices, oh
The bells ring
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no . . .


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    General Commentgotta love those bells.
    teKion January 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song. I love this line:

    "finally a decent picture of the exodus"

    Also, "they're telling the children to rock
    for their choices" reminds me of School of Rock for some reason.
    lepidoptera3on May 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment...good to know.
    thetaste_ofinkon September 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWow... just wow... I absolutely love this song.

    It sounds like a song about growing up... In youth, it's pretty freaking easy to point the finger about the choices you make. At some point you have to take responsibility. I think that is the exodus he is referring to. At some point you have to grow up and listen to the bells say no no no...
    maiasanion May 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about being young looking to music and not being able to find anything important. It may or may not be an attack on mainstream music and cliches.

    I think the last stanza might be refering to rebellious songs like "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "Fight For Your Right (To Party)". That's what comes to mind.
    lepidoptera3on June 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's talking about how shallowly love and relationships are depicted in pop music, and the problems that happen ("like a fool you get played with") when people take it seriously.

    Also irrelevant but the end reminds me of the "never-ending ending" to "Hey Jude" ;)
    thepocketon July 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBob Dylan reference?

    "baby, think twice
    maybe it's not all
    maybe it's not alright"

    ..."Don't Think Twice, It's Alright"
    xroseparadeon May 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commentlove the bob dylan reference
    and
    "they're telling the children to rock
    for their choices"
    i always thought was about mtv's rock the vote.
    coolwhip117on October 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure the correct lyric is "...I don't know much, BUT OTHER SINGERS KNOW LESS."

    (Sorry - this comment was also included as a reply to "coolwhip 117" by mistake)
    RogerRyanon June 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentMaybe if we stop with all the sex and learn to say no we could actually get something productive done.
    Everything2113on July 09, 2010   Link

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