"The Same Person" as written by and Greg/baker Graffin....
You want prosperity
For yourself, but not for me
Somehow you just can't see
We're in this collectively
You think that freedom is
A drastic severance
From your past relations
Just a quest for new bargains

We're not the same person
We're not the same person (Don't even want to know)
Whoa

Don't need no good advice
Nor shoddy merchandise
I'm the suspect device
Beaten down, unable to strike

We're not the same person
We're not the same person (Don't even want to know)
Whoa

And the sun comes over us again
We lament, we pine, and we rescind
And we ask for understanding
But aren't we the stingy ones indeed
When it's needed from us in the end?
We watch the days go by
Compete and then we die
So few ever ask why
But so many just abuse the design

We're not the same person
We're not the same person (Don't even want to know)
Whoa


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"The Same Person" as written by Greg Graffin Brian Champtaloup Baker

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    General Commentpretty obvious its about the greedy wealthy white men in charge of america today who take advantage of every one else
    matrixmouse7on November 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMaybe this has to do with all of us being different but collectively apart of something (the human race). It appears to me to be an attack on selfishness. We are not the same person, but that does not mean we can just step on each other or ignore each other's needs and wants.
    maxbenon May 20, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"And we ask for understanding
    But aren't we the stingy ones indeed
    When it's needed from us in the end?"

    My favorite part of any Bad Religion song.
    Wonder why no one else has bothered to comment.
    It's a pretty straight forward song, but what is cool about it is the simplicity in which it is written. A wise man does not always need to hide his meaning behind big words and symbolism.
    IloveDeathMetalYuckFouon July 20, 2012   Link

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