books on emerson books on thoreau but all i read was maps of the road and i was three thousand miles away from you all the while i was twenty-two what do you do to know who you are? the best way for me to drop out on tour you went to upstate nxy (new york) to go to school to secure the roll with your parents i got a new perspective on you all the good and bad that we went through i know you better than you know you 'cause i got a new perspective on you i never needed much, i never liked to loom but a gesture can get me from across the room the first night we talked until while the sun caught up transparent people melting all around us you left in a plane, i left in a van played nightclub house-parties and auditoriums saw germany england italy with my band i know you better than your new friends i got a new perspective on you all the good and bad that we went through i know you better than you know you 'cause i got a new perspective on you ford econdlane september '93 driving 10 hours until my eyes are blurry 3 packs of winstons and a bag of seeds tapes of "x" and a thermos of coffee 6 weeks on and 10 days off then i go back on the road for another show this is all that i've ever done girl i got nothing to fall back on "but i got a new perspective on you all the good and bad that we went through i know you better than you know you 'cause i got a new perspective on you"


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    General CommentLOVE this song. matt has gotta be my favorite singer in rancid.
    BlackLungFeveron June 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a girl that um..LI think Lars, would have met, while on tour, and how they got split up because he had to keep working and she had to go back home...it's talking about how he didn't need much from her, he just needed her etc...and that he now ha sa new view about this girl, that perhaps he feels deeper about her...I dunno
    LarsFrederiksenon July 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song has (sort of) the same meaning as Ruby Soho. It's a guy dating a girl (from high school?) and she goes off to college and he goes on tour.

    The road is what keeps them apart.

    dwellon September 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is the "sequel" to Ruby Soho.
    Matt elaborates on him and Kathy breaking up, She left California to go to school in NY, when Thye started touring with rancid.

    I heard after hearing this song, Kathy got in tough with Matt again.
    Dunno what the relationship status is though if they are together again or not, It would kick ass if they did, this song is amazing.
    Definately in my top 5 favorite rancid songs.
    YoungAlCaponeon April 01, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI went to the 8/23 rancid show in Boston they played this and they dedicated it to the Dropkick Murphys and The Unseen, cause they are both from Massachusetts. Maybe they deicated that song cause they haven't seen them in a while and there good friends beats me.
    rmnsf936on August 28, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"...the first night we talked until while the sun caught up transparent people melting all around us"

    So heartbreakingly good. I hope everyone has the chance to someday be talking to someone, boy or girl, whatever, and feel such a strong connection that when they catch up with their friends or get caught back up with a crowd of folks that everyone else sort of fades out. It's the irrational feeling of being the only people there, because the only one that matters is who stands next to you.
    xbikepunkxon November 22, 2011   Link

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