You, you try,
you try to get by.
"You're never going to pull it off", "You shouldn't even try"
"You're a wet cigarette",
"You're always second best",
but they're never going to give a shit about anybody but themselves.
You fight for them to realize; there's more to life, there's more to you, there's more than meets the eye.
And when you're done,
the battle's been won.
You sit back, you smile and this is what you hum, you hum:

The years go by,
the time it does fly.
Every single second is a moment in time
that passes oh, so quick
and it seems like nothing,
but when you're looking back, well it amounts to everything.
I've got myself. I've got my friends. I've got my little family, but that's not where it ends.
This one goes out to you, it goes out to everyone.
It's in the name of honesty because life has just begun.

Look around little brother, Can you tell me what you see?
You're a big boy now, so take responsibility.
You never had it hard, but now it's getting tough,
so you whine, whine, whine and you say you've had enough.
You say i'm full of shit
That i'm a hypocrite
I shouldn't talk, when i can't take the advice that i give?
Well maybe you're right, but open your eyes:
the main difference here is that i try, try,

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  • +2
    General Commentthe pure ENERGY of this song live... it's so emotional... hearing it in concert, after an exhausting night of skanking... what a way to end a show.

    this is one of the best songs from one of the best bands...
    wawaon April 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a goooooooooooood fucking song you should hear it live
    Skankin'InThePiton May 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWay to end an album, this is like an outro, with props to everyone who helped on the album, mixed intot he song. The song is amazing in itself, starting out soft then getting harder as the lyrics change pace.
    nullseton May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttough times...tough times, but good times.
    Alvarez07on May 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgr8 song
    Punkie_Stew Cluleyon May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone word...badass
    punkasfuckon June 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah i love this song sooo much! catch 22 is a great band! and they're really wicked in concert! oi
    cherrypunkker07on June 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis has to be the most incredible song I have ever heard by Catch 22. They seem so meaningful it almost brings a tear to my eye...almost.
    aliencow19on July 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwoah, this is such an awesome song! it's extremly meaningful and amazing when done live!
    pixies from hellon July 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, my cousin first showed me the band when i was like 13 but im not sure but i bought it as soon as i found it ^_^...if i ever go deaf i will remember his voice in this song and all of his keasby nights songs

    "uh this is ect and id like to thank ^_^"
    "who'd you thank the ambassador of quan? Who the fuck is that"
    (btw i know i cant spell dont remind me)
    Tearenon August 11, 2002   Link

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