Take the Reins

18, you think you're free
To be what you wanna be
Have a job or 2 or 3, you'll say you're sorry
Don't try to run or fight
Ask how or when or why
Who cares what's wrong or right?
It's money that matters

Each day just like the next
We struggle on and on
In nightmares but we're still marching
Handcuffed to life again
Don't try, they'll only push you down
What's opportunity? You've got what you wanted now

How long till I'm my own?
Independence doesn't start when you leave home

Locked in, can't get out
Your cube is your new home
4 walls, no windows, no doors
Hancuffed to life again
Don't try, they'll only push you down
What's opportunity? You've got what you wanted now!

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    General Commentyou go to school to get a job to pay for your retirement. how long till we are actually free?
    nerdypunkchickon April 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentits about how, when you're a teen you want to be 18 so you can be free, but when you turn 18 you're not free like you thought you would be
    ConnectDisconnecton June 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdescribes my life perfectly
    Chumpon April 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnever
    Chumpon June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI loved this song before i really knew the words...this is very powerful song...i like it even more now...kinda depressing though
    sierra80on June 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwow, it so describes the realization i came to when I turned 18 just to get in trouble and suddenly have rules (whereas I never had before) and the realized that... you're never free. that sucks! But the song is still awesome!
    VoCaLsViXeNSDon July 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite TB song ever.. I love agent M, damn shes sexy and that voice WoOo HoOo GO M!
    PeZQuEeNon September 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI just purchased this cd...wow, I can't believe how good it can get...this song is the best on the cd....and its the first track...wat better way to start a cd
    TheTruEmoKidon September 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthat guitar riff in the begining is orgasmic
    Emo.In.Flameson September 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so rad...and i love M...i think i wanna marry her...newayz...KICK ASS SONG...if ur seeing this and havent heard it u better fuckin D/L it....
    tsunamibomb420on September 21, 2002   Link

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