I never got high the first time I tried
Just like everyone
I know the cigarettes were bold
For a little four foot nothing ten year-old
On hot summer days
We'd go down to the mall
Send security climbin' up the walls
Just like everyone
We were forever young

I am not so original
Never to be cynical
A little unstable
Clinically labeled
Fucked-up all-American
I am totally miserable
Ever to be pigeon-holed
Completely obsessive
Manic depressive
Fucked-up all-American

We lived out our lives like we would never die
Just like everyone
But before Keith went to bed
He put a double barrel shotgun to his head

I am not so original
Never to be cynical
A little unstable
Clinically labeled
Fucked-up all-American
I am totally miserable
Ever to be pigeon-holed
Completely obsessive
Manic depressive
Fucked-up all-American

Smashing bottles and cans
For reasons I don't understand
When I look at the past
It's like staring at pieces of broken glass

I am not so original
Never to be cynical
A little unstable
Clinically labeled
Fucked-up all-American
I am totally miserable
Ever to be pigeon-holed
Completely obsessive
Manic depressive
Fucked-up all-American



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    General CommentThe lyrics aren't entirely correct, but this song is about being a kid and turn into a teenager, I can see myself in it. I believe it's also about when you're a kid, you don't really have any problems life is quite perfect, but as time goes and you grow older and maybe a little wiser, you start getting more miserable and suddenly there's problems everywhere, I think we've all been through this shit.
    Kufuffinon September 01, 2008   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionHope these lyrics fit more:

    I never got high the first time I tried
    Just like everyone
    I know the cigarettes were bold
    For a little four foot nothing ten year-old
    On hot summer days
    We'd go down to the mall
    Send security climbin' up the walls
    Just like everyone
    We thought we'd been forever young

    I am not so original
    Never to be cynical
    A little unstable
    Clinically labeled
    Fucked-up all-American
    Oh yeah, I am totally miserable
    Ever to be pigeon-holed
    Completely obsessive
    Manic depressive
    Fucked-up all-American

    We lived out our lives like we would never die
    Just like everyone
    But before Keith went to bed
    He put a double barrel shotgun to his head

    Oh yeah, not so original
    Never to be cynical
    A little unstable
    Clinically labeled
    Fucked-up all-American
    Oh yeah, totally miserable
    Ever to be pigeon-holed
    Completely obsessive
    Manic depressive
    Fucked-up all-American

    Smashing bottles and cans
    For reasons I don't understand
    When I look at the past
    It's like staring at pieces of broken glass (glass, glass...)
    broken glass (glass, glass...)

    Oh yeah, not so original
    Completly fucking miserable (Completly fucking miserable)
    A little unstable (A little unstable)
    A little unstable
    Oh yeah, Oh yeah
    (Totally miserable
    Ever to be pigeon-holed)
    A little unstable
    Clinically labeled
    Fucked-up all-American
    Oh yeah, Oh yeah
    (Totally miserable
    Ever to be pigeon-holed)
    Completely obsessive
    Manic depressive
    Fucked-up all-American
    Fucked-up all-American

    Oh yeah...

    Fucked-up all-American (all-American)

    Oh yeah...
    Sebastian1985on July 06, 2010   Link

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