Fathers hands are lined with dirt
From long days in the field
And mothers hands are serving meals
In a cafe on Main Street
With mouths to feed
Just trying to keep clothing on our backs
And all I hear about
Is how it's so bad, it's so bad

It's too bad, it's stupid
Too late, so wrong, so long
It's too bad that we had no time to rewind
Let's walk, let's talk (let's talk)

You left without saying goodbye
Although I'm sure you tried
You'd call the house from time to time
To make sure we're alive
But you weren't there
Right when I needed you the most
And now I dream about it
And how it's so bad, it's so bad

It's too bad, it's stupid
Too late, so wrong, so long
It's too bad that we had no time to rewind
Let's walk, let's talk, it's so bad
It's too bad, it's stupid
It's too late, it's so wrong, so long
Too bad that we had no time to rewind
Let's walk, let's talk (let's talk)

Fathers hands are lined with guilt (guilt)
For tearing us apart
Guess it turned out in the end
Just look at where we are
We made it out
We've still got clothing on our backs
And now I scream about it
And how it's so bad, it's so bad
It's so bad, it's so bad

It's too bad, it's stupid
Too late, so wrong, so long
It's too bad that we had no time to rewind
Let's walk, let's talk, it's so bad
It's too bad, it's stupid
It's too late, it's so wrong, so long
It's too bad that we had no time to rewind
Let's walk, let's talk

No time
Let's walk, let's talk


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Too Bad Lyrics as written by Michael Kroeger Chad Kroeger

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    This song really hits home for me as it does with a lot of people, my dad has never really been around for me and my sister. First time I saw him in 3 years was a couple months ago at my grandmothers funeral. This year was the also the first time he called me on my birthday in 4 years. He never really said goodbye and he calls the house every once in a while(You left without saying goodbye although I'm sure you tried, You call the house from time to time to make sure we're alive).

    DisturbedSevenfoldon October 11, 2011   Link
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    i used to think this song cuz be like about someone who had like an older brother/sister and they left while the younger kid was growing up and the older brother/sister never actuyally said goodbye to them. then they come back and they just start talking ...and walking [lol] and talk about how things used to be and stuff... and how all the younger one ever hears about is how hard life is an shit and hes telling his older brother/sister about they've actually made it and hes proud of what hes become..umm but yeh i just watched the video and the dad leaving makes more sense although like the older sibling cuz have left cuz of ther father being abusive and thats why the father is ..guilty..ahem..anyway that probably makes no sense but xD

    xxbloodlustxxon August 18, 2007   Link
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    Song Meaning

    Song is about how is like to live a life without people who you loved or cared about,best friends,families and true loves,when they are gone,days you spent are harder times,you'd wish your life is not hard and things went to hell after you lost someone who you loved,someone who still got someone who loves or loves him,things and life are not 'too bad' for them.

    superpapak1on May 01, 2016   Link
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    this is a great song, especially if you can relate to it!!

    joeboxer1299on November 26, 2001   Link
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    General Comment

    I can totally relate to this song. A lot of people can because it can apply to a lot of different situations, whether someone died, a mate left you, or your parents split on you.

    raechickon January 06, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    u guys are definately right, this is a great song. I like it more than "How You Remind Me" because it's not as overplayed...yet

    wb2006muon January 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    This is real cool, I dont really care much about da lyrics, I just think its cool to listen to...

    Soul Sista 100on February 06, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    well.....I went to a Nickelback concert about a week ago...Chad said that he wrote this song about his father...he left when he was just little. This is such a well written song..its really amazing...and DAM...can these guy's ever perform!

    nomango4uon February 10, 2002   Link
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    well.....I went to a Nickelback concert about a week ago...Chad said that he wrote this song about his father...he left when he was just little. This is such a well written song..its really amazing...and DAM...can these guy's ever perform!

    nomango4uon February 10, 2002   Link
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    I heard an interview about this song. Chad refused to send the CD to his father because he was afraid of how he'd react to this song, but his father loved it apparently. It's sad..but yeah, a lot of people can relate to this.

    oxym0ronicalon March 09, 2002   Link

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