Music Monday, Middle School Jams: “The Anthem” by Good Charlotte

Hosted by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek

Middle school, the awkward years. Naturally, I have to share a few of my favorite middle school songs every once and awhile. I have to remember that horrible time in my life where I embarrassed myself regularly. It’ll keep me humble.

ANYWAY, like many tweens in the early 2000’s, I loved bands like Good Charlotte, The All American Rejects, and Simple Plan. Embarrassing? A little. And don’t worry, I had their posters on my wall, along with a closet door decorated in cutouts from Teen People and J14. It was an odd mixture of pink frills and pop punk. Yeah, I was a walking contradiction.

But honestly, I still sing along with this song. It’s pretty catchy.

  • Song: “The Anthem”
  • Performed by: Good Charlotte
  • Album: The Young and the Hopeless (2002)
Its a new day
But it all feels old.
Its 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 want to be like you.
I don’t want to do the things you do.
I’m never gonna hear the words you say
Cause I don’t ever wanna.
I don’t ever want to be.
You don’t want to be just like you
What I’m sayin’ is this is the anthem
Throw all your hands up
You. don’t want to be you
Go to college, a university
Get a real job, that’s what they said 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 want to be like them
Do you really want to be another trend
Do you want to be part of that crowd.
Cause I don’t ever wanna.
I don’t ever want to be you
Don’t wanna be just like you
What I’m saying is
This is the Anthem
Throw all your hands
You. Don’t wanna be you.
Shake it once that’s fine
Shake it twice that’s okay
Shake it three time you’re playin’ with yourself again
You
Don’t want to be just like you
This is the anthem throw all your hands up
Now that you feel me, sing if you’re with me
You, don’t want to be just like you
This is the anthem throw all your hands up
Now that you feel me, sing if you’re with me
Another loser anthem [Repeat x4]

 

 

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