Six years ago, a very hot summer night, ave a with friends hanging tight
No future, no goals, and no destiny, hanging on the corner
For the world to see
Some friends drunk, some friends high
Laughing talking shit as the people walked by
The air was tense and muggy as fuck, lower east side running amuck

Guilty by association, judged by who I know
Can't keep all my friends out of trouble
When they got no place to go

Me drug free in the midst of it all
Crazy fucking summer hanging out with madball
People got their ass kicked, people got hurt
But I was accepted for all it was worth
Bad reputations are hard to live down
I'm not guilty for who I hang around

Sometimes I felt like an outcast, trying to talk my friends out of trouble
Tried to be a positive role model, but I got caught up in the rumble
We had ideas scribbled on walls, six years later, our destiny calls
Living our lives, some of us in bands
Touring the world, but we know where we stand
'Cause when we play shows together or just hanging out
We're still the same fellas, still all tight, young till we die
And ready to fight for what's right
As I look back now on that summer vacation
I realize, I'll always be guilty by association

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Guilty by Association Lyrics as written by Russell Alan Pistachio Adam Blake

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    General Commenti love this song, it's pretty self explanatory, how people are judged by who they hang out with, and even if you arent doing something and your friends are, people label you as guilty just by association. But eventually that peer pressure kicks in...i dunno, thats just what i think of the song.
    rimzilwaveon August 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe dudes rock, and they kick live. Great song!!!
    bucktown514on April 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is mi fave h20 song,, the guys are awesome and the music efing ruyles,, well there's mi 2 cents,, bibi
    LulusXeon June 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThese guys totally rock...I saw one of their shows while they were on tour with Sum 41, and they're a HELL OF A LOT BETTER than Sum 41. THEY TOTALLY ROCK LIVE!! Can't wait to see another one of their shows.
    billabong_punkon August 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely my favourite song by H2O. A great anthem for teenage angst, when we feel that we are always clumped together. That is, judged by our friends more so than who we are.
    sokornyon May 26, 2015   Link
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    General CommentThis song definitely deserves a lot more comments than it currently has!!
    sokornyon May 26, 2015   Link

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