Mom and dad they quite don't understand it
All the kids they laugh as if they planned it
Why do girls wanna pierce their nose?
And walk around in torn pantyhose, oh yeah

I like the ones who say they listen to the punk rock
I like the the kids who fight against how they were brought up
They hate the trends and think it's fucked to care
It's cool when they piss people off with what they wear, oh yeah

So give me one good reason
Why we need to be like them
Kids will have fun and offend
They don't want to and don't fit in

Hate the jocks, the preps, the hippie fuckin' scumbags
Heavy metalers with their awful pussy hair bands
Counting seconds until we can get away
Ditching school almost every single day, oh yeah

So give me one good reason
Why we need to be like them
Kids will have fun and offend
They don't want to and don't fit in

Give me one good reason
Why we need to be like them
Kids will have fun and offend
They don't want to and don't fit in


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Give Me One Good Reason Lyrics as written by Tom Delonge Mark Hoppus

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  • +3
    General Commenti really dont give a shit if its punk or if im a "punk"
    just listen to the god damn song
    i cant belive people are arguing over fucking clothes n saying "if you listen to blink your a poser"
    what if I... ohhh i dont know... LIKE THIER MUSIC
    hi_i_surfon October 04, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song always amuses me:

    Don't hate us just because we're part of a group that thinks differently to you.

    "Hate the jocks and preps, the hippie fuckin' scum bags
    Heavy metalers with their awful pussy hair bands"

    Oh and by the way, we hate all groups that think differently to the way we do! It's so many alternative music fans at their core! If only this song was meant to be ironic...
    Phuntingon January 22, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTheres one thing this song is about. Being you.
    All those guys n gals who think theyre different coz they've decided 2 b a skater or a rapper. I'm not saying don't be a skater or rapper or woteva. but do wot u feel, not wot u think looks coolest.

    They laugh at you because your different. You laugh at them because they're all the same.
    1979on June 19, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti agree with lindsay. Who cares if someone likes nsync AND blink... lol i happen to! nar i like ta listen to the sappy crappy love songs nsync has hehe and backstreet boys too for that matter. And westlife (a uk boyband). There you go, I'm being completely honest with ya all, That's individualism. I'm not afraid to like blink and pop stuff because it's just what i like. If you think i'm a poser or whatev for liking blink, then fuck ya cos i don't give a shit. I've liked blink since i was 12 years old and bought dude ranch. I am now 16. I'm allowed to like whatever the hell kinda music i like. I also happy to love Nelly, and i reckon some of ja rules songs are pretty good too. Ok.... I'm waiting for the usual 'oh you poser, you dont deserve to listen to *punk* music'. Well bring it on, I don't give a shit, at least I'm not afraid to be myself. I'm who I am and I wear what I wanna wear, do what i wanna do and LISTEN TO WHAT I WANNA LISTEN TO.
    bak to da topic.... lol what song are we discussing again? Oh right.... yep this song is awesome.
    counting seconds until we can get away,
    ditching school almost every single day,oh yeah
    love that line.
    Anyways please people, keep an open mind, don't chuck a psych just cause someone likes a variety of music. That's what we call DIVERSITY. It ain't a bad thing either.
    regan_89on July 26, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthey i am a jock.. and proud lol but i dont act like it.. actually i dress kinda "punk" if thats what you wunna call it.. i love my skiny jeans and band shirts... people lable me as so many different things because i am so different... and like they say in the song.. i dont want to and dont fit in.. i skate with the skaters.. i surf.. and i play lacrosse... so what? i think you people should stop labling and all that shit.. it is so gay .. and it just makes you one of them... everyone is part of some group or group or w/e so why even care??
    Kayy_wlkdwththghston August 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song should be every punk kids anthem. i know it's mine! This is a great blink song.
    shibby1669on April 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmusic has changed for them but the message has always been the same
    ugpunk84on June 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song....once it made me cry but a lot of songs do that to me ..lol..
    Xxblink_me_82xXon June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHate the jocks and preps,the hippie fuckin' scum bags
    Heavy metalers with their awfull pussy hair bands
    counting seconds until we can get away,
    ditching school almost every single day,oh yeah ....thats my faveorite line in a song ever...itz so rite!...it speaks to me
    KatieSavesTheDay16on June 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing. I am totally bummed out that Blink has become popish... they were total punk before Enema of The State... but yeah, there still punk but more pop punk. That's my fav. line of any song too!!!! Its totally true... I can't stand all the preps, and jocks... but I have to admit I do like metal.. so I'll just go for the first line!
    gone_punk_13on June 17, 2002   Link

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