Run, run around your racetrack
Don’t stop, don’t even look back
You’ve got to leave it all behind
You’ll find this situation is somewhat unkind

Yeah you’ve got lots of money
But your nose is really runny
Your body says no to all the chaos
You’ve lost your chance, you’ve been passed by so serve your boss

Say no to your superiors
Say no to losing all your time
Say no to corporate policy
Just say no and don’t forget your spine

You say it’s an obligation
So there goes your vacation
Programmed to do what they say
Obey commands and you’ll do fine, do things their way

They treat you like you’re worthless
Your life has got no purpose
Your friends have forgotten who you are
So far from life, so far from hope you’ve got no heart


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    General Commentyou think you make yourself happy when all you are doing is running around trying to make everyone else happy. thats what i have a tendency to do. and thats why this song helps me to realize my flaws.
    nerdypunkchickon April 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDefinately love this song. Just basically say the hell with everyone else and what they want you to do and actually do what makes you happy.
    eviltemptresson May 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love it- a punk rawk song w/ a piano!
    SkagasmiCarlyon June 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOOOOOOOOH this is my very favoritest! (i dont use normal words) This song reminds me of all the 2faced ppl i have left behind in my life but im still at college with some!:( i'll live but this is great to just sit bak n mong out to! :)
    skatoonist_sazzyon July 04, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"Just say no and don't forget your spine" is one of the best lines TB ever came out with so far... People are prided for being flexible and easy to deal with and for making others happy... but TB shows the truth of it... it never makes you happy. It just makes you spineless. It's a great reminder for me personally
    VoCaLsViXeNSDon July 08, 2002   Link

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