New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Click the blue-colored lyrics to read explanations.
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

Welcome to a brand new generation.
You don't know, so let me help you understand,
You see, you try to build yourself a reputation,
So you can prove to everyone
That you're the man, yeah.
So why is it us that make you feel so helpless? ooh
You better get it out while you still can (while you still can).
'Cause when those lights go on around you ,
And nobody gives a damn.
You're gonna wish that you had taken our advice, that's right.

I've been down, in and out,
Now I can't keep my face off a cover.
That ain't what it's about,
You still have so much left to learn.
(Hey, hey, hey)

Congratulations (congratulations).
They say you're the man (they say you're the man).
Congratulations (congratulations).
You see I do what you can't (see I do what you can't).
And until they go and take my name off of the shelves (guess what?)
We're gonna give you hell!
Get 'em, Matty

They try to do it like me,
But they do it all wrong.
I'll pass the torch when someone better comes along (Yeah right)
Congratulations to every label that ever turned me down,
Me and my top 20 record aren't too worried about it now
I hope this lesson taught is a lesson learned,
Now go and bury your head while me and Kellin rule the world!

Congratulations (congratulations).
They say you're the man (yes, I am).
Congratulations (congratulations).
You see I do what you can't (see I do what you can't).
And until they go and take my name off of the shelves,
Congratulations (congratulations, congratulations)

(Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey,
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey)
Let's give them hell!

Could you please give us the spotlight?
'Cause I have something to say,
You may not like the subject,
But I'll say this anyway.
We're so sick of all this so-called,
Shitty music that you play,
So could you please do us a favor
Stay the fuck out of our way!

Congratulations (congratulations).
They say you're the man (they say you're the man).
Congratulations (congratulations).
You see I do what you can't (you see I do what you can't, oh).
And until they go and take my name off of the shelves, oh
Please, 'cause I need to make more room for myself, oh, is that good?

Lyrics taken from

Correct | Due to the difficulties with automatic merging of existing explanations and users' corrections we've disabled this function for a while. If you've found any mistake, use "Report" form. Sorry for the inconvience. Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeaningsPost my meaning

  • e
    Emma StefkoJun 5, 2013 at 9:53 pm
    From a different perspective, from what little I know of the artists themselves as people, I think they're making fun of big artists these days, rather than boasting about themselves.
  • m
    Michayla WisserJul 28, 2013 at 2:15 am
    I saw Sleeping With Sirens at Warped Tour, and he said this song is about not giving a fuck what anyone says. Haha I love this song :3 It was amazing in concert with both of them.
  • s
    silenceinqJul 2, 2013 at 1:35 am
    o - O bro it's suppose to be a joke. They aren't full of them selves. lol. You gotta be more aware of kellin's joking side bro.
  • j
    Jeff WayeJun 10, 2013 at 9:15 pm
    yeah, if you look at their other stuff, at least Memphis May Fire's stuff, it's all fantastic lyrics and inspirational stuff, the way i see it, this is kinda like saying all the people who said that I wouldn't make it and that you're not worth my time, i didn't need you and look where i am now, great lyrics
  • j
    Jenna Diane RagsdaleJun 24, 2013 at 2:44 pm
    ummm how is this conceited? they're making fun of other big artists that think they're everything when they're really not rather than boasting about themselves...that's conceited how? <3 love matty & Kellin <3.

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    Min 50 words
    Not bad

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.