This shows how people don't want to be what others want them to be, particularly kids with their parents. Most parents want their kids to be like them, and the kids are against it. This song puts that into perspective, looking at it from the child's point of view: "Don't tell me who I should be. And don't try to tell me what's right for me. Don't try to say what to do. I don't wanna waste my time and watch you fade away."
"When you have a dream, you want to follow it," lead singer Pierre Bouvier
, who wrote the song with drummer Chuck Comeau, told MTV. "A lot of people will try to bring you down and intimidate you. But you have to shut them out."
The song could also apply to Simple Plan's critics.
Craig - Guildford, England