I can't go on
You said my head's too heavy
I need that song
those trusty chords could pull me through
and early on
they saw the warning signs and symptoms all day long
we sit and dream of better days
where we'd hit the ground running on empty
stories we've been told
and all those nights we spent together never felt this fucking cold
when we let the car run in the driveway
kiss you one last time
before we brought the horse's in before the storm of '59'!
of 59' [x2]

i cant go on these limbs have grown to heavy
i need that song a night on earth could pull me through
and early on
they saw the warning signs and symptoms all day long
wonder how far from here we'll fall
before we hit the ground running on empty
stories we've been told
and all those nights we spent together never felt this fucking cold
when we let the car run in the driveway
kiss you one last time
before we brought the horse's in before the storm of '59'!
of 59' [x4]



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  • +2
    General Commenteverybody chill out. this song has nothing at all to do with the war in iraq or any other war, literal or figurative. it's about a snowstorm. they write songs about shit like this all the time. they threw it on the comp as a favor to fat mike and they picked the name almost at random.
    chompyon December 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt says inside the cover of Remains that this song isn't actually about war. I really doubt that Matt Skiba's lying because he doesn't want Alk3 to look like a political band, as someone suggested... Also, I'm pretty sure that the lyrics "trusty chords" are a reference to the Hot Water Music song; I spoke to someone who was ~apparently~ told this by Matt.
    ANYWAY, whatever Trio wrote it about, it's one of my favourite songs by them and I can relate to it on a very personal level. I have the lyrics "those trusty chords could pull me through" tattooed on my back :)
    spleen0000on January 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of their best
    redpatcheron April 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song, i'm thinking maybe it refers to the songs "trusty chords" by hot water music and "night on earth" by the bouncing souls. . . both excellent songs by the way.
    bullyingthejukeboxon April 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThough the above may be accurate, the song is about the second cold war. '59 was the Bay of Pigs and all that jazz. It seems to be about a teen in '59 trying to live a normal life while the fact that he could be blown to bits at any time lingers in the back of his mind.
    Obiwan6986on May 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentobiwan, you are mistaken, the bay of pigs was in '61, not '59.
    AllStarMeon May 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI definetly think he's talking about Vietnam.
    He's keeps reflecting with nostalgia on his past (that's where the storm of 50' comes in) and reflecting on how bad his current situation is (i.e.never felt this fucking cold).
    So I agree with Seanie that this song has a war meaning. That and the name of the song is WARbrain, c'mon.
    monty_967on May 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is definitly about war
    also it was on the 'Rock against Bush' album so i think it has something to do with imperialistic capitalist assholes. (sorry i just had to rant like that a little). i heard somebody say that "storm of '59" refers to the vietnam war. "I can't go on/You said my head's too heavy" is probably refering to a soldier who is shell shocked and having trouble keeping sane.
    god damn imperialists
    skwerlon May 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYepp, Capitalist Imperialism sucks. Solidarity for all!
    monty_967on May 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that, since it's on the whole Rock Against Bush album, it's probably about a war such as vietnam or the cold war, but is using it as an obvious allegory for our modern situation. And, being a more emotionally driven band than a politically driven one, they're trying to take it from a more personal standpoint than a political one.
    truthbealiaron May 06, 2004   Link

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