Radical Song Lyrics by the Goo Goo Dolls
As part of the 2003 FFP birthday celebration,
fans shared what they consider to be political statements
in Goo songs. Unfortunately, we didn't keep track of who each
comment is from! Sorry!
it only takes a second to
make a change that's gonna last.
(up, up, up)
Yeah I got caught in the ruse of the world
It's just a promise no one ever keeps
And now it's changing while we sleep
And no one can see
(truth is a whisper)
'Cause all we are is what we're told and most
of that's been
lies, it's like a made for TV movie and I just blew my line.
(On The Lie)
Now you're a supermarket punk rock television
Out on the scene
Yeah I bit down now there's no hand to feed
And all the beautiful images lining your walls
Pop radio screaming down the halls
Now you think you've found something real
When it's all about money and the things that you need
Live a big lie and they all believe
Now I just find that somehow obscene.
(What a Scene)
the world is still sleeping while I keep on
dreaming for me... their words are just whipers and lies that
I'll never believe
(Jim's Theme from Treasure Planet)
Don't worry bout today
And the words that you said
Shake the world from your head Least for a while
Seems to me it could be a political statement because you're
not gonna worry about the fucked up stuff happening to the
country or the dumb shit the prez said, just try to forget
long enough to make you happy.....
You're naked inside your fear
You can't take back all those years
The shots in the dark from empty guns
Are never heard by anyone
Never heard by anyone
Could be political because you are afraid of fighting in this
war that you don't believe in, war isn't gonna solve all the
years that were messed up and led to the war, people are shooting,
but you are oblivious as to why....
Cry, don't cry out loud
Gotta bear your cross but never dream too loud
And you're tied, tied to the next time
You realize your crimes
Probably not meant to be a political song, however this
lyric can be interpreted in such a way... You can 'cry' or
be anti-war, but you cant let too many people know, at least
not the pro-war ones, you can believe what you want, but don't
expect that anything is going to change, unless you make a
stand, but you can't make a stand because you are tied by
the damn republican government to fight their war for them,
you know fighting the war is wrong, but they have you whipped....
Here's a letter from the real world...
(String of Lies)
To me this means people should be more pro-active in their
lives and their place in the world and be less idealistic.
This lyric to me can be interpreted on many levels -- personal
relationships, work, volunteering, making government policies.
Broadway is dark tonight...
To me this lyric means anything that was once full of
life and is now in decline. John sings about Buffalo in this
song but it applies to my hometown, too. With a city's dececline
economically comes decline culture, educational programs,
and ultimately the human spirit.
Up yours, stop your whine...
Stop bitching about your life becuase there are people
who are worse of than you. Americans can sometimes be so self-centered
that they ignore their fellow Americans in trouble.