Unlucky seventeen, already handed plans for the future
Glamour obsessed, told how to dress, and shown how to think
And I don't have a job, but I can show you how to be a slob
So many days, wasted and glazed
Sometimes I laugh aloud as I think about,
You asking me "Please can you help?"
Can't help my self

I'm not your savior, I'm not who you want me to be
A cowardly mistake I've made so many times before, refusing to break
Cut my losses ties them with you, like a good boy I'll pretend
And promise not to do it again

Do you remember when, life was so simple and permanent?
Everyone's changed, "Everyone's cool", Everyone sucks
But I can't seem to complain, Exciting and new is just not there
You're getting scared

I'm not your savior, never thought I was anyway
I'm a void with empty promises that backs out late
Never said I'd change, taking back the words that we spoke
Like a fuel tank running dry, you'll believe it when I choke


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    "Everyone's changed, "Everyone's cool", Everyone sucks But I can't seem to complain, Exciting and new is just not there" wow, i can so relate to that. it seems like the normal 'cool' life thing just doesnt excite me,..

    weezergirlon June 10, 2002   Link
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    Not Your Savior is one of the most meaningful songs to me. "Sometimes I laugh out loud, as i think about, you asking me please can you help, can't help myself...i'm not your savior." This song is an answer to those times when you feel helpless, and like someone is playing a game with your future.

    BlackLungFeveron June 18, 2002   Link
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    I think this song is about someone who want to end his dependence from others like parents or teachers, so he/she searches someone who seems independent and free. Some the person asks someone who has this attributes, obviously a 'punk' guy. He laughs about this request, he cant even help himself, doesnt have a job, just able to show how to be a slob, how can he be the savior of this person? He's exiting and new, but he can only provide empty promises. The person is better off in the opinion of the punk when she lives a 'normal' life, and he/she will believe him when he "chokes", his "fuel tank runs dry".

    desensitizedon July 09, 2002   Link
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    I can really relate to this song. I think this songs speaks volumes about where I was in my life last year. I even quoted the first verse in my high school year book, while all the other stupid people gave "shoutouts" to other classmates. Boy I thought that was retarded. I love how the song adresses the issue of conformity "Glamour obsessed, told how to dress, and shown how to think," and you know thats EXACTLY how high school was, espcially now that "Everyone's changed, "Everyone's cool", Everyone sucks" College is a level playing field for all those that actually went and I recommed BigWig's "Drunken Knight" as the next step up

    socko2jerichoon September 24, 2002   Link
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    This song is easily my favorite on More Betterness "Do you remember when,life was so simple and permanent? Everyone's changed, everyone's cool, everyone sucks" -very cool lyric ...I can't wait till I see them live in NYC on the 26th with yellowcard :)

    SavesDaGreenDayon October 12, 2002   Link
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    Love this song soooo much. "Sometimes I laugh out loud, as i think about, you asking me please can you help, can't help myself...i'm not your savior." That line really has a lot of meaning to me. Seems to me its about a friend asking for help from someone who can't even take care of themselves, doesnt have a job etc etc.....

    nick5892on August 29, 2008   Link
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    I love NUFA. I think that this song is about someone that is always there to come to you for all there problems, but they produce them themselves{the problems} and refuse to solve them

    noreasontodieon May 29, 2002   Link
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    does the soccer game at the beginning means something? mexico is winning the game, i dunno if it's to canada or the usa, but maybe it has something to do...

    villacobainon May 31, 2002   Link
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    Unlucky Seventeen ... that follows the sweet sixteen ... kinda the way life goes, a high, a down, its not a choice and you can't be saved

    DoNotOverfillon June 20, 2002   Link
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    HEEEEEY BlackLungFever you have now cleared up the meaning of the soccer game at the beginning, thanks!! Arriba México!!! Ahuevoo

    villacobainon July 05, 2002   Link

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