In my opinion, this is one of the best songs they ever did...a lo of people seem to think that The Offspring never does anything seroious-but that's only because they only listen to what they hear on the radio, and when they DO buy the CD it's only for the song they heard on the radio. This song has a lot of meaning, and so do many of their other ones.

All I want

Ya ya ya ya ya
Day after day your home life's a wreck
The powers that be just breathe down your neck
You get no respect, you get no release
You gotta speak up and yell out your peace

~Chorus~
So back off your rules, back off your jive
Cuz I'm sick of not livin' to stay alive
Leave me alone, not askin a lot
I don't wanna be controlled
That's all I want, that's all I want, that's all I want, that's all I want
Ya ya ya ya ya

How many times is it gonna take
Till someone around you hears what you say?
You've tried bein' cool, you feel like a lie
You've played by their rules, now it's their turn to try

~Chorus~

I've said it before
I'll say it again
If you could just listen then it might make sense

~Chorus~

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