"Born To Quit" as written by Daniel Whitesides, Quinn Allman, Jeph Howard and Robert Mccracken....
Exercise the demon that is living up inside you
After all you think you've been through, just what have you been through
Try to get beside yourself this tearing at your insides
If you end up on the wrong side, always standing so strong

Sharpen up your teeth your dreams are more than worth defending
In a, fight that's never ending
Go on, go ahead and prove me wrong

The further you go
The less you know
You're born to quit, you've blown it (you've blown it)
You need to let go, of letting go
You're full of shit, you're born to quit

Something supernatural it seems it could possess you
No melevalance about you yeah that might not be true (might not be true)
How they kept you demonized the fucked up situation,
How you've killed off all the angels taking notice of you

Sharpen up your teeth your dreams are more than worth defending
In a, fight that's never ending
Go on, go ahead and prove me wrong

The further you go
The less you know
You're born to quit, you've blown it (you've blown it)
You need to let go, of letting go
You're full of shit, you're born to quit

You've blown it
You're born to quit

Sharpe up your teeth your dreams are more than worth defending
In a, fight that's never ending
GO on, go ahead and prove me wrong

The further you go
The less you know
You're born to quit, you've blown it (you've blown it)
You need to let go, of letting go
You're full of shit, you're born to quit

You've blown it!
You're born to quit!
You've blown it!
(you've blown it, you've blown it!)


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"Born To Quit" as written by Jeph Howard Quinn Allman

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    General CommentI'm really liking this song, i love the chorus. This should be the next single imo. The rest of the album is growing on me too, more than LFtL did.
    Maxxyon July 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMissed something:

    *The further you go*
    The less you'll know,
    You're born to quit, you've blown it.
    You need to let go
    Of letting go,
    You're full of shit, you're born to quit.

    For the 1st and 3rd. It's in the 2nd, but not the 1st or 3rd?

    Wonderful song. Every song I listen to by them, I cannot help but like.
    imnotalivexon October 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWrong lyrics. These are closer.

    Exorcise the demon that is living up inside you,
    After all you think you've been through,
    Just what have you been through?
    Try to get beside yourself. This tearing at your insides.
    And you end up on the wrong side, always standing so strong.

    Sharpen up your teeth your dreams are more than worth defending.
    In a fight that's never-ending. Go on, go ahead and prove me wrong.

    The less you'll know,
    You're born to quit, you've blown it.
    You need to let go
    Of letting go,
    You're full of shit, you're born to quit.

    Something supernatural it seems it could possess you,
    No malevolence about you, then that might not be true.
    How they care to demonize the fucked up situation,
    How you killed off all the angels taking notice of you.

    Sharpen up your teeth your dreams are more than worth defending.
    In a fight that's never-ending. Go on, go ahead and prove me wrong.

    The further you go,
    The less you'll know,
    You're born to quit, you've blown it.
    You need to let go
    Of letting go,
    You're full of shit, you're born to quit.

    You've blown it.
    You're born to quit.

    Sharpen up your teeth your dreams are more than worth defending.
    In a fight that's never-ending. Go on, go ahead and prove me wrong.

    The less you'll know,
    You're born to quit, you've blown it.
    You need to let go
    Of letting go,
    You're full of shit, you're born to quit.

    You've blown it.
    You're born to quit.
    You've blown it.
    You've blown it. You've blown it.
    BryanMacon July 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionOther than blood on my hands, this is definetely the best song off the album, followed by Sold My Soul.
    thegingerfatoneon July 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI also like this one second best after Blood on my Hands.
    I wish they would release stronger paced b-sides, I miss their raw songs , but this one is good. This new album is too soft to be The Used, but maybe that's what they wanted (even though I spent weeks reading how strong it was going to be... mhhh)
    dag_102on July 23, 2009   Link
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    General Commentsimple really. very nihilistic perspective on those who stand up for their dreams ideals and beliefs and how they keep runnning in cycles in a "In a fight that's never-ending". and when they screw up, they are have "blown it" officially and are just "full of shit". born to quiet i.e. it was failure to begin with. good song.
    DreamersDiseaseon September 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commentalso could there be a connection to "devil beisde you"

