Don't care about a thing today
I used to but I'm fed up
And I can hear the words you say
I wish that you would shut up

I've got responsibility
That is my liability
A menace to society
At least that's what they say to me

But tonight tonight it's on tonight
I don't want your boring life
And I don't want your 9 to 5
Or anyone to tell me how to live my life

People always tell me not to waste my time
To get a real job and get back in line
You can say I'll never be a millionaire
Tell me this guitar won't get me anywhere

I've got responsibility
That is my liability
I'm questioning authority
They say there's not a chance for me

But tonight tonight it's on tonight
I don't want your boring life
And I don't want your 9 to 5
Or anyone to tell me how to live my life

Your future's no future
Your future's no future
Your future's no future
I control my future

But tonight tonight it's on tonight
I don't want your boring life
And I don't want your 9 to 5
Or anyone to tell me how to live my life

Tonight tonight it's on tonight
I don't want your boring life
And I don't want your 9 to 5
Or anyone to tell me how to live my life

I'm leaving
I'm leaving
I'm leaving
I'm leaving tonight


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Festival Song Lyrics as written by Joel Madden Benji Madden

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    General Commentthis song IS my life exactly
    shadow8985on April 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI can relate to this song SO much! It pretty much describes my life. Because my parents/relatives/teachers & other adults are always telling to clean up my act and get a job and stop being such a punk, etcetera. "I don't care about a thing today I used to but I'm fed up and I can hear the words you say, I wish that you would shut up!"(I always say that to my parents:) I'm just SUCH a little angel...hahahaha)
    A-PuNKRoCK-FReaKon May 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, I can relate so much. I admire GC so much for thier blunt honesty about how things really are.
    Rock!!!
    PunkNeverDieson May 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, this song means a lot more to the people who have been to the actual Festival they are talkin' about in this song. No offense or anything, but it's like a tribute to those who have been there from the start.
    xpunkieglitteron May 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe thing i like about Good Charlotte, is that all their songs mean something. well, all songs mean something, but GC's are about things that happen to them, or are important to them. And people can relate to these issues.
    I like this song because its like theyre showing people that didnt believe in them, that they made it. and that guitar did get them somewhere.
    technicaliteaon May 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGreat song!! Thanks.

    b
    zipped6648on May 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentstory of my life.. this song really keeps me happy.. yup
    weezergirlon June 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song explains how adults look at the kids of today, its a great song and very well written
    MusicEqualsLifeon June 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDamn did i sound like an adult up there, lmao, this song kicks ass!
    MusicEqualsLifeon June 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so kick ass, but i wish gc will soon come out with a new album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    cherrypunkker07on June 05, 2002   Link

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