"Opinion" as written by and Greg Graffin....
The first thing I remember was the friction in the room and that brown spinet piano
That never played in tune the cruel impatient tyrant,
The frustrated malcontent,
The need to find the pieces,

And the absence of cement no one ever told me about the right way to love and no one ever showed me what we're supposed to be made of so don't be too forthright about what you think that I should be and I'll willingly
Accept your low opinion of me the last thing I remember was the slamming of the door and the

resonance of my imperfection broke the silence once more the selfish
Angry bastard who doesn't want to hear
I tried to learn compassion you turned the other ear
The worn out broken record who doesn't fit the mold the righteous independent,

The mood so harsh and cold momma never told me about the right way to love and daddy never showed me what we're supposed to be made of so don't be too forthright about what you think that I should be and I'll willingly accept your low
Opinion of me


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"Opinion" as written by Greg Graffin

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    My InterpretationWhile this is obviously about a breakup,I find this song to be very interesting in how much of it concentrates on couple arguing with each other as their about to break up. And how when the girl left she slammed the door on her way out (of the relationship) ,"the resonance of my imperfection broke the silence once more". The narrator is clearly frustrated with how his faults keep getting mentioned in the argument.

    The narrator does not want to break up, and is trying to make things better one last time. He is so frustrated to the point where he calls her a "selfish angry bastard who doesn't want to hear" about him wanting to change.

    It’s made clear that he is, in fact, NOT given one last chance through the lines "I tried to learn compassion, you turn the other ear.." and we see her being gone made official by how he feels like a "worn out broken record who doesn't fit the mold" and how she is on her own way being a "righteous independent"

    (The only part that I'm really not too sure about is the chorus if anyone wants to put in their two cents on that.)
    MrsMelevenon March 05, 2017   Link

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