"Rookie" as written by and Nathan Gray Rob Avery....
I never thought this could be me
I guess you never do
Until it's happening to you
Like all the fun turns into shame
And all the 'could have beens'
Rearrange
So little time so many crimes
Guilt like a chain chokes my will away
Redemption never seemed so cruel
And all my gods never seemed so weak

Wake up engage
Now derailed and enraged
It used to be so easy
Get up I'm game
Now sick and I'm tame
Counting cost with loss

Where is the hope they gave
Don't think I can't hear you laugh
I used to be a lot like you but now I'm only me
I used to be a lot like you but now I'm only me
I'm only me

Drinks to pills to shots
Fun turns into shock
A habit and a pawn
For every hand goes round
The pain gets so damned loud
The hammer hits and I'm down, and I'm down, and I'm down, and I'm down

Trust no one
Hey why should I
They give me the poison dressed like life
Cheated smacked up and diseased
Cry to sleep and fight to eat
Used to be a pro at this
Now I've broken my own wrist
Rotten teeth and life unsung
You'll forget me when I'm gone


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"Rookie" as written by Matthew Krupanski Joshua Latshaw

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    General CommentThis song's f*ckin beautiful.The music,the lyrycs,everything.It is really great
    HCBGon June 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis has to be the best boy sets fire song
    thriceon June 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great boy sets fire song. one of the few songs that BSF didn't have to scream their fucking heads off for it to sound good.
    teenagefuckupon June 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyoure definetly not putting down songs in which they scream...
    although the lyrics in this are to say the least awesome..
    im sure it would have been just as good if they had
    "screamed their fucking heads off"
    ta taa
    lutikrisson June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlutikriss stop being such an asshole...

    Stop thinking your the REAL boy sets fire fan...

    Poser...
    FourDiceSon June 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentim glad youre so confident and aggressive online behind a fake username
    lutikrisson June 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of the few songs whose lyrics have affected me in more than the general aesthetic sense. Great song.
    labelxmexpleaseon June 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is an awesome song. this has got to say something to all you people out there who do drugs. i saw bsf in san diego and the lead singer told the crowd that this was about a friend that he had that was a addicted to drugs. this line really gets to me "they gave me the poison dressed like life" that is an awesome line.
    tigerarmy129on July 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis was the song that amde me buy the album. THis song hooked me. Vehicle got me into boy sets fire tho but rookie made me wanna go out and buy a coupla their albums.
    hansdude84on July 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song besides drugs is about leaving your friends, "i used to be alot like you" maybe
    wavescrashedblueon July 20, 2002   Link

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