Why do you think that you can save me,
If I can’t even save myself?
You condemn me for my actions,
But take a look at yourself,
Hell bent on destruction in everything you do,
I don’t even know the truth so why not lie to you.
All of your persistence will only waste your time,
If I’m still alive tomorrow than I promise I’ll be fine.
Remind me to forget you,
I think it’s for the best,
You said that you were different
But you’re just like all the rest.
Of all the hypocrites and the bullshit they’re about.
Everyone’s a lier and I think I’m burning out,
It seems like life just ends the same way it begins,
So many die with nothing and so few ever win.
And you can tell what you want,
You can scream or even cry,
But if it passes through your lips
I’m gonna know that it’s a lie.
Suppression creates depression
So let your thought flow free,
Just open up your mind and I promise you will see

Stay within the lines steel spine make your mind,
You’re just like all the rest and you’re wasting my time.
Just like all the rest:
An empty heart and blank mind,
Now you’re killing me and all that’s mine


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    General Commenti think this song is about parents that think they know whats best for you.
    CantSlowDownon September 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is definitely about parents and the establishment. I used to listen to this song all the time when I was a teenager. I didn't like the rules or like having to be boxed in with other people around me who were always trying to get you to conform or clean up your act or be who they want you to be. Punk rock and ska were a great outlet for how fucked up everything was and still is. Then you grow up and you find out adulthood isn't that much different. People are always trying to get you to conform to their ideals or their ideas of who or how you should be.

    That's what a lot of punk rock was about, kids dissatisfaction with growing up in a society that supposedly respects individualism, but is really constantly trying to conform you into this person who is respectable. A lot of people will act like they're doing you a favor when they try to conform you, but usually they are just hypocrites. Many people also act one way when it benefits them, but when it doesn't benefit them, you realize that they just used you. This happened a lot when I was a teen, and I always felt like this growing up in SF.
    DunkingGalon December 02, 2012   Link

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