"I'm Allowed" as written by Tom Maginnis, Bill Janovitz and Chris Colbourn....
Waited for an answer
But I waited for twenty five years
They stopped my bleedin'
But could never stop all those tears

I waited for the day when
He came out from beneath all that weight
I tried to lift it
But it seems I got there too late

Just too late, just too late
'Cause I'm allowed

Came to the party
But I got my own signals crossed
Thought I was welcome
But I felt like I should get lost

I know that I'm older
'Cause I feel that everywhere
I could talk to no one
'Cause I knew not one person there

No one's there, they just stared
But they're allowed

Vivid as a car wreck
Watch them drippin' off highway ramps
Came to me smilin'
Her heart underneath both her hands

She spoke of a French boy
At least two times through the night
It could have been the liquor
Or the music, that is all right

That's all right, she's allowed
I'm allowed, I'm allowed, I'm allowed

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"I'm Allowed" as written by Tom Buffalo


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    General CommentOne of the best songs of the 90's. Underrated in every way. It's an immaculate piece of work.
    PaulAllenon January 30, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThere's a lot of uncertainty after you graduate college and become a young adult. Earlier in life it always seem like there was somebody who could guide you or would tell you what to do. Then you realize in your twenties there's no one there to guide you, and you're allowed to do anything but that doesn't always mean that you can get what you want. Maybe it's because this album came out in my early twenties I always associated with the uncertainties of being a young adult and wondering how my life was going to turn out. Regardless of how you look at it., the song is a real gem
    terrence11on March 06, 2018   Link

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