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Sick Of It All lyrics

Album: Built To Last [1997]

Tracks14
 01  Good Lookin' Out
 02  Built To Last
 03  Closer
 04  One Step Ahead
 05  Us Vs. Them
 06  Laughingstock
 07  Don't Follow
 08  Nice
 09  Busted
 10  Burn 'em Down
 11  End The Era
 12  Chip Away
 13  Too Late
 14  Jungle
all Sick Of It All lyrics



Good Lookin' Out
Thinking back on what we had
want to give in, want to give up
despair washes over you
where do you go, what will you do
your mind is racing in a million directions all at once
where will you turn
you're not in this alone
just look around, and you'll see
the answers right before your eyes
I'm here for you, and you for me
it's hard to open up, just try and you'll see

TRUE FRIENDS WILL ALWAYS BE THERE
thinking back on what we had
all those times we shared
all those times good and bad
our growing friendship has formed a bond

NEVER ENDING
you were there through it all, now it's my turn
there's no doubt, GOOD LOOKIN' OUT
when life's not fair

TRUE FRIENDS WILL ALWAYS BE THEREback to top
Built To Last
Invest time, invest life
invest it all, reinvent yourself
before you know it
your essence is renewed with something fresh

YOUR WILL, YOUR WAY

will earn respect in your day
let the glory sharpened knife
carve the future of your life
let's not praise the past, just a fact

BUILT TO LAST

old school or the new
doesn't mean a thing if your heart's not true
greedy ones faded fast, we're here

BUILT TO LAST

for the fun, not a fad
the love and the truth so powerful
work out the snags of the past
work out the snags that won't last
mistakes have finished my brothers
mistakes will guide all the others

YOUR WILL, YOUR WAY

might shape a better day
eradicate the stagnancy
eradicate it like disease
as we've seen around the world

WE WON'T GO AWAY

cause we'll always feel this way
WE'RE HERE TO STAY
and our impact will be felt
WE WON'T GO AWAY
if we feel it, we feel it
WE'RE HERE TO STAY
BUILT TO LASTback to top
Closer
sometimes I don't want to know
I don't want to know myself
sometimes I don't want to love
cause I don't feel it for myself

how can I improve on something
I don't know, so come closer
come closer, come closer, come closer
so I can drive you away
I'll manipulate the stupid game
with my own confusion
and I'll be bending all the fuckin' rules
with my own self doubt
and if I seem uncomfortable
do I seem uncomfortable
it's cause I am, my own mind
my peace is hard to find
secrecy in my mind
mysteries countless as the world outside
so come closer
drive you awayback to top
One Step Ahead
It's right, you know it
can't you see you're just fooling yourself
it's here, reveal it - all the feelings
just lead you to blow it
something special is undeniably
run of the mill
who is accepted, who to reject, who is neglected
who can make the choise
who is admitted, who is denied, who can discern
with the human eye
it's wrong, you know it
your gut should be telling you why
avoid it, discard it
avoid it, put it aside, NOW
so who is accepted, who to reject
who is neglected
who can make the choice
who is admitted, who is denied
who can discern
filled with human error
elusive answers stay just ONE STEP AHEAD
useless effort, always ONE STEP AHEAD
think about it
the more you learn, the less you know
the more you learn, the less you know

YOU KNOW

the more you look, the less you find
the more you look, the less YOU FIND
who can say they're satisfied
who can say they've found the answers
elusive answers stay just ONE STEP AHEADback to top
Us Vs. Them
All roads lead the same direction
we all see eye to eye
won't stand for a bad connection
we came to keep things tight
prove this, prove that
proving is nothing
let's all just be ourselves
focused with the right aggression
turn to each other for help
people merge on state of mind from all
different walks of life
don't need any more stupid division
don't need to feel uptight

BROTHER - I'll always look out for you
if I feel it back
SISTER - we'll brave the outside world
off the beaten track

WHEN IT'S US VERSUS THEM
YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON ME
WHEN IT'S US VERSUS THEM
IT'S A GLOBAL UNITY

open the extended family
the family is growing fast
friendship will transcend the borders
the world is shrinking fast
cities merge on state of mind
there's nothing wrong with that
don't need any more stupid division
don't fall for their trap

BROTHER - I'll always look out for you
If I feel it back
SISTER - we'll brave the outside world
off the beaten track

