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Good Charlotte The Anthem Lyrics

Last updated: 06/24/2013 07:37:03 PM

Good Charlotte - The Anthem Lyrics
(Yeah, here we go)
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

At 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
Oh 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 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 wanna be like them, do you really wanna be another
Do you wanna be part of that crowd?
'cause I don't ever wanna, I don't ever wanna be

You...don't wanna be just like you
Oh 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
never lose your anthem(whoa-oh)
never lose your anthem (whoa-oh)
never lose your anthem (whoa-oh)
never lose your anthem

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GC IS THE BOMB | Reviewer: Abby Jones | 6/24/13

This song is so awesome!!! It reflects who i am as a person and as a student attending a school. The "popular" crowds try to make me change or ignore me but i don't want to like them. So this song is the perfect song that reflects my opinion since i don't have a voice in the student crowd. Thanx GC for writing songs that reflects us!!!!!


First, I just wanna say that GC never called themselves punk. Even Joel said in one interview and the person that said Jesus didn't save himself on the cross, he didn't cuz he was dying for our sins!!!! Why would you go mentioning that?? Gawsshh!!! Anyways, THIS SONG IS AWESOME!!!! I dedicate this to all the stuck up popular chicks at my school who think they're all that and thinking that they are 'THE' trend and make people wanna be like them. WELL I DON'T WANNA BE JUST LIKE YOU AND I'M NEVER GONNA HEAR THE WORDS YOU SAY!!!! I wanna perform this song to my whole year so they get the message I'm sending cuz just be you and you don't have to be like everyone else to impress and be a trend JUST BE YOU!!! Why be like them when you were born to stand out?? OH YEAHHH GOOD CHARLOTTE THANKS FOR HAVING THE MOST AWESOMEST SONGS THAT I CAN RELATE TOO!!!! First time I heard this song I was TOTALLY blown away!!!! Without this song I may have turned into one of them and be insecure and shit. BUT YEAH TOTALLY AWESOME!!!! DON'T WANNA BE JUST LIKE YOU!!!!

You Americans make me laugh! | Reviewer: Jack | 6/1/11

Haha love the way you American bitches have a go at each other because someone else has a different opinion. Anonymous going on about him knowing what punk is! Haha you know shit mate. Leave Paige alone, she's saying what she thinks. GC aren't exactly true punk, they're pop punk. The true punk bands didn't go on about daily problems. They sang about anything they could think of to offend. The sex pistols, the clash, the ramones. They are true punk, but that stuff is all gone now.

rebel inme | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/9/11

GC are pritty awsome in my opinion. The best thing about them is their uniqueness as compared to the music atm ots all the same but peeps like GC,Nivarna,foo fighters, the red hot chilly peppers,go audio,eminem,queen,def lepard,pink floyd and all the way through to peeps like baz luthman really break or broken the mold other time and people dont expect the norm.

GC | Reviewer: V | 3/30/11

Well, GC DOES have a few songs written about religion. They're not necessarily sending a message along the lines of 'Praise God, Follow My Religion!' but they're just about what the band believes.
Although I'm not Christian or anything, I support GC for writing about what THEY want. =)
And, GC sure helps ME out when I'm feeling low.
I've been listening to this group since I was a kid, and although I'm not fond of their newest albums, I still love their old material, and I'll stand by them through it all. ^^
<3 GC <3

Opinions... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/24/11

Okay first of all Punk music has sort of lost its touch but that's only because once they sign that record deal and start doing concerts they sort of sign away their "True Punk" style but in escence are still punk just "filtered punk". Second I would like to say no matter what if they are true punk or not they ARE still good and this is a great song, also in the past we have seen groups like Nirvana and Green Day who have been big even after they lose that "true punk" feeling but they still do well. Lastly music is supposed to appeal to a mood your like listening to rap if your just pist off at the world or just want to vibe but what ever it is, music appeals to people in different ways so if you feel a song doesn't make you happy when it does to others then please keep your comments to yourself and keep on listening to what you like!

i call it pop punk | Reviewer: tomas | 2/6/11

i call this music pop punk
i finded this band in a list of pop punk bands
i just use a site ( and there i use the option:similar artists
type in the artist or band and you will find many other bands like the one you took

best pop punk is blink 182!!!

If only... | Reviewer: | 11/29/10

If only they didn't call themselves "punk" or their music "punk", then they'd be that much better. I like GC, but I just wish they wouldn't call their music or themselves punk (or any other stereotype). But GC still has good music.

Okay dudes | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/29/10

I enjoy some of GC's music, but this isn't punk. All thats left of real punk is pretty much underground. Leftover Crack, Against All Authority, Turbonegro, and Anti Flag are pretty much it. The Casualties are close, but if you take 5 hours to get your hair done you aren't punk rock, fuck off. As for christian rock, blow it out your ass. Jesus Christ couldn't even save himself you fucking faggots.

Confused? | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/10/10

I'm pretty sure "true punk" died a while ago. And I always thought they were about NOT being mainstream and commercialized... which is basically what GC has become- a watered down version of punk. Still very good, but for different reasons.

I can't believe... | Reviewer: singwhatyoucan'tsay | 4/24/10

...that I used to be obsessed with this band. I read somewhere that this song was written for depressed teens so they feel better about their lives. I suppose I would count as a "depressed" teen, but this song does NOT make me feel better about my life. When I'm in a bad mood, I put on one of my Nightwish albums and turn up the bass. That band's music, not this song, is what makes me feel better about myself.

Punk vs. Christian Rock | Reviewer: pocky | 3/31/10

ok then.... punk and christian rock are 2 different things. punk doesn't to have swearing in it, and christian rock talks about god, christ, and worship. i like both genres so, every one has their own opinion! so, yeah! XD

Paige is fucking dumb | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/23/10

Wow are u fucking stupid good charlotte definatly not christian rock as anonymous stated below they are true puck u dont need fuck , shit,or damn in every line for it to be damn i mean fuck ur dumb plus listen to the misfits they are punk and theres very lil cursing so fuck wright off thank you

WHAT IT'S PUNK | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/24/10

listen paige girl or whatever, G.C. is NOT, i repeat NOT N-O-T christian rock that stuff is S-H-I-T, they are not cookie cutter, listen to my bloody valentine you idiot, they are so punk. punk is about daily problems, truth and loss, and coping crap that would F-U-C-K UP YOUR HEAD if you really knew what it was so don't talk about stuff you don't know about unlike me, I KNOW!

RAISE ALL YOUR HANDS UP | Reviewer: Ernist | 6/11/09

this is an awsome song, i grew up listening to good charlotte and got back into them last year when i went back into all rock music and dug out my old cd collections good charlotte is a awsome band its one of the first things I play to my mates when im getting them into rock music