I'm tired of your open mouth
Crawling inside my skin
Endless pain we never quit
The fight within that pride's begun
Saying it's too late
What a man's got, he'll learn to hate

Forget the time I said I would
Replace that with I never will
Beyond the facts held in your face
Ignore the facts beyond your nose
Saying it's too late
What a man's got, he'll learn to hate

Grow up!

Not without meaning
No response, no revealing

Just grow up!

Wrong!
Wrong!
Wrong!
Wrong!


Lyrics submitted by flashflatliner, edited by nolimit24, paskel

"Family System" as written by Joseph Loeffler Samuel Loeffler

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +1
    General Comment*What a man's gotta learn to hate
    BKirbs34on August 13, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentActually, I just got the CD. Several parts on this are wrong:

    "had this plan we'd never quit" should read "Endless pain we'll never quit. / The fight within that pride's begun." "When a man's gotta be" should say "What a man's got he'll learn to hate." Finally, the second verse should be "Forget the time I said I would / Replace it with I never will / Beyond the facts held in your face / Ignore the facts beyond your nose." Finally, the little couplet there should be different, but it's 3:24am and I don't wanna go out to the car.
    bizarreon March 13, 2003   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is about a dysfunctional family.

    The verses are pretty self-explanatory, and the "What a man's got he'll learn to hate" is talking about how they were blessed with a family, but they started to resent it.

    "Wrong!" is an argument back and forth.
    paskelon December 05, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is one of my favourites, its got a great sound and the lyrics are meaningfull and alot of people could relate to them as its about a family breaking up.
    HiJinXon September 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"What a man's gotta learn to hate."

    Fucking awesome.
    bizarreon March 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*What A Man Has Got He'll Learn To Hate
    No1Specialon April 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*What A Man Has Got He'll Learn To Hate
    No1Specialon April 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy bad... I didn't read Bizarre's second post... -_-
    No1Specialon April 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song to me is about a family splitting up, and all you can do about it is grow up, and in this case grow up wrong! parents dont care what becomes of the child anymore its only about oneself!
    preskooldropouton May 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCorrect Lyrics:

    I'm tired of your open mouth
    Crawling inside my skin
    Endless pain, we never quit
    The fight within that prides begun
    Saying it's too late
    What a man's got he'll learn to hate
    Forget the time I said I would
    Replace that with I never will
    Beyond the facts held in your face
    Ignore the facts beyond your nose
    Saying it's too late
    What a man's got he'll learn to hate
    Grow up
    Now without meaning
    No response, no revealing
    Just grow up
    Wrong
    reck_666on September 26, 2004   Link

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