A thought burst in my head and I need to tell you
It's news that I for thought
Was it just a dream that happened long ago?
I think I just forgot, let's go

Well it hasn't been the first time
And it sure does drive me mad
I just wanna say,

There's a boy who fogs his world and now he's getting lazy
There's no motivation and frustration makes him crazy
He makes a plan to take a stand but always ends up sitting
Someone help him up or he's gonna end up quitting

I shuffle through my mind
To see if I can find
The words I left behind
Was it just a dream that happened long ago?
Oh well, never mind

Well it hasn't been the first time
And it sure does drive me mad
I just wanna say,

There's a boy who fogs his world and now he's getting lazy
There's no motivation and frustration makes him crazy
He makes a plan to take a stand but always ends up sitting
Someone help him up or he is gonna, yo, yo, yo

There's a boy who fogs his world and now he's getting lazy
There's no motivation and frustration makes him crazy
He makes a plan to take a stand but always ends up sitting
Someone help him up or he is gonna end up quitting

There's a boy who fogs his world and now he's getting lazy
There's no motivation and frustration makes him crazy
He makes a plan to take a stand but always ends up sitting
Someone help him up or he is gonna end up quitting


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    "Catcher in the Rye" is the best book EVER. If you haven't read it, I recommend you do so. It'll help you understand this song better.

    nietzsche_66on May 23, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    It is similar in that they both relate to the phonyness of people. ;)

    TheHookon March 10, 2003   Link
  • +1
    Memory

    My dad said I should read it and so I did and it was awesome but I just felt kinda of like a empty jar after reading it so sometimes I just sit there and think what happened to him after that

    djsmith777on September 13, 2014   Link
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    General Comment

    A boy is getting lazy and is getting ready to give up on whatever it is he is strving for. Like the book which has the character Holden Caufield.

    brianta69on April 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    couldn't agree more.

    onearmedscissoron April 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    love this song it's like hello some1 help me get off my ass and do something cos everytime i try it neva works out or i tell myself i'm gunna do it but i neva do

    the book 'catcher in the rye' - with holden caulfield in it, kicks ass too. cept they blamed it for john lennons assasination

    wendyclearon May 03, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    i think all us slackers can relate to this...

    stardropleton May 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    the catcher in the rye and the outsiders are the best books ever

    chrisconleyon June 07, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    In a guitar magazine last year, Billy said "Catcher in the Rye" was his favorite book because he likes how Holden Caulfield was a non-conformist and even thinks of him as kind of a proto-punk. I've always thought the song was about Billy comparing himself to Caulfield, something I think everyone who reads that book does.

    TaoAvatar20on June 18, 2002   Link
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    it's sayin how hate cripples you

    wendyclearon July 02, 2002   Link

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