Suddenly, it came to me
A potent dosage of reality
I saw myself in the broad daylight
And it made me think
About life

I'm not the kinda guy
Who nods his head
With closed eyes
I scoff at labels
I defy censuses

And despise group mentality
All along I through
That this was only human
But I know now that
I'm in the minority

I'm lookin' in
Now I think in relation to
My fellow man
And what strives to do we fail to see

There's no compromise
Our evolution
Is our demise
One day you may find
That you are also one of me

A microcosm
Of the human race
Observing those around us
Desiring to belong
Behind the guise of salvation
We suffer along the way
We're lookin' in

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Lookin' In Lyrics as written by Greg Graffin

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    General CommentI like how he says that one day maybe you will find you're one of him. Well 17 years after he writes this I find out I am. awesome.

    And I think by that, lookin' in, he means you see yourself somewhat separated from the world, like you are not just another one of the masses. You see the bigger pictures and you're not just lost in the game.
    stayfluffyon April 09, 2011   Link
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    General CommentBasically, he thought that the majority of people were intelligent and could think for themselves but soon realized how ignorant the masses actually are.
    aebassiston November 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentsuprised theres not more responses for this song. One of the more deep sociological
    songs; greg reveals alot of himself in this song.

    microcosm of the human race pretty much says it all.

    looking into someone elses eyes you may as well be looking into another species sometimes..
    pinkfadeon March 11, 2009   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI always heard the 'our evolution is our demise' bit as 'a revolution'. And I think it makes much more sense, too.

    We, as a people, can never meet each other half-way and reach a compromise. We, instead, seek a revolution to turn the tables and, consequently, ignore everyone else's problems.
    May18on July 17, 2010   Link
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    General Commentlookin in means looking in to yourself/your own consciousness,, when youre in the middle of sick society "suddenly, it came to me
    a potent dosage of reality........i scoff at labels
    i defy censuses
    and despise group mentality.............", you got to have your own compass, to guide you along the way, u know what i mean..

    i think the writer believes that every human is basically a good person..but everyone seems to get lost along the way,,n the only thing that could guide them is their own consciousness,,their inner..looking in..
    BBCCBBon October 28, 2013   Link

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