"Not Listening" as written by and Jacoby Shaddix Jeff Horton....
I'm not listening, not anymore
The more I learn, the more I ignore
I'm not listening, not anymore
The more I hear, the more I ignore
No I'm not listening, not anymore, No

'Cause you gotta be bigger, be faster, be stronger
If your gonna survive any longer
In this lifetime, it better be the right time
The first time might be your last time
Am I a failure if I got nothing to lose
No, I'm not a failure, I got something to prove

I'm not listening, not anymore
The more I learn, the more I ignore
I'm not listening, not anymore
The more I hear, the more I ignore, the more I ignore

'Cause I've lost my innocence
And I'm a stranger, A life changer
I'm a man that's not afraid of danger
I walk my own path, and blaze my own trail
Because I'm not afraid to derail
I won't get in line or be a middle man
So fuck you I'll make my own plan
And I got respect and I don't neglect
The people that I really care to protect
Am I a failure if I got nothing to lose
No, I'm not a failure, I got something to prove

I'm not listening, not anymore
The more I learn, the more I ignore
I'm not listening, not anymore
The more I hear, the more I ignore, the more I ignore

I told you before, won't listen anymore
I told you before, lets settle the score
I told you before, won't listen anymore
I told you before, lets settle the score

If not them then who?
If not now then when?

I'm not listening, not anymore
The more I learn, the more I ignore
I'm not listening, not anymore
The more I hear, the more I ignore, the more I ignore

I told you before, won't listen anymore
I told you before, lets settle the score
I told you before, won't listen anymore
I told you before, lets settle the score

Set it off right now
Blow it up, set it off
Fuck it up, set it off
Blow it up, Blow it up right now


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"Not Listening" as written by Jacoby Shaddix David Buckner

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  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is going society once again. He is saying that people have set standards for what is sucessful (nice car, lots of money, fancy gagets).
    And the singer is giving a big fuck you to that system.

    I may be wrong.....
    ghjkdtyertycxvbon October 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI must say, this album rocks!

    A very straightforward song, perhaps the singer is coming right out from under someone else. I can totally relate as my co-worker for 4 years was a nazi control freak who wanted me to be nothing more then a pet under him.

    Well now

    2 stanzas that stand out to me:

    "Am I a failure
    If I got nothing to lose
    No, I'm not a failure
    I got something to prove"

    Totally, when you have nothing to lose you can stand against anything. And you get your way. In reality I think it's just the fact that you can stand on your own two legs and that no matter what nobody can take away the core person that you are. That's what it's like to have nothing to lose.

    So many people try to save face.
    Try to look good.
    Try to build a reputation.
    Well, raise above all that mess and just do your thing!

    "The more I learn
    The more I ignore
    I'm not listening
    Not anymore"

    It's like you're this sponge that's eager to learn but so many people have fed you crap that you find yourself just not even taking in anything. Within a good caring person, so many people want to steer them, control them, guide them, choke them up with knowledge. Remember to just allow a person to guide you and that's it. Only you can find out who you are.
    chino69on October 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Totally, when you have nothing to lose you can stand against anything" right on!!! it cant get worse that it is when you have nothing to lose

    -jenni
    "the scars remind us that the past is real"
    lovehatetragedyon November 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this..its sounds to me like he is realizing there is more to life, but you have to do it your own way.
    gcriotgirl27madeon May 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentchino69 .... i really don't think i agree with you. From the look of it he getting over a really bad break up and he not listening to the bullshit the person is telling him. And he got the idea that he doesn't have to listen to them that there more to life then what it was.
    Music_Freak19on July 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKey Lyrics analysation by the Evil Aussie

    'Cause you gotta be bigger
    And be faster
    And be stronger
    If you're gonna survive any longer

    This is saying what people believe, To get further in your world you have to be Bigger, Stronger and Faster than anyone else.

    And this lifetime
    It better be the right time
    'Cause the first time
    Might be your last time

    This means that you should treat every thing in life like it is your only opportunity even if you have done it all before. In other words it is saying live life like you have one day left to live

    Am I a failure
    If I got nothing to lose
    No, I'm not a failure
    I've got something to prove'

    You have to be a blind monkey not to understand this part. Its talking about what Chino 69 said at the top.

    Cause I've lost my innocence
    And I'm a stranger
    A life changer
    I'm a man that's not afraid of danger

    This is saying that he isn't naive or anything and isn't afraid to do what he likes. He isn't afraid of what it will cost or the consequences.

    I walk my own path
    And blaze my own trail
    Because I'm not afraid to derail

    This is saying that he is living life without relying on someone else and can do what he needs to do without fear.

    I won't get in line
    Or be your middle man
    So, fuck you, I make my own plans

    This means he won't take orders from anyone else and makes his own plans for life.

    And I got respect
    And I don't neglect
    The people that I really care to protect

    This means he has respect from those that he is trying to help and he won't forget about them.
    ----------------------------------------------

    Thats all, You can figure out the rest on your own.
    Evil Aussieon September 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnalysation?
    DarkEternalon October 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI write using proper English spelling. Analyse is spelt with an S so Analysation is spelt like that.
    Evil Aussieon February 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBasically, I think this song is about just not giving a fuck what anyone tells you to think or believe because you have to figure it out for yourself. There's also a very strong feeling of resentment here, perhaps related to a relationship, a friend, or an employer who fucked you over. The overall message is that no matter what anyone says it doesn't matter because it's up to you as an individual as to what to think, even if what you think may be considered incorrect or improper.
    eternalvayneon April 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy point (over a year ago now) was that it was Analysis. Not analyzation. Or analysation. But it is unimportant.
    DarkEternalon June 28, 2006   Link

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