WHEN IT'S US VERSUS THEM
YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON ME
WHEN IT'S US VERSUS THEM
IT'S A GLOBAL UNITYback to top
Laughingstock
You set the standard for everyone
the standard to avoid
and yet you're hogging the spotlight again
and everyone is annoyed
your affectations are obvious
the trends so easily seen
another martyr is nailed to the swatch
the fantasy is obscene
you're a prop, you're a prop
you're a fuckin' laughingstock
you're a prop, you're a prop
this charade has got to stop
got to stop, got to stop, got to stop
so go out and let them know
who's the big man of the show
who's the piss-ant livin' large
who's the no-one takin' charge
will you be seen in the scene
does your rep still come up squeaky clean
will you be seen in the scene that hates you
mocks you, mocks you, they're mocking you
at the top, at the top, laughingstock is at the top
at the top, at the top, number one
he's got the spot
shit list, shit list, tops the list, so go out
and let them know
who's the big man of the show
who's the piss-ant livin' large
who's the nothing takin' charge
will you be seen in the scene
does your rep still come up squeaky clean
will you be seen in the scene that hates you
mocks you, mocks you, they always mock you
you're a prop, you're a prop
LAUGHINGSTOCK
gets no props, gets no props
LAUGHINGSTOCK
got to stop, got to stop, GOT TO STOPback to top
Don't Follow
Thought enters your mind, something of a find
too bad it's really trite and unoriginal
this poor sap just wants to fit
and couldn't give a shit
if his actions stand
for compromise
wakes up, realizes too late
has to accept the fate of being
the target to humiliate

givin' in control of your mind
givin' in control of your life
givin' in control of your mind
givin' in control, better watch out

you could be handing your whole shit away
bettter watch out
nothing unique, just a pale imitation

don't follow, don't follow
follow your instinct, follow what's right
don't fall for fashion, don't fall for hype
follow your viscera, follow your soul
don't let the powers that be have control

movements have the knack
to give you what you lack
too bad you joined the thought organization
once you find yourself involved
nothing's really solved
mind control can do just what you let it

givin' in control of your head
givin' in control of your heart
givin' in control of your head
givin' in control, better watch out

so much for cherishing what makes us different
just watch out
so much for cherishing what's so important

don't follow, don't follow
follow your instinct, follow what's right
don't fall for fashion, don't fall for hype
follow your viscera, follow your soul
don't let the powers that be in conrolback to top
Nice
Personality, suffer and enjoy it
civility, most annoying habit
isn't what I want, can't be what I want
eating at me, it's eating at me

patience is a thorn in my side
another thorn in my side
feelings bottled up inside
ready to suffer the considiration

another test, I grit my teeth and stand it
try to ignore the most annoying habits
isn't who I am, can't be who I am
feel my decay, I feel my decay

patience is a thorn in my side
another thorn in my side
feelings bottled up inside
ready to suffer the consideration

NICE, NICE
patience is a fuckin' thorn in my side
NICE, NICE
tolerance will stab at me
but it's nice
worn down, jerked around
patience wears thin, painful stabbing
stabbing stabbingback to top
Busted
Can somebody tell me why
truth is such a fuckin' lie
close my heart and turn it out
I'm disgusted
so far gone and out of reach
they kick you in the fuckin' teeth
all I wanna know is why
you're all busted
you can't pressure me
when will you see the walls that are closing in
you wanna take, take, take 'till you have it all
CAN'T TRUST IT
your busted ass
CAN'T TRUST IT
who's the one to suffer now
you're the one who showed me how
put yourself on the ropes
THERE'S NO BREAKSback to top
Burn 'em Down
At a crossroads in your life
at a point to make a decision
do you play the game for monetary gain
or do you follow a code of ethics
having to deal with some
with the charm of a snake that speaks
with a forked tongue
they'll keep a casual bond to use you later on
disconnect yourself and get away
burn your bridges and don't look back

BURN 'EM DOWN, BURN 'EM DOWN, BURN 'EM DOWN
GONNA BURN IT

they don't know what it means
cause all they understand is their greed
they'll never know rewards of the soul
and something to set yourself free
think of moral wealth
you're the one who's got to live with yourself
you can't hide from the ties that bind
you've got to burn those bridges
and break those ties
burn those bridges and break those ties

