"Stupid Kid" as written by and Derek W. Webb....
I think this place is swell
There's much familiar here
I get my laundry done
And I get home-cooked meals
When I'm feeling tired
I can turn off all the lights
Ignore the knocking on the door
Pretend I'm not alive

Chorus:

Daddy, it's Saturday
And I don't want to go outside
And mow the grass today
Would you love me just as much
If I was just your stupid kid
Would you love me just as much
If I was just your stupid kid

They tell me that I'm bright
Sometimes I think they're right
But I guess I'll never know
'Cause I won't go outside
Some days it's just so hot
And others it's so cold
Too much exposure to the sun
Would just make me look old

Repeat Chorus

Isn't this Saturday
Sure feels like Saturday
Wake me Saturday
Daddy, it's Saturday

And my mind wanders off
To things I've never seen
Are these walls higher than the cost of opportunity
I'm too big for my bed
And I've outgrown my shoes
But my fear of leaving
Is the one thing I just can't lose

Daddy, it's Saturday
And I don't want to go outside
And mow the grass today
Would you love me just as much
If I never got a job
And if I never left your house
Would I be of use to you
If I never amounted to much more
Than just your stupid kid
Would I love me just as much
If I was just your stupid kid


Lyrics submitted by OiSterHedPhan

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    General Commenthey, nice interpretation....I don't think I would have got that. *feels dumb now*
    NyanaKittyon February 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentQuite simply, daddy is God. The grass is the metaphorical feild of souls, the unreached...saturday is the Biblical sabbath, so for most Christians, it would refer to only using faith on Sunday at church...safe church, where we get all the spiritual nourishment we need, and at the same time, ignore the "knocking at the door" - the need to spread the Gospel. A great criticism of those who are "Sunday Christians."
    smithskid84on October 12, 2004   Link

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