Wide open, Empty coffin
Giving up is jumping in
Straight foward, Sun on the dashboard
This dead-end town I'll leave behind
Wide open, Miles of pavement
Away from useless lives and failure
I've seen these lights
For the last time
How does it feel when I laugh in your face?

When I give you the finger
You're already dead to me
And you really think you matter
That's the story of the year

2000 miles away from
These stormy skies
To salty air
Knee deep in midwest quicksand
There's no reason to say good bye

When I give you the finger
You're already dead to me
And you really think you matter
That's the story of the year

Now or never
It's the story of the year
There's no way I'll believe in second chances

Don't look back
Don't hesitate
Your futures' the chances you take
Don't live your life
Afraid of growing old with regret in the end


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    General CommentHey i feel cool i'm the first person to comment on this song... Uhh yea it kicks - i really like how he sings the chorus. I think it's pretty obvious what the songs about.
    tellallyourfriendson August 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMan this is a great song. I mean just look at the chorus...WHEN I GIVE YOU THE FINGERRRR - this song seems like it would be the first single or whatever off their album since - afterall - their albums called STORY OF THE YEAR. This song is too great not to listen to - if that makes any sense
    shellshocked18on September 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentitmakes sense, but just letting everybody know, big blue monkey changed their name to story of the year.. and their new website is storyoftheyearrocks.com
    LuckyLoserKidon October 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about hating where he grew up and the people in it, they sit around and waste their lives.they do nothing. they dont try to make a difference.
    and when he tried people talked about him but now since hes getting out & is making a difference hes laughing at them.
    i think that explains the 1st verse.
    he describes where he came from :These stormy skies
    To salty air
    Knee deep in midwest quicksand
    ----sad lonley hard to get out


    so when he left he ddint bother looking back , saying goodbye, he just wanted to leave.
    so i think its about him leaving them and
    murphyxshamrockson July 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthey idk if anyone is going to see this, but ive been trying to find SOTY old stuff, i came up with 4 of the 5 songs but i cant find this song. If anyone wants to do be a huge favor and send me it through AIM or something, by sn is bballbuck01. it would be greatly appreciated
    bballbuckon March 04, 2006   Link

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