"How I Spent My Summer Vacation" as written by and Kris Roe....
got out of bed today
I'm alive, what can I say?
I'm really happy to be
somewhere with someone who makes me happy.

I took the bus downtown.
all day long I walked around
I looked at all the sights
and thought about how lucky I am now.

I was sick of feeling down.
so I gave it all away.
2000 miles from all I know
and so much better off today.
I'm still waiting for the world.
to come crashing down again.
and I'm still waiting for someone
to call me up and tell me your dead.
sometimes I wonder what was
going through your head
I don't know but I won't go there again.

you make me smile so wide
when I look into your eyes.
when your not around
you know your somewhere stuck inside my mind.

so here I am today
I was lost for 20 years
I found clarity
the day I took a chance
and moved away.


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"How I Spent My Summer Vacation" as written by Kris Roe

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    General Commentone of those songs that you listen to when you are just damn happy to be alive.
    aniotaon January 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentman this song is good!
    louisrolfeon January 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwtf????? no its not a song to listen to when ur fukin happy to be alive.....tha meaning is obvious: takin a chance and giving up everything dat u have ever known jus to be happy.....

    late - e
    pUnK eon January 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentpunk e: why wouldn't this be a song to listen to when you're happy to be a live. i agree that it's about giving up one life for a chance at another. But hey, in the song everything turns out all right. It's an inspiration that he risked everything for happiness, kinda makes me bitching about going to work on friday night seem pointless. It's a song that can make you feel good inside.
    phallingdownon January 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentACTUALLY this song sounds more like someone giving up everything for their dreams, being extremely happy to be fufilling them, and then learning that someone that was close to them/that they loved commit suicide (I'm still waiting for someone, to call me up and tell me your dead) It sounds more like an upbeat song to keep your mind off of the negatives about it.
    Locuston March 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti dont think it has anything to do with suicide, i think its more like, the fact that the person is reciprocating love, is so unreal, youre waiting for truth to set in, cos it couldnt be that good. "im still waiting for the world to come cradhing down again, and im still waiting for someone to call me up and tell me your dead" meaning that its so incredible that everythings going your way for once that it cant be real, and that it'll prolly end any second. well, thats how i take it anyway.
    chelseaSAVEStheDAYon April 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe song to me is about leaving the crappy life you knew and had one day, and moving as far away as possible and feeling great with what you have now. so its relating to the line "2o0o miles from all i know, but so much better off today." i think the song is excellent and the lyrics relate to alot of people.
    rhythm_riot182on April 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti like the part about "i was sick of feeling down, so i gave it all away" it really seems to tell people that just feeling sorry for themselves will not improve their situation. if they wanna be happy and have a fun life then they need to go out and have a great attitude and just love the world. i have recently discovered how great it makes me feel just to give someone a hug and tell them that i love them. seeing my friend with her boyfriend no longer makes me feel insanely jealous but it makes me feel great to see love and happiness
    love and peace
    ~allison
    HippieLoseron May 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentrhythm_riot182 - i agree with you..this song is like...okay..this guys life sucks because of someone..so he just..leaves it..he is sick of this persons shit..."sometimes I wonder what was going through your head"...someone obviously did SOMETHING to him that made him want to get as far away from that person..."and I'm still waiting for someone to call me up and tell me your dead. "...and it must have been something really bad if he wishes that person were dead...but in the end he just got away from it all and is much happier now...but personally..i think its a great song...regaudless of how you interpret it...
    WoNdEr*WoMaNon May 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti agree with -chelseaSAVEStheDAY-, she basicly took the words right outta my mouth, this is a great song.
    SKATEorDIE610on June 06, 2002   Link

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