"Arch Drive Goodbye" as written by Max Collins, Tony Fagenson and Jon Siebels....
want to keep you from breakin
want to keep you from shakin
want to keep you from keepin
you down

want to keep you from sinkin
want to keep you from drinkin
sometimes
want to keep you from keepin
you down

Ringing in my head
All the things you've said
All the things you've done
I wish I could compromise
but there's only one way to go
and I'm goin alone

I'm goin alone

your self-help book shelf is full now
your pictures are about to be pulled down
without regard for a broken heart
its another year

ringing in my head
all the things you've said
all the things you've done
i wish i could compromise
but there's only one way to go

want to be with you tonight
want to be with you tonight
No i know it isn't right
want to be with you tonight

'cause i love the way that you shock-shock-shock me
follow me to my house and then you rock-rock-rock me
want to see your eyes wide not so shut
completely cool don't stop keep up
livin in the city, 'cause your dyin if you don't
got a grip take a sip from my monoton monk
want to keep you from keepin you down
pick yourself up off the ground

want to keep you from keepin you down
come on girl
ringing in my head
all the things you've said
all the things you've done

I wish i could compromise
I wish i could close my eyes
and somehow make it
all alright
but i know thers only one way to go

Miss the way that you shock-shock-shock me
follow me to my house and then you rock-rock-rock me
want to see your eyes wide not so shut
completely cool don't stop keep up
livin in the city, 'cause your dyin if you don't
got a grip take a sip from my monoton monk
want to keep you from keepin you down
pick yourself up off the ground


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"Arch Drive Goodbye" as written by Max Collins Jon Siebels

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  • +1
    General CommentI believe it's supposed to be.. molotov mug. that's just what I hear.. and it seems to make more sense..
    Trivial Suicideon March 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh yeah, definitely the best song on the album; I like how it builds up in volume and tempo.

    As for meaning - about a guy who broke up with a girl who has some emotional problems (maybe a drinking problem), and knows it was the right thing to do, but still misses her. That's my take on it.

    Fitting name for the last song on Eve 6's last CD too... "Arch Drive Goodbye" - they played their last goodbye show under the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. So sad, I've always thought of this band as kind of the gold standard for all rock/punk-pop bands, a genre that I'm not usually that in to, but they just do it so WELL!

    Goodbye Eve 6, you'll be missed.
    ninjapirateon April 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is a wonderful song.

    i think its about a guy and he loves this girl, but he's come to terms with the fact that he's not the best boyfriend for her ("wanna keep you from keepin you down") so now he's breaking up with her because he knows its whats best and he has completely accepted that
    abnormallityon July 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest song on the new disc....about breaking up like most eve 6 songs
    MnOvrboard182on April 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree that it's the best song on the CD, but I feel like this is more than a breakup song...it's almost like he's saying "sucks to be you" to the girl even though he's left alone.
    sunset_prepon May 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite Eve 6 song.

    I think what the narrator is trying to say is that he needs to break up with this girl, but he thinks about the things he will miss about her.
    Foo Fighteron June 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti also agree its the best song on the new cd. i think he broke up with her because of her habits and her addictions (drinking im going to assume) but even after breaking up with her he loves her and cant help but miss her but he knows that he cant be with her anymore
    moon in mourningon June 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI almost agree with moon.. I think it's about him breaking up with her, because he drinks and she has a drinking problem that she's trying to fix.

    "Wanna keep you from sinkin
    wanna keep you from drinkin
    sometimes
    Wanna keep you from keepin
    you down"

    he wants to help her..

    "Ringing in my head
    All the things you've said
    All the things you've done
    I wish I could compromise
    but theres only one way to go
    and im goin alone"

    he knows she has a problem with drinking, but doesn't think he can be around her while she's trying to get over her problem.. he drinks..

    "your self-help book shelf is full now
    your pictures are about to be pulled down
    without regard for a broken heart
    its another year "

    she's trying to fix her drinking problem

    the rest of the song, to me, seems like he's going to miss her mostly for the sex..

    "Miss the way that you shock-shock-shock me
    follow me to my house and then you rock-rock-rock me
    wanna see your eyes wide not so shut
    completely cool dont stop keep up"

    rock-rock-rock me = sex..

    "livin in the city, cuz your dyin if you dont
    got a grip take a sip from my monoton monk
    wanna keep you from keepin you down
    pick yourself up off the ground "

    he's unwilling to stop drinking to be with her, but he wants her to help herself, so he's leaving.


    I dunno, maybe I'm wrong, just what I got out of it.
    Trivial Suicideon February 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI almost agree with moon.. I think it's about him breaking up with her, because he drinks and she has a drinking problem that she's trying to fix.

    "Wanna keep you from sinkin
    wanna keep you from drinkin
    sometimes
    Wanna keep you from keepin
    you down"

    he wants to help her..

    "Ringing in my head
    All the things you've said
    All the things you've done
    I wish I could compromise
    but theres only one way to go
    and im goin alone"

    he knows she has a problem with drinking, but doesn't think he can be around her while she's trying to get over her problem.. he drinks..

    "your self-help book shelf is full now
    your pictures are about to be pulled down
    without regard for a broken heart
    its another year "

    she's trying to fix her drinking problem

    the rest of the song, to me, seems like he's going to miss her mostly for the sex..

    "Miss the way that you shock-shock-shock me
    follow me to my house and then you rock-rock-rock me
    wanna see your eyes wide not so shut
    completely cool dont stop keep up"

    rock-rock-rock me = sex..

    "livin in the city, cuz your dyin if you dont
    got a grip take a sip from my monoton monk
    wanna keep you from keepin you down
    pick yourself up off the ground "

    he's unwilling to stop drinking to be with her, but he wants her to help herself, so he's leaving.


    I dunno, maybe I'm wrong, just what I got out of it.
    Trivial Suicideon February 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat exactally is a "monoton monk"? from the lyrics im assuming its some type of drink.
    kayteeon February 05, 2005   Link

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