Youth Of The Nation Lyrics - P.O.D.

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Last day of the rest of my life
I wish I would have known cause I'd have kissed my momma good-bye
I didn't tell her that I loved her; how much I cared
Or thank my pops for all the talks and all the wisdom he shared
Unaware I just did what I always do
Everyday the same routine before I skate off to school
But who knew that this day wasn't like the rest
Instead of taking the test I took two to the chest

Call me blind but I didn't see it coming
And everybody was runnin
But I couldn't hear nothin, except
Gun blast, it happened so fast
I didn't really know this kid though I sat by him in class
Maybe this kid was reachin out for love or
Maybe for a moment he forgot who he was or
Maybe this kid just wanted to be hugged
Whatever it was I know it's because

We are, we are, [we are] the youth of the nation
We are, we are, [we are] the youth of the nation
We are, we are, [we are] the youth of the nation
We are, we are, [we are] the youth of the nation

Little Suzie, she was only twelve
She was given the world with every chance to excel
Hang with the boys and hear the stories they tell
She might act kinda proud but no respect for herself

She finds love in all the wrong places
The same situations just different faces
Changed up her pace since her daddy left her
Too bad he never told her she deserved much better

Johnny boy he always played the fool
He broke all the rules so you would think he was cool
He was never really one of the guys
No matter how hard he tried
Often thought of suicide
It's kinda hard when you ain't got no friends
He put his life to an end they might remember him then
You cross a line and there is no turning back
He told the world how he felt with the sound of a gat

We are, we are, [we are] the youth of the nation
We are, we are, [we are] the youth of the nation
We are, we are, [we are] the youth of the nation
We are, we are, [we are] the youth of the nation

Who's to blame for the life that tragedies claim
No matter what you say it don't take away the pain
That I feel inside, I'm tired of all the lies
Don't nobody know why
It's the blind leadin' the blind
Guess that's the way that the story goes
Will it ever make sense somebody's gotta know
There's gotta be more to life than this
There's got to be more to everything
I thought exists

We are, we are... the youth of the nation
We are, we are... the youth of the nation
We are, we are [we are, we are] the youth of the nation
We are, we are [we are, we are] the youth of the nation
We are, we are [we are, we are] the youth of the nation [the youth of the nation]
We are, we are [we are, we are] the youth of the nation [the youth of the nation]
We are, we are [we are, we are] the youth of the nation [the youth of the nation]
We are, we are [we are, we are] the youth of the nation [the youth of the nation]
We are [the youth of the nation]
We are [the youth of the nation]
We are [the youth of the nation]
We are...

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great lyrics | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/5/12

I've always liked the sound of this song, but the lyrics always choke me up when I listen to them. Especially the line about wishing he had told his Mom that he loved her. So sad and moving. Amazing song.

sad. | Reviewer: Cass | 1/3/12

I knew a kid who was bullied and was a bully. The year I transfered out of that school, this boy brought a gun to my old school and was talking to his friends about it. He had a list of people along with the gun in his backpack. Im greatful he never got the chance to use it due to people turning him in. He ended up getting help and becoming a much happier person. That same year just a month or two after that incident, we had a kid walking around my new school with bug guns (Idk what they were) and duffle bags full of more guns plus ammo. I was in the restroom at the time hiding from other student who were bullying me actually when I heard over the intercom that there was a code red (which in that school meant shooter). I paniced and stayed in there the rest of the day. I had no idea who it was or even what happened to him. I do know that this person didnt get a chance to hurt anyone either. It saddens me that people would go to this extreme to get revenge and/or attention. I understand hurt and pain, I would never wish death on anyone though. Sure I still hold plenty of grudges, but that wont make me do anything harmful.

tlk it | Reviewer: katgirl825 | 12/24/11

Im emo n i did attempt suicide at one time because of some stupid junk goin with the fam. but lik this song is awesome cause its showin ppl how suicide aint the only way out. like ppl dnt tke ur life cause of sumthin. get help n id lik to say thnks to Furb, thnks man 4 helpin som1 find a way out ur an amazing person

suicide isn't that simple | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/20/11

