And I wonder day to day
I don't like you anyway
I don't need your shit today
You're pathetic in your own way

I feel for you, better fuckin' go away
I will behave, better fuckin' go away

I'm doing the best I ever did
I'm doing the best that I can
I'm doing the best I ever did

I don't need to fantasize
You are my pet, all the time
I don't mind if you go blind
You get what you get
Until you're through with mine

Life, I feel for you, better fuckin' go away
I will behave, you better go away
I feel for you, better fuckin' go away
I will behave, you better go away

I'm doing the best I ever did
I'm doing the best that I can
I'm doing the best I ever did
Now go away

I'm doing the best I ever did
I'm doing the best that I can
I'm doing the best I ever did
Now go away

I'm doing the best I ever did (go away)
I'm doing the best that I can (go away)
I'm doing the best I ever did (go away)
I'm doing the best that I can (go away)

I'm doing the best I ever did
I'm doing the best that I can
I'm doing the best I ever did
Now go away

I'm doing the best I ever did
I'm doing the best that I can
I'm doing the best I ever did
Now go away

I'm doing the best I ever did
I'm doing the best that I can
I'm doing the best I ever did
Now go away

(yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah)

I'm doing the best I ever did (go away)
I'm doing the best that I can


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  • +2
    General Comment

    this song is about someone who is tired of all the shit that life has put him through....not only that, i get the impression that it's about an ex-girlfriend who screwed him over big time....i had dedicated this song to my ex-boyfriend right after we broke up....and boy, u want to talk about getting pissed :)

    snugglebooon May 02, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    This song is really great. Many of the things that are said in this song is how a lot of young poeple, including myself, feel.

    Mandy_Snowon April 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I applaud you itoldyaso....I feel the exact same way and I have been wondering how nobody seems to put it together. Most songs are clearly about addiction / addiction recovery. Its a struggle everyday & it pretty much consumes your entire being. I would know, I'm currently in recovery & Godsmack's lyrics speak to me on a very deep level. People couldnt possibly relate unless they have been through it.

    It cracks me up how everyone thinks that every song is about a girl or some person he hates or some person he is obsessed with. I truly believe that most songs are about addiction. Addiction is powerful, cunning & baffling. It'll bring you to your knees. But....as always....just my opinion. Peace.

    satisfy-my-cravingon October 12, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My Opinion

    I wrote about this song under Awake...but Sully writes from experiences and those that effect him. He wrote this song about a guy that really pissed him off in the early days and he wrote it out, he has since "made up" with the dude and Sully has to muster the memory of the anger when performing it, but feels better afterward...this from Sully's mouth on "That Metal Show". Talented man, and I was very impressed with his interview.

    gidgit71on February 27, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    It's about how he's not gonna let anyone fuck with him and ruin his day because he's better than that.

    King Nothingon April 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    he's basically saying that he's trying as hard as he can do keep everybody happy and if it isn't good enough then leave him the fuck alone

    leizure_fanon May 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    thsi is about how he trys doin' everything he can to keep ppl satisfied.and if anyone doesn't like it then theres only one thing this man can say:better fuckin' go away

    undisturbedon May 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I like this one. Godsmack kicks ass.

    vandalizedon May 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I think snuggleboo could be on to something with the girlfriend theory. Basically, it's about deciding to do what you want instead of trying to keep everyone else happy like you've been doing. Can't beat that.

    stonetemplechickon May 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    this song is about someone who is tired of all the shit that life has put him through....not only that, i get the impression that it's about an ex-girlfriend who screwed him over big time....

    punkrockron June 02, 2002   Link

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