I've been around the world I take credit for the things I've done.
I've done a lot of things and I just turned 21.
They tied me up put red tape around my hands.
I got caught in the web cause I didn't stand a chance.
I can't control the state I'm in - Go back back in line and repeat it again x 2.
I said "Please Mr Doctor" won't you cure my disease.
I got a sore throat and I got scrubs on my knees.
No matter what I do I can't get it straight.
I tried to sort things out but i'm still stuck in the state.
I can't control the state I'm in - Go back back in line and repeat it again x2.
I'm gonna lie I'm gonna cheat.
I'm gonna follow their lead then skip a beat.
I'm gonna lie I'm gonna cheat and if I don't do it I don't know what I will.
I'm gonna lie I'm gonna cheat.
I'm gonna follow their lead then skip a beat. I'm gonna lie I'm gonna cheat. I can't control the state I'm in - Go back back in line and repeat it again x 4.


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    haha this is a totally wicked song. the hives are definitely my favorite band. i don't really know what it means, but doesn't the part where the go "go back in line and repeat it again" sound like they're a bunch of pirates:)? all i can say is kudos

    punkrockmayaprincesson September 07, 2002   Link
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    I think it's a commentary about the government--all the politicians are liars and cheaters, setting a poor example for everyone else. So, "I'm gonna lie, I'm gonna cheat. I'm gonna follow their lead..."

    dd59714on March 04, 2005   Link
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    Awesome song. I'm not a huge fan of the Hives but I like this song kinda has a post-punkish sound

    dhawkon November 16, 2008   Link

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