BURN 'EM DOWN, BURN 'EM DOWN, BURN 'EM DOWN
you're the one who's got to live with yourself
you've got to BURN 'EM DOWN
BURN 'EM DOWN, BURN 'EM DOWN
BURN 'EM DOWN, GONNA BURN IT

the problem will arise
you've got to look deep down inside
you're the one's who's got to live with yourself
so can you smile for a price
will you stay with those who will only
drag you down, or do you cut the ties
stand up for yourself and
HOLD YOUR MORAL GROUND
do you stand with those who will only rip you off
or do you strike the match and don't look back

and let 'em burn, let 'em burn, burn 'em down
BURN 'EM DOWN, BURN 'EM DOWN
you're the one who's got to live with yourself
you've got to BURN 'EM DOWN
BURN 'EM DOWN, BURN 'EM DOWN
BURN 'EM DOWN, GONNA BURN ITback to top
End The Era
Should be the end of an era
an era of control
that keeps minds lost in their identity
the power that exists alone, should be finished
should be done
the suffocation can't go on
choke on the world while just staring at the sun
a spoon fed zombie can't be discerning one
never had the chance to be the thoughtful one
never had the chance to break from being numb
once and for all

END THE ERA - let it go
END THE ERA - of control
END THE ERA - turn it off

reach the ones who aren't lost
should be the end of an era
an era of monopoly
should be stripped of all authority
monopoly exists alone
should be buried
should be gone
a real effort never made
to get a special kind of look or thought or trait
the plain and obvious course is prearranged
the opportunity to take the simple path
without the knowledge that the straight-away
won't last, it just won't last

END THE ERA - let it go
END THE ERA - of control
END THE ERA - turn it off
reach the ones who aren't lost
LET IT GO, LET IT GO, TURN IT OFF
REACH THE ONES WHO AREN'T LOSTback to top
Chip Away
Ready to take on the world with
youthful anger and rage
armed with only innocence we stand
poised to make a change
blissfully naive we charge
leading in with the chin
reality steps right up and knocks
us down for an eight
we might never change the world

AT LEAST WE HAD OUR SAY
the wheels' been set in motion as we
SLOWLY CHIP AWAY

growing up not, not growing old
the feeling is still the same
over the years we've seen our peers
get jaded and turn away
the next generation's here
and we're ready to pick up the pace
side by side we wave the flag
of discontent in their face

we might never change the world
AT LEAST WE HAD OUR SAY
the wheels' been set in motion as we
SLOWLY CHIP AWAY - AWAY

but now's the time to make it right
we stand defiant - WE CAN'T BE SILENCED

we might never cahnge the world
at least we've had our say
with the power of expression
they can't take that away
we might never change the world
AT LEAST WE'VE HAD OUR SAY
the wheels' been set in motion as we
SLOWLY CHIP AWAY - AWAYback to top
Too Late
NO - I won't be silenced, I won't give in
NO - to the pressure of what's hip
NO - this simple lesson must be learned
NO - won't candy coat it, must be heard

burry your head, hoping it all goes away
living state of apathy
don't wanna know
don't wanna hear what goes on
can't ignore there's something wrong

NO - don't have time for fantasies
NO - can't escape reality
NO - won't shut my eyes, won't look away
NO - from the truth and the pain

bury your head, hoping it all goes away
living state of apathy
don't wanna know
don't wanna hear what goes on
can't ignore there's something wrong
you close your eyes, try to deny
you look away to shut it all out

WE'LL DEFY - the candy coated lies
CAN'T ACCEPT - pretending it's fine
CAN'T SURVIVE - with blinders on our eyes
SEEK THE TRUTH - reach the sublime
WE'LL DEFY - the candy coated lies
CAN'T ACCEPT - pretending it's fine
open up your eyes
IT'S TOO LATE

see what's goin' on and recognize IT'S TOO LATE
time is running out, it's running out
IT'S TOO LATE
take a stand and see what it's about
IT'S TOO LATEback to top
Jungle
Cities of money, dried up, no longer running
palace corroded, condemned like all the
people that were captive in the trouble that
doubled the self destructive jungle
never had the chance to rise above and
see what's on the other side
what's the use to put trust in another man
what's the use to put trust in another's hand
when the trust has been erased
and the gate just slams right in your fuckin' face
life's games - hard to play
what's given, is often just taken away
burned out of the game
we let all our evil just guide the way
misdirected energy intimidates authority as
planned working for solutions
and whoever's not part of it
is part of the problem
fat cats and police
the wolves tear at the sheep
colors are shown
loyalty blown
the wolves tear at their brothers and sisters
and slaughter upon slaughter wil act as fertilizer
it feeds the weeds
a symbol of resilience to tyranny

WORKING FOR SOLUTIONSback to top
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