"Why don't you go to school? You need to
grow up."
They're so inatuated like growing up is something
you shoot up
Some girls my age they want to have a baby
Some of them want to get married... they're fucking crazy

We gotta fight, fight, fight
Fight for our youth
Confused youth

Adults like to bring us up to be and act like them
If we don't act alike discard and try again
There is no room deep in their eyes for an individual
"Conform" and "Stand in line" make sure you fit the mold
It's alright to grow old, to mature and become wise
too bad all they seem to want is to die in ignorance

"Straighten your back, straighten your face and lose your grin"
"It's time to be serious, think hard but always give in"
"You are the inferior, open your eyes and close your mouth"
"Grow up to be just like me watch and follow with no doubt"

Train children like a dog
"Try not to get in the way"
"When I talk you should obey"
"Try not to get in the way"

It's not a war
What are you fighting for?
Life's not a war
There's no need to conform

We need help but not everyday
There's no need to, no need to use force
We need help but not in every single way
We don't need utter control

"Why don't you go to school? You need to grow up"
Like growing up is something that you just shoot up
All of us we'd run away, but where would we go?
Just loosen your grip on our leash you don't have to let go

We gotta fight, fight, fight
Fight for our youth
Confused youth


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Confused Youth Lyrics as written by Patrick C. Bollinger Justin Cathal Geever

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    gnarly gnarly gnarly song, first song i heard by anti-flag and it got me hooked

    Sk8Er55on May 11, 2002   Link
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    True yo this song is good and it does prove a point. There is no need to force kids to do things when they are confused...i mean they should be having fun and learning from trial and error, not being told what school to go to or how to do things in life. That's fuckin wrong.

    Hardcore_Slackeron September 23, 2002   Link
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    This song sucks. Anti-flag sucks. I'm right, you're wrong! Haha!!!!!

    xJustinsWhoreExon March 06, 2003   Link
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    FUCK ME

    BrianLovesJennieon March 22, 2003   Link
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    great message to this song!

    aquarianarchiston October 20, 2004   Link
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    im feeling a bit of a confused youth at the moment. im at the stage where i either quit school, go to 6thform, go to college, stay at school, go to uni. god i dont know. and i hate being told whats best for me. and the pressure on making adecision makes it worse

    cheddaringoon September 22, 2006   Link
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    I think this song is about trying to be yourself and be free and going your own way, while society constantly tries to get you to conform and join it and don't take you seriously. "Why don't you go to school, you need to grow up" - like growing up is something that you just shoot up! " I love that line.

    "Just loosen your grip on our leash you don't have to let go" meaning your still on a leash, their leash and as long as you are they're happy, and you feel more free still cause the grip is looser then it used to, but none the less you're on the leash and controlled.

    St.Catastropheon December 03, 2006   Link
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    this is my faveorite song they've ever done i am so in love with this every single word is meanfull , amazing!

    pimpingpastaon May 20, 2007   Link

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