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I make some enemies.
I try to find shit that will keep me up nights,
because i know that if i'm going to do what i'm going to do
it's a red-eye drive to the morning light.
I swear one day that it won't have to be this way
because when you're tired, at least there's sunshine.
I don't hurt when people die;
that is, unless they worked nights,
because i know that i'm going to feel like i'm going to feel,
no matter how many books i read.
I swear one day that it won't have to be this way
because when you're tired, at least there's sunshine.
Red lights on amplifiers trigger secret problems in me.
I say, 'Smoke out the window, until you heat the outside'.
You've got no insurance, because insurance is a sin,
and a Monday is still a Monday
from this Sunday evening din you're in.


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    General CommentTo me this song is about apathy. Or maybe modern day obliviousness, and cliche about how people are supposed to really be..

    "I know I'm gonna feel how I'm gonna feel no matter how many books I've read"...

    Been my favorite lyric since I've heard it.

    The person in this song is trying to break out of a constricting life, probably some dead end graveyard shift gas station job. Maybe he hopes for a better life, but at the same time is a bit too disillusioned to act on those hopes.
    Kiyehoon May 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentamazing song.

    one of my favorites by them.

    good explanation Kiyeho
    avengedsurviveon March 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentand a Monday is still a Monday
    from this Sunday evening din you're in.

    sums it up for me.
    alovelyfadeouton February 28, 2008   Link
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    General Comment!!!!? :) ?!!!!!
    wee yinon February 28, 2008   Link

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