Give up or give it a shot
Dedication, to the places that you never need to hide
Occupations, the opportunity to see yourself in our lights

And all the city fires
And the tabloid lies
And the television guides
For the missions and the boulevards
And the way it is when money's all you got

Stop and stare
At the accidents and stars that bore you
We don't dare sing another song for California

Well anywhere
Where the city lights are hopeless for you
We don't care or need another song for California

Shut up and give me a shot
On vacation, to the places that you never want to die
On the station, everybody hears but no one needs to try
On the telephone, on the methadone
Every minute that you scream

For the errant scars and the dying stars
Every second that you take to fake your life

Stop and stare
At the accidents and stars that bore you
We don't dare sing another song for California

Well anywhere
Where the city lights are hopeless for you
We don't care or need another song for California

Stop and stare
At the accidents and stars that bore you
We don't dare sing another song for California

Well anywhere
Where the city lights are hopeless for you
We don't care or need another song for California


Lyrics submitted by brubens, edited by SmashingDestiny

We Don't Need Another Song About California song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentDoes this song have any bearing on the overall story of Danger Days?
    Just wondering.
    Granty2k10on February 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with the title of this song! "Every second that you take to fake your life..." I agree with Gerard, people need to just be who they are!
    bones1319on December 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with the title of the song is so true there are way to many songs about California, even though thats not what the song really means. I will listen to it somemore and try my best to share the true meaning of the song
    Drake17on January 24, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about how there are so many songs for California and no one needs another one, but while Gerard agrees with this he wants to add his own anyway, mostly because a lot of the other songs about California highlights the positives and his highlights the negatives.
    linskayeon September 16, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionI think that "methane dare" is really "methadone"
    linskayeon September 16, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI feel like this has something to do with boy division's "sing a song for California" line
    skee373758on January 18, 2017   Link
  • -1
    General CommentYes this song has alot to do with the storyline of dangerdays
    Drake17on February 17, 2011   Link

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