So you say you gotta know why the world goes 'round
And you can't find the truth in the things you've found
And you're scared shitless 'cause evil abounds
Come and join us

Well I heard you were looking for a place to fit in
Full of adherent people with the same objective
A family to cling to and call brethren
Come and join us

All we want to do is change your mind
All you need to do is close your eyes

So come and join us
Come and join us
Come and join us

Don't you see the trouble that most people are in
And that they just want you for their own advantage
But I swear to you we're different from all of them
Come and join us
I can tell you are lookin' for a way to live
Where truth is determined by consensus
Full of codified arbitrary directives

Come and join us
All we want to have is your small mind
Turn it into one of our own kind
You can go through life adrift and alone
Desperate, desolate, on your own
But we're lookin' for a few more stalwart clones
So come and join us
Come and join us
Come and join us

We've got spite and dedication as a vehement brew
The world hates us, well we hate them too
But you're exempted of course if you
Come and join us
Independent, self-contented, revolutionary
Intellectual, brave, strong and scholarly
If you're not one of them, you're us already so
Come and join us


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Come Join Us Lyrics as written by Greg Graffin

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  • +2
    General Comment

    You people are crazed.

    This is scathing assault on any dogmatic organization, be it religion, the hardcore punk/straight edge scenesters who act like thought police, Gangs, The Mafia, PETA, Neo-Nazis, the Police, ANYONE; and the kind of groupthink that allows these organizations to thrive and recruit new members to do their shitty bidding under the threat of exclusion or violence.

    Yes it's about punk. Yes it's about religion.

    =P

    Abortedlordon December 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Well, I'm pretty sure what threat is saying, is exactly the exactly what soul doubt is trying to explain.

    It is pretty obvious what this song is about.

    BlueOatmealon April 28, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    You guys are SOOOOOOOOOO wrong. Greg Graffin said himself what this song meant, I thought everybody knew it. This song is about joining punk movement. That's it.... it's the only meaning....

    Crossbuster71on October 20, 2004   Link
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    General Comment

    crossbuster; im fairly certain that you're breaking some sort of stupidity limit. have you even read that essay?

    the lyrics are pretty straight forward, but i dont think they're reffering specially to religions. it could be movements, political parties whatever.

    rideonlythelabelon February 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Excuse me???? This is most definitely NOT about punk. Are you people fucked in the head???

    It's quite obviously about religion. You should be ashamed of yourself people who said it's about punk. Punk is about individuality.

    MissNeuroticon March 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Good song, its pretty obvious what he's talking about..

    threaton May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    no not really, it is about people who like recruit simple minded people looking for a way of life to join them and do whatever theyr doing without even caring see the movie AMERICAN HISTORY X its like what the skins do to those teenagers to convince them to like break into a store or soemthing

    soul_doubton September 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i relate it to religion.

    Kayla610on September 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    So you say you got to know why the world goes round "And you can't find the truth in the things you've found And you're scared shitless 'cause evil abounds

    Come join us" - relaties to how the christian churches find the weak and scare them into beliving in God so they can 'save them' a.k.a. - they got another costomer.

    So in my view, its about how churches scare people into becoming paying members.

    question_the_bookon May 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Of COURSE this is about religion. What do you think fuels this band to continue on? It's all about how organized religion goes about with brainwashing, and telling you what you want to hear to join their cause.

    comejoinuson September 30, 2004   Link

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