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Young and the Hopeless
Release date: 09.01.02

01 . A New Beginning
02 . The Anthem
03 . Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
04 . Wondering
05 . The Story of My Old Man
06 . Girls and Boys
07 . My Bloody Valentine
08 . Hold On
09 . Riot Girl
10 . Say Anything
11 . The Day That I Die
12 . The Young and The Hopeless
13 . Emotionaless
14 . Movin' On


A New Beginning

The Anthem

It's a new day
But it all feels old
It's a good life
That's what I'm told
But everything, it all just feels the same

And my high school
It felt more to me
Like a jail cell
A penitentiary
My time spent there, it only made me see

That I don't ever wanna be like you
I don't wanna do the things you do
I'm never gonna hear the words you say
And I don't ever wanna
I don't ever wanna be

You
Don't wanna be just like you
What I'm sayin' is
This is the anthem
Throw all your hands up
You
Don't wanna be you

"Go to college, a university, get a real job"
That's what they say to me
But I could never live the way they want
I'm gonna get by
And just do my time
Out of step while
They all get in line
I'm just a Minor Threat so pay no mind

Do you really wanna be like them?
Do you really wanna be another trend?
Do you wanna be part of their crowd?
Cause I don't ever wanna
I don't ever wanna be

You
Don't wanna be just like you
What I'm sayin' is
This is the anthem
Throw all your hands up
You
Don't wanna be you

Shake it once, that's fine
Shake it twice, that's okay
Shake it three times, you're playing with yourself again

You
Don't wanna be just like you
What I'm sayin' is
This is the anthem
Throw all your hands up
Y'all got to feel me, sing if you're with me
You
Don't wanna be just like you
(Just like you)
This is the anthem
Throw all your hands up
Y'all got to feel me, sing if you're with me

Another loser anthem
(Whoa-oh)
Another loser anthem
(Whoa-oh)
Another loser anthem
(Whoa-oh)


Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous

Always see it on TV
Or read it in magazines
Celebrities that want sympathy
All they do is piss and moan
Inside the Rolling Stone
Talkin' about how hard life can be

I'd like to see them spend a week
Livin' life out on the street
I don't think they would survive
If they could spend a day or two
Walking in someone else's shoes
I think they'd stumble and they'd fall, they would fall
(Fall)

Lifestyles of the rich and the famous
They're always complainin', always complainin'
If money is such a problem
Well they got mansions, think we should rob them

Did you know if you were famous you could kill your wife?
And there's no such thing as twenty-five-to-life
As long as you got the cash to pay for Cochren
Did you know if you were caught and you were smoking crack
McDonalds wouldn't even wanna take you back?
You could always just run for mayor of D.C.

I'd like to see them spend a week
Livin' life out on the street
I don't think they would survive
If they could spend a day or two
Walking in someone else's shoes
I think they'd stumble and they'd fall, they would fall

Lifestyles of the rich and the famous
They're always complainin', always complainin'
If money is such a problem
Well they got mansions, think we should rob them
(Rob them, rob them)

(They would fall, they would fall)

Lifestyles of the rich and the famous
They're always complainin', always complainin'
If money is such a problem
You got so many problems, think I could solve them

Lifestyles of the rich and the famous
We'll take your clothes, cash, cars, and homes
Just stop complainin'

Lifestyles of the rich and famous
Lifestyles of the rich and famous
Lifestyles of the rich and famous
Lifestyles of the rich and famous


Wondering

If you want me to wait
I would wait for you
If you want me to stay
I would stay right through
If you don't wanna say
Anything at all
I'm happy wondering

Go!

Yeah, yeah

Since I was a young man
I never was a frontman
I never had a plan and no security then
Ever since I met you
I never could forget you
I only get you right here next to me

Cuz everybody
(Whoa-oh-oh)
Needs someone that they can trust in
And you're somebody
(Whoa-oh-oh)
That I found just in time

If you want me to wait
I would wait for you
If you want me to stay
I would stay right through
If you don't wanna say
Anything at all
I'm happy wondering

Now my life is changing
It's always rearranging
Always gettin' stranger than I thought it ever could
Ever since I found you
I wanna be around you
I wanna get down to the point that I need you

Cuz everybody
(Whoa-oh-oh)
Needs someone that they can trust in
And you're somebody
(Whoa-oh-oh)
That I found just in time

If you want me to wait
I would wait for you
If you want me to stay
I would stay right through
If you don't wanna say
Anything at all
I'm happy wondering

Go!

Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah

Don't tell me
The bad news
Don't tell me anything at all
Just tell me
That you need me
And stay right here with me

If you want me to wait
I would wait for you
If you want me to stay
I would stay right through
If you don't wanna say
Anything at all
I'm happy wondering

If you want me to wait
I would wait for you
If you want me to stay
I would stay right through
If you don't wanna say
Anything at all
I'm happy wondering


The Story Of My Old Man

I don't know much about
Too much of my old man
I know he walked right out the door
We never saw him again
Last I heard he was at the bar
Doin' himself in
I know I got that same disease
I got stuck with that from him

This is the story of my old man
Just like his father before him
I'm tellin you do anything you can
So you don't end up just like them
Like them

Monday he woke up and hated life
Drank until Wednesday and left his wife
Thursday thru Saturday lost everything
Woke up on Sunday miserable again

I remember baseball games
And working on the car
Told me that he loved me
And that I would go far
Showed me how to work hard
And stick up for myself
I wish it wasn't hard
To listen to him tell it

This is the story of my old man
Just like his father before him
I'm tellin you do anything you can
So you don't end up just like them
Like them

Monday he woke up and hated life
Drank until Wednesday and left his wife
Thursday thru Saturday I lost everything
Woke up on Sunday miserable again
Again
Again
Ooh!

Someday he'll wish that he made things right
(Made things right)
long for his family and miss his wife
(Miss his wife)
Remember the days he had everything
(Everything)
Now he's alone and miserable again



Girls & Boys

Educated
With money
He's well dressed
Not funny
And not to say in
Most conversations
But he'll foot the bill in
Most situations
Cuz he pays for everything

Girls don't like boys, girls like cars and money
Boys will laugh at girls when they're not funny

Paper
Or plastic
Don't matter
She'll have it
Vacations
And shopping sprees
These are a few
Of her favorite things
She'll get what she wants
If she's willing to please
His type of girl
Always comes with a fee
Hey, now, there's nothing for free

Girls don't like boys, girls like cars and money
Boys will laugh at girls when they're not funny
And these girls like these boys
Like these boys like these girls
The girls with the bodies like boys with Ferrari's
Girls don't like boys, girls like cars and money

Let's go!
Eh, eh!

Girls don't like boys, girls like cars and money
Boys will laugh at girls when they're not funny
And these girls like these boys
Like these boys like these girls
The girls with the bodies like boys with Ferrari's
Girls don't like boys, girls like cars and money

All of these boys, yeah get all of these girls
Losing their souls in a material world
All of these boys, yeah get all of these girls
Losing their souls in a material world

All of these boys, yeah get all of these girls
Losing their souls in a material world
All of these boys, yeah get all of these girls
Losing their souls in a material world


My Bloody Valentine

Oh, my love
Please don't cry
I'll wash my bloody hands and
We'll start a new life

I ripped out
His throat
And called you on the telephone
To take off
My disguise
Just in time to hear you cry when you -

You mourn the death of your bloody valentine
The night he died
You mourn the death of your bloody valentine
One last time

Singin' -

Oh, my love
Please don't cry
I'll wash my bloody hands and
We'll start a new life
I don't know much at all
I don't know wrong from right
All I know is that I love you tonight

There was
Police and
Flashing lights
The rain came down so hard that night and the
Headlines read
A lover died
No tell-tale heart was left to find when you -

You mourn the death of your bloody valentine
The night he died
You mourn the death of your bloody valentine
One last time

Singin' -

Oh, my love
Please don't cry
I'll wash my bloody hands and
We'll start a new life
I don't know much at all
I don't know wrong from right
All I know is that I love you tonight

Tonight

He dropped you off, I followed him home
Then I, I stood outside his bedroom window
Standing over him, he begged me not to do
What I knew I had to do cuz I'm so in love with you

Oh, my love
Please don't cry
I'll wash my bloody hands and
We'll start a new life
I don't know much at all
I don't know wrong from right
All I know is that I love you tonight
Tonight


Hold On

This world
This world is cold
But you don't
You don't have to go
You're feeling sad, you're feeling lonely
And no one seems to care
You're mother's gone and your father hits you
This pain you cannot bear

But we all bleed the same way as you do
And we all have the same things to go through

Hold on if you feel like letting go
Hold on it gets better than you know

Your days
You say they're way too long
And your nights
You can't sleep at all
Hold on
And you're not sure what you're waiting for
But you don't want to no more
And you're not sure what you're looking for
But you don't want to no more

But we all bleed the same way as you do
And we all have the same things to go through

Hold on if you feel like letting go
Hold on it gets better than you know
Don't stop looking, you're one step closer
Don't stop searching, it's not over
Hold on

What are you looking for?
What are you waiting for?
Do you know what you're doing to me?
Go ahead
What are you waiting for?

