Hey, I was just thinking that maybe you don't need to waste
Some of the best days of your lives, trying so hard to abide
By some preset list of rules
Talking about conviction
When you haven't even been convinced of anything yet
Just stressing about letting down all your friends
Its like having your mom pick out your clothes for you
You're still too young to know where you stand on anything yet
And there is nothing wrong with that
It might be kinda fun to get to know yourself a little while
Take a left at every fork, stare into every cloud
On the journey to find what's in your heart the only thing to be united with is that pulsing in your veins
But seriously, fuck all that for awhile
What's the point of being a kid
If you are not gonna run wild and break every stupid rule
Even the ones that make those bands seem cool
You might as well hang out in church

Mark my words
There's still so much that you have yet to learn

Your strongest beliefs the ones that will see you through
Will come to you when least expected
They can't be forced, will not be shaped to fit
Truth does not come when called
And if you're only young once and these days, they move so fast
Why would you waste one second of them
Falling in line, following rules
It sounds so simple but I know it's fucking hard

It's gonna take a little while to find out exactly who you are
But then maybe the day won't come
When you have to turn your back
On all those things that you once stood for
Left behind like some old pile of shirts
I've seen it happen so many times before
Spit in the face of a sacred oath
That some of us took when ready


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    General Comment"trying so hard to abide
    by some preset list of rules
    talking about conviction"

    "If you are not gonna run wild and break every stupid rule
    Even the ones that make those bands seem cool
    You might as well hang out in church"

    this song is obviously about straight-edge. and it rules.
    steve_okayon April 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's basically saying that you shouldn't decide to be edge so young in life.
    You'll be a memoryon July 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an awesome song. I think its about the whole sXe explosion and how people arent being edge for the right reason, but with saying that i think its just as much about growing up in general. Your only a kid once so why not be one...
    chiswell greenon July 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is just great, it really motivates me and puts everything into perspective for me. Why take an oath when you aren't really sure if you want to live by it?
    Sacha Von April 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is speaking directly to young people who claim straightedge. It's saying not to make a lifelong commitment to anything, let alone the pledge of being drug free for life. It's saying that one has plenty of time to decide what's right, and that when one is young, one should break rules, test the boundaries, etc. Not live by a code during the time in one's life that is supposed to be the most carefree and reckless.
    Highanxietymindon December 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song has a vague interpretation and a specific one.

    Specifically, Highanxietymind is absolutely correct. This is a cautionary word against being too eager to embrace straight edge too young. A kid who hasn't even had time to learn what's right for him or her may feel pressure to break.

    More vaguely, it's about not being too eager to join *any* movement or cause too eagerly. It's about being yourself and letting your true values come naturally.
    Pilaf1996on March 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDude you are definently right on that, except for the whole sXe thing, you can go fuck yourself on that one, nothing in this song states anything about the sXe community.
    flip the tapexXon December 10, 2005   Link

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