I gave you warning
But you weren't having what I say
A silence hanging
Like heavy heat after the day
And we could keep sitting around
Watching the paint flake off the walls
Waiting for answers
That are never gonna come.

But I don't need no
Friends like these, no.
I don't need no
Friends like these, no

There's lots of gray shades
But that don't make black the same as white
You said it feels good
Like that makes everything all right
But I don't blame you
You were only looking out for yourself
History's proven
That that's what we do best

And I don't need no
Friends like these, no
I don't need no
Friends like these, no

We know it's time
To dress for Sunday morning
Smiles, sometimes you gotta force 'em
Gather round the fire
And see what's burning down

I don't need no
I don't need no



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    Song MeaningIt seems as though the song is about some stoner/slacker friends that hold him back.

    "I gave you warning
    But you weren't having what I say"
    :: Under the influence, the stoner wouldn't have anything of what he said. The warning would mean nothing.

    "And we could keep sitting around
    Watching the paint flake off the walls"
    :: The stoner is lazy.

    "There's lots of gray shades
    But that don't make black the same as white"
    :: The stoner has tried to defend his addiction/lifestyle, probably by saying it's not that bad, he has it under control, others are much worse, etc. However, none of it justifies basing his entire life around weed.

    "You said it feels good
    Like that makes everything all right"
    :: I think you can make that connection -- the stoner feels good when toking.

    "Gather round the fire
    And see what's burning down"
    :: The fire being the joint, what's burning down is their future.

    The rest I can't yet make an interpretation of, but I'll post when I do. The music video (youtube.com/…) doesn't support this hypothesis at all, though. But they could be entirely unrelated.
    theY4Kmanon October 15, 2009   Link

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