Teenage
Unwritten Law Lyrics


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Time's rollin' forward
I'm gettin' bored
Layin' on my back
I'm losin' track
Shifting patterns
And nothin' matters
Cause there's no one here
I've lost my fear

Well I've got no place left to hide
I'm runnin' out of time
Moving slowly
The walls are closing
In on me
I can not see
Appearing fine, well
That's all a lie
Cause I'm not alright

Extinct inside
I'm runnin' out of time
My mother says I'm fine
A teenage suicide
No place to hide
Well I've got no place left to hide
No place to hide
Well I'm runnin' out of time
No place to hide
Ya, I've got no place left to hide




No place to hide
A teenage suicide

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "Teenage Suicide" by Unwritten Law speak to feelings of boredom, hopelessness, and isolation that can lead to thoughts of self-harm or suicide. The singer is feeling disconnected from the world around him, and despite appearances, he is not doing well. He is losing track of time and feeling like nothing matters, with no one around to help him through his struggles. The walls are closing in and he can't see a way out. He is "extinct inside", meaning that he feels dead inside and disconnected from his own emotions.


Despite these feelings, his mother tells him that he is fine, which only adds to his sense of isolation and desperation. The repeated refrain of "I've got no place left to hide" suggests that he feels trapped and unable to escape his problems. The song ends with the repeated line "a teenage suicide", emphasizing the seriousness of what the singer is going through.


Overall, the lyrics to "Teenage Suicide" are a raw and honest depiction of the struggles that many young people face when dealing with depression, anxiety, and other mental health challenges. The song serves as a reminder of the importance of reaching out for help and support when dealing with these difficult issues.


Line by Line Meaning

Time's rollin' forward
The time is moving forward and it is making the person feel restless.


I'm gettin' bored
The person is getting bored with their life and their current situation.


Layin' on my back
The person is lying down and feeling helpless.


I'm losin' track
The person is losing track of time and events going on around them.


Shifting patterns
Things are constantly changing around the person and they can't keep up.


And nothin' matters
The person has lost interest in everything around them and nothing seems to have any value.


Cause there's no one here
The person feels isolated and alone in their situation.


I've lost my fear
The person has lost their fear of death or any consequences of their actions.


Well I've got no place left to hide
The person feels like they have nowhere to go to escape their problems.


I'm runnin' out of time
The person feels like time is running out to fix their problems or to find a way out.


Moving slowly
The person feels like they are moving slowly through life and not making any progress.


The walls are closing
The person feels like their problems are closing in on them and suffocating them.


In on me
The person feels like they are trapped and cannot escape their problems.


I can not see
The person feels like they cannot see a way out of their situation.


Appearing fine, well
The person may appear to others like they are doing okay, but internally they are struggling.


That's all a lie
The person is not actually doing okay, and their facade is just a lie.


Cause I'm not alright
The person is not okay and is struggling internally.


Extinct inside
The person feels like a part of them is dying or has already died.


My mother says I'm fine
Even though the person is struggling, their mother believes they are okay and doesn't realize the severity of the situation.


A teenage suicide
The person is a teenager and is contemplating suicide as a way out of their situation.


No place to hide
The person feels like they have nowhere to hide from their problems or the world around them.




Lyrics © Capitol CMG Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: ROBERT BREWER, ROBERT W. BREWER, SCOTT RUSSO, SCOTT DOUGLAS VICTOR RUSSO, STEVEN MORRIS, STEVEN ADAM MORRIS, WADE YOUMAN, WADE T. YOUMAN

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@lucasbasile7269

Time's rollin' forward
I'm gettin' bored
Layin' on my back
I'm losin' track
Shifting patterns
And nothin' matters
Cause there's no one here
And I've lost my fear

Well I've got no place left to hide
And I'm runnin' out of time
Moving slowly
The walls are closing in on me
I can not see
Appearing fine, well
That's all a lie
Cause I'm not alright
Extinct inside

And I'm runnin' out of time
My mother says I'm fine
A teenage suicide
Yeah!

No place to hide
Well I've got no place left to hide
No place to hide
Well I'm runnin' out of time
No place to hide
Ya, I've got no place left to hide
No place to hide
My teenage suicide



All comments from YouTube:

@jessicav.1277

Such a good song lyrics are so real.. Fact of the day: The kid in the video is now in the band.. love it. OG's

@EM455

Those were the times man <3 music, tv, society, friendship...none of it will ever be the same...sorry for the nostalgia but it is heart-felt

@lucasbasile7269

Time's rollin' forward
I'm gettin' bored
Layin' on my back
I'm losin' track
Shifting patterns
And nothin' matters
Cause there's no one here
And I've lost my fear

Well I've got no place left to hide
And I'm runnin' out of time
Moving slowly
The walls are closing in on me
I can not see
Appearing fine, well
That's all a lie
Cause I'm not alright
Extinct inside

And I'm runnin' out of time
My mother says I'm fine
A teenage suicide
Yeah!

No place to hide
Well I've got no place left to hide
No place to hide
Well I'm runnin' out of time
No place to hide
Ya, I've got no place left to hide
No place to hide
My teenage suicide

@simoncharpentier2405

Ultimate 90s skate punk classic. It's so perfect!!!

@asstastik2011

i love turning it up and letting it blast in my head, it really helps when im depressed. this song blocks out the rest of the world for a couple minutes, then ,back to reality. FML

@adamfavell106

Takes me back to my teens every time, love it

@Sherlock709

One of the most Underated bands ever!!

@OneNewHope

I first heard this song in middle school and now I will no longer be a teenager within a week... Honestly guys, time flies. If you think your life sucks right now, don't worry. Life goes quick and soon you will be reminiscing about the shitty days you are living now.

@MelyssaAKASkittlez

Anyone else notice the harmonic at every 4th note in the opening? OH, what a pitch that grinds into my inner ear!

@antoniomarkinhos2472

Essa música quanto mais o tempo passa, mais eu ouço ela !
Fodaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa !

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