Little girl's eyes open wide
Two ways to go but you can't decide
Follows all rules, has no say
Ends up in somebody else's play
Close your eyes cause you just don't need them anyway
Lose as directed, don't take no chance
Don't hinge your life upon circumstance
Mystery and misery go hand in hand
So you better follow the master plan
Don't use your head, lose as directed
Little boy sitting in his master's arms
Safe and protected from any harm
Wants to be a man, wants to branch out
But he's told not to ask questions or doubt
Close your mind, it's a book of instructions now
Lose as directed don't take no chance
Don't hinge your life upon circumstance
Mystery and misery go hand in hand
So you better follow the master plan
Don't use your head, lose as directed
Lose as directed
Let's go!
Monkey see, monkey do
Just another animal in the zoo
Got four wall security
Never even have to read a recipe
But it's not exactly what you would call free
Lose as directed, don't take no chance
Don't hinge your life upon circumstance
Mystery and misery go hand in hand
So you better follow the master plan
Don't use your head, lose as directed
Lose as directed
You lose!



Lyrics submitted by Kpizzle, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Lose as Directed" as written by Greg Graffin

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Comment:This song is very tounge-in-cheek.
    At first glance it seems to be telling us (the listener) to forget individual thoughts and do just live like everyone else ('Lose as Directed').
    But there is a very definite sarcastic tone here, as it's saying that you wilkl become a prisoner (so to speak) if you give up and live like everyone else.
    The most obvious example is the line, "Mystery and Misery go hand in hand'
    Anyway...to mean it's saying that you should be YOU, not what the social world says you should be.

    But that's just what I get from it.
    ZorgonNeoon June 08, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:Seeing as it is Bad Religion, of course I agree with Zorgon.
    I think, though, that it is more like what society tells you to act like (society is directing you) because of the constant push for the known and the similar path (you see this throughout your life, as a child, in the schooling system, at your job) and mediocrity. And, most people (me included) do as they are told because doing something different is scary (Mystery and Misery).
    But, when you do listen, you lose your potential and possibilities in life.
    maxbenon March 03, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:Catchy song, should have been on an album
    subverton August 28, 2008   Link

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