Well we don't need no one to tell us what to do
Oh yes we're on our own and there's nothing you can do
So we don't need no one like you, to tell us what to do
We don't refer to the past when showing what we've done
Our generation gap means the war is never won
The past is in your head, the futures in our hands
'Cause I'm a brat
And I know everything
And I talk back
'Cause I'm not listening
To anything you say
And if you count to 3
You'll see it's no emergency
You'll see I'm not the enemy
Just a Prisoner of Society

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    This is the greatest song I love it! The lyrics, the instrument breaks, everything. Wow.
    walking-catastropheon March 22, 2002   Link
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    Fun, fun, fun.
    hednirvanaon May 12, 2002   Link
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    I think I can relate to it. Society does, indeed, suck.
    Smeared Mascaraon May 12, 2002   Link
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    brilliant song to get up and yell out the lyrics to very loudly in the middle of a busy freeway.... ...er..
    phreak_on_a_leashon May 21, 2002   Link
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    if you like one living end song, you like all of them, its true. believe me.
    save_your_momson May 25, 2002   Link
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    This song kicks ass
    Slap Happy Squirrelon July 09, 2002   Link
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    Living End rocks!!!Hell yeah!
    Woody87on July 18, 2002   Link
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    yeah the living end is a very good band and crash cadallacs cover this song so good sounds just like em very fun to mosh to!!!
    badreligionpigeonon July 19, 2002   Link
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    kick ass song, kick ass band as well, for some reason they remind me of green day.
    foreignmanon September 28, 2002   Link
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    ''Cos I'm a brat And I know everything And I talk back Cos I'm not listening To anything you say '' sorry to say but thats me . :)
    NIKKIEon April 08, 2003   Link

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