Baby, I'm afraid
Oh, God, I'm afraid
What will people say?
What will they say?

Well, some days I couldn't care less
And others I'm scared half to death
Don't wanna work so hard just to have a heart attack

Throw my hands in the air
As if it really matters what they say
Can I just be myself?
Well, I won't forfeit my soul for a pretty penny
Are you listening?
Do I make myself clear?

We'll drive so far, from one town to the next
We got something to say
Is anybody listening?
Does anybody care?
Yeah, we got something to say

Well, some days I could care less
And others I couldn't care less
Don't wanna drive so hard to get it off my chest

Throw my hands in the air
As if it really matters what they say
Can I just be myself?
Well, I won't forfeit my soul for a pretty penny
Are you listening?
Do I make myself clear?

No, I won't play the fool for you
No, I can't play the fool
I've just got too much to say

Throw my hands in the air
As if it really matters what they say
Can I just be myself?
Well, I won't forfeit my soul for a pretty penny
Are you listening?
Do I make myself clear?


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    General CommentIt's about how he's worried what other people will think of him because of his faith/belief in God. But in the end, he "throws his hands in the air" because it doesn't matter what others say, but at the same time he's still doubting his faith.

    I hope people know that this entire album is religiously affiliated... Well all of This Prov's albums are haha.
    gengen319on March 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI found a few errors, but other than that, good job.

    Baby, I'm afraid
    Oh, God, I'm afraid
    What will people say?
    What will they say?
    Well, some days I couldn't care less
    And others I'm scared half to death
    Don't wanna work so hard just to have a heart attack

    Throw my hands in the air
    As if it really matters what they say
    Can I just be myself?
    Well, I won't forfeit my soul for a pretty penny
    Are you listening?
    Do I make myself clear?

    We'll drive so far, from one town to the next
    We got something to say
    Is anybody listening?
    Does anybody care?
    Yeah, we got something to say
    Well, some days I could care less
    And others I couldn't care less
    Don't wanna drive so hard to get it off my chest

    Throw my hands in the air
    As if it really matters what they say
    Can I just be myself?
    Well, I won't forfeit my soul for a pretty penny
    Are you listening?
    Do I make myself clear?

    No, I won't play the fool for you
    No, I can't play the fool
    I've just got too much to say

    Throw my hands in the air
    As if it really matters what they say
    Can I just be myself?
    Well, I won't forfeit my soul for a pretty penny
    Are you listening?
    Do I make myself clear?
    thoseguiltyeyeson September 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcorrections to the other persons corrections

    where it says
    'dont wanna drive so hard to get it off my chest'
    'dont wanna work so hard just to have a heart attack'

    its not dont it is 'i'
    so..
    'i wanna drive so hard to get it off my chest'
    'i wanna work so hard just to have a heart attack'
    plus it sounds more like i then dont and it makes more since like why would you not want to drive fast to get something off ur chest that would be bothering you..know what i mean?
    well it might just be me but
    thats what i think :)
    maryx3on February 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^ I got the lyrics straight from the album sleeve and they are correct. Dan IS saying 'don't wanna,' not 'I wanna.'

    Why would someone 'want to work so hard just to have a heart attack'? haha.
    thoseguiltyeyeson February 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the meaning of this song is presented so blatantly. :P
    Basically, he's not going to care or give into what people think or say of him.
    TresMyUncleon December 05, 2007   Link

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