Well the first time that I went out
On my own, I was a young man,
Almost seventeen right down to the day.
Well I packed up all my things,
Grabbed my bag and kissed my mother
And I told her that I'd be back some day. Hey!

So I jumped into the back
Of an 18 wheeler headed north,
Destination didn't even ask.
With the wisdom that my father gave me
Ringing in my head so clearly,
"Son this world's gonna kick you in the ass."

I wanna go there and I'm not scared,
Our time's just begun. Oh yeah,
Life goes by so damn quickly for me,
Wanna have some fun.

Now looking back on all the days
Gone by, I sit and wonder what it
Would be like if I'd never went away.
Would I see the world the way I do?
The memories that bought me to
This place that I now call home today.

I wanna go there and I'm not scared,
Our time's just begun. Oh yeah,
Life goes by so damn quickly for me,
Wanna have some fun.
Life goes by so damn quickly for me,
Wanna have some fun.

So beat my head, beat my head,
When I feel my whole world falls apart,
In the end I'll be alright, alright yeah yeah.

Well the first time that I went out
On my own, I was a young man,
Almost seventeen right down to the day.
Well I packed up all my things,
I grabbed my bag and kissed my mother
And I told her that I'd be back some day.

I wanna go there and I'm not scared,
Our time's just begun. Oh yeah,
Life goes by so damn quickly for me,
Wanna have some fun.
Life goes by so damn quickly for me,
Wanna have some fun.


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    General CommentTop of the line Caddies Quality song. They just keep comming up with the best lyrics ive ever heard. BRILLIANT!!
    D_W_E_N_Ton January 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHeard it from Chuck himself at the Warped Tour last year... it's about a personal experience of his when he left home at the age of 17. "Shaving Your Life" is about the same thing.
    freehat17on May 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis could easily be my favorite Caddies song. Heard it back at Warped in 2003. I actually heard the same thing as freehat did. Fucking awesome song for jumping around and skanking in a crowd.
    BstnRichon September 20, 2008   Link

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