American rock band

Hoobastank is an American rock band formed in 1994 in Agoura Hills, California. Current members include singer Doug Robb, guitarist Dan Estrin, drummer Chris Hesse, and bassist Jesse Charland.

Song lyrics


All songs written by Dan Estrin and Doug Robb, except as noted.

  • I will dedicate
    And sacrifice my everything for just a second's worth
    Of how my story's ending
    And I wish I could know if the directions that I take
    And all the choices that I make won't end up all for nothing.
  • Show me what it's for
    Make me understand it
    I've been crawling in the dark looking for the answer
    Is there something more than what I've been handed?
    I've been crawling in the dark looking for the answer.
    Help me carry on.
    • Crawling in the Dark
  • I wanted to be just like you,
    So perfect, so untouchable.
    Now you want me to be with you,
    Someone who used to have it all.
  • Did you know me?
    Or were you too preoccupied
    With playing king in your small kingdom?
    And now the real world
    Has stripped you of your royalty;
    and from your kingdom you're evicted.
    • Remember Me
  • I don't want you to give it all up
    And leave your own life collecting dust.
    And I don't want you to feel sorry for me;
    You never gave us a chance to be.
    And I don't need you to be by my side
    To tell me that everything's alright.
    I just wanted you to tell me the truth;
    You know I'd do that for you.
  • Whenever I step outside, somebody claims to see the light.
    It seems to me that all of us have lost our patience.
    'Cause everyone thinks they're right, and nobody thinks that there just might
    Be more than one road to our final destination.
  • I've done everything as you say.
    I've followed your rules without question.
    I thought it would help me see things clearly,
    But instead of helping me to see,
    I look around and it's like I'm blinded.
  • I'm not a perfect person,
    There's many things I wish I didn't do.
    But I continue learning.
    I never meant to do those things to you.
    And so I have to say before I go
    That I just want you to know

    I've found a reason for me
    To change who I used to be;
    A reason to start over new,
    and the reason is you.

  • I've found a reason to show
    A side of me you didn't know,
    A reason for all that I do,
    And the reason is you.
    • The Reason
  • There's a pain that sleeps inside.
    It sleeps with just one eye.
    And awakens the moment that you're near.
    Though I try to look away,
    The pain it still remains,
    Only leaving when you're next to me.
  • With eyes closed tightly,
    I march so blindly.
    Pretending everything's fine,
    'Cause you're there to keep me in line.
    I don't want your guidance,
    I'll break my silence.
    So sick of asking and being denied and now I realize.
  • It seems so obvious
    There's something up with us.
    I smell the feeling
    From across the room.
    So can I ask you this?
    Not to be forward, miss,
    But I think I'll kill myself
    If I never know...

    What do I have to do
    To get inside of you?
    To get inside of you?
    'Cause I love the way you move,
    When I'm inside of you.
    When I'm inside of you...

  • If I were you
    Holding the world right in my hands,
    The first thing I'd do
    Is thank the stars for all that I have,
    If I were you.
  • I have been patiently waiting in line
    Watching everyone passing me by.
    And I can't seem to figure out
    When's it going to be my turn?
  • So close, yet so far;
    It’s tearing me apart.
    What I would do to be there with you.
    So close, yet so far;
    It’s tearing me apart.
    What I would do to be back with you.
  • It's too late to try and work it out
    There's no way to turn this thing around.
    It's all there in the letter that I found.
    I've memorized it line for line;
    Too bad the letter isn't mine...
    • The Letter written by Chris Hesse, Daniel Estrin, Doug Robb
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