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Nothing but a chemical in my head
It's nothing but laziness
'Cause I don't wanna read the book
I'll watch the movie
'Cause it's not me
I'm just like everybody else my age

I think I'd rather play around
And I think I'd rather watch TV
'Cause I don't wanna face my fears
I'll watch the movie
'Cause it's not me

I'm just like everybody else
I'm just like everybody else because

I don't wanna be here
I don't wanna see this now
It's all wrong but it's all right
And I don't wanna be here
I don't wanna study now
It's all wrong but it's all right

And I don't know what love is
And I don't know who I am
And if I ever wanna find out
I'll watch the movie
'Cause it's not me
I'm just like everybody else my age

I don't wanna change the world
And I don't wanna be someone
And I don't wanna write the book
I'll make the movie
'Cause it's not me
I'm just like everybody else (I'm just like everybody else)
I'm just like everybody else

I don't wanna be here
I don't wanna see this now
It's all wrong but it's all right
And I don't wanna be here
I don't wanna study now
It's all wrong but it's all right

It's all right


Lyrics submitted by messymiss9

Chem 6a song meanings
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    General CommentI had the privilage of speaking to Jon at a rather informal concert several years back, and he told me about writing this song. He was irritated in his Chemistry class, and had no desire to take it. "It's all wrong, but it's all right," speaks that sitting in a desk (cubicle, or office, depending on your situation), is not how we were made to spend our lives. It is all right, though; what goes up must come down. He doesn't want to be caught up in a stuff room when he can be out and enjoying other things in life. :)
    Vanillicon September 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy theme song...
    kryngeon May 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentslacker :) I bet you'd rather do nothing than do something, right? ;)

    - Jarsonic
    jarsonicon May 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is talking abnout how we pu off spending time with God. We'd rather do anything and everything we can to avoid the important things, or things we know we should be doing. However, spending time with God shouldn't feel like a chore!
    daniela5586on June 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is actually called Chem 6A
    Melissa2061on August 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGood one Vanillic, I agree. I've never actually had the chance to speak to the guys, but to add to what you said;
    We're not made to spend our lives sitting still in one place, that's why God gave us legs. We ARE made however to learn, and to listen and study, that's why we have minds. When we learn and study up on what the world knows, we have an unbeatable arsenal against them becuase we know what God knows too (just not everything, lol), he's on our side. It's all wrong to just sit around and do nothing *nuttin but a chem in my head, nuttin but laziness* worldly P.O.V., it's natural to be lazy. But it's all wrong. What Daniela said and what Vanillic together said makes a lot of sense. That's what God wants from us. So what are you doing sitting around your computer, GO PREACH!
    MusicGeek2on September 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGood song, and the music video is pretty nifty, you can find it on the Learning To Breathe CD (along with New Way To Be Human)
    TheHookon March 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentHa! CHEM 6A is the intro chemistry class at UCSD, and its not very hard. The lead singer of Switchfoot just sucks at chemistry, I guess.
    Arguemanon March 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song never implies he sucks at it, just that he doesn't like it.
    Anyway, this is such a cool song. It's so simple but so true. Such a real way of saying that we always choose the easy way.
    shirvson January 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is the story of alot of people. i feel like this in reading class. maby he doesnt want to take the class because its too easy or because he will never use it in life. there are alot of things at school that you will never need to know but they just teach you it anyways! ha all of his songs are true. i love music i really wish that someday i will be able to write songs as true as his or at least poetry.
    lilevilpinkbunnyon May 19, 2006   Link

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