When it began, for those who don't know
it didn't matter how you looked or what you wore to a show
dress codes, FUCK NO! we didn't care
about the brand of your jeans and all that shit in your hair

But now the biggest part is all about the image and not the art
Fashion before passion!
And at nights, it makes me mad that I should have to ask:
What happened to the passion? (passion!)
What happened to the reason for screaming?
What happened to the music and the message that I love?
What happened to the hard work? (hard work!)
And why does everybody look the same?
What happened to the music and the message that I love?

And I know, that people change
and we go through different stages in life
and I'm not here to criticize
but the reason I scream, is a feeling inside

But now the biggest part is all about the image and not the art
Fashion before passion!
And at nights, it makes me mad that I should have to ask:
What happened to the passion? (passion!)
What happened to the reason for screaming?
What happened to the music and the message that I love?
What happened to the hard work? (hard work!)
And why does everybody look the same?
What happened to the music and the message that I love?

Lost (1,2,3,4) lifetime ago it seems
you gave up on your wildest dreams
but i refuse to let mine go
I took an oath, you can find me here
with an open heart and ears
refusing to surrender
I can't believe they don't remember
what it feels like to be young

What happened to the passion? (passion!)
What happened to the reason for screaming?
What happened to the music and the message that I love?
What happened to the hard work? (hard work!)
And why does everybody look the same?
What happened to the music and the message that I love?



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  • +2
    General CommentMatt Skiba is awesome on this song.
    tjtech12on June 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentone of my favorites on the new record
    meaghansuckson July 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSkiba is God
    MarcusHon July 09, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSkiba's voice does not mesh well with this music at all...
    fateworksbothwayson November 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know how you can say Skiba doesn't sound good on this track... it adds so much depth to the track it wouldn't be the same without him. Asides from this, this is how I've felt for so long and unfortunately 3/4 of the people in yours and my scene are just doing it to look cool...
    oldskoolpunker23on May 06, 2012   Link

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