six months of separation
and you never laugh when i call anymore
the sound of your voice echoes in my head
like i am dead but not in heaven

all the fancy places we used to go
how far away, like a dream i used to know
and so you wonder why i cry?

six hours flying home
and there's no warm hand there to meet me
only the sound of baggage carousel
is the only sound that greets me

staring out the window on the ride home
faces stare at me as if they know i am alone
and so you wonder, why i cry?

six years in new york city
and im back on the block, where i say im living
people i know by name, don't know me
i never met them to begin with

opening the door down on president
counting the postcards that i wrote but never sent
and so you wonder why i cry?


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    General CommentThe Slackers paint such a great picture for their songs. Depressing ska songs are just great too, because most people only know about typical "goofy" ska bands. Everytime i listen too this song, it makes me want to move down to New Orleans.
    ShesMyAlcatrazon June 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful sorrow.

    They opened with this song when they played in New Orleans two months after Hurricane Katrina hit. Never really stood out to me until I saw Vic's delivery of these lyrics on stage.

    "the sound of your voice echoes in my head like i was dead but not in heaven."
    Beautiful.
    twinbeeon June 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCorrect lyrics

    six years in new york city
    and im back on the block, where i say im living
    Neighbors I know by face, they don't know Me
    i never met them to begin with

    opening the door down on president
    remembering all the postcards that i wrote but never sent
    and so you wonder why i cry?
    hellorockview_123on February 26, 2009   Link

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