here we are hanging onto strains of greed and blues break the chain then we break down oh it's not real if you don't feel it unspoken expectations ideals you used to play with they've finally taken shape for us what's good enough for you is good enough for me it's good enough it's good enough for me yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah now you'll say you're startin' to feel the push and pull of what could be and never can you mirror me stumblin' through those old fashioned superstitions i find too hard to break oh maybe you're out of place


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    this song is pretty good..but there are better nfg songs. it has fun beat, and the lyrics are okay..but still.. GO NFG. AND EMO. w00t. XD

    peachiedawlie182on April 16, 2002   Link
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    cindy lauper....ahh...great.

    RUFIOis1HELLofAbandon May 19, 2002   Link
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    one of my childhood´s favourite movies,great cover ,do you know what i did after first hearing this song?....BUY THE FILM on DVD!! i´m 24 , and i think that due to this song i will take care of all the good things that i once forget of my childhood!GREAT SONG!, the original too

    kaaloson June 14, 2002   Link
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    Yeah, the goonies rocked my world. I once cried cuz my mom didn't get the right movie. This is a great cover, cindy lauper did a great job too ... woohoo, 'HEY YOU GUYYYS!'

    saneon June 19, 2002   Link
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    this such a kick ass cover by new found glory! i love jordan's voice!

    cherrypunkker07on June 21, 2002   Link
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    this song is good enough for me!!!!!!!!!!!!

    NewFoundGloryBabyon August 01, 2002   Link
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    girls guess what jordan is going around with this beautifull lady, sorry girls his taking by vanessa carlton. my friend told. this song rocks

    LoserDude45on August 14, 2002   Link
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    aaah i love this song...thats how i first got into nfg. i went to d/l the cindi version and this came up and i was like eeeek. the goonies is the best movie ever made! xoxo love (Ren)

    xnewf0undgl0ryxon August 26, 2002   Link
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    GOONIES NEVER SAY DIE!!!!

    iwonderaliceon September 13, 2002   Link
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    no way, jordans not going out with vanessa carlton, the guy out of third eye blind is, i saw it on MTV Cribs. The goonies rules......Thats Captain Chunk.....Duh Duh Duurrrrr

    AtarisRuleon April 11, 2003   Link

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