"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 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
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    General Commentexactly what i would say


    open wide....
    westyon July 27, 2002   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 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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    General Comment/\/\/\
    You make no sense whatsoever...

    The song is about denying the meaning of life, and finding it out on your own instead.

    MEANING OF LIFE, NOT TRENDS.

    For you kids, think like your parents telling you how to do stuff, but not listening to their advice and figuring it out on your own.
    magicmanx9on January 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me it says that someone is neglecting to go down the "path of life" everyone else is, but choosing their own way to go and figuring things out by themselves.
    FallOutGirl09on June 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou all have it wrong. This song is about saying no to religion that has been thrown at you. Plain and simple.
    burtno56911on March 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlright, ITS NOT "oh yea". It's Molière who often discussed... you got it, the meaning of life. Dexter truly is a genius (literally). Oh yea, I don't care what the lyric book says, that is the correct lyric.




    did you come here b/c of A Little's Enough?
    Foundation4lifeon July 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI never thought about it as about Religion, but it does make alot of sence. Because your family and friends could tell you how to live your life, but they don't tell you the meaning of life. Where as different religions seem to have different idears. So Dexter is all "Sorry man, I'd rather find out by myself".
    ToothAcheon October 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell don't stab me if I'm wrong, but this is what I think the song is about:
    Baisically everyone has their own opinion about what the meaning of life is. He's saying don't force your opinion about it on me, let me figure it out on my own.
    under.the.bridgeon December 01, 2006   Link

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