And we've been here for so many years,
Still it seems as if you're not there (are you there)
Every time I talk, you turn away (do you care),
Isn't Dad an obligation to care

And we've been here for so many years,
So many years still it seems,
So complicated, overrated, complicated,
This feeling is low

Well I came in the door, I said it before,
I never let the stress get me down no more
Giving thanks to the Lord, and I pray every day,
Giving shots to my peeps and this is what we said,


You left us one little room with a black and white TV,
One eviction notice, and a bill for therapy,
You're living all alone you're like a dog without a bone,
You're living all alone 'cause you left us all at home,
Well you had a second chance but you threw it all away,
A fourth and fifth and sixth but that was yesterday,
Now you're sitting at a bar just a drowning in your tears,
Lonely in your corner while everybody cheers,


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Complicated Lyrics as written by Joel Madden Benji Madden

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    General Commentexcellent.
    phaty4on May 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song's awesome. too bad for the twins though, and their shitty dad. sad song. good, though.
    fsongon May 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentvery nice song. i love it!! it makes me feel better to know that their are more jack dad's than just mine!
    jessiejess88on June 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commenttheir dad is a fucking asshole!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) thank you
    evol stairwellon June 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a great song. But Benji is an asshole!!!
    PuNkRaWkDoRkon June 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe chorus reminds me of my class and how we've been together for over eight years yet we still can't get along and we're about to graduate. The rest of the song, I just like.
    Aerionon June 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI like the song, I feel bad that their dad was such a jerk..good song tho and i like the acoustic version too
    cry_me_a_RIVERSon July 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love where it says:

    "i never let the stress get me down no more, giving thanks to the Lord you know I pray every day"

    because I know how awesome it is to have given your life over to Lord. I am never stressed out over the little things (or big things) in life anymore, because I know that whatever happens I still have the most important thing in the world, Jesus and his promise of eternal life. That is the one thing that no one can EVER take away from me!!!!!!!! And while I'm still living here on earth I can turn to God to guide me, so that i can expereince his plan for me, which is better than anything i can do myself!!!!!!!
    malli321on July 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNow you're sitting at a bar just drowning in your tears
    Lonely in the corner while everybody cheers
    that is my favorite just gets to me somehow...awesome song
    Chelseaon July 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis band is the ALL time greateast punk band...they got me through so much and cheered me up when i needed it thats benji!
    farewellxdecemberon July 19, 2002   Link

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