God Bless the kids who never talk out of turn
the kids who never learn who to live
they love the kids who keep their hands to themselves
and take just as much as they give
who's gonna save you when you can't save yourself
better listen man you're on a road to hell
who's gonna save you when you can't save yourself
the quick fix is a dirty trick and you can't tell
god bless the kids who live in the length
of the shadow of someone else's dream
they love the kids who forget how to fight
forget how to yell forget how to scream
who's gonna save you when it all comes down
if there's something you can do then do it now
who's gonna save you when it all comes down
you better watch out you better watch out
God bless the S.O.S.
God Bless the S.O.S.


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God Bless the S.O.S. Lyrics as written by Dave Walsh Damian Genuardi

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    It means don't let someone else run your life, think for your self, and also watch out for media and corporate assholes trying to lure you in to the "coolest" trends. Don't give in.

    xinxineFCon April 01, 2003   Link
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    It means don't just sit back and let anyone who feels like walking on you get away with it. go kick someones ass if you need to and think before you act. DON'T JUST GO WITH SHIT BECAUSE SOMEONE SAID TO!.

    lost soulon June 26, 2003   Link
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    I think this song is about how society thinks for you. School system, the media, the government, money, work. It's all this huge big system that, one way or another, beats you into line and submission and tries to make everybody into faceless carbon copies of the next guy.

    Tig45on March 20, 2014   Link

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