The Offspring-The Meaning Of life

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pre-chorus
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chorus
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riff
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lyrics

on the way 
trying to get where i'd like to stay
i'm always feeling steered away 
by someone trying to tell me
what to say and do
i don't want it
i gotta go find my own way
i gotta go make my own mistakes 
sorry man for feeling
feeling the way i do

oh yeah, oh yeah
open wide and they'll shove in
their meaning of life
oh yeah, oh yeah
but not for me i'll do it on my own
oh yeah, oh yeah
open wide and swallow their meaning of life
i can't make it work your way
thanks but no thanks

by the way
i know your path has been tried and so
it may seem like the way to go
me, i'd rather be found 
trying something new
and the bottom line 
in all of this seems to say
there's no right and wrong way
sorry if i don't feel like 
living the way you do