"The Meaning Of Life" as written by and Kevin Wasserman Ron Welty....
On the way
Trying to get where I'd like to say
I'm always feeling steered away
By someone trying to tell me

What to say and do
I don't want it
I gotta go find my own way
I gotta go make my own mistakes

Sorry man for feeling
Feeling the way I do
On yeah, Oh yeah
Open wide and they'll shove in

Their meaning of life
Oh yeah, Oh yeah
But not for me I'll do it on my own
Oh yeah, Oh yeah

Open wide and swallow their meaning of life
I can't make it work your way
Thanks but no thanks
By the way

I know your path has been tried and so
It may seem like the way to go
Me, I'd rather be found
Trying something new

And the bottom line
In all of this seems to say
There's no right and wrong way
Sorry if I don't feel like

Living the way you do


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"The Meaning of Life" as written by Greg Kriesel Bryan Holland

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    General CommentArent all Offspring songs like that? (blatant, i mean) still one of their best songs... offspring is like bad religion, you can't get tired of them and its not possible to not like just one of their songs...
    Mafekireon June 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust means do you own thing,find your own happiness and your own meaning of life,pretty blatant
    aicguy22on May 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, they definantly are not a poetic band, but there bass and beats are so damn catchy. I heard this song on an anime called Tekkin: THe Movie, and they got me in the mood for OS and ive been DL a shit load of songs.
    JeBuS15on July 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think someone screwed this up and posted 2 sets of lyrics.

    Meaning of Life is about being forcefed your life to you instead of choosing your own path.
    Prodigalon July 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentexactly what i would say


    open wide....
    westyon July 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, it's not too hard to figure out this song, but it's awesome, it's one of my favorite songs by any band ever. get ixnay on the hombre if you don't already have it, it's fucking awesome.
    pyropunk987on August 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentnot poetic, but definately has a message and is not meaningless ramblings like some punk and pop bands... I think it's perfect for their music. Why conceal the meaning? They still use satire and such, so it's deep, just not hidden.
    -Taco
    TacoGoodnesson June 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing. why the hell are there so few posts?

    in the same vein as all i want, its about finding things for yourself and taking the other road. Pretty much ecompasing the meaning of punk. good stuff.
    Spandoon June 29, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti just love the sound of this song. it's also got a great meaning, another punk message. the song tells of how authority figures wanna shove down your throat their interpritation of how you should live your life. this song tells people to live life their own fuckin way, even if they make mistakes along the way
    You_Tell_Emon September 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is what i find preps and tredy bitches are like but you have to look back we were all once forced to conform and if you wern't you are prolly fucked up in life... or you are a prep now... i have to agree with prodigal... along with The kids arn't alright this song means alot... reminds me... don't follow the trends its not cool lol
    oldskoolpunker23on November 05, 2004   Link

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