"Broadway" as written by and John Rzeznik....
Broadway's dark tonight
A little bit weaker than you used to be
Broadway's dark tonight
See the young man sittin' in the old man's bar
Waitin' for his turn to die

The cowboy kills the rock star
And Friday night's gone too far
The dim light hides the years
On all the faded girls

Forgotten but not gone
You drink it off your mind
You talk about the world like it's someplace that you've been

You see, you'd love to run home, but you know you ain't got one
Cuz you're livin' in a world that you're best forgotten, around here

Broadway's dark tonight
A little bit weaker than you used to be
Broadway's dark tonight
See the young man sittin' in the old man's bar
Waitin' for his turn to die

You choke down all your anger
Forget your only son
You pray to statues when you sober up for fun
Your anger don't impress me
The world slapped in your face
It always rains like hell on the loser's day parade

You see, you'd love to run home, but you know you ain't got one
Cuz you're livin' in a world that you're best forgotten
When you're thinkin' you're a joke and nobody's gonna listen
To the one small point I know they've been missing around here

Broadway's dark tonight
A little bit weaker than you used to be
Broadway's dark tonight
See the young man sittin' in the old man's bar
Waitin' for his turn to die

You see, you'd love to run home, but you know you ain't got one
Cuz you're livin' in a world that you're best forgotten
When you're thinkin' you're a joke and nobody's gonna listen
To the one small point I know they've been missing around here
Round here, yeah
Round here

Broadway's dark tonight
A little bit weaker than you used to be
Broadway's dark tonight
See the young man sittin' in the old man's bar
Waitin' for his turn to die


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"Broadway" as written by John Rzeznik

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    General Commentthis song is about the neighborhood in buffalo where john grew up. it was very blue collar and heavily polish. john is telling about how all the dads would go to the bars and drink their problems away, never aspiring to do anything or go anywhere- just drink (you talk about the world like its someplace that you've been). they did it because it's what their fathers had done, and they did it because it's what ther fathers had done, and so on. and now john watches as the next generation starts to fall into the cycle as well (see the young man sitting in the old man's bar, waiting for his turn to die).
    kuhio804on July 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented! This is such a deep song... I'd love for someone to tell me what they think it means. :)
    lemonkittyon June 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it is about a town and the people in it.
    bee_happyon June 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti reallllly like this song...i always thought it was about someone's father. the guy's a drunk, and kind of a waste of life, and as much as the son resents his dad's life and his lack of attention,
    (You see you'd love to run home
    But you know you ain't got one
    And you're livin' in a world
    That you're best forgotten around here)
    he does sort of miss him.
    happyfrappyon June 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of the Goo Goo Dolls best songs, I think. "happyfrappy" says it best I think. Way to go! Thanks.

    b
    zipped6648on June 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwow... i can't believe these are the only comments. this is such a wonderful song! i always thought it was about a person watching a loved one (i suppose it could be a father... yeah, more than likely it is) waste their life while that person gets sick of sitting back and quietly watching. i could be wrong, but that's my interpretation. someone else comment on what they think
    stonetemplechickon June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentword, this song is great, really catchy, one of those songs that get stuck in your head.
    Cheer Up Emo Kidon June 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLikewise, this is one of my favorite songs and I was surprised that not many people commented on it. The music vid of this song is really cool.
    Ajl777on June 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song,don't really know what it means,however its great.I love the GGDs.They rock.I entered tha contest at Wet Seal.
    buffyfreak13on June 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI saw the Storytellers show on VH1 featuring the Dolls, and this is one of the songs John played. It's based on John's experience with his own alcoholic father, who died years ago. It's kind of a lesson about letting addiction run your life. It's a great song - catchy, upbeat - but with a lesson if you listen for it. It's true genius to write such a fun song with such a dark message. Another Dolls masterpiece.
    LittleBriddieon June 19, 2002   Link

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