You don't kill yourself becouse what other think of you. You can love yourself more than you love anyone and have a lot of friends but when you wanna kill yourself your not afraid to die, at all. it doesn't have to be like "I'm so sad I wanna kill myself so every one notice me" some times you just don't se a reason to live. like, it doesn't matter... And the only reason you stay alive is becouse you don't wanna hurt the people you love (like a mother or something) and ofc it's a very scary thing to do! I have always been the best at everything, I think I look really pretty and I'm always nice and smiling to everyone, I have friends who loves me and I can be happy. but my brain is far too big for me, I simply think too much so I can't handle it. A lot of people envy my life but still, it's not perfect. In my case it's me who has mind problems like needing perfection but never gets it and paranoia, beleiving every one is gonna kill me. Meaningful songs help me a lot. and the really good ones are written by people who feels the same. I always think: if I'm gonna kill myself it's gonna be when I'm happy and not in a fight with someone...

Why does no one get it? | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/19/11

Man, this song really spells it out. People don't understand that when you have nothing and no one, then you feel that dying would be less painful then spending any more time alone and unwanted. It hurts. This song puts that into perspective. That kid next to you in class, the silent one with no friends that you completely ignore, just wants to feel wanted. He just wants someone there but no one gives him any mind. Just a face lost in the crowd. But to him, its more a face drowning in a sea of agony and self-loathing. Some seek revenge. They get so sick of being ignored, they decide to get attention and revenge in one fatal swoop. Yeah, they're doing it for attention, I admit it, but its a different kind of attention. If you ignore them, they'll give you reason to notice them. So, instead of just walking by as that kid gets his books dumped or takes a fist to the face for no reason, why don't you help him out. Be a friend. Give him a reason to live. That's the whole point that I get from the song.

Man It Hurts | Reviewer: Furb | 12/4/11

I'm suicidal or anything like that,but man..this song makes me wanna cry.I saw To Save A Life kinda recently,about a month ago,and got a random email from someone I didn't know.This person was thinking of suicide..really bad this case was,in my opinion.A friend of this anonymous person had walked into school one day, pulled out a gun,and shot themself.Apparently this friend's parents were getting a divorce and the friend's dad killed himself in front of his boy...Anyways,the email I got didn't sound desperate,but I felt that it was this person's last attempt at help,and so I spent two hours writing back an email to him,in which I included mention of the movie I named above.Well,I didn't get back an email until after about three weeks.I was in school and I felt the need to pull up my email.So I did,and the anonymous person had emailed me back saying that they'd watched the movie and that they felt I had saved them.This song reminds me of that person..(Yes I did learn the name of this person,but I don't feel I should share it with everyone.) If anyone needs to talk,about ANY problems they have, they can send me an email.I'll answer as soon as I can. 'Peace on Earth,Goodwill toward Men."

Reminds me of my past. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/1/11

Reminds me of the time I was that kid that took 2 to the chest. I got lucky. Always remember to tell the one you care about that you care about them. You never know when you might not be able to again.

Youth Of The Nation | Reviewer: Alexander | 10/12/11

This song isn't emo at all, this band is a Christian band. They aren't saying "look at me im gonna kill myself" its telling the world whats really going on and all that. I've listened to this song many times and realized how lucky i am. 20 miles away a kid came to his school killed his teacher with a pistol, and went home and killed his parents, the officers arrived and well it didn't end well with the youth. This song has changed me because i was one very suicidal, always in and out of hospitals, and all that stuff. I'm not saying this song has made me into the man i am today but it has made me feel not alone anymore.

Love this song | Reviewer: Austin | 1/22/11

Te lyrics of this song send a powerful message and Gould be taking seriously I go to a rather small highschool with only a couple hundred students......but I hear of shootings and suicides all the time due to modern technology such as facebook problems thi song I truly touching and is my favorite song

Youth of the nationn | Reviewer: Alyssa | 1/1/11

i think this song has a very great story to it. it talks about how people are in the world with thoughts of suicide and killing others because no one would like them or they got picked on alot. i think nobody could tell that people were gonna kill one another or themselves. this world is a very messed up place. teens should speak up about how they feel inside rather than taking it into there hands.

