Dear mother,
This is just survival.
Cannot promise your children everything,
But you would lie so they can sleep tonight.
Defeat tasted nothing like you said.
Still 22 days left till the end of the world.
My legacy was making you a man
For a justice I could not change.
This is one voice not to forget;
"Fight every fight like you can win;
An iron fisted champion,
An iron willed fuck up."

Can anybody tell me why God won't speak to me?
Why Jesus never called on me to part the fucking seas?
Why death is easier than living?
You can be almost anything
When you're on your fucking knees.
Not today,
Not my son,
Not my family,
Not while walking is still honest,
And you haven't given up on me.

Dear shithead,
This isn't happening;
The sky is really falling,
The paint's all made of lead,
There's asbestos in the walls,
Hell's come over to rip off the doors
To the privileged mansion.
Do you want to love and feel it?
You can look but you can't taste it.
You can reach but you'll never have it.
We are untouchable;
Untouchable is something to be.

Can anybody tell me why God won't speak to me?
Why Jesus never called on me to part the fucking seas?
Why death is easier than living?
You can be almost anything
When you're on your fucking knees.
Not today,
Not my son,
Not my family,
Not while walking is still honest,
And you haven't given up on me,
And you haven't given up on me,
And you haven't forgotten me...


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  • +4
    Song Meaning

    Why didn't you guys do what i did? Just ask Tom what the song is about.....

    "I wrote the song right after moving out of my Mom's. I was realizing that a lot of things she had warned me about in life where in fact true." -Tom Gabel.

    Proof is in this thread:

    absolutepunk.net/showthread.php

    AlexCoronaon June 15, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    This song has NOTHING to do with religion. NOTHING! Just because it says "God" and "Jesus" doesn't mean that's what the whole song is about, no matter how hard you try to bend the meaning to fit your own personal preferences.

    This song is about life going down hill/being in a desperate situation, but still having the integrity to not give in and sell out.

    eric321on February 01, 2010   Link
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    Dear mother, This is just survival! Can't promise your children everything, but you won't lie so they can sleep tonight. Defeat tasted nothing like you said. 22 days left till the end of the world.

    My legacy was making you a man for a justice i could not change this one voice not to forget, "Fight every fight like you can win. An iron-fisted champion, an iron-willed fuck up."

    Can anybody tell me why God won't speak to me, Why Jesus never called on me to part the fucking seas? Why death is easier than living: you can be almost anything when you're on your fucking knees. not today not my son, not my family not while walking is still honest and you haven't given up on me

    ...Dear Shithead, this isn't happening The sky is really falling. The paint's all made of lead. There's asbestos in the walls. Hell's coming to rip off the doors to your priveliged heaven.

    Do you want to love and feel it? You can look but you can't taste it. You can reach but you'll never have it. We are untouchable, untouchable is something to be.

    Can anybody tell me why God won't speak to me, Why Jesus never called on me to part the fucking seas? Why death is easier than living: you can be almost anything when you're on your fucking knees. not today not my son, not my family not while walking is still honest and you haven't given up on me.

    Moxanot69Halibuton December 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    ANYWAY,

    this song is good.

    sexin77on June 21, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    The song is about pride.

    Waterproofon August 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    best against me! song ever

    iLoveSavesTheDayon May 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Good lord, Against Me! is soo good.

    RSMithwhaton June 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    The single best thing to happen to music since the Beatles.

    aliveWhileStillDeadon August 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    there is no band that can scream lyrics more powerfully and with more meaning behind them than against me! you just can't beat this.

    fugazifatheadon August 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    fuck yeah! Against Me! is rocknroll!

    SlidiousMeon August 24, 2002   Link

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