There's a son
He is born with a silver spoon in his mouth
Go on, boy, admit it
There's got to be something you love enough to protect
You tire of things, I know, but you've got to push on

Some men crave women
And some men crave gold
Some folks die too young
And some die too old
Some just want to pass life with liquor and cards
Some work to the top and, well, some don't get far

Boy, decide
Boy, decide
You're too old to fuck around
And too young to die
Time to try a life on for size

Now the time, it has come
To pull yourself out of the mud
And fix yourself up
Hell, don't you care how you look?
Your mother, God rest her
She'd spin in her grave
If she knew what a mess you have made

Some men crave women
And some men crave gold
Some folks die too young
And some die too old
Some just want to pass life with liquor and cards
Some work to the top and, well, some don't get far

Boy, decide
Boy, decide
You're too old to fuck around
And too young to die
Time to try a life on for size

Because you're pissing into the wind
Squandering the life you were given
Now what will you do?
You're wasting away still alive
Digging a hole you can dive into
When you get tired of fighting


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    General Commentslight mistake on this. the chorus should read:

    "you're too old to fuck around
    and too young to die"
    Invalid Usernameon May 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFrom the site:

    "So the first song is "Boy, Decide". It is narrated by an older, wiser character than most of us who is almost lecturing the young, apathetic character. The idea is that the young character is going through life without thinking about their actions and just tumbles through life lazily. Sounds like fun, doesn't it? Well, in this case he is going to go to hell. The older character is telling him to choose something, anything to define who they are- choose life, choose death, choose women, booze, choose being a good person, choose being evil. Just don't pretend you're decent and go around fucking things up for everyone else. So the older wiser man pushes the kid to choose a life of any kind. Kind of a weird subject for a big loud rock song with a guitar solo, but hey, i never did like to do things the easy way."
    prayingmantis84on July 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentagain, the album is based upon Dante's Inferno. so the opening song of In Bocca Al Lupo revolves around the first couple of Cantos of the story. A poet offers to show Dante the immortal world, particularly the levels of hell, and, being scared, Dante is trying to decide if he wants to do it or not.

    Thus, "Boy, Decide."
    lerinjerinon April 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentas it applies to the inferno, i always likened it to the people that were stuck because they wouldnt pick a side... they were neither for god nor against him... so they had their own special place in hell....
    odioanonimoon December 30, 2010   Link

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