You tell yourself that you just can't take this
Enough with the madness
This has gotta
Stop now
Some how

And every time that you think you're ok
You get in your own way
But soon enough you're
Knocked down
Surrounded
By your own denial

Give it up for human nature
Give it up now bit by bit
Give it up for your frustration
Give it up 'cuz kid,
Your future lies here dying and
There's no use crying over it

People tell you to do what they say
They all want it their way
All that you can do is
Bite lip, or
Jump ship

So learn to smile at the ones that hate you
No matter what they do
They will never
Make it there
To where you
Know you will be going

Give it up for human nature
Give it up now bit by bit
Give it up for your frustration
Give it up 'cuz kid,
Your future lies here dying and
There's no use crying over it

You'll be the last one
To know when you're all done
But that's just the way life is now
You gotta take what you get
And give it up somehow...

Give it up for human nature
Give it up now bit by bit
Give it up for your frustration
Give it up 'cuz kid,
Your future lies here dying and
There's no use crying over it

Give it up for your anger
Give it up for the tried and true
Give it up for everyone
Who's ever gone and given up on you

Give it up for human nature
Give it up now bit by bit
Give it up for your frustration
Give it up 'cuz kid,
Your future lies here dying and
There's no denying
If you're full complying then
There's no use crying over it


Lyrics submitted by Self Loathing Squid

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    General CommentWow. No comments yet. I like their music because I don't fully understand it. Simply because they're one of the most reinterpretable bands out there. I just like looking at this as a song of acceptance for shitty situations. Their songs, this is particular, make me think of pre-just-post college kids who dunno what to do or who get crushed dreams. Poor kids. :)
    MSIISMon January 24, 2011   Link
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    My Opinion"Give it up for human nature" sounds a bit weird. When I was an undergrad, I was giving up *on* human nature. So I'm trying to give my human nature up now, bit by bit, and looking forward to the day when I can give it up completely.
    seahenon February 19, 2013   Link

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