Nothing changes cause it's all the same
The world you get's the one you give away
It all just happens again
Way down the line

There is a chain that's never broken
You know the story it's sad but true
An angry man gets drunk and beats his kids
The same old way his drunken father did

What comes around well it goes around
Nothing changes cause it's all the same
The world you get's the one you give away
It all just happens again
Way down the line

At 17 Shannon is pregnant
As young as her mom when she had her
Her kid is never gonna have a dad
The same old way that Shannon never had

What comes around well it goes around
Nothing changes cause it's all the same
The world you get's the one you give away
It all just happens again

Way down the line
And all the things you learn when you're a kid
You'll fuck up just like your parents did
It all just happens again
Way down the line

And welfare moms have kids on welfare
And fat parents they have fat kids too
You know it's never gonna end
The same old cycle's gonna start again
What comes around well it goes around


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Way Down the Line Lyrics as written by Greg Kriesel Dexter Holland

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    however your parents fucked up, it'll be passed on for generations

    MileHiClub Piloton May 13, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    exactly like its said...youll fuck up just like your parents did

    coolstuff25on April 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    I luv dis song. The message it contains iz 1 a lotta peepel can relate 2. But it's not "when your kid," it's "when you're a kid."

    I also like dat Sega included dis song on da soundtrack 2 da 2 da original Crazy Taxi on Sega Dreamcast. :D

    MixMasterLeeon August 28, 2002   Link
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    Well thats nice to know that I'm gonna fuck up in the same ways my parents did. Unluckily I have already fucked up way more than they have. I feel sorry for any children I have.

    Evilsheepon April 11, 2004   Link
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    surprised theres not that many posts on this song... the riff is kick-ass.. makes me wanna stomp my feet and jump on the bed!

    -Lisa

    sleepyfrogon December 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    like every1 above has said great song and great band

    Alston11on March 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
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    Time goes by, but the Shit just happens again... and again... and again...

    The meaning of the song is that we all have to do something about this! We gotta break that fuckin' chain.

    Dreffyon November 27, 2006   Link
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    I think this song has ties to over-population issues in this world and abortion. Not really over-population as much as over-population of idiots (see NOFX - The Idiots Are Taking Over). If we set abortion illegal then what happens if I have a kid? (-16 years old and if you knew me you would know I shouldn't have kids.) I have to be responsible to raise another productive asset to society and the human race as a whole when I'm struggling to do that myself. Not saying abortion is a form of birth control, but if an accident happened it would be better to kill the fucker than let me bring another fucked up person into this world that is just going to ruin it more than me. This is kind of the same idea as the second verse of the song.

    STOP THE MINDLESS PROCREATION MENTALITY!

    The Jesseon March 15, 2007   Link
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    The chorus says it all. The world you get is the one you give away. People are rarely interested in doing more for someone than what has been done for them. So if your born into a shitty world infested with pollution, crime and violence, what's the use in fixing it if someone before us hasn't bothered to yet. We just shove it in to the hands of the next generation, and tell them to deal with it. People don't break the chain.

    If a girl gets pregnant at 16 and isn't experienced enough to teach another human being how to function in the real world, what's to keep that kid from going and fucking up in the same way?

    tngbnhdon April 01, 2007   Link
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    This song is just amazing. the riff's awesome to play on guitar. And yea, the meaning's quite obvious, i dont think i need to repeat it. But does anyone else remeber jamming out to this song on crazy taxi? Man that game was friggin amazing...

    gdoffcon December 14, 2009   Link

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