"Charleston" as written by James P. Johnson and Cecil Mack....
The trip started well, they packed up their bags and packed into the cars
Made the six hour drive to wrap up the year with friends that they love

That's when everyone tries to be someone else
I say, what's so bad about being yourself?
They'll send their innocence away until a rainy day or when their caught
And maybe in a couple years they'll understand the truth they forgot

Then the hour approached the good kids turned bad the bad kids turned worse
They'd like chaos to rule cause no one feels guilt when mayhem ensues

That's when everyone tries to be someone else
I say, what's so bad about being yourself?

They'll send their innocence away until a rainy day or when their caught
And maybe in a couple years they'll understand the truth they forgot

I can't believe that this is true
What did you think that this would make you cool?
And while you're living in excess
All the anthems you profess you don't possess

Everyone tries to be someone else
What's so bad about being yourself?
They'll send their innocence away until a rainy day or when their caught
And maybe in a couple years they'll understand the truth they forgot


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"Charleston" as written by James P. Johnson Cecil Mack

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    General Commentits about not being yourself then realizing it, or being caught off guard when your something else. another one of my favorite vroom songs. they're so good live.
    Nimbus the Kittenon June 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentone of the best, definetely. it's talking about how so many people dont try to be themselves and neither care nor realize it.. what's so bad about being yourself?
    weezergirlon June 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love it.... I love it, I love it, I love it!

    "Doo Doo Doo Doo, YEAH!"
    downway_devilleon March 07, 2003   Link

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