"My Hotel Year" as written by and Kris Roe....
I saw the stars fall from the sky
And watched the tail lights fade away
As the sun began to witness a new day.

I drove five hundred thousand miles
To find a world unlike my own,
And now middle of nowhere seems like my home.

Alone, unknown... Yet fearing nothing but ourselves
Could be scarier than any crowded room.
I'm more alone with you than when I'm by myself.

Another night stuck on the vine,
Another low lit memory
Where time will slowly have it's way with me.

We live our lives to expect the worst
But once it happens what is left?
We will never have to be surprised again.

Just you and me not saying much of anything
Sometimes could mean more than a thousand words
Goodbye, farewell to this fucked up world that was my former self.

We never seem to have the time until we waste it
All gone, goodbye.
Think and think alike, never seemed to have the time
Until one day it's all gone, you've thrown it all away.

I'm glad you were a part of my hotel year.


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"My Hotel Year" as written by Kris Roe

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    General CommentIn this song I think Kris Roe is talking about how much being on the road changes you. In this case, he was so excited to get to be going home to his girlfriend, and things aren't like he expected, they are akward and uncomfortable, and he realizes that he doesn't love her anymore. He realizes that their chance has passed. And though he might be upset, he's kinda happy that it happened.
    oneadorablejessaon March 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentso why say "I'm glad you were apart of my hotel year"?
    hello_mcflyon April 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwell if that person was right because it's about all the people you met on the road and around... they were part of your hotel year, when you stayed in hotels in mad different places, etc.
    however... the song is written in response to some book... it says it right inside the insert for the "look forward to failure" EP. I'd like to read the book cuz this is like the best song
    rxbrotheron May 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentcertain parts of this song definitely go along with my life philosophy...i.e.
    We live our lives to expect the worst
    But once it happens what is left?
    We will never have to be surprised again.

    i love this song. awesome. 2nd best ataris song in my opinion...first being i.o.u. one galaxy.
    goodbyeskyharboron May 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song was inspired by 'life after god' by douglas coupland and some of the lyrics are taken right from it. it's an awesome book and it inspired the name to an amazing orlando band called myhotelyear.com">my hotel year. check them out, they are great.
    aplayerstraighton May 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, with great lyrics to go.
    theonepeterfon July 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti usually dont have fave songs from fave bands, but for some reason, from teh first time i heard it, its my favorite. the way the music goes, to the lyrics, its incredible. the ataris are an awesome band, but the song is the standout. i love it so much.
    getupchris04on July 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsuch good song... i would love to tour the world with my friends to understand the feeling.
    atarisdimason August 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song...

    Goodbye, farewell to this fucked up world that was my former self.

    i have felt that way so many times...
    emopunkgirl22on September 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love the ataris

    THEY ARE COMING NOVEMEBER. IM PSYCHED.

    it will be the show of forever
    YouAreNotPunkon September 12, 2002   Link

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