Are you happy with your life?
You make just enough to scrape by
You pay the rent, and your check is spent
Where did last weekend go
You wasted all your flow and you dont
remember where it went

Drinking smoking cigarettes
Working but you're still in debt
Thinking losing self-esteem.
How can this be, happening?

You might have the temporary, superficial happiness
that you buy with money you don't have.
Do you tell yourself, it's just the first time or maybe the last time
Which is your circumstance

Life is not a job or a career.
Living is not smoking and drinking beer
A gift to receive and not to take
The free thinking choice is yours to make

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    General CommentYou're gay .. I couldn't even finish Go Ask Alice, it's so.. retarded, it's sitting in the trunk of my car...(where you should be..) If you're that fucked up that you need to fulfill your life by doing drugs of all sorts, and you have that low of self-esteem, than you need some help. Anyway, the beat and tune to this song kicks some ass .. it's one of my favorite songs .. so piss off .. MxPx is the shit.... but on a nicer note..I'm a junior in HS and my friends have all become pot heads .. which I do it once in a while .. but they do it every day after school, spend their paycheck before they even get it .. and such.. so this song relates to me .. or them .. whichever you prefer.
    EmoChicaKon June 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti had a friend who used to be really cool...this was his favorite song so it reminds me of him and makes me fall on the floor and laugh everytime. this kid has completly changed and it makes me sad
    brittnerson June 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGo Ask Alice is a good book, but a yes, a screwed up life she had.
    I finished it in a day, so if you couldn't finish it, maybe you should go read Dr. up your vocabulary.
    Atleast you listen to good music.
    hayleyon July 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song definitely makes me think about the path I've chosen in life, which for me has been a great one, but I have found with alot of thought and experience that as long as you leave a life that you are truly happy with then getting drunk or high or smoking a cigarette shouldn't make you feel like any less or more of a person. Live for the day--That's the one thing I don't like about this song (and I know it's his opinion): It seems like a crazed preacher/priest/pastor (whatever you prefer) is forcing you to think one way. Just "let it happen"..but don't get caught up in situations you don't want to be in! Have fun, be safe, and don't force your beliefs on others...
    ryin182on July 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhat are you saying ryin182? Drugs are so retarted. If you think it's o.k. to get high as long as you get a good feeling, go to some type of counsling or something. Drugs do nothing in life but drag you down and get you in terrible situations. I've seen it happen plenty of times, thats part of the reason why i never use the crap. Anyway, MxPx is great and so is this song. Love the meaning.
    rancidrockson August 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmxpx always has fascinating lyrics that take me a while to notice because the music is just so great to me that it over powers the lyrics. i love mxpx.

    and yes, drugs are retarted. i can be stupid just like people are when they are on their high from their drug...without the health risks. plus, anything that makes you feel THAT good and gives release will make you feel horrible later on, so why do it???

    i understand it. that's why i am and i am going to stay straight edge.
    brodyISmyIDOLon April 23, 2003   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone else think that its very ironic and funny that these last two guys called people "retarded" and yet spelled the word wrong? i think its hilarious.

    oh well, mxpx is awesome, and so is this song. its got a good message.
    cubswin15on April 24, 2003   Link
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    General Commentjust because you don't like drugs doesn't mean you gotta put other people down just because they aren't brainwashed by society to think that drugs are bad.. drugs suck.. that's your opinion, DRUGS RULE!! that's my opinion so how does that give you the ability to look down on me and call me stupid? it doesn't lol
    feelinfunkyon February 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHey feelinfunky, i think that if you can't feel great about life without drugs, then you have been brainwashed. You're mind has conformed into thinking that you won't get by on your own, so you must spend time and money on cocaine and other things. You don't even realize how much of a slave you are to drugs. At least, this is only true if you're an addict or an abuser. And I partially agree with you, feelinfunky, we don't have the right to call you stupid just because you have a different opinion.
    Lightning.Jon April 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI hate this song, the beat and tune is aweful, but the lyrics are wonderful. It reminds me alot of a book I just read "Go Ask Alice," If any of you have read it, it reminds me of the girl the whole book is about, and her friend too. Anyways, I kind of relate to this song I guess.
    fancyfeaston May 23, 2002   Link

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