Hey do what you want, but don't do it around me
Idleness and dissipation breed apathy

I sit on my ass all goddamn day
A misanthropic anthropoid with nothing to
Say what you must, do all you can
Break all the fucking rules and
Go to Hell with Superman and
Die like a champion, yeah hey

Hey I don't know if the billions will survive
But I'll believe in God when 1 and 1 are 5
My moniker is man and I'm rotten to the core
I'll tear down the building just to pass through the door

So do what you must, do all you can
Break all the fucking rules and
Go to Hell with Superman and
Die like a champion, yeah hey!


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"Do What You Want" as written by Brett Gurewitz

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  • +1
    General CommentI feel like this is another song about smart people's defeatist attitudes. As such, it is similar in context to Misery and Famine, and Entropy. What I feel the idea is, is that the people who see what i going wrong refuse to do anything because they think it is hopeless.
    There is a lot of talk about minds which makes one think that there is a lack of action and way too much thinking going on (which is good but needs action to go along with it).
    maxbenon June 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song
    I think its saying the world is getting screwed up by political leaders, and theres really nothing we can do
    we're basically wasting our lives because we're screwed anyways
    greendayistrecoolon December 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat can one do?
    kekon October 05, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General CommentMmmmm, Bad Religion.
    gofuckyourselfon January 17, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentYou see, the world's falling apart at the rifts,
    And surprisingly, the leaders can't make any sense of it.
    You mean nothing to the world, we're all someone else's fool,
    But oh, what can you do?



    I love those lines. So truthful.
    Woofsison May 27, 2009   Link

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