"Anywhere But Here" as written by Joseph Principe, Timothy Mcilrath, Brandon Barnes and Christopher Chasse....
We've been alright up to now,
But the air that we breath is about to run out.
We've rehearsed our lines clear and loud,
But the cue never came and the lights,
They never went out.
So we're passing the time,
While time passes us.
The fast lanes a term never applied to us.
Without a dime to my name,
Or a prayer in the world.
I walk out the door.

Destination anywhere but here.
Away from you.

Now I'm on my way to the other side,
(On my way)
I'll forget everything I left behind.
(On my way)
These empty rooms,
(On my way)
Are still filled with you.
(On my way)

So I dropped out of my own race,
A race with no finish line,
No first or last place.
I watch these faces all run right past me.
I turn and walk away,
'Cause we finally know now what our
Time here's about, we were not meant to be
Another face in the crowd.
We're a forest of lives,
We grow tall and wide.
We won't ever be cut down.

Now I'm on my way to the other side,
(On my way)
I'll forget everything I left behind.
(On my way)
These empty rooms,
(On my way)
Are still filled with you.
(On my way)

I'm so tired and turned around and scared.
I'm lying in empty beds again.
I'll wait for you to come
To your senses, barbed-wire fences
Won't keep me from breaking through.
I swear I will for you.

Now I'm on my way to the other side,
(On my way)
I'll forget everything I left behind.
(On my way)
These empty rooms,
(On my way)
Are still filled with you.
(On my way)

I'm so tired and turned around and scared.
I'm lying in empty beds again.
Away from you.


Lyrics submitted by refinehatelove

"Anywhere But Here" as written by Christopher Chasse Brandon Barnes

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  • +1
    General CommentDear Train Sticker Stealer,
    You just employed a asian..who will be underpaid when he/she makes the new stickers (to replace the ones you stole) in the near future.
    Yours Faithfully,
    RailCorp
    Paradox..Charismaon November 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think those lyrics are all correct, but anyways.. amazing song
    refinehateloveon September 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti saw this song live it was sooo awesome
    WouldItBeYouon October 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe song's obviously about getting away from something... an ex, maybe.. great song though
    grayed_rainbowon November 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe songs about getting away from a place that doesnt offer you anything anymore, about getting away from your past(ex's, and other things like that)
    fccon February 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo we're passing the time,
    while time passes us.

    Rise Against rocks!
    deathcab_cutieon March 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think the song has something to with with runniong away from some kind of person thats brings him great sadness. or maybe a lot of people in a certain lpace.... anyways i love this song.. makes me kinda feel sad really...
    nubus200xon March 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about getting away from something that isn't offering you anything anymore. If it's about an ex then I think that he grew up and became more politically aware or at least gained direction in life and the other person hasn't grown at all and he's angry that they haven't, likely because it caused them to have a falling out.
    kmk_natashaon November 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDear RailCorp,
    I stole your train stickers..
    Yours Sincerely
    Train Sticker Stealer
    Paradox..Charismaon November 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment/\ what?
    E-Doubleon August 18, 2006   Link

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