"Road to Acceptance" as written by and Billie Joe/kiffmeyer Armstrong....
I always waste my time just wondering
What the next man thinks of me
I'll never do exactly what I want
And I'll sculpt my life for your acceptance

I always waste my time just wondering
What the next man thinks of me
I'll never do exactly what I want
And I'll sculpt my life for your acceptance

And I feel forgotten
Feel like rotting
(Do you feel the same?)
(Do you feel the same?)
Adolescence
Just can't make sense
(It's calling my name)
(It's calling my name)

I take a look around
And all the things I've found
I call it blind hatred
If you'd stop a while
And maybe if you'd smile
You would realize that
We're all the same

It's just like our brain
When it goes insane
We feel the same pain

All my life I've seemed to have this need
I think at times it even turns to greed
We all want to join some family
We'll even sacrifice a moral changing

And I feel forgotten
Feel like rotting
(Do you feel the same?)
(Do you feel the same?)
Adolescence
Just can't make sense
(It's calling my name)
(It's calling my name)

I take a look around
And all the things I've found
I call it blind hatred
If you'd stop a while
And maybe if you'd smile
You would realize that
We're all the same

It's just like our brain
When it goes insane
We feel the same pain

I take a look around
And all the things I've found
I call it blind hatred
If you'd stop a while
And maybe if you'd smile
You would realize that
We're all the same

It's just like our brain
When it goes insane
We feel the same pain


Lyrics submitted by youth_underground, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Road to Acceptance" as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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  • +2
    General Commenttake note to the fact that both billie joe and mike suffer(ed) from some sort of anxiety attacks. also i tihnk its a call to say that he feels so alone in this world, but he knows most everyone goes thru a time of struggle.
    the lyircs are not 'when it apes insane' its 'when it goes insane' im pretty sure anyways. one of my fave songs
    zretrareo27on April 10, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song has cool ass lyrics. All I have to say is never change yourself to be accepted by the brainless society.-----------------LH
    Lozerhedon April 24, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSounds like it's about wanting to be accepted and changing yourself to be liekd by other people.
    homerun_homeron April 07, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"When it apes insane" should be when it GOES insane

    but anyway, i think this song is about thinking that maybe you should conform to the standards of society but realizing that that's crap, just be yourself
    armatagexshankson January 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis meaning is erally different from all of the other green day songs ever.
    greenvelveton November 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthis voice sounds really high 2.
    greenvelveton November 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt was my old theme song. Now it's "Minority". You get the idea, I still like it though.
    Green Day rules oyaon January 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's pretty selfexplaining. You want people to accept you but on the other hand you don't want to change who you are, so you kinda try to convince everybody to accept you for who you are.
    marmoton January 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhen you listen to the song doesn't it sometimes sound like he's having to really rush the lyrics.
    kissmygreenass123on August 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe lines
    All my life I've seemed to have this need
    I think at times it even turns to greed
    We all want to join some family
    We'll even sacrifice a moral changing
    I can't beleive I know exactly what hes talking about, that feeling that what you have is never good enough, not because it isn't suffiecent, but becuase Its not how society percieves to be normal
    I guess as you get older u realise those perfect familys are a little screwed up and have some dark dark secrets behind the cover they display. But social intimidation can be a ver very paralyisng and damaging influence on one, sculpt u're life into nothing for the acceptance of a bunch of wankers
    All created by english derived societies
    That means america, england, australia
    Always serve and look up to the elitre (scuplt you life for them) no matter what, just cause they're the elite
    No wonder half eurpoean/hald american (bj's like a quarter italian) and the lead singer in my chemical romance is half italian, half scotish
    Have troubles understanding bullshit western societys, and release such angst ridden songs
    Greendays interpretation of this, without buying into the bullshit that can happen with fame is why they are still around!
    Mr Grimon November 08, 2006   Link

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