"Duck And Run" as written by Bradley Kirk Arnold, Matthew Darrick Roberts, Robert Todd Harrell and Christopher Lee Henderson....
To this world I am unimportant
Just because I have nothing to give
So you call this your free country
Tell me why it costs so much to live
Tell me why

This world can turn me down
But I won't turn away, oh no
I won't turn around

All my work and endless measures
Never seem to get me very far
Walk a mile just to move an inch now
Even though I'm trying so damn hard
I'm trying so hard

This world can turn me down
But I won't turn away
And I won't duck and run
'Cause I'm not built that way
When everything is gone
There's nothing there to fear
This world cannot bring me down
No, 'cause I'm already here, oh no!

I'm already here, down on my knees
I'm already here
Oh, no, I'm already here
I must have told you a thousand times I am not running away

I won't duck and run
I won't duck and run
I won't duck and run
No, no, no pass away

This world can turn me down
But I won't turn away
And I won't duck and run
'Cause I'm not built that way
When everything is gone
There's nothing there to fear
This world cannot bring me down
No, 'cause I'm already here!

This world can turn me down
But I won't turn away
And I won't duck and run
'Cause I'm not built that way
When everything is gone
There's nothing there to fear
This world cannot bring me down
No, 'cause I am already here!


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"Duck and Run" as written by Christopher Lee Henderson Bradley Kirk Arnold

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    General Commentyou're pissed off about ppl around you just ignoring you, or using you up. they think they can push you around the way they want to b/c they believe you're too weak or stupid to defend yourself just b/c, maybe, you're not one of the most popular ppl. and you come to a point where you just don't care about them anymore and, like some already said, say "fuck you" and prove that you can go on and that you're strong enough. you're not going to go under just b/c everyone around you thinks they're better and more important. you feel that you're strong and have the courage to stand up against all the backstabbers/false friends etc, and you're not going to just hide and run away like a coward.

    i lreally ove almost all songs by 3DD, but i think this one speaks to me the most. it's definitely one of their best. thumbs up.
    purplestatementon April 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can relate to this song pretty well, just recently two of my closest friends backstabbed me and this song describes what I want to say... it's pretty much about being strong, no matter what kind of shit life throws in your face; you're better than that and you're not going to let anyone bring you down.
    deranged_on July 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment3 doors down only good song in my opininon, its very uplifting, especially the line "This world cannot bring me down, cause Im already here".
    sic n twistedon July 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its more about the whole world being against you or being too hard for you...about not getting into depression but heading this shit and keeping your head up high...
    rockgoeron June 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI personally think this song can be about a group or generation as a whole, and not just about one certain person. The "real" world can look down upon you because you may be different or young, but if you're already considered to be at the bottom you can't push you down anymore, so you ignore their critism, and keep going
    GAFREEGAon June 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about the determination to fight on no matter what life throws at you, no matter what people level at you or who looks down on you. You have to stand up and be counted for who you are
    Bazalon June 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about people not accepting you, and saying you cant make it, and you just say f*ck you. 3DDs best song so far, i love it
    kolo72on June 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe World always has a way of trying to bring you down but it can't dystroy you completly as long as you are detirmined not to be brought down...your detirmination is one thing the world cannot take from you no matter what
    BlessedHobbiton June 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is THE best song ever in my opinion. I love 3DD and this is their best song hands down. Its definitely upliting, especially if it feels like the world is against you. Simply an amazing song.
    DarkEternalon October 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me think of being an outcast and trying to do many things to try and get people to respect you but it doesn't work "I walk a mile just to move an inch".
    But then realizing that you don't need those people who won't accept you, but you won't duck and run from them you won't turn away but you learn to stop trying to make them respect you and learn to say "fuck em" and move on, because now you realize that you can't earn their respects because they are complete assholes.
    So pretty much hes not going to give up on the world, but hes going to move on and not let them bring him down.
    My take on this one, I'm probably a bit off but this is the way I see it. Awesome song though.
    Furiokuon February 03, 2005   Link

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