Leader of Men

Album: The State (2000)
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  • Tell your friends not to think aloud
    Until they swallow
    Whisper things into my brain
    Your voice sounds so hollow

    I am not a leader of men
    Since I prefer to follow
    Do you think I could have a drink
    Since it's so hard to swallow
    So hard to swallow

    So turn the television off
    And I will sing a song
    And if you suddenly have the urge
    You can sing along

    I touch your hand, I touch your face
    I think the fruit is rotten
    Give me lessons on how to breathe
    Cause I think I've forgotten
    I think I've forgotten

    One day, up to a cliff
    That overlooks the water
    I jumped in to save a girl
    It was somebody's daughter
    And now the ring is on my hand
    It was given to me by her
    To this day we all sit around
    And dream of ways to get higher
    To get much higher

    Tell your friends not to think aloud
    Until they swallow
    Whisper things into my brain
    Your voice sounds so hollow

    I am not a leader of men
    Since I prefer to follow
    Do you think I could have a drink
    Since it's so hard to swallow
    So hard to swallow Writer/s: Chad Kroeger, Ryan Anthony Peake, Ryan Peake
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 9

  • Mike from Matawan, NjMaybe this is a song about overcoming foot fungus, ever think of that Ross? Huh? Huh?
  • Shannon from Lynchburg, VaThis was the only Nickelback song I ever thought worthy of the hype they get. Way overrated band.
  • Unknown from Sunderland, EnglandChad Kroeger says this song is about tripping on shrooms, well most of it. The line about swallowing before speaking is saying that what you think in your head sounds better than what you say out loud. Nickelback <3.
  • Kara from Cadillac, MiAwesome song. Guitarists scream for a good lead though. Or just make up their own. Rob.
  • Tom from England, United Stateswhen i first heard this song i went and bought the album and i believe the true song that got nickelback noticed was either " old enough" or "detangler"
  • Mikey from Ashtabula, Ohi think this song is in fact about chad's experiences but if you look into the lyrics it can also be a song about life. You are a follower, living a passive life until something big happens (saving someone) and then everything changes. But in all reality, you are trapped b/c you find yourself following the old you around.
  • Ross from Bellingham, WaIts not about foot fungus, its about over coming obstacles in life. it may sound insane but look at the lyrics closley, especially the swallowing part, and breathing part.
  • Nick from Paramus, NjI heard it was about foot fungus(just what I heard)
  • Fgjdfgjdsfgj from Halifax, Canadathats a stupid comment about the canadian radio policy "making room" for then seeing as to the fact that there are so many canadian artists and the radio policy can hardly make you sucessful
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