No Peer Pressure

By Stephen M. Golden

Copyright © 22 December 1992

 

Someone asked me yesterday

how I hold up in my peer group.

Do I feel forced to go their way,

or do things I wouldnít otherwise do

I put my hands in the back of my designer Jeans.

I had to tell the poor soul I donít know what he means.

 

Chorus

Donít feel no peer pressure.

Iím as free as the wind and the weather.

Theyíll think Iím weird if I donít fit in,

That donít mean that itís peer pressure.

 

My friends and I were talkiní over lunch

íbout the things theyíd done in secret.

Then they asked me what Iíd ever done.

I couldnít think of anything to say next.

I knew they never would believe a lie.

Was I embarrassed for the sins I hadnít tried?

 

 

Chorus

Donít feel no peer pressure.

Iím as free as the wind and the weather.

Theyíll think Iím weird if I donít fit in,

That donít mean that itís peer pressure.

 

Should I score with a girl when I'm out on a date?

Do I take my base or do I hesitate?

All the guys on the team say I should go for the run.

They're all my friends they wouldn't steer me wrong.

 

Teacher asked in class the other day

Where did we think that we came from.

ďStraight to the point,Ē he proceeded to say,

ďWho believes in Evolution?Ē

I have a mind, I can think for myself.

I raised my hand just like everyone else.

 

Alternate Chorus:

Donít feel no peer pressure.

Iím as free as the wind and the weather.

Am I influenced by what people think?

Could it be that itís peer pressure?