All this talk about your sweet girlfriend
Is starting to pay off
And the charms that you got from travel
Are starting to wear off

And I hope that you smile tonight
Watching the last of your friends arrive
You'll smile and shake their hands

And the hero that you'd hoped you'd be
Never seemed to show up
And if I can keep from talking
There won't be time to give up

And I hope that I drive tonight
Into the last of the great sunrises
I'll smile and wave my hand
Goodbye

If things don't work out
Quite the way you planned
It's almost half past two and
I've begun to hate the way you smile
So smile

And I hope that you close your eyes
Block out the pain of a thousand lives
I hope that you die tonight
Just close your eyes, there goes the light
Smile, I'll brave it
While you wave your hand goodbye


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    General Commentwow, these lyrics are seriously messed up. i'm not even going to start correcting them.

    but as for meaning, i love it because it expresses (SO well) the feeling of just wanting to get someone out of your life. whether a friend or a love interest, sometimes you get to that point where you just need to drive away for good.
    azure_emilyon May 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentaren't the correct lyrics:

    "All this talk about your sweet girlfriend
    Is starting to pay off
    And the charms that you got from travel
    Are starting to wear off

    And I hope that you
    Smile tonight
    Watching the last of your friends arrive
    You'll smile and shake their hands

    And the hero that you'd hoped you'd be
    Never seemed to show up
    And if I can keep from talking
    There won't be time to give up

    And I hope that I
    Drive tonight
    Into the last of the great sunrises
    I'll smile and wave my hand
    Goodbye

    If things don't work out
    Quite the way you planned
    It's almost half past two and
    I've begun to hate the way you
    Smile so smile

    And I hope that you
    Close your eyes
    Block out the pain
    Of a thousand lives
    I hope that you
    Die tonight
    Just close your eyes
    There goes the light
    Smile I'll brave it
    While you wave your hand
    Goodbye" ?
    loveisaverbon September 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentokay, so, imma ignore the fucked up lyrics.
    i love this song so much.
    ohh_recklesson February 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"and balk at the pain of a thousand wives
    and i heard that you died tonight"

    hahahah. thats pretty funny
    cpj1607on July 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnice try tho rjbucs.
    cpj1607on July 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow
    ive alwayss liked this song a lot but didnt really think of the meaning today

    to me this song is talking about how he is leaving this girl behind him in the best way he can

    kinda crazy how i found this out today and last night a girl im with gave head to a random person

    this song should help
    shlobodonon February 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me, this song is about war : he adresses a friend of his who's probably a soldier. It's rather bitter and sad : the left-out girlfriend, people who die, the hero you never become... Anyone agrees with me?
    nina681on September 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWho is the man singing, may I ask?
    troubledwaterzzon August 08, 2009   Link

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