"Be Yourself (And 5 Other Common Cliches)" as written by Butch Walker and Gilby Clarke....
Be yourself and not somebody else
It might take some, a little effort and maybe just a little help
But you can figure it out
If not just do what everybody else does, oh

Keep it on the level
(If that's what I'm supposed to do)
Oh, I keep on the level
(If that's the thing they told to)
I keep on getting in trouble
If I try to take this side of the road

So here's your hey, hey, hey, here's you ho, ho, ho
I don't know where else to go
There's a really fine line between what's yours and what's mine
It's a line that I don't want to toe
I'm sick of being haunted by every cliche that I know

Keep it real whatever that means
Even if your so young you've never seen a limousine
Your gonna one day just remember never get in

And don't give up 'cause you know people are gonna care
If you just stop trying and accept every dare
And if you can't seem to make it
Maybe, maybe you just try failure

Oh, keep it on the level
(If that's what I'm supposed to do)
Oh, I keep on the level
(If that's the thing they told to)
Oh, I keep on getting in trouble
If I try to take this side of the road

So here's your hey, hey, hey, here's you ho, ho, ho
I don't know where else to go
There's a really fine line between what's yours and what's mine
It's a line that I don't want to toe, you know
I'm sick of being haunted by every cliche that I know

Here's your hey, hey, hey, here's you ho, ho, ho
I don't know where else to go
There's a really fine line between what's yours and what's mine
It's a line that I don't want to toe, you know

So here's your hey ,hey, hey, here's you ho, ho, ho
I don't know where else to go
There's a really fine line between what's yours and what's mine
It's a line that I don't want to toe, you know
I'm sick of being haunted by every cliche that I know, oh



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"Be Yourself (And 5 Other Cliches)" as written by Butch Walker

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    General Commentsome of these lyrics seem to be a bit wrong. but it's agreat song.
    rangelon November 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthahaa, toby OWNED this song
    imgunnin4uon November 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFUCK THIS CD KICKED ASS!!! I can't believe all of the bad reviews... this CD is awesome. This is one of the best songs on the CD. I heard that they are recording for the possibility of another CD. that would be wicked.
    SmackedByGodsmackon November 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti havnt got it yet! all the music stores say it isnt out yet nd i hav 2 argue sayin it is. toby was the best but im glad hes gone back to his own band nd started from there coz if he was in the supergroup after a few albums theyl break up nd hell disapear like blaze bailey in iron maiden
    minimacason December 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentInstead of, "If not do what everybody else does" it should be, "If not just the way everybody else does"
    ashjenbffon December 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIsnt five OTHER Cliches

    Not common?
    X-Bury-me-high-xon January 20, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Be yourself ,and not somebody else" ... says it all, staying true to yourself and not changing to suit others or celebrity status.
    heartsixxon January 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentToby's version was awesome, this one ... not so much.
    ohsedatemeon February 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentnooo way! i did not like the song at all when toby sang it! and on the finale when lukas sang it, i loved it! he made it so much better!
    brie10on February 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhat exactly are the other five cliches...?
    jplambert86on March 13, 2007   Link

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