"Underclass Hero" as written by Deryck Jason Whibley and Stephen Martin Jocz....
1, 2, 3, 4
Well I won't be caught living in a dead end job
While praying to my government guns and gods
Now it's us against them
We're here to represent
To spit right in the face of the establishment.

And now i don't believe (ain't got no faith in nothing)
Stand on my own (ain't got no sympathy)
Wasting the youth (while being young and useless)
Speak for yourself (and don't pray for me)

Well because we're doing fine
And we don't need to be told
That we're here doing fine
Cause we won't give you control
And we don't need anything from you
Cause we'll be just fine
And we won't be bought and sold
Just like you

(A call across the underclass)

Calling out loud with no respect
I'm not the one, just another reject
I'm the voice to offend, All those who pretend
Unsung against the grain I'm here to rise against

And now i'm desensitized ( I state my place in nowhere)
Burning the flag (of the degeneration)
Everyone see (the anthem of no future)
Down with the mass (causes we're not listening)

Well because we're doing fine
And we don't need to be told
That we're here doing fine
Cause we won't give you control
And we don't need anything from you
Cause we'll be just fine
And we won't be bought and sold
Just like you

May I have your attention pleaseâ?¦
I pledge allegiance to the underclass as your hero at large.

1, 2, 3, 4

We're the saints of degeneration
We don't owe anyone an explanation
Fuck elitists
We don't need this
We're the elite of the just alright

Well because we're doing fine
And we don't need to be told
That we're here doing fine
Cause we won't give you control
And we don't need anything from you
Cause we'll be just fine
And we won't be bought and sold
Just like you


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"Underclass Hero [Live from Summer Sonic 07]" as written by Deryck Jason Whibley Deryck Whibley

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    General CommentHeard this song on the radio last night. It certainly has the same energy I like from Sum 41 but they seem to be suck in the lame "being a high schooler in america sucks" mindset. I thought they would have matured in the past 5 years.

    Also the guitar riff throughout the song is nearly identical to their song "Fat Lip" from All Killer No Filler. Listen to the first 10 seconds of each song, its unmistakable. Way to be creative guys...
    jseida2on May 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou Guys Are Fags For Not Liking Immature Lyrics. Sum 41 And Blink-182 Came Up With Some Great Ass Music.
    Blink41on June 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm 37. The first time I heard this song, I was at work, hating every minute of my job and the Nazi pricks I work for. I was driving down the road, making local deliveries when I heard it on an alternative station. It INSTANTLY cheered me up and motivated me to do something better with my life. About two months later, I'm at a new job and things are going well. I know the song is basically about the government, but it can also be applied to anyone that oppresses others and keeps them from enjoying life. I'd never heard of Sum41 until that day, but I'm glad I did. I think this song did a lot for me.
    possention July 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnyone else think that the "may I have your attention please" part and the guitar "solo" sounds a lot like Green Day's "American Idiot?" I'm wondering if Sum41 is taking a sarcastic tone towards GD's "political activism." If they're making fun of Green Day with this song, I love it.
    Shikamaruon July 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFirst off, I love the song. Second I've never understood why people see similarities between blink 182 and sum 41 but whatever, you guys have your own opinions. This definetely isn't applying to high schoolers, but to a general people that feels like the elite are always telling them what they should be and what perfect is. This song says fuck any higher powers who try to tell us who to be. We are who we are. That's just what I think it is... nothing immature about that message.

    There are some definete lyric errors there but it's pretty good. I won't correct any of it cause I don't know all of the lyrics and I don't know for sure.
    NashCanadaon July 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe beginning sounds an awful lot like Dumpweed by blink 182.

    While this song is unmistakeably Sum 41 style, it is missing something. it just dosent have the uniquely inspiring element that made their other hits so great, I find it a very generic Sum 41 song.

    I really hope Sum 41 dosen't lose their teenage immaturity and become too political like Green Day.
    Scrapeson August 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnyone know why Brownsound left?
    Paralesson August 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove it!!! cant wait till the album, classic sum41 sound, got the chours from subject to change, works well. sum41 rocks!!!
    alister24on May 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove it!!! cant wait till the album, classic sum41 sound, got the chours from subject to change, works well. sum41 rocks!!!
    alister24on May 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlove it!!! cant wait till the album, classic sum41 sound, got the chours from subject to change, works well. sum41 rocks!!!
    alister24on May 05, 2007   Link

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