At first it seems like a bad dream and you can't claw your way out.
And the plea that you make so you could escape
isn't answered but you'll figure it out.
And all of the nightmares you based your life all around are now coming true.

And it's love or it's need, your response to greed.
Find a reason, count yourself out.
And in bed where you lay or you'll drink it away.
Anyway, to just draw this thing out.
And that's just the trouble with long term goals and dreams.
They're always being revised.
But my sister still cuts her arms and my brother's still at the garage.
And we've given all that we can mom and it's either sink or swim.
And it's high time everyone else stopped paddling for them.

And it's a song, a song for the tired ones,
a song for the sick ones, a song for you.
And it's a song, a song for the scared ones,
the scared of this life ones, just like me and you.
And if the call, the call to the fight, comes.
Just call and I might run, right back to you.
'Cause I remember, yeah and I measure.
I measure them all.
All against you.
That's right
All against you.


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    General CommentMy favourite.
    Ves1011on July 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti used to just skip this song, cause i didn't really like it. but i took the time to give it a chance and read the lyrics, and it is a really good song. i like it.
    brightestfireflyon September 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song first caught my attention because the line "sink or swim" is also used in accidntl death by rilo kiley.

    but then i really listened to and it's a really good song.
    it's pretty self explainatory with the last part:
    "& it's a song, a song for the tired ones,
    a song for the sick ones, a song for you.
    & it's a song, a song for the scared ones,
    the scared of this life ones, just like me and you."
    amandaaaaon January 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe last few lines make this song for me. measuring relationships against someone. you can't compare something without a benchmark, and he calls that out at the end of the song. and with the melody of the song... it makes the album for me.
    claytonbellmoron January 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe last verse of this song sums up the entire album for me.... it's about failing, it's about losing something you love so much, but accepting the fact that if that person ever needed you, you would be there for them, because although others may come along, you will always hold that person with the highest regard. I think it hits home for a lot of people.
    downtownon July 24, 2006   Link

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