Ok, so this is what we have so far.
Underclass Hero is Fat Lip revamed. Why do I say this?
Notice not the similarity of lyrics, but rather the ideaology behind each song.
I dont want to waste my time
Become aother casualty of society.
Ill never fall in line
Become another victim of your conformity
And back down.
Well I won’t be caught living in a dead end job
Afraid to a government content cause
No sense against them
We’re here to represent
And stare right in the face of the establishment.
Well because we're doing fine
And we don't need to be told
That we're doing fine
Cause we won't give you control
And we don't need anything from you
Cause we'll be just fine
And we won't be bought and sold
Just like you
Underclass Hero is a much more politically driven song than Fat Lip, however both songs pretty much deal with giving the bird to groups of people set over others: The government and adults placed in positions over children.
Both Underclass's and Fat Lip's music videos could easily be confused by one another. Both feature the band playing amoung a crowd of rowdy adolecents, although Underclass features a fire and the fact it was filmed at "night."
Speaking of the Devil is a blatent rip off of the Rolling Stones Sympathy for the Devil, a much better and well crafted song.
Here is Sum 41's Speaking of lyrics
I've seen many a face
From young and too old
I've stolen their faith and I have broken their souls
Was here before Christ had forgave you your sins
And paid your price and sealed your fate within
Days have come to an end
Today's the day that we meet again
The self inflicted inebriation guilt never lies
Now here are the Rolling Stone's lyrics
Ive been around for a long, long year
Stole many a mans soul and faith
And I was round when jesus christ
Had his moment of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that pilate
Just call me lucifer
cause Im in need of some restraint
So if you meet me
Have some courtesy
Have some sympathy, and some taste
Use all your well-learned politesse
Or Ill lay your soul to waste, um yeah
March of the Dogs opens with a spoken bit in AM mono...or whatever it's called, and is a politically driven song. Sound familer? It should. Holiday by Green Day does the exact same thing, although it does not open with the spoken.
Here is a line from Holiday that makes me wonder exactly where from Deryk (sp?) got his inspiration.
Hear the dogs howling out of key
To a hymn called "Faith and Misery" (Hey!)
And bleed, the company lost the war today
Plus we have Best of Me sounding like Hoobastank and Dear Father like Blink-182.
Good job Sum 41.