"Leave It Alone" as written by Mike Burkett and Eric Scott Melvin....
Breath, ever so soft
We wouldn't want to break the eggs as we walk
Leave it alone
Follow the grain
We couldn't stop the irresistible force

Leave it the same
Change with the leaves
Bringing in the new
Ringing out the old
Nah nah nah nah nah
Nah nah nah nah nah

Breath, ever so slight
We couldn't take away your god given right
Leave it alone
Heal and stay
Roll over and beg for the bone
Leave it alone

Nah nah nah nah nah
Nah nah nah nah nah
Nah nah nah nah nah
Nah nah nah nah nah


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"Leave it Alone" as written by Mike Burkett, Eric Scott Melvin

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    General CommentI guessed this was just about how the easiest route is to conform with society and not challenge authority and shit. Like how the structures and institutions that keep us in place are allowed to continue as it's just easier to 'Leave it alone'.

    "Breathe, ever so slight, we couldn't take away your god given right" is my favorite line... to me it suggests that freedom and individually is stripped back so far that all you've got left is your breath.
    Rodney_Beweson December 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song -- radness
    thursdayROCKSon May 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song fucking rocks... I love it... to me it means totallly following the government and being basically a robot to the fucked up society in which we live... I mean I could be wrong though lol... oh well!
    AmericanBeauty84on May 31, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwow on a stick
    forgetmenotson August 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about how, in our Partnership for a drug free american society, we must all be careful when trying to do anything that's "against the rules":
    Breath ever soft
    We wouldn't wanna break the eggs as we walk
    Never alone, cautious, afraid
    I hear the voice of reason on the p.a.
    These lines represent how, even if your like smoking a joint by yourself, there is always that risk that you could get caught and end up in jail. There's always someone else there, the voice of reason. Just my two cents
    SlipperyPeteon September 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis was the first nofx song i heard bk when i was 12:D and i love it . i remeber not having a clue what it meant but learning all the words anyway. i think i agree with slippererypete it definitly makes sense ijust know that its really rereally good
    zippygetshighon February 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is awesome
    killer21165on December 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfirst nofx song i heard, and its still maazing now!
    Fuct_hahaon May 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first heard this song, I thought it was about masturbation...
    "we couldn't stop the irresistable force" I suppose it could be about anything that someone else doesn't want you to do, be it the government, parents, school administrations, etc. and probably isn't really about masturbation, as I had once thought.
    popgoestommyon December 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIn my opinion, this song is quite well comparable to "Quadrat im Kreis" by Wizo.
    I see it as a statement of (temporarily) being tired of your day by day struggle to propagate/stand for/try to convince others of your ideas, ideals and values.

    I could also be totally wrong, but considering this, it makes perfect sense, at least to me ;)
    johnyappleseedon April 01, 2009   Link

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