"Elders" as written by and Bryan Holland....
When we younger
There always seemed like
Some perfect mold
That we're supposed to be
But now we're growing up and
I see it's just not that way
Now I feel like someones lied to me

Cause I've been true
Made good for you
And now I feel used
I'm asking you
How does it feel
How does it feel
How does it feel
To be like you

Tell me now elders
What were your reasons for
Making it seem
Like you were so much more
If you want to feel good
Because of our accomplishments
Why the fuck
Don't you just do it yourself

Cause I've tried
Man I've tried
While you all lied
So now just tell me
How does it feel
How does it feel
How does it feel
To be like you

Look at all the families now
Who don't talk and don't trust
Because of the way
That things have been done
When will you finally learn
To leave out the bullshit
And just be straight with us


Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death

"Elders" as written by Bryan Holland

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Elders song meanings
Add your thoughts

9 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favourite offspring song, second to the kids arent alright, its the only song on the first album that stands out amongst the other tracks
    westyon July 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so good, really fast paced, easy to get stuck in your head and relate to song (kinda... I've never totally related to it, though I feel like it sometimes). Reminds me of Nitro quite a bit, actually. I LOVE this song.
    battybat17on September 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's chronologically my favorite offspring song.

    I just LOVE this song, it's catchy, you just cant get enough of it, and the lyrics about so-called *good* morals and adulthood..hmm, bliss.
    pillon November 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song its about all the elders!
    the world will be better if elders leave out the bullshit
    And just be straight with us !!!!!!!!!
    but i think forever they stay like this!
    LIARS!
    SEMIGODon April 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdon't you just love how the older Offspring songs are more "dark" than their new material?
    i love it.
    rr†crestfallen†on November 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about hypocrisy, I think. Sounds like it has a "do as I say, not as I do" mentality that Dex is pointing out to his "elders" Like how parents failed at their own hopes and dreams so they try to live them out in their children's accomplishments...
    Skajaquadaon November 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about hypocrisy, I think. Sounds like it has a "do as I say, not as I do" mentality that Dex is pointing out to his "elders" Like how parents failed at their own hopes and dreams so they try to live them out in their children's accomplishments...
    Skajaquadaon November 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEveryone in here is just saying how they like the song and not what its about so i will explain what i think.

    Its most probably about a kid who was growing up and his parents wanted him to be something they couldnt get and then they can feel good becuase they dont have to do any hard work to get there this line sums it up the best

    If you want to feel good
    Because of our accomplishments
    Why the fuck
    Don't you just do it yourself


    The kid also did hard work for the parents benifit and the parents lied to him to make him do this. This line kinda shows that aswell.


    Cause I've tried
    Man I've tried
    While you all lied
    So now just tell me
    How does it feel
    How does it feel
    How does it feel
    To be like you



    Infact the whole song is really like this. I can intrpret more but i will just feel like im repeating myself. Anyway i think Dexter wrote this becuase i think his parents forced him like REALLY forced him to work hard at school in which he became Valedictorian which his parents never were so his parents can feel good about themselves.
    ThatJacobGuyon April 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShit, I've never read the lyrics before, these are AMAZING.
    Tig45on January 13, 2014   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain