"Rookie" as written by and Nathan Gray Rob Avery....
I never thought this could be me
I guess you never do
Until it's happening to you
Like all the fun turns into shame
And all the 'could have beens'
Rearrange
So little time so many crimes
Guilt like a chain chokes my will away
Redemption never seemed so cruel
And all my gods never seemed so weak

Wake up engage
Now derailed and enraged
It used to be so easy
Get up I'm game
Now sick and I'm tame
Counting cost with loss

Where is the hope they gave
Don't think I can't hear you laugh
I used to be a lot like you but now I'm only me
I used to be a lot like you but now I'm only me
I'm only me

Drinks to pills to shots
Fun turns into shock
A habit and a pawn
For every hand goes round
The pain gets so damned loud
The hammer hits and I'm down, and I'm down, and I'm down, and I'm down

Trust no one
Hey why should I
They give me the poison dressed like life
Cheated smacked up and diseased
Cry to sleep and fight to eat
Used to be a pro at this
Now I've broken my own wrist
Rotten teeth and life unsung
You'll forget me when I'm gone


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"Rookie" as written by Matthew Krupanski Joshua Latshaw

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    General CommentOne of the best song i ever heard! There first part is so true...
    I never though this could be me
    I guess you never do until it's happening to you
    Thank you Nathan!
    Chaosdaveon April 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about being so fed up with trying to fit into everyone else's mold and being fed up with not being yourself. I think the singer realized how long he's been being fake to everyone around him and that he doesn't want to be fake to fit into the mold anymore, he just wants to be himself.
    geminijeson March 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's also about how easily manipulated people are to "follow the crowd" and how this pressure to follow the crowd is detrimental to trust, love, friendship... "Trust no one. Hey, why should I?"
    geminijeson March 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's also about how easily manipulated people are to "follow the crowd" and how this pressure to follow the crowd is detrimental to trust, love, friendship... "Trust no one. Hey, why should I?"
    geminijeson March 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentas i look back apon what i used to say and the things i have done this song makes very much sence. i am who i never saw my self being. and i can look at the younger generation below me and say wow i see alot of my self.. then say sucks for them they're goin to fuck up just like me.
    Zac109on May 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song might be about coming to terms with his homosexuality
    sutureyourfutureon May 12, 2008   Link

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