"All Time Low" as written by and Hermann Bell....
Black heart sun rides the sky
Now your eyes are running dry
Oh, like the space around me
I take my spot in time

Who knows who is both your best friend and brother
When everyone's deserted you
Who'd shoot first and ask questions later
If anybody's messed with you
Pretty soon we'll all be tumblin' like a barrel
Thrown from the top of the waterfall, well
I'm drowning in piranhas in the river
Man, what a drag, man

Black heart sun rides the sky
Now your wells are runnin' dry
Like the space around me
I take my spot in time

Who knows who is both your best friend and brother
When everyone's deserted you
Who'd shoot first and ask questions later
If anybody's messed with you
Pretty soon we'll all be tumblin' like a barrel
Thrown from the top of the waterfall, well
I'm drowning in piranhas in the river
Man, what a drag!
Man, what a drag!
Man, what a drag!

I was talkin' to my teacher
Said I didn't have a clue
I think my principles are reachin'
An all time low

I saw my lady in the streetlight
She was walkin' with her man
They were headed for the fire
That was burnin' in the sand
I think my principles are reachin'
An all time low

I think my principles are reachin'
An all time, all time low

All time low
All time low
All time low
All time low


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"All Time Low" as written by Hermann Bell

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    General CommentThat's some real hate, wingnutz. Some hottie Panic girl must have really broke your heart. Poor fella...
    Cavocon November 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite panic song! where is the WP love? yea but this song is pretty blatant in what it is about. i my favorite part is "i saw my lady in the streetlight she was walkin' with her man they were heading for the fire that was burnin' in the sand" actually .... all panic songs are my favorite... mmm yes!
    k9ttyk1ton June 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhen I was in Athens, I heard that this song was written by Jojo after a bad break up w/ one of his old girlfriends. "I saw my lady in the streetlight..." lines are about when he was at the beach, and saw his GF headed to the beach w/ some other guy. He apparently caught them f&$king on the beach. Not a pretty scenario.
    mikesinkon January 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song was written when the band got on heroin pretty bad in the late 80's and 90's. Its talking about how they were at an all time low.
    SpreadHeadon February 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmikesink is the most accurate. This actually started as a beanland song, which was jojo's first band. I have live cds where they sing some, but not all lyrics. The "principles reaching an all time low" were not on original song with beanland. it morphed into a panic song. So Spreadhead is wrong and to my knowledge this band never delved into serious herion. c'mon dude! And wingnut is just searching for meaning in this world. I really get tired of people relating everything widespread panic to drugs. It ain't about that. Go to everydaycompanion.com sometime and read the lyrics. powerful stuff! Happy 25th anniversary to the boys!
    meltedwhiskeyon March 04, 2011   Link
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    General Commentlike every panic song this can be interpreted many ways. but it is just a generalized comment on how falling into an all time low brings about a revelation. seeing how anything can make you realized you have fucked up. but you have to fuck up to see the truth. J.B. dave schools jojo and jimmy nailed it. its about beng a fucking human being
    gfdrake89on May 16, 2013   Link
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    General Commentwidespread panic is a bunch of drugged out untalented losers who think they are composing music but are really too fucked up to comprehend any sense of reality and only have a followers because they are so fucked they cant think for themselves they just go along with all the other hippy loser burn outs scum bags
    wingnut44on May 15, 2007   Link

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