    "I wasnt feeling it I dont even, need* to shake your hand
    Guess you were [[[[[born to quit]]]]
    Your eyes tell lies your mouth could never spill"

    meh. thats one huge grudge they're holding.
    DreamersDiseaseon September 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI am not saying that this is in anyway connected but i am a biggg used fan - and a big fan of the tv series supernatural and this song just seems to be all about supernatural - like i dont belive tht it is but i love it anyways for example:

    After all you think you've been through (dean = hell)


    Try to get beside yourself. This tearing at your insides.
    And you end up on the wrong side, always standing so strong. ( sam going baddd )

    Exorcise the demon that is living up inside you ( sam and dean exorcise demons ... )


    Something supernatural it seems it could possess you, ( well ... )


    No malevolence about you, then that might not be true. (sam)
    How they care to demonize the fucked up situation,( sam & dean )
    How you killed off all the angels taking notice of you ( lots of angels get killed ... )


    just a idea ... would be amazing - but i am dreaming


    BertIsTheSexon November 25, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti love this song ... the whole album is ammmazing !!!!
    "Sharpen up your teeth your dreams are more than worth defending. In a fight that's never-ending. Go on, go ahead and prove me wrong." <---- i love that part!
    iluvbmth123on December 19, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about suicide, teenage angst and getting through life's troubles. And when I say 'teenage angst' I am referring to that stage in our adolesant life where we feel we've been through so much and know so much and that those more experienced in life do not understand, or that nobody else has been in our spot before and we are so unique, which sometimes follow through into adulthood.

    The first line "Exorcise the demon that is living up inside you", the demon, the 'ugly' that is within all human beings or it could be what parents sometimes refer to when their loving child turns into a rebellious kid thats supports antiestablishment and is against authority figures and parents sometimes think something has come over the child or that a 'demon' has gotten into them.

    Also, the second line "After all you think you've been through", could also attribute to the idea of it being about what I am referring to as 'teenage angst'. The fifth line "And you end up on the wrong side, always standing so strong" could be referring to when a teenage stands strongly for something, because they believe they are right but evidently they are wrong. Like when they fight for things such as wearing short skirts or piercings/tattoos, not taking in full consideration the repercussions of those actions, not to say those are wrong but I think there should be a level of maturity and understanding that should be met before allowing a young adult/teenage under a parents care to get any. Or could be meaning how they blindly fight for a cause without knowing the full story, which would knowing the full truth either; change their perspective or make the side they are fighting for wrong... that has been proven to be in more than just teenagers.

    I think this song is taking the rougher approach to talking someone out of suicide, like they are goading them, daring them and motivating them at the same time; the Itachi approach for those who understand the reference. Like when you feel like you've messed on something and somebody ridicules you in hopes to motivate you to do better, try again and try harder. "Sharpen up your teeth your dreams are more than worth defending"... Sharpening your teeth to defend anything can be seen as barbaric and savage, a last means or last resort. Which would mean you've expended all others means of defence but will continue to defend it until you have nothing else; that yours dreams in life are worth defending to this extent. "In a fight that's never-ending. Go on, go ahead and prove me wrong" again, prodding somebody to prove him wrong when he says they are "full of shit" and "born to quit". The fight could be life and its challenges, where they come one after the next, never getting a chance to truly cherish a victory because you've got more bombarding you.

    I think "You're born to quit" is actually your born to 'check yourself out', your born to commit suicide. It is seen as the easy way out or, 'pussing out'. I think as being fired; being ejected without a choice, would be an alternative to quitting; voluntarily leaving. It is like saying you were born weak and susceptible to being overwhelmed by the problems and challenges of life. Or it could just be that you quit a lot throughout life prematurely; You were born a quitter, you were born to quit. Also hinting to being born weak.

    "How they care to demonize the fucked up situation", this could be where the parent{s} try to use a supernatural reason, a matter in which they have no control over to explain their child's behavior; this is a way to relieve themself of the blame for the way their child is acting and their actions. Them listening to heavy metal, death metal, screamo... (I personally have no problem with any form of music, I use to listen to them all myself) 'seemingly' violent or harshly toned music, which could be the child lashing out from neglect, abuse, problems at school, rape... a list of things, which would be the "fucked up situation".

    That is just my intake on the deeper meaning of the song, if there is one :P. I could just be overthinking the whole thing.
    2DBekon June 27, 2012   Link

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