My Thoughts And Personal Experience | Reviewer: Sarad Thamia | 10/11/10

I went to high school in the late 90s. I was the first graduating class of the new mellenium. I went to school in a relatively 'nice' area of town. I saw more drug deals than I can count and there almost wasn't a day go by that I didn't know of someone(or suspected someone) that was carrying a gun to school. I finally got to the point where I carried a small pocket knife with me. Partly because of what I knew was going on at school and partly because I walked home alone through a series of alleys. I do know that schools shootings were actually rare(and still are as far as I know) but I still thought about it. It was almost impossible not to. Our school had a 'system' in place if someone came barging into the school with a gun but all the students knew what the 'code' was. And I never thought there plan was all that smart anyway. There would be the 'code' announced on the P.A. system and then the teachers would lock the classroom door, turn the lights off and have everyone huddle in a corner. It was like shooting fish in a barrel. My brother and I talk about how we would both be in class and think about what we would do in each class if something happened. When I should have been focusing on math I was thinking about how I was going to protect myself if someone broke into the school and started shooting. I had three classes on the second floor and I would have preffered to jump out the window than sit and hope a gunman would just pass by the classroom. It's a sad fact but that was the reality and it's not like I was the only teenager that felt that way. I was a sophmore when Columbine happened. I'd already lost two friends, one to an accidental shooting and one to suicide(that was hard to deal with because so many of us felt guilty for not seeing the signs) and I would lose too more before I was out of high school(one to a tragic accident. She was riding her bike and was hit by a car. The second was a 14 year-old girl who was brutally murdered, execution-style by drug dealers in a case of mistaken identity.) And I went to a good school. What was happening in the 'bad' schools was even worse. Now I don't know what it was like to be a teenager in the 80s so I don't know what kind of societal upheaval there was to deal with then but I do know what things were like in the late 90s. In the 80s you have the song 'Kids In America' by No Secrets. It's such an upbeat, feel good, having fun song. Then in the 90s you have 'Youth of the Nation.' I always loved 'Youth of the Nation.' The lyrics always spoke to me(as it did to SO many teens at the time.) I still get goosebumps listening to it. I just think it's so sad that things got to that point for America's youth. I can only pray that my children never have to face the same concerns when they go to school.

RE: Idiots | Reviewer: Justus | 9/28/10

This song seems emo, but it's actually got a hopeful message to it. As you might know, P.O.D.'s a Christian band and half their music is straight up worship and gospel music. This song is one of those where they subliminally put the Christian message in though, "Will it ever make sense? Somebody's gotta know. There's gotta be more to life than this. There's got to be more to everything I thought exists." So this song really ain't all that emo, it's actually quite hopeful and peaceful.

Idiots. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/27/10

Okay, first of all, in the entire history of my school, not one kid has brought a gun to kill others. I'm thinking that's an extremely rare occurance, instead they always kill themselves. And, honestly, I would give them the much-deserved Darwin Award. After all, they were dedicating their lives to what OTHERS thought of them, and look at the result. Why would they do that, unless they were idiots? I liked this song because of the music and the beat, but now I think it's kind of emo-ish. Too much of a suicidal and "hey, look at me, I want your attention!!" feel.

this is the...... | Reviewer: Alexa | 9/2/10

best ,heart breaking song in this world my little sister was listening to this song and cried saying why can the world just change and be better why cant it be better? i agree with her i think this world should have more peace ,hapiness and love my whole family has been doing better things for this world but not most familes have been doing anything at all
so why cant all ppl of this earth be better ??

if you love this song... | Reviewer: ella. | 8/25/10

If you love this song, if it means anything to you, watch the movie To Save A Life. this movie will literally change your life. I just watched it 5 minutes ago then listened to this song right after... it was crazy.
This song is amazing, and should be taken seriously. We can do something about all the hurt and pain in the world if we just make an effort to notice the people around us and listen to their silent screams for love !!!!

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