I know that things are getting tougher
When you can't get the top off from
the bottom of the barrel,
Wide open road of my future now...
It's looking fucking narrow.

All I know is that I don't know nothing.
We get told to decide.
Just like as if I'm not going to change my mind.

All I know is that I don't know nothing.
Whatcha gonna do with yourself,
Boy better make up your mind...

Whatcha gonna do with yourself boy,
You're running out of time.

This time I got it all figured out:
All I know is that I don't know nothing...
And that's fine.


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Knowledge (Operation Ivy cover) song meanings
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    General CommentGreat cover, especially at the live show. They have three audience members come up on stage and play while Billie Joe sings the lyrics. Then, he gives the guitar away to the kid who gets up on stage. Good times. Great band. Great guys.
    alkalin3trioon June 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYo DUDE! are you talking about the show in TORONTO, cause I was just there... I wish I coulda got the guitar though.... damn lawn seats... Still think that Blink shouldn't have played last, especially since green day killed it out there... but your absolutely right, good times, great band...
    Green_dayon June 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNo, he's talking about every live show!
    Green_Daveon August 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentall the shows are like that with green day. they did it in sacramento too. they are great guys.

    it was funny. green day played first, and they were so fucking rad, and then blink played, and it wasn't that great. i love blink and all, but green day kicked their asses.

    long live billie joe.
    videogamecharacteron August 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentactually not every show.. in toronto they did.. i was that kids friends actually... but ya in missausaga they didnt give the kid the guitar...
    greg_cooperon August 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah If Billie Joe was in a good mood he would give them the guitar. He did it in Dallas... HE also kissed the guy... It was rather wierd...

    Yeah I loved this song live. It was pretty tight. yeah Blink should have played first. As far as I gather from reading reviews of the show, Blink like put on their best show here in Dallas which is kick ass.
    Lostmyconcentron September 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentevery green day show iv been to sence nimrod they have had 3 people get up on stage. but does anyone really know what the song is about?
    mathblasterboyon September 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI saw the Jimmy Eat World/Green Day/blink-182 concert (a.k.a. Pop Disaster Tour). JEW amazed me, Green Day was the best I've ever seen, and although I love blink more than life itself, they suck live.

    I think the song "Knowledge" is basically about a guy whose life is going nowhere. Kind of a slacker anthem, if you will.
    L0SERkidon March 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthey always do that, and billie joe kisses a guy for tradition. songs good for both bands, and actually when billie joe was like 15-16 he was rejected entrance and when a guy from operation ivy heard about this he came out personally and escorted billie joe in.
    GreenDayisaNFGon March 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthe original is better
    bassnsxon May 19, 2004   Link

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