"Individuality" as written by and Charles Thompson....
They always said that you
Would never be anything
Everything you tried to do was
Just a waste of time
But you believed you could do
Anything you wanted to
You made your mind up
And you never looked behind

Don't let them try to tell you
How to live your life
Don't let them hold you back
Don't ever change your mind

[Chorus]
Individuality
Be proud of what you are
Individuality
Don't let them cut you down
You can be whatever you want to be
But don't change your self for society
Don't lose your individuality

The years go by and find that
Nothing comes easily
And the world is full of people
Tryin to take you down
Don't ever turn your back on
Anythin you'll ever be
You don't need to prove yourself
To anybody else

Don't let them try to tell you
How to live your life
Don't let them hold you back
Don't ever change your mind

[Chorus]
Individuality
Be proud of what you are
Individuality
Don't let them cut you down
You can be whatever you want to be
But don't change your self for society
Don't lose your individuality

There is no run for second best
No second chance don't fail the test
Gotta rise above the rest
Gotta try to make your mark
No need to be so vain
No need to act so proud
Follow the trends don't ever
Stand out from the crowd

Do you really care what
Other people think about you
Does it really matter what they do
Or what they say
You fought so hard to let 'em
Throw it all back in your face
When their opinion never
Mattered anyway

Don't let them try to tell you
How to live your life
Don't let them hold you back
Don't ever change your mind

[Chorus]
Individuality
Be proud of what you are
Individuality
Don't let them cut you down
You can be whatever you want to be
But don't change your self for society
Don't lose your individuality
Don't lose your individuality
Don't lose your individuality


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"Individuality" as written by Charles Thompson

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    General CommentA great hold your head up high song, it's hard to get hold of songs by this band on the internet unfortunately. This song is a definite for people with low self esteem, brilliant song about individuality although I still say you'll never be individual as long as you wear underwear.
    InTylerWeTruston September 28, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"but dont change your self for society dont lose your individuality."

    This song is about not conforming to society and being yourself no matter what people think of you, what you mean to you is what is important. To "Be proud of what you are."

    Area 7 has been a very important band to me since around January 06 when i was first introduced to the band. This isn't there best but a great none the less.

    If you like ska i urge you to listen to this band, they are a very cheerful band and can often raise your mood if things get down.
    cool2613on May 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe title says it all. be yourself, dont let anyone try to change you and just be an individual. not that hard to figure it out.
    ason June 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI understand, but what is with the lyric:

    "follow the trends dont ever
    stand out from the crowd"

    Isn't not following the trends an individual's choice and thus part of individuality?
    amillionminuteson September 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so amazingly corny... I can't believe I ever liked it.
    But what's more amazing is that coming back to it, I still ADORE it, now more than ever. It's corny, it's preachy, and it's cliched... but it makes you feel better when you're down, and I know, because it's been stuck in my head for years now and it comes up every time I'm down.

    The song itself? It doesn't give a message, it beats you over the head with it.
    It's cliche, yeah, but still, it's a worthy message because there seem to be way too many people that still need to hear it.
    SpikyKitsuneon March 19, 2008   Link

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