Just Like You

Album: Three Days Grace (2004)
Charted: 55
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Songfacts®:

  • This song sounds like it might be about an overbearing parent or authority figure. On some of their tour dates opening for Evanescence in 2004, lead singer Adam Gontier introduced the song by saying, "This song is about someone trying to change you, until you say, 'Hey, f--k off and leave me alone!'"

Comments: 17

  • A Mistake Upon This World from In Your MindI was listening to this with my dad and we had to figure this out so i looked it up thank you people
  • Keith from South CarolinaIt is not "some" parents. It is ALL parents who mold you. ALL the ideas in your head spawned from them and theirs. But then one day you realize what you believe is stupid. This song reminds me of that realization.
  • Brandon from Chesterland, United KingdomThis song reminds me of how some stupid, angry, messed up parents expect their offspring to be just like them.
  • Aaron from Peterborough, Oni think that this song is about adams father because if you have seen the music video i hate everything about you, there is a boy that gets beat by his dad, and his gf or a girl that he likes is with another guy and maybe she tried to change him too.
  • Joanna from Scotland, United KingdomThis reminds me so much of my older sister. She keeps trying to make me into every other, as Adam says, fake, senseless and stupid teenager in my school. I want to be myself and I don't care what people think of me for it. This is for everyone reading these comments - your life is yours, don't let it be someone else's. You live for you, not for your parents or siblings or whatever.
  • Roach from Nowhere, GermanyIt reminds me of the idiots at school that try to be the coolest and hate everyone who doesn't wear that mask made of expensive cloths and mobile phones. I will never be like them, because they are just ... Mean. Angry. Fake. Stupid. Cold. Ruthless. Weak. And senseless of course ^^
  • Katie from Princeton, WvThis song reminds me of how I'm turning into my dad. My parents aren't trying to mold me into them, but everyone says I'm exactly like him. I hate him.

    Also, I love Three Days Grace.
  • Jenn from Chicago, IlThis is just you've loved to make you parents hear. Because it's so true! ADam hit the nail on this song.
  • Becca from Hell, Lai love this song.i was really close with someone and she turned into what this song is and it helps me get through this. i will not turn into her.
  • Amy from Nunyabiz, AlI agree with Jailene. parents suck. but this song so rox!!
  • Justin from Ft. Luaderdale, Fl"Don't Conform. Don't Let People walk all over you. Take off the mask and be yourself." That's what this song and video tell me.
  • Jailene from K-town, WaYay for this freakin song! This song always reminded me of my parents, who are always trying to mold me to be exactly like they are...all I can say is there is no way in h*** that's gonna happen. Your life is yours and you should be able to live it on your own, to mess up on your own, not be pushed everywhere by you parents or other authority figures. These lyrics hold huge amounts of meaning for me...<3!
  • Kassandra from Edmonton, CanadaI love this song, I can really relate to the lyrics.
  • Helen from Columbus, OhI love this song... I definately can relate to the lyrics. There's so many people that are like what the lyrics describe and I don't want to be anything like them...
  • J from Norfolk, Vai think that this song is just like "Numb",Linkin Park.It's about someone like your parents trying 2 make you just like them.
  • Ciara from Leander, Txi think this sont is about how we should be like someone even if they want us to be. that we should be our ownself and let no one change that that what i think.
    ~Ciara~
  • Jeevan from Brampton, CanadaThree Days Grace is so cool! I like their CD a lot. Even a song on a soundtrack: Are You Ready?
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