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Keep drinking coffee, stare me down across the table
While I look outside
So many things I'd say if only I were able
But I just keep quiet and count the cars that pass by

You've got opinions man
We're all entitled to 'em
But I never asked
So let me thank you for your time
And try not to waste any more of mine
Get out of here fast

I hate to break it to you babe
But I'm not drowning
There's no one here to save

Who cares if you disagree
You are not me
Who made you king of anything
So you dare tell me who to be
Who died and made you king of anything

You sound so innocent
All full of good intent
Swear you know best
But you expect me to
Jump up on board with you
And ride off into your delusional sunset

I'm not the one who's lost
With no direction, oh
But you'll never see
You're so busy making maps
With my name on them in all caps
You got the talking down
Just not the listening

Who cares if you disagree
You are not me
Who made you king of anything
So you dare tell me who to be
Who died and made you king of anything

All my life I've tried
To make everybody happy while I
Just hurt and hide
Waiting for someone to tell me it's my turn to decide

Who cares if you disagree
You are not me
Who made you king of anything
So you dare tell me who to be
Who died and made you king of anything

Who cares if you disagree
You are not me
Who made you king of anything
So you dare tell me who to be
Who died and made you king of anything

Lemme hold your crown, babe
Oh, oh



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    UnregisteredDec 30, 2013 at 5:04 pm
    The song is about struggling to be the person you want to be and not the person someone says you are. I like this song so much because I had this happen to me. A boy in my fourth grade class spread a rumor that I was gay. I started out with his friends then everyone else. To this day I am still struggling to get rid of the rumor.
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    UnregisteredDec 13, 2013 at 7:03 pm
    This song is a pep song for anyone who has ever experienced having someone in their life (parent, frenemy, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc) in their life that has labeled them as someone with no direction in their life and thinks they have all the answers for them. This song is message to tell the person who thinks they have the answers really don't and need to focus on their own. For the person who conitunes to be misunderstood by these kinds of people, this is a message to tell you to stand up for yourself. Don't be afraid to follow your dreams and go by what you believe in.
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    UnregisteredDec 12, 2013 at 7:36 pm
    I believe this song is about a young woman in a relationship with a controlling partner who is only interested in telling her how to act, talk, dress, what friends she should keep... Etc and she is tired of it all she just wanna do her, she wants him to stop the the talking for once and listen to what she has to say one in a while. And to be honest some of us if not most can relate to the some both male and female and i believe that when and if we find ourselves in that situation playing this song to your partner will help... Well it works for me.
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    Coleen Francisco RafaelSep 12, 2013 at 9:19 am
    This song is intended for ego centric men who doesnt allow other opinion.... like the line of the song "ALL YOU DO is talking and not listening"...hahaha.... ..... Ego centric....
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    UnregisteredSep 5, 2012 at 1:43 am
    This song is about a father controlling his daughter through his opinions and unsolicited advise, over concerns and telling her what to do with her life. Obvious with "all my life ive tried to make everybody happy while i hurt and hide... " she better do what he says or she will never hear the end of it. I've made a personal identification with this song sadly.

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