"Pop Song For Us Rejects" as written by and Johns....
Addiction's held you back
But you don't care
'Cause you're on a high again
And it's not fair
Consuming alcohol
While I gotta drive
Take a hit from the drugs you stole
And try to survive
Since your life was over
You haven't yet been sober
You have held me back so long
Everything you do is wrong

Now I gotta dump you
Continue my life too
I tried to help you
Don't care what you do

Your state of mind's improved
But we're still apart
I visited you'd moved
Don't know where to start
Your life's and open cold sore
Got to get out of the cream
Now I'm thinking positive
But I know it's a dream

You dies yesterday

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"Pop Song for Us Rejects" as written by Daniel Johns

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  • +2
    General Commentthis song makes you realize (if your a drug addict) that it ruins otherppls lives and not juss yours...
    gcgdon December 14, 2005   Link
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    MemoryThis song has a personal meaning. In 1997 my girlfriend was a heroin addict and i was just getting out of a jail for teens. We just had a daughter and right after she was born her mother started to do drugs again and for more then 3 years she barely saw us. I was 17 and raising a child alone. My aunt helped a lot and i was clean for the most time. When my daughter was 3,5 yrs old she got sick and died in the hospital. One month later her mother, my girlfriend killed herself because the guilt of not being there for her child was too much. Around that time i heard this song and i broke down and cried because it was like it was about us. 14 years later it still makes me emotional when i hear it. Daniel Johns is such a gifted songwriter. He was 16 or 17 when i wrote it. Im a singer/songwriter as well and i have a band since 1994. We are Inspired by Nirvana and Silverchair
    laynecobain94on July 24, 2014   Link
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    General Commentno they died at the end...they started to get better but they fell back into it and died "you died yesterday"
    RubberDuckieYAYon June 09, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song reminds me of my father. And my relationship with him through his drug and Alcohol addictions.
    MikeyOLikesIton June 24, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYears back I thought that this song was about the narrator talking about himself in the second person and how the drugs and addictions have ruined his life. I wonder what Daniel wrote this about though...
    Cabrosaon September 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't really think its necessarily about a friend going through an addiction. More like a person who is an absolute burden/albatross on your life, but you still have an inkling of caring about them. They're dragging you down with them, and you are saying its over.
    rimiskaon January 05, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"Pop Song For Us Rejects" - I love how sarcastic that sounds...This does have a Poppish sound to it, though, certain guitar parts of it. Around the time that this record released, Daniel said that this song was about drug addiction (I think it's pretty obvious, anyway - Look at those lyrics)
    drownnsodaon May 16, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe is trying to show you how people with addiction dont see it even though it is killing there life. and at the end the person is getting better.
    B_man5782on May 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe first time I heard this song it was on one of those local, put together for $2, adds against drugs and alcohol...sort of put me off the song till I actually listened to it and found it kicked ass...I agree with the 2 who already posted...
    i_love_lianaon June 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsatay
    johnsieeon September 24, 2002   Link

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