Troubled souls unite
We got ourselves tonight, oh
I am fuel you are friends we got the means to make amends
I am lost I'm no guide but I'm by your side
I am right by your side

Young lover I stand
It was their idea I proved to be a man
Take my fucking hand
It was their idea I proved to be a man
Will myself to find a home a home within myself
We will find a way we will find our place

Drop the leash drop the leash
Get outta my fuckin' face

Drop the leash drop the leash
Get outta my fuckin' face

Drop the leash drop the leash
Get outta my fuckin' face

Drop the leash drop the leash
Drop the leash, we are young
Drop the leash, we are young
Oh, get outta my fuckin' face
Drop the leash, drop the leash
Get outta my, my
Drop the leash, drop the leash

Delight, delight, delight in our youth
Get outta my fuckin' face


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Leash Lyrics as written by Michael David Mccready Dave Abbruzzese

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  • +4
    General Comment

    This song is about a girl Eddie Vedder knows. It works in tandem with the song "Why Go". This girl was living in a very opressive family. When she was caught smoking weed, they put her in a mental institution. Hence "Why Go". Leash is a reaction to how she was treated after she got out of the institution. She was forced to be home by 7 every night, and could not date. This song is Eddie calling to people like her parents to "drop the leash". GREAT song

    PJ Fanon April 16, 2004   Link
  • +2
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    i'm lost, i'm no guide, but i'm by your side... there's something in that lines that moves me... :-P

    aldeayeahon May 28, 2002   Link
  • +2
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    I believe this song is about Teenagers, telling them to unite, and be friends and then it turns and tells the Parents and Government and everyone like that to drop the leash and let them live and enjoy their youth.

    Benplaceon June 20, 2003   Link
  • +1
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    i've never really understood this song, but i don't care... GET OUTTA MY FUCKING FACE! DROP THE LEASH! DROP THE LEASH!

    aldeayeahon May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    PJ vs. the media...I think this one is Eddie offering a compromise to the media, to "make amends"..."we" is PJ; they are young, they'll find their place...however, Ed still wants the media to back off ("outta my FUCKIN' FACE")

    Nasuson June 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    Teenage rant music. Cool.

    thenarratoron September 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    I agree with thenarrarator. This song is about being a teenager. Somethings just piss you off, and you just want everyone to get out of your face. You want to unite with all the other depressed teens, and talk about shit. I dunno. I listen to it everytime I'm really pissed at my parents, or whoever. Really awesome song.

    Carlos_The_Elfon March 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    i dont really care what it means but Eddie's so angry in this song so its bitchin

    PJ319on April 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    I totally agree with aldeayeah. That line rocks and so does "we will find a way". Not sure about "delight in our youth". Is he saying we should enjoy being young, or that society should "drop the leash" and stop trying to influence the young? BTW fleaaaaaa I've always interpreted that line as meaning he got a girl pregnant as a teenager, but the rape thing makes sense as well. Either way, it's about destructive sex.

    Regos the Saneon April 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    vs. is their best, every single song kicks ass

    piros001on April 10, 2005   Link

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