Let's sober up
It's time to find that galaxy
That was created and named after me
But these rocket ships blew apart the entire ship
So if you find some pieces just name them after me

It's on fire
It's my empire
Went up so fast I couldn't grab it
All of the medicine and magic, that keeps me breathing
Right on key, broken straps trapped in captain
That's playing just for me.

And this is so typical and raised by the arm and (of?) me

So dance to some broken cords
With broken means through open doors,
Send me with a microphone,
Teach me something so I can go [2x]
Don't you have a lesson for me?

I raced concrete to the front row seats
Through her clothes and whiskey kisses
And left her on the street
With her hand down and her hair down
She’s nothing more than a movie
That never panned out

Hey Mr. destiny,
You forgot about me,
You forgot to leave a number
You forgot to name the street,
This is American living
With my American dream,
It thunders like a river but its cold just
like a stream.

And this is so typical, it makes body (off of me?)

So dance to some broken cords
With broken means through open doors,
Send me with a microphone,
Teach me something so I can go [2x]
Don't you have a lesson for me?

I know now things don't get much better than this,
And I know now, life don't get much bigger than this

So dance to some broken cords
With broken means through open doors,
Send me with a microphone,
Teach me something so I can go [2x]
Don't you have a lesson for me?


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    General Commenti went to their record release party and they played this song and i just fell in love with it. they've improved from thier last album and mattured as well. the lyrics are amazing, great hooks
    savesthetracyon April 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is probably one of the best on the new album! they're all so fantastic though that its just a tough choice. I have the real lyric to the song here

    Lets sober up…its time to find that galaxy that was created
    And named after me
    But these rocket hips blew apart the entire ship so if you find some pieces
    Just name them after me
    Its on fire, it’s my empire
    It went up so fast I couldn’t grab it
    Along with medicine and magic
    That keeps me breathing right on key
    Broken straps strap in the captain that’s praying just for me
    And this is so typical…
    Erased by the author of me….

    So dance to some broken chords
    With broken knees
    Through open doors
    And save me with a microphone
    Give me something so I can go home

    Don’t you have a lesson for me?

    I raced concrete to the front row seats
    Threw her bows and whiskey kisses and left her on the street
    With her hands out
    And her head down
    She’s nothing more than a movie that never panned out
    Hey Mr. Destiny…you forgot about me
    You forgot to leave a number
    You forgot to name the street
    This is American living with my American dream
    It thunders like a river but its cold just like a stream
    And this is so typical…
    Erased by the author of me….


    And I know now…
    Things don’t get much better than this…
    Life doesn’t get much bigger than this…

    So just teach me something so I can go...
    brokenchordson April 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentsavesthetracy, i went to that show also, i loved it, adam from taking back sunday was there, did u see him?
    BlueRangerJoeyon April 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentmy face on pollyanna
    ADimeADexteron September 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentoops... Fave*
    ADimeADexteron September 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti have to say it (gasp)
    And I know now…
    Things don’t get much better than this…
    Life doesn’t get much bigger than this…

    best part on pollyanna...go see this band live!
    ryan...isarealboyon November 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about getting a girl pregnant.
    Cowabunga!on November 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti honestly think this is the most perfect song ever. i have listened to it about two billion times and i never get tired of it.
    bangkissbangon July 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about giving up on your dreams....i think in his case it was because of a problem with alchohol, i think it is a reference to many americans who arent living their dreams because they let things get in the way, he seems to make a reference to girl who wanted to be an actor
    "I raced concrete to the front row seats
    Threw her bows and whiskey kisses and left her on the street
    With her hands out
    And her head down
    She’s nothing more than a movie that never panned out"
    also it talks about how destiny forgot about him and how he knows "life dont get much better than this" which is maybe him falling under the impression you can never live your dreams....kind of sad
    brandnew07on April 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is by far my favorite song on the new album.

    I'm mainly in love with the verse that starts with "Hey Mr. Destiny." That whole feeling of being left behind in life, not knowing where to go, where you are going, or whether or not to wait for something to come your way. I just think it's something everyone can relate to and it holds a special place in my heart since I've always felt that way.
    loosenthelightson June 26, 2008   Link

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