"who's on your side" as written by and Eric Patrick/jennings Clapton....
Looking ahead, not far away, someday soon but not today things may get better,
Things may get worse depending on who gets there first,
Nothing in common, nothing will change,
Together we'll go our separate ways,
Nothing to stop us from cavin' in,
Someone's gotta lose when someone wins,
Look at the world you're livin' in
Someday you'll have to pick a side
For the rest of your life who's on your side?
A voice in the dark, a light in the haze,
A flame that burns then fades away,
Alone in the night a ship lost at sea,
A state of emergency with no way of knowing what's comin' next,
Survival of who fits in best, looking for answers but where to begin,
We all wanna know how this one ends, look at the world you're livin' in
Someday you'll have to pick a side
For the rest of your life who's on your side?
(Look at the world you're livin' in)
Who's on your side?
(Do you know who you wrap again?)
Who's on your side?
(And your tears are justified)
Who's on your side?

This isn't make believe
A faded picture show
As we drown you're slowly lettin' go, look at the world you're livin' in
Someday you'll have to pick a side
For the rest of your life who's on your side?
(Look at the world you're livin' in)
Who's on your side?
(Do you know who you wrap again?)
Who's on your side?
(And your tears are justified)
Who's on your side, who's on your side?


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"Who's on Your Side" as written by Fletcher Douglas Dragge Byron C. Mcmackin

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    General Commenta voice in the dark a light in the haze a flame that burns then fades away alone in the night a ship lost at sea a state of emergency

    Dose er some darn good lyrics right dere, I'on care who y'are.
    Suezzleon October 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, I don't know why nobody is posting here.
    AjRuleron September 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah it's a good song :-) nice lyrics
    singingbug01on October 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI like the music to this song, and to an extent the lyrics, but doesn't anyone think tha the lyrics are slightly forced? They don't flow nearly as well as lyrics crafted by Bad Religion etc. or even in some of their other songs. All a bit teen writey.

    But yeah, i love Pennywise anyway!!!
    crazy_punk_gurlon February 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwow fuck you crazypunkgirlXOxoXOxoGAY, thx for being concerned about the flow of the lyrics. actually the song flows fine and has real punk style to it. if you're worried about how a song flows and all that crap then analyze pop mainstream music, not punk you fucking poser.

    anyway, i think this is song is about being aware of ppl around you and how trustworthy your friends or enemies are. it also comments on how willing ppl are to use and climb over others to succeed, possibly at other people's expenses. also sarcastically points out the problems with conformity and people's tendencies to give in to conformity to feel better about themselves.
    nyghtcrawleron April 17, 2007   Link
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    General Comment@nyghtcrawler -
    o,o we don't take too kindly to opposing opinions, now do we?
    Vegetarianiston June 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe song seems to be about conformity ("survival of who fits in best"), the government ("Depending on who gets there first") and overall society through metaphors, and how you need to know who's on your side. It's like Pennywise is predicting the soon to be 2nd civil war of America, between the government and the people
    epicmikenomoreon June 26, 2010   Link

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