I wanna be the minority
I don't need your authority
Down with the moral majority
'Cause I wanna be the minority

I pledge allegiance to the underworld
One nation under dog
There of which, I stand alone
A face in the crowd
Unsung, against the mold
Without a doubt
Singled out
The only way I know

'Cause I wanna be the minority
I don't need your authority
Down with the moral majority
'Cause I wanna be the minority

Stepped out of the line
Like a sheep runs from the herd
Marching out of time
To my own beat now
The only way I know

One light, one mind
Flashing in the dark
Blinded by the silence of a thousand broken hearts
"For crying out loud," she screamed unto me
A free for all
Fuck 'em all
You are your own sight

'Cause I wanna be the minority
I don't need your authority
Down with the moral majority
'Cause I wanna be the minority

One light, one mind
Flashing in the dark
Blinded by the silence of a thousand broken hearts
"For crying out loud," she screamed unto me
A free for all
Fuck 'em all
You are your own sight

'Cause I wanna be the minority
I don't need your authority
Down with the moral majority
'Cause I wanna be the minority
I wanna be the minority
I wanna be the minority
I wanna be the minority
I wanna be the minority


Lyrics submitted by bonj

Minority Lyrics as written by Frank Edwin Wright Iii Billie Joe Armstrong

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  • +2
    General Comment

    this makes me want to go up to my parents and say FUCK YOU and just leave this fucking place forever.

    OneMoreLastChanceon April 27, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    I don't see the relationship to Jimmy Eat World's The Middle, but okay...

    Anyway, this is a great song... it's about doing what you wanna do, following your own heart, and not giving a damn what anyone else thinks. Best lines of the song, to me, are "One light, one mind, flashing in the dark / Blinded by the silence of a thousand broken hearts" That's just a really cool image... everyone else blinded by the evils of society, and one person awakening to individuality. Gotta love that. :-)

    SweetestSirenon May 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Dont go along with the group because everyone is, do what you think is the right think to do!

    well thats about the worst review ever written but HEY!!!, i am right!

    foreignmanon April 15, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I want to be the minority. Its a really empowering song. I don't want to be everyone else....I want to be me. So screw you guys. It really makes me feel good to hear this song....prolly cuz I live in a rich town and on top of that most people suck anyways.

    Stacey1417on May 02, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    A rebel's anthem, this is. I dig it.

    anna118kon May 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    its a true punk song classic, god its telling the truth so perfectly. It's saying "be yourslef", which a lot of people need to do.

    fuckyouallon May 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    i think the line that makes this song so good is 'A free-for-all, fuck 'em all, "you are your own sight"'.it just makes me want 2 say fuck u 2 everyone.quality

    iamtheoneon May 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    this is the song that always makes me feel better, no matter what. I love green day so much. They just have their own way, and dont take shit from anybody. I admire them deeply for that kind of attitude. I just wish i could tell that to their face.

    PunkNeverDieson May 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    it has kind of the same message of jimmy eat world's "in the middle".....dont be like the rest!! ^.~

    headexplody731on May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Does anyone else notice how reminiscent the lo-fi guitar intro is to Weezer's "My Name is Jonas?"

    weeziegeekertonon June 03, 2002   Link

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