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P.O.D.: Youth of the Nation Meaning

Youth of the Nation Lyrics

Last day of the rest of my life
I wish I would've known
Cause I didn't kiss my mama goodbye

I didn't tell her that I loved her and how much I care
Or thank my pops for all the talks
And all the wisdom he shared

Unaware, I just did...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    #1 top rated interpretation:
    meggz2007
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    Jun 19th 2007 report

    "Call me blind but I didn't see it coming
    Everybody was running but I couldnt hear nothing
    Except Gunblast
    It happened so fast
    I didn't really know this kid though I sit by him in class
    Maybe this kid was reaching out for love
    Or maybe for a moment he forgot who he was
    Or maybe this kid just wanted to be hugged
    Whatever it was I know its because"

    THIS IS A PART OF THE FIRST VERSE - OBVIOUSLY ABOUT A SCHOOL SHOOTING. IT STATES CLEARLY THAT THE KID WHO DID THE SHOOTING WAS INVISIBLE - BY EVERYONE. AND THE WAY THE KID GOT ATTENTION ENDED IN TRAGEDY.

    "She might act kind of proud with no respect for herself
    She finds love in all the wrong places
    The same situations just different faces
    Changed up her pace since her daddy left her
    Too bad he never told she deserved much better"

    EVER HERE THE SAYING "A GIRL LOOKS FOR A MAN LIKE HER FATHER". NO MATTER WHAT - A FATHER'S ROLE IN HIS DAUGHTER'S LIFE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ROLE - HE HELPS SHAPE WHAT SHE LOOKS FOR IN A MAN. IF HE IS ABSENT, SHE LOOKS "LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES", HE ISN'T THERE TO TEACH HER RESPECT FOR HERSELF AND WHAT SHE SHOULD GET FROM A MAN.

    Johnny boy always played the fool
    He broke all the rules so you would think he was cool
    He was never really one of the guys no matter how hard he tried
    Often thought of suicide
    Its kind of hard when you aint got no friends
    He put his life to an end they might remember him then
    You cross the line and there's no turning back
    Told the world how he felt with the sound of a gat"

    KIDS THESE DAYS ARE CRUEL TO ONE ANOTHER. THEY BELITTLE OTHERS TO THE POINT THAT THAT KID FEELS LIKE THERE IS NOTHING LEFT TO DO - BUT TO KILL THEMSELVES - THEN PEOPLE "MIGHT REMEMBER HIM THEN".

    "We are we are, the youth of the nation
    We are we are, youth of the nation
    We are we are, the youth of the nation
    We are we are, youth of the nation

    Whos to blame for the life that tradgedies claim
    No matter what you say it don't take away the pain that I feel inside
    Im tired of all the lies
    Don't nobody know why
    Its the blind leading the blind"

    THIS IS THE COURSE AND LAST VERSE - THE STRONGEST OF THE ENTIRE SONG. IN THE ABOVE 3 VERSES THE WRITER WROTE ABOUT TRUE THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON WITH THE YOUTH OF TODAY. SOCIETY HAS MOLDED WHAT WE SHOULD THINK IS "COOL" AND "UNCOOL". LISTEN TO THE SONG, AND LET THE COURSE RUN TOGETHER, DON'T LISTEN TO THE WORDS AS SINGLE WORDS, LISTEN TO IT AS "YOUTHOFANATION"...IT SOUNDS LIKE "EUTHANASIA"...WHICH IS ANOTHER WORD FOR ASSISTED SUICIDE. AS A NATION WE HELP THE PROBLEMS ARISE WITH OUR YOUTH. WE AS A NATION ARE KILLING OUR YOUTH.

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jun 19th 2007 report

    "Everybody was running but I couldnt hear nothing
    Except Gunblast
    It happened so fast
    I didn't really know this kid though I sit by him in class
    Maybe this kid was reaching out for love
    Or maybe for a moment he forgot who he was
    Or maybe this kid just wanted to be hugged
    Whatever it was I know its because"

    THIS A PART OF THE FIRST VERSE - OBVIOUSLY IT'S TALKING ABOUT A SCHOOL SHOOTING, AND IT SHOWS CLEARLY HOW SOME KIDS THESE DAYS ARE SO OVER LOOKED BY EVERYONE THAT THEY FEEL INVISIBLE - AND WHAT SOME DO IN THE END TO REMOVE THAT FEELING IS TRAGIC.

