"Lemmings" as written by and Scott/hoppus Raynor....
A freight train to the right, feeling that sting of pride
It's fucking with me, it's fucking with you
All's fair in love and war until you say it isn't but you're wrong

Words on the back of flyers, my clothes are in the dryer
It means nothing, nothing is changing
La familia is dead and gone, the children grew up and moved on

Is it too much to ask for the things to work out this time?
I'm only asking for what is mine
I wanted everything, I got it and now I'm gonna
Throw it away, I'll throw it away (yeah)

Prime select and a box of glazed, pulling fly-bys on days
When we were young and innocent
Elbow-drop Sundays when Mark Eaton got beat to shit

Laughing at the bands we hate, all the spots we used to skate
They're still there, but we've gone our own ways
I know it's for the best but sometimes I wonder
Will I ever have friends like you again?

Is it too much to ask for the things to work out this time?
I'm only asking for what is mine
I wanted everything, I got it and now I'm gonna
Throw it away, I'll throw it away (yeah)

Is it too much to ask for the things to work out this time?
I'm only asking for what is mine
I wanted everything, I got it and now I'm gonna
Throw it away, I'll throw it away (yeah)

You're gonna drown in the mess you make
Your self-inflicted hate
You turn your back on the friends you lose
When they don't follow all your rules

But people are what they wanna be
They're not lemmings to the sea
Maybe it's time you looked at yourself
And stop blaming life on someone else


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"Lemmings" as written by Mark Hoppus Tom Delonge

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    General Comment"Laughing at the bands we hate, all the spots we used to skate
    They're still there, but we've gone our own ways
    I know it's for the best but sometimes I wonder
    Will I ever have friends like you again?"
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    that verse is so good

    this song is just all about growing up and losing your friends.
    word.lifeon November 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentahh shit. come on people! i love this song so much. its great, if you havent heard, do download it. Its so great its just like about growing up and stuff. and then it goes into a song totally directed at a girl but i dunno about that part as much. whatever, point is its good.
    Action and Actionon April 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think that dude ranch was probably their best album and this was one of their better songs on that one
    pumpkingirlon May 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song here is about when you have everything and everything is perfect and you get tired and just throw it all away
    Kostonon May 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI read on a site what Mark said this song was about. Ot was about a friend he had, who expected everyone to be "lemmings". Lemmings are animals who follow each other and jump into the sea to their deaths. I did some research on why a little while back, but it says nobody knows for sure why. Anyway, his friend expected everyone to follow him and do what he does. Hence the line "People are what they want to be, they're not lemmings to the sea." That's what it said at cb182.com. I love this song. It's my fav. song from Blink ever.
    noreality 123on June 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAfter Dude Ranch they became poster boys for Mtv's moronic little 13 year old girls who want to "rebel'. Thats a run on sentence...Oh yeah Dude Ranch is the best one lately...
    Mutant_Muppeton June 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGod, this song is so effing great! I love Blink 182. I just started listening to all their CD's again. Dude Ranch has always been their best in my mind. This song is espically close to me. 'All the spots we used to skate. They're still there, but we've gone our own ways. ' Pretty much explains me and my old friends. And yeah, I have had friends who blamed people for their problems, and they need to change. This song and CD is so amazing. Anyone who doesn't own this CD is missing out on the REAl Blink.
    littlelostemoboyon June 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentprobably my favorite song off of blink's best album. the last two verses sort became my anthem when a couple of my friends went crazy on me. i love it how, especially on DUDE RANCH, blink always seems to capture exactly what i'm feeling in certain situations. that's why they're my favorite band and always will be whether or not people think they've "sold out." when you get down to it, their music is just plain AWESOME and it really connects with me. it doesn't change a thing if people vote for them on TRL or whatever.
    starfish182on July 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs on dude ranch besides dammit and josie...but neway i kno what mark is saying in this song about how some friends are so god damn bossy and blame all their faults on you! So whenever i see that person or whoever this song lets me know that every1 knos sum1 like that..
    Somaliveon July 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThey're still there, but we've gone our own ways
    I know it's for the best but sometimes I wonder
    Will I ever have friends like you again?
    aww it is almost enough to make ya cry. its about growing up and moving on.
    Is it too much to ask for the things to work out this time?
    I'm only asking for what is mine
    this part kinda makes you think how nothing ever seems to go right
    regan_89on July 21, 2002   Link

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