"Sidewalks" as written by John Feldmann, Phillip Sneed, Joshua Wills, Ryan Phillips, Adam Russell and Dan Marsala....
The bridge is all crumbled.
The water soaks into rocks
That fell at the bottom of the road (At the end of the town.)
The town that we lived in.
The memories shaken apart from the weeds that grow

Over the sidewalks,
Running away from the streets we knew,
Sidewalks,
Like the time we thought was made for you.
Or

Out on the front porch,
Watching the cars as they go by
(Eighteen blue, twenty one grey)
Looking ahead for the first time that we could drive,
Out on our own,
To speed away

From the sidewalks,
Running away from the streets we knew,
Sidewalks,
Like the time we thought was made for you.
Or

All of the days have passed us by,
All of the sun is gone away.

Sidewalks,
Running away from the streets we knew,

Sidewalks,
Running away from the streets we knew,
Sidewalks,
Like the time we thought was made for you.
(Sidewalks)
The bridges are crumpled,
(Sidewalks)
The water soaks into rocks,
That fell at the bottom of the road


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"Sidewalks" as written by Dan Marsala Adam Russell

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  • +5
    General Commentthis is such a great song about wanting more than what you've grown up on. to me it symbolizes a life in a somewhat small, safe place, like the suburbs. sidewalks literally represent safety from cars and metaphorically safety from doing anything too dangerous or amazing. he just wants to get away from the boredom of where he is and do something great with his life.

    i think his comment on the passing cars is an analogy for age: 18 is blue, or a sad time and 21 is grey, as in a bleak period.
    FallOutGirlon April 30, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentLyrics are wrong.
    It's,
    The bridge is all crumbled
    The water soaks into rocks
    That fell at the bottom of the road (at the end of the time)
    The town that we lived in
    The memories shaken apart
    From the weeds that grow

    NOT: The bridges are crumpled,
    The water soaks into rocks,
    That fell at the bottom of the road. (At the end of time)
    They'll tell me we lived in the memory shakin up hard,
    From the weeds that grow.

    It's,
    Out on the front porch
    And watching the cars as they go by
    (Eighteen blue, twenty-one gray)
    Looking ahead to the first time that we could drive out on our own
    To speed away

    NOT: Out on the front porch,
    watching the cars that stay goin by,
    Eighteen blue, twenty one grey,
    Looking ahead for the first time that we could drive,
    Out on our own,
    To speed away

    It's,
    All of the days that passed us by
    All of the sun is gone away

    NOT: Home of days that past us by,
    Home of the son is gone...

    GOD I HATE WHEN PEOPLE POST WRONG LYRICS!
    blueeyedjuly7on July 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is simply about growing apart from somebody that you grew up being so close to the sidewalk is a metaphor for the relationship and the grass growing up is a symbol of seperation just what i think might not agree with me but its what i get from it
    mjgriff12on November 08, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with pillpopper. This song greatly relates to me right now and I really love it. Sidewalks are a symbol of childhood, mostly that young teenager age where you had to walk everywhere instead of being able to drive. I remember walking all through my neighborhood with my close friends just to have something to do. It shows a solid point in someone's life, a constant that's always there to guide. I think the song is about when you grow apart from the people you've grown up with, the people who've been in your same grade school since the 1st grade and those who've lived in your neighborhood with you.

    The part of the front porch shows those times when you were a kid with nothing to do and your just sitting there, watching the passers by and just daydreaming. It lets into the image of innocence in a way and it all eventually dies with time. And it also shows how kids are in such a hurry. When I was a young teen I constantly wanted to be able to drive so I wouldn't have to rely on my parents so much, and now I almost miss that childhood ignorance, that hope and wanting feeling.

    It can also be about a falling out between too close childhood friends. Me and my best friend are slowly growing apart since he moved away and I'm going to college soon. I'll be leaving behind the sidewalks that used to mean so much and that I really do miss. We used to sit on my front porch all the time too and just talk and laugh. It's definatly a comming of age song. It's a beatuiful song and the aol acoustic unplugged version is just so amazing, look it up on youtube if you havn't heard it yet.
    Mariamassacre7xon November 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is just...pretty.
    SoCoRocks14on April 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe lyrics to this song are pretty wrong, but this is an awesome song, I was the first out of all my friends to hear about story of the year, way before Page Avenue came out and they rock hard
    Running_On_Emptyon April 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's my fav song by Story of the year...
    F4llen_4ngelon April 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is just a really pretty song. its one of their soft quiet ones instead of their loud rock ones. i think thats what i like about it, but dont get me wrong, their loud stuff is really good too. but this is a nice calm one ...
    mintefreshness06on June 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song to me is about leaving home... a familiar place... the past... and moving on to another phase in life...
    this1ssteveon October 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song to me is about leaving home... a familiar place... the past... and moving on to another phase in life...
    this1ssteveon October 10, 2004   Link

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