Al said goodbye to his mom and dad
for the first time in his life.
Tonight, he left the house and
walked to the waiting car outside.
Yeah, somehow he thought they'd never understand.
That nothing lasts, and he just knows that time,
is just spinning by, and life, is passing him by so fast.

And sometimes I think,
I'm the only one who feels
Like going nowhere's
Like giving up.
Sometimes I think,
I'm the only one who feels like going.

Al said to me a few days ago that he just thought
For the first time in his life.
He feels that the last few years
Were only a waste of time (only a waste of time)
Yes, it was always a compromise,
Of what he always felt inside.
His declaration,
Under the orange street light.

And sometimes I think,
I'm the only one who feels
Like going nowhere's
Like giving up.
Sometimes I think,
I'm the only one who feels like going.
Yeah-ah.

He was the one,
Who always did the right things.
He was the one who would always
Listen to everything they say.
But today, he's never going back. (Whoa-oh-oh)

And nobody said,
That there would be days like these,
There'd be days like these,
There'd be days

And sometimes I think,
I'm the only one who feels
Like going nowhere's
Like giving up.
Sometimes I think,
I'm the only one who feels
Like going nowhere's
Like giving up.
Whoa-oh,
Like giving up.
Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh
Like giving up.
Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh
I'm not giving up.
Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh.


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    This is a pretty simple thing to figure out, it's about a guy who feels like he's going nowhere and he's wasted his entire life. But, he decides that he's not giving up, which is a nice little feelgood touch at the end.

    Scorcho1688on February 16, 2002   Link
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    my name is alison...and i always felt like i was tefemale version of this song. i try, but im still going nowhere. i feel like giving up...but i knw that if i do, ill have nothing else to try for...its a vicious cycle

    displayingchangeson May 03, 2002   Link
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    we all know it's about a guy who's not doing anything with his life and he feels bad but either way this song rocks

    ohUknowon May 13, 2002   Link
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    this reminds me of sum1 called al who i hate but also love, so its kind of an annoyin song,yet good!

    punkrockgirlon May 14, 2002   Link
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    i have a wonderful salad for dinner. this song is fun. it sends an interesting message. sometimes i feel like life is a just a broke record.. week after week the same shit. but i remember ive got friends who love me and lots of fun times to have and memories to make with them. always enjoy life.. and pie! love and peace allison

    HippieLoseron May 29, 2002   Link
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    This song has sooo much emotion. To me it means something a little different, because this song made stop and look around at what I was doing with my life. Getting tired of doing the right thing. I think the song should be changed to Alison's War. I love it when the bass player sings, he's awesome.

    bugzcaron June 06, 2002   Link
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    I admit it, this song makes me cry. To me, it's about having all the wrong things in your life and realizing you need change. The only way to do this is to go off on your own, leaving family and bad friends behind. It's so lonely living the life you want for yourself sometimes. The bridge is simply a tear juggernaut.

    davidecoyoteon June 12, 2002   Link
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    to me this songs about some one leaving home and moving on with there life but they dont know where to start

    LessThanJake04on September 07, 2002   Link
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    Dont feel bad admitting it makes you cry...i am exactly the same. The emotion put forth behind this song is greater than usual with these bunch of tweakers we love so much. There is only one song with more meaning to me behind it....and that would have to be "Look What Happened" Check out the posts on that for the reasoning.

    thirdnobletruthon April 19, 2003   Link
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    this song gives me chills.

    Xtragic mistakeXon April 28, 2003   Link

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