Hold on if you feel like letting go
Hold on it gets better than you know
Don't stop looking, you're one step closer
Don't stop searching, it's not over
Hold on if you feel like letting go
Hold on it gets better than you know
Hold on


Riot Girl

She's got
Tattoos
And piercings
She like Minor Threat, she likes Social Distortion
My girl's
A hot girl
A hoodrat who needs an attitude adjustment

Christina, wouldn't wanna meet her
She hates you Britney, so you better run for cover
My girl's
A hot girl
A riot girl and she's angry at the world

Emergency, call 911
She's pissed off at everyone
Police, rescue, FBI
She wants a riot, she wants a riot

And everywhere we go she gets us thrown out constantly
But that's okay, cuz I know
I know, I know my baby would do anything for me
Yeah!

Christina, wouldn't wanna meet her
She hates you Britney, so you better run for cover
My girl's
A hot girl
A riot girl and she's takin' on the world, I said -

Emergency, call 911
She's pissed off at everyone
Police, rescue, FBI
She wants a riot, she wants a riot
She wants a riot, she wants a riot

Don't you know that all I really want is you?
Gotta know that all I really want it you

Emergency, call 911
She's pissed off at everyone
Police, rescue, FBI
She wants riot, she wants a riot

Emergency, call 911
She wants a riot, she wants a riot
Police, rescue, FBI
She wants a riot, she wants a riot



Say Anything

Here I am on
The phone again, and
Awkward silence is
On the other end
I used to know the sound
Of a smile in your voice
But right now
(Right now)
All I feel
(All I feel)
Is the pain of the fighting
Starting up again

All the things we talk about
You know they stay on my mind
On my mind
And all the things we laugh about
They'll bring us through it every time
After time after time

Don't say a word
I know you feel the same
Just give me a sign
Say anything, say anything
Please don't walk away
I know you wanna stay
Just give me a sign
Say anything, say anything

Some say that
Time changes
Best friends can
Become strangers
But I don't want that
No, not for you
If you just stay with me, we can make it through
Here we are again
The same old argument
And I'm wonderin'
If things'll ever change, yeah
When will you laugh again?
Laugh like you did back when?
We'd make noise til 3 a.m.
And the neighbors would complain

All the things we talk about
You know they stay on my mind
On my mind
And all the things we laugh about
They'll bring us through it every time
After time after time

Don't say a word
I know you feel the same
Just give me a sign
Say anything, say anything
Please don't walk away
I know you wanna stay
Just give me a sign
Say anything, say anything

I'm fallin'
I'm fallin'
I'm fallin' down
I'm fallin'
I'm fallin'
I'm fallin' down
Down, down, down

Don't say a word
I know you feel the same
Just give me a sign
Say anything, say anything
Please don't walk away
I know you wanna stay
If you'll just give me a sign
Say anything, say anything

Don't say a word
(Please don't leave)
I know you feel the same
Just give me a sign
Say anything, say anything
Please don't walk away
(Please don't leave)
I know you wanna stay
Just give me a sign
Say anything, say anything



The Day That I Die

One day I woke up
I woke up knowing
Today is the day I will die
Cashdogg was barking
Went to the park
And enjoyed that one last time
I called my mother
Told her I loved her
I begged her not to cry
I wrote her a letter
I said I'd miss her
And signed that goodbye

You know the happiest day of my life
I swear the happiest day of my life
Is the day that I die

Can you feel the cold tonight?
(The day that I died)
It sets in, but it's alright
(The day that I died)
Darkness falls, I'm letting go
(The day that I died)
All alone, but I feel fine
(The day that I died)

We took a drive and
We drove through DC
To see the places we lived
Our conversations
We talked of old friends
And all the things that we did
Summer nights
Drunken fights
Mistakes we made
Did we live it right?

You know the happiest day of my life
I swear the happiest day of my life
Is the day that I died

Can you feel the cold tonight?
(The day that I died)
It sets in, but it's alright
(The day that I died)
Darkness falls, I'm letting go
(The day that I died)
All alone but I feel just fine
(The day that I died)

You know the happiest day of my life
I swear the happiest day of my life
I know the happiest day of my life
Is the day that I died

Can you feel the cold tonight?
(The day that I died)
It sets, but it's alright
(The day that I died)
Darkness falls, I'm letting go
(The day that I died)
All alone, but I feel fine
(The day that I died)

Did I live it right?
I hope I lived it right
Did I live it right?
I know I lived it right
Did I live it right?
I hope I lived it right

Did I live it right?



