We were steamin'
and the scene seemed like in dreams
Pressed close behind the tinted glass
as the cop's headlights scrolled past
"I can't see a thing,"
Kelly said blushing
as she spelled our names on the window
of her sister's Monte Carlo

And this is the soundtrack
playing in back
of our restless lives
And though they make no sense
these are the moments
we'll remember for
the rest of our restless lives

Lyin' behind Venetian blinds
in the depth of summertime
hiding from the asshole sun
copying Jon's record collection
Bedroom reeked of death
sweaty sheets and Sunday breath
with ambition for ammunition
and the pulse of a machinegun

And this is the soundtrack
playing in back
of our restless lives
And though they make no sense
these are the moments
we'll remember for
the rest of our restless lives

You see the movies that you wanna see
right?
And you know what you wanna be
right?
So choose between A, B, or C
It's free will
but it's still
a recipe
So what about the rest of us?
What about the restless?
Will we be restless for the rest of our lives?

And this is the soundtrack
playing in back
of our restless lives
And though they make no sense
these are the moments
we'll remember for
the rest of our restless lives

And this is the soundtrack
playing in back
of our restless lives
And though they make no sense
these are the moments
we'll remember for
the rest of our restless lives


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    General CommentAt first I thought this song was about how you'll remember all the good or exciting times you have as a teenage kid for the rest of your life. But then he starts talking about free will and whatnot, and I don't know anymore...
    HandicappedJesuson June 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think they're trying to say that everyone thinks their life is so original... but really, most people lead the exact same type of life... based on what is the accepted norm - but for a few: "the restless" it's different... And, in a way, it's a good thing... (to be different) ...but in another way, they have no idea what their future holds & it leaves them with a lot of questions.
    nikki04on June 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love the background vocals during the chorus
    Phookyon December 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think its about how the matches music relates to everyday life for people (the cool ones atleast) ------
    "And this is the soundtrack
    playing in back
    of our restless lives"
    and that their music is about little things in life that dont mean as much as the bigger things that happen but they are the most memorable"And though they make no sense
    these are the moments
    we'll remember for
    the rest of our restless lives"
    eternallygrungeon August 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOn the DVD Shawn said he got the idea for end part from a song by The Cranberries .. anyone have any idea what song he's talking about?
    saltyeyeson February 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOn the DVD Shawn said he got the idea for end part from a song by The Cranberries .. anyone have any idea what song he's talking about?
    saltyeyeson February 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou see the movies that you wanna see
    right?
    And you know what you wanna be
    right?
    So choose between A, B, or C
    It's free will
    but it's still
    a recipe
    So what about the rest of us?
    What about the restless?
    Will we be restless for the rest of our lives?


    I think its about choosing what you do which helps build you're life not according to others though. Just whatever you choose and decide to. What you choose to do is the recipe of life.
    Tushon April 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it is more about growing up. Most people follow the life track of school, high school, (college), job/career. (choose between a b or c... Free will, but still a recipe for life) Whereas the restless are those who grow up as musicians or in the music scene where their futures aren't exactly guaranteed, or those who simply choose not to follow the usual track of life. (will we be restless for the rest of our lives?) And as the restless grow up they will remember things like making out with a girl in a car and secretly copying a friend's cd collection.
    blue83on June 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone know what shawn says in the very beginning anddd right before this part: "You see the movies that you wanna see right"?
    Or is he just making very random noises that sound like they could be words ._.
    jonoftwon July 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentone of their best!
    AMTILTSTHEMATCHESon March 12, 2008   Link

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