The whole world is getting high
While all our jobs are so dry.
I can see, I can hear your cries.

I'm not the type of guy
To let my life pass me by.
And all I know, I've learned back at home.

Oh, your mom was a centerfold.
Your dad was so typical.
I'm a lush, so what's your story?

And every single day,
I watch as my neighbors pray:
"Please don't fill our world with hate."

And when will the world see
There aren't any bad seeds?
With life comes room to grow.

Oh, your mom was a centerfold.
Your dad was so typical.
I'm a junkie, so what's your story?

I'm sorry, boys and girls,
But you will be judged AND labeled your entire life.
No ifs, ands, or buts.
We all have our problems,
And we all have our habits.
So what exactly separates you from me?

Oh, your mom was a centerfold.
Your dad was so typical.
I'm a lush, yeah, so what's your story?

Oh, your mom was a centerfold.
Your dad was so typical.
I'm a junkie, so what's your story?

(Oh, OH, oh...)
You're bound to be a centerfold.
(Oh, OH, oh...)
You're bound to be typical.
I'm a lush, so what's your story?
I'm a junkie, so what's your story?
I'm just me, so what's your story? yeah...


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    General CommentLyric booklet:
    "And all I know, I've learned back at home."
    heyyerradon April 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think the meaning is rather obvious, but I love what Slade is saying. He admits that he's promiscuous and uses drugs, but people shouldn't judge him for it and consider him a bad person. People he knows are praying that the world won't be full of hateful people, but he argues that there are no bad seeds. Everyone makes mistakes and have their faults, but they'll grow up eventually. And he's saying that when you do grow up, you'll probably be as boring and ignorant as your family. So enjoy your youth while you can and don't let life pass you by.
    afflictionateon September 13, 2010   Link

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