The Young And Hopeless

Hard days make me, hard nights shape me
I dunno this song might save me
And I know I'm making something
Out of this life they call nothing
I take what I want, take what I need
They say it's wrong but it's right for me
I won't look down, won't say I'm sorry
I know that only god can judge me

And if I make it through today
Will tomorrow be the same
Am I just running in place
And if I stumble and I fall
Should I get up and carry on
Will it all just be the same

Cuz I'm young and I'm hopeless
I'm lost and I know this
I'm going nowhere fast that's what they say
I'm troublesome, I'm fallin'
I'm angry at my father
It's me against this world and I don't care
I don't care

And no one in this industry
Understands the life I lead
When I sing about my past
It's not a gimmick not an act
These critics and these trustfund kids
Try to tell me what punk is
But when I see them on the streets
They got nothin' to say

And if I make it through today
Will tomorrow be the same
Am I just running in place
And if I stumble and I fall
Should I get up and carry on
Will it all just be the same

Cuz I'm young and I'm hopeless
I'm lost and I know this
I'm going nowhere fast that's what they say
I'm troublesome I'm fallin'
I'm angry at my father
It's me against this world and I don't care
I don't care

Cuz I'm young and I'm hopeless
I'm lost and I know this
I'm going nowhere fast that's what they say
I'm troublesome I'm fallin'
I'm angry at my father
It's me against this world and I don't care
I don't care


Emotionless

Hey dad
I’m writing to you
Not to tell you, that I still hate you
Just to ask you
How you feel
And how we fell apart
How this fell apart

Are you happy out there in this great wide world?
Do you think about your sons?
Do you miss your little girl?
When you lay your head down
How do you sleep at night?
Do you even wonder if we’re alright?

But we’re all right
We’re all right

It’s been a long hard road without you by my side
Why weren’t you there all the nights that we cried
You broke my mother’s heart
You broke your children for life
It’s not okay
But we’re all right
I remember the days, you were a hero in my eyes
But those were just a long lost memory of mine
I spent so many years learning how to survive
Now, I’m writing just to let you know that I’m still alive

The days I spent so cold, so hungry
Were full of hate
I was so angry
Those scars run deep inside this tattooed body
There’s things I’ll take, to my grave
But I’m okay
I’m okay

It’s been a long hard road without you by my side
Why weren’t you there all the nights that we cried
You broke my mother’s heart
You broke your children for life
It’s not okay
But we’re all right
I remember the days, you were a hero in my eyes
But those were just a long lost memory of mine
Now, I’m writing just to let you know that I’m still alive
Yeah, I’m still alive

Sometimes
I forgive
Yeah and this time
I’ll admit
That I miss you, said I miss you

It’s been a long hard road without you by my side
Why weren’t you there all the nights that we cried
You broke my mother’s heart
You broke your children for life
It’s not okay
But we’re all right
I remember the days, you were a hero in my eyes
But those were just a long lost memory of mine
Now, I’m writing just to let you know that were still alive

And sometimes
I forgive
And this time
I’ll admit, that I miss you, miss you
Hey dad



Movin' On

When I think about my life
I wonder if I will survive
To live to see in 25 or will I just fall?
I call my friends, they just keep dying
People 'round me, always crying
In this place I like to call my home

Not everyone knows
But everybody goes to a better place
Not everybody knows
That everyone could be living their last days
But the hard times will come
And we'll keep moving on
We're moving on
Keep moving on

Life
Hope
Truth
Trust
Faith
Pride
Love
Lust

All make up the things we've lost
But things we've gained we'll take with us

And I'm so proud of these two hands
To make myself a better man
I wonder if I'll ever see the end of this
With all this rain it just keeps fallin'
On my head and now I'm calling
Out to someone else to help me
Make it through

Not everyone knows
But everybody goes to a better place
Not everyone knows
That everybody could be living their last days
But the hard times will come
And we'll keep moving on
We're moving on
Keep moving on

Life
Hope
Truth
Trust
Faith
Pride
Love
Lust

Pain
Hate
Lies
Kill
Laugh
Cry
Live
Die

Some friends become enemies
Some friends become your family
Make the best with what you're given
This ain't dyin', this is livin'

Said we're movin' on
And we got nothing to prove
To anyone
Cuz we'll get through
We're movin' on and on and on and on ...

Life
Hope
Truth
Trust
Faith
Pride
Love
Lust

Pain
Hate
Lies
Kill
Laugh
Cry
Live
Die

Some friends become enemies
Some friends become your family
Make the best with what you're given
This ain't dyin', this is livin'


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