Don't hold back, don't hold us back
From the people we could be
Cause all your rage is jealousy, it's jealousy
So don't let go, don't let them go
And make you feel like it's your fault
Cause if you do they'll never learn, they'll never learn
You don't have to blow my candle out
To make yours look brighter
So save your breath
We always see other's faults, never our own
Soon we'll be dangling from the end of our rope
So what's it for? What's it all for?
I see the artificial you
But underneath the real truth, the real truth
So don't let go, don't let them go
And make you feel like you're all wrong
Cause if you do they'll never learn, they'll never learn
Take a look around at what we've made
Whether we survive is if we change


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    this is one of my favorite hoobastank songs :-) old hoobastank kicks ass

    leader of loserson May 01, 2002   Link
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    I downloaded this recently and it's absolutely fantastic. What CD is it from?

    Harry Manbackon July 24, 2002   Link
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    Harry I'm pretty sure its a b-side or demo.

    Hoobastank69on January 24, 2005   Link
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    And to add to it this song reminds me of the cunt of a boss that i have at my work. The song is an emphasis of what i should be doing instead of the way he treats me. Its time for me to survive and change

    Hoobastank69on January 24, 2005   Link

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