  3. 3TOP RATED

    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Oct 18th 2008 report

    This song is not specifically about the Columbine shootings, it was inspired by the March 5, 2001 shootings at Santana High School in Santee, California when the group were on their way to record their album but were stuck in traffic from what happened.

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 27th 2019 report

    Its about school gun crime child exploition and bulling and teenager sudcide this help me when I was a teenager its spooke so much words and it relates to me in a big way with most 2nd lyics I was a realy messed up/depressed kid who had a bad start of life this song made me see im not alone.

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 19th 2018 report

    It's about teen shooting, child rapes and teen suicide. This song reminds of my teenage years and how anger I felt even now. This song helps as still searching for answers still feel social alienated by society and still feel loneliness, so this song remind of everything I hate of life.

  6. anonymous
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    Dec 4th 2017 report

    I'm going to disease Reed fucks
    Redeem meme meme rite in da adssssss

  7. anonymous
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    May 27th 2012 report

    the song youth or the nation is about how we should help thoes who attemped and want to comit suicide

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  8. anonymous
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    Apr 16th 2012 report

    we need to change how we act to people. we should be kinder to one another and I think the writer of the song was saying this is what our youth is like and we need to change it because it is really WRONG!!

  9. anonymous
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    Mar 6th 2011 report

    "She might act kind of proud with no respect for herself
    She finds love in all the wrong places
    The same situations just different faces
    Changed up her pace since her daddy left her
    Too bad he never told she deserved much better"

    boys use her for sexual pleasures, convincing her that that's what love is. she resorted to the wrong crowd because her father left her.

  10. anonymous
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    Oct 15th 2008 report

    Its mainly about Columbine but also about other school shootings and how those who died didn't get to say goodbye to their loved ones.

  11. worldfest
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    Jan 15th 2008 report

    The tragedy/reality of our generation...

  12. meggz2007
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    Jun 19th 2007 report

    "Call me blind but I didn't see it coming
    Everybody was running but I couldnt hear nothing
    Except Gunblast
    It happened so fast
    I didn't really know this kid though I sit by him in class
    Maybe this kid was reaching out for love
    Or maybe for a moment he forgot who he was
    Or maybe this kid just wanted to be hugged
    Whatever it was I know its because"

    THIS IS A PART OF THE FIRST VERSE - OBVIOUSLY ABOUT A SCHOO SHOOTING. IT STATES CLEARLY THAT THE KID WHO DID THE SHOOTING WAS INVISIBLE - BY EVERYONE. AND THE WAY THE KID GOT ATTENTION ENDED IN TRAGEDY.

    "She might act kind of proud with no respect for herself
    She finds love in all the wrong places
    The same situations just different faces
    Changed up her pace since her daddy left her
    Too bad he never told she deserved much better"

    EVER HERE THE SAYING "A GIRL LOOKS FOR A MAN LIKE HER FATHER". NO MATTER WHAT - A FATHER'S ROLE IN HIS DAUGHTER'S LIFE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ROLE - HE HELPS SHAPE WHAT SHE LOOKS FOR IN A MAN. IF HE IS ABSENT, SHE LOOKS "LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES".

    Johnny boy always played the fool
    He broke all the rules so you would think he was cool
    He was never really one of the guys no matter how hard he tried
    Often thought of suicide
    Its kind of hard when you aint got no friends
    He put his life to an end they might remember him then
    You cross the line and there's no turning back
    Told the world how he felt with the sound of a gat"

    KIDS THESE DAYS ARE CRUEL TO ONE ANOTHER. THE BELITTLE OTHERS TO THE POINT THAT THAT KID FEELS LIKE THERE IS NOTHING LEFT TO DO - BUT TO KILL THEMSELVES - THEN PEOPLE "MIGHT REMEMBER HIM THEN".


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