Excuse me my son
But do you believe
That you are without divine company
Come with me now
I'll show you the way, now join today
I have no appetite for your control
Please go away and just leave me alone
I'll search on my own
I don't need a guide for my soul
So when you feel lost
Or losing your hope
Reconsider this antidote
Hold on to me
I'll show you the way, now join today
I have no appetite for your control
Please go away and just leave me alone
I'll search on my own
I don't need a guide for my soul
Let me choose the path to take
Cause it's my own choice to make
And I'll challenge this to you
What if I told you
You were programmed to obey
And what if I told you
I didn't need you and your flock
Cause I'll find my own way
I have no appetite for your control
Please go away
And just leave me alone
I'll search on my own
I don't need a guide for my soul


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    General CommentTHis is my favorite hooba song .its deeper in meaning than most, and I can TOTALLY relate to this, how religion expects you to fall into the mold without question, but what if you want to make your own? This is exactly what i feel.
    i only figured out what this song was talking about after hearing it many, many times (i had no lyrics then) but when i did i was blown away and listened to it over and over going WOW WOW, OH WOW I KNOW JUST HOW YA FEEL, DOUGIE!!!
    missblisson May 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a great song. hoobastank's music from before they were famous is so great, and its too bad it took them a spot on TRL to get noticed, cuz i hate TRL with a passion.
    this song just fits exactly how i feel about organized religion sometimes, esp. after i found all this security, and then realized i had just become a follower with everyone else. amazing, amazing song.
    they're beyond amazing in concert too :-)
    purplemo129on August 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song can mean whatever you think it means...so I'm not putting you down for your interpretation. I hate to preach, but don't tarnish the image of Hoobastank. No matter what Doug's views on organized religion are...the truth (I read it on their website or an affiliated sebsite) is that it's about his father. Get it? I understand how he feels and I understand how you'd mistake it.
    Sanchezsays55555on October 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentActually, this song IS about religion. I've heard it's about Doug's father, but then I've heard it's about a man he saw on the streets. Either way, it's a song about someone trying to force their religious beliefs on you.
    ickleangelon March 17, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love this song so much! does anyone know where i can find the acoustic version of it?? does anyone have a link to it?? please help!
    weezermanon May 01, 2005   Link

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