Young, Dumb, and Stung

Album: Say Anything (2009)
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  • Vocalist Max Bemis (From Alternative Press): "This song was written as I was finishing up the record. I felt like we needed an anthem to define the place I have been brought to and define the sense of self-preservation and self-worth. It talks about a sense of fighting against the people who try to put me down, not necessarily being angry and confrontational against the world. I think this song is a healthy version of 'Hate Everyone' in which this anger is actually being channeled for the greater good and not blindly thrown out there for anyone who walks by. It's about being proud of who you are and angry at anyone who would try to rob you of that. I felt like this was an important component to the record because a lot of Say Anything songs are very self-conscious and questioning. I needed a song that said, 'Screw you. This is who I am and who I will be for the rest of my life.' This is that song. It's important for anyone who likes our band to have this song. It's unapologetic."

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