Speak
Speaking for myself
Pretend I'm someone else
I never felt the same
Well this time
Breathe
I'm breathing up the air
It's burning up my lungs
It's burning through my hair
I never felt

Hey kids
What are you rocking for?
Hey kids
What are you rocking for?

Stick
A finger through the sky
I'm blowing up the sun
The earth is going to die
I might die too
And all the things I love
And all the things I need
I never quite receive
And it's still

Hey kids
What are you rocking for?
Hey kids
What are you rocking for?

And I
Am standing in the rain
I'm laughing at myself
Today, today, today
And I
Am breaking from the strain
I'm laughing at myself
Today, today, today
And I
Never needed more
Than all of your bodies
Don't you know
I never needed more
Than all of your love

It's only been a game
Palpitation of the heart
I never wanted more
So maybe we could play
It's only been a game
The bleeding of the heart
You let your missiles fire
And we all start to run

Hey kids
What are you rocking for?
Feel it for the first time
Hey kids
What are you rocking for?
Feel it for the first time

Hey kids
What are you rocking for?
Feel it for the first time
Hey kids
What are you rocking for?
Feel it for the first time

What are you rocking for?


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    General CommentI have NO IDEA what this song is about but it damn well has an awesome beat!
    the_howeeon February 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with the_howee 100%
    jevoleon November 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's so oddly "bright" compared to most of his other songs, it's so cartoony, almost. Especially the today, today, today, with the little voice behind him. It's almost silly, makes me grin. No clue, maybe it's a tongue in cheek cmmet on how adults act childish. no clue, none at all.
    Have-Not-Sheepon November 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI slept on it. he's making a mock-kiddie sing along, almost, and he's speaking to the next generation. "Don't you know
    I never needed more
    Than all of your love" it sounds almost like a robbing the cradle kind of thing. No. Maybe not. Maybe he wants the kids to appreciate his music. heheh. Well, he's saying something. Maybe it's don't make the same mistakes i've done, be good, go to school, do things right.
    Have-Not-Sheepon November 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentisn't that Tegan Quin singing in the background? Sounds so much like here...but yeah I agree that I feel this is a mock-kiddie song. I think its also poking fun at blind optimism.
    Schlafon February 11, 2009   Link
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    General Commentpersonally, i think the song is just poking fun at the way modern rock music is always so gloomy and depressing... or at least a lot of genres, like grunge, and emo.

    Even look at all the really lame Avril Lavigne pop shit you see these days. They are always whining about something pointless!

    It's almost like we just want to be pissed off about ANYTHING sometimes... that we forget to just take it easy, laugh at ourselves every now and again!... You know, HAVE FUN!


    So, "hey kids, what are YOU rocking for!!?????"
    ensoon August 12, 2010   Link

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