"Anthem" as written by Tim Rice, Benny Goran Bror Andersson, Bjoern K. Ulvaeus and Elfed Morris....
Home show, mom won't know
Run out the back door
He's passed out on the floor
Third time, been caught twice
Forgive our neighbor Bob
I think he humped the dog

But good things come to those who wait
'Cause she laid me
And mom and dad posses the key
Instant slavery
No need to explain the plan
No need to even bother
I'll pack my bags I swear I'll run
Wish my friends were 21

White lies, bloodshot eyes
Breath of alcohol, stole it from the mall
How's Chris marked with lipstick
Better call their fathers, sleeping with your daughters

But good things come to those who wait
'Cause she laid me
And mom and dad posses the key
Instant slavery
No need to explain the plan
No need to even bother
I'll pack my bags I swear I'll run
Wish my friends were 21

You don't belong
You left the kids to carry on
You planned their fall
To bad you're wrong
Don't need a mom dad slave drive song
I time bomb
I time bomb
I time bomb
I time bomb
I time bomb

Turn low the radio
I think I hear my dad
Yelling at the band

But good things come to those who wait
'Cause she laid me
And mom and dad posses the key
Instant slavery
No need to explain the plan
No need to even bother
I'll pack my bags I swear I'll run
Wish my friends were 21

You don't belong
You left the kids to carry on
You planned their fall
To bad you're wrong
Don't need a mom dad slave drive song
I time bomb
I time bomb
I time bomb
I time bomb
I time bomb
I time bomb
I time bomb
I time bomb
I time bomb


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"Anthem" as written by Mark Hoppus Tom Delonge

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    General CommentDon't you just love the morons who get a rush out of making negative comments about bands just to piss off loyal fans? This one's for you bitterbrian, my name is also Brian and you disgrace my name. bitterbrian is probably the kinda guy who talks about how bad blink is just because they are popular and then raves about how awesome this band is that nobody has heard about. Well my friend, there is a reason why they are popular...
    Briandepoon August 24, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment...or he's just a hypocrite like all the rest. oh no...blink has that new hit single out on trl, dont let your friends see you listening to one of their cd's they'll burn you at the stake bitterbrian! sniff why is this world so cruel? Get off the this lyric page if you think they suck so much, and take all your arrogant little friends with you.
    -GetUpGirl-on September 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually, it's about growing up in a shithole where no one cares about you or what you do until you're drunk and then you're just instantly grounded. Good work, Frat boy.
    Jiwwyon June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhich song was it that tom said was about how he told everyone his band was playing at his friends house and then the guy's parents showed up? wasnt it this one? just asking, wasnt sure...
    blinkyon June 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJiwwy has kinda got it. It's about a kid who THINKS he is being smart and doing what he wants. But really the parents dont care that much and the kid aint that clever. He gets caught anyhow and punished with no thought. I have a friend like this.
    1979on June 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJiwwy's an asshole. Tom said that the songs mainly about settin up a huge oarty at ur freinds house when his parents are out.
    Mutton July 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment1979, sorry, but youre wrong. i say an interview, and tom said that its about when there was a huge party, and they were playing there, and some people got into a fight, and there was blood all over the place, and everybody had to pitch in and help clean up, before the parents came home, so blinky, you almost got it.
    colourmepunk182on August 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is awesome... i bought the CD the day it first came out... i've listened to it so many times, its been through 4 of my cd players... well maybe that means that i'm not too good with cd players, but i absolutely LOVE blink 182... for years they've been my favorite band EVER! ROCK ON!!!!!!!!!!!!
    SugarPunk416on August 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell said. My name is also Brian. I'm with what a lot of you guys are saying...why go find a band and go into one of their songs just to bad mouth them..perhaps they have no life. Anyhow, great song. Thanks.

    b
    zipped6648on September 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenty can't anyone actually say what they think this song means......that is what the site is for not to argue about blink being sellouts or not and shit like that and what the song means to you should be something you post......bad or good reviews.....NOT BLINK BEING SELLOUTS OR NOT
    noschoolspirit7on September 21, 2002   Link

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