im wasted as my time
spent sitting idly by
drinking in this shithole
while you all went out outside
its a great day to fall asleep
its a kick-ass day to dream
that im still capable
of saying what I mean

the times are changing
but we all stayed the same
we faded and faded
now nothing remains
as we breathe our last breaths
and kiss our goodbyes
remember us buried alive

im wasted as
these city blocks
these blockbusters
and parking lots
as faded as
this parking space
sealed up
to see what rots

the times are changing
but we all stayed the same
we faded and faded
now nothing remains

hold on
this ship is sinking and
i dont know what to do
if we die in fire and water
then i want to be with you

oh captain my captain
i fought hard
til everything was lost
no fortune did i seek
remember, remember, remember
us buried in the deep



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Necrotism: Decanting the Insalubrious (Cyborg Midnight) Part 7 song meanings
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    General Commentbest song on the "rock against bush vol. 2" compilation.

    the title is fucking genius.
    MizunoPunkon November 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me think of the veterans, who fought for a better future, and how this world is not what they wanted.
    Turkey Friedon December 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentman this song kicks ass.. cant wait to c them with ANTI-FLAG that shows going to go off got tix today
    ii_smitty_iion December 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentoh captain my captain is a book
    againstyouandmeon January 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentApparantly it's a poem too, which is kind of cool. Not sure if this is what bren's referring to, but the lyrics are sweet and I think it's about Abe Lincoln's death. Here's a link to the poem.

    utcsl.phys.utk.edu/~forrest/poems/…
    GetDeadon January 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsaw these guys with anti flag, they have amazing energy on stage and they finished the set with this track the crowd went NUTS
    frenzalfanon March 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, in May in Germany they finished their set with this song, as well - AMAZING!
    The link (by GetDead) to the poem doesn't work, I think.
    Rock Duck #54on June 29, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"im wasted as my time
    spent sitting idly by
    drinking in this shithole
    while you all went out outside
    its a great day to fall asleep
    its a kick-ass day to dream
    that im still capable
    of saying what I mean"

    brendans drunk (wow), depressed, and wants nothing more than to sit away from the crowd and think about things. he's spent so much time spreading anti-bush messages that he wonders if they even hold any meaning anymore.

    "the times are changing
    but we all stayed the same
    we faded and faded
    now nothing remains
    as we breathe our last breaths
    and kiss our goodbyes
    remember us buried alive"

    things in life often change, regardless of what we had in mind. it's when we struggle to keep our own plans depsite the fact that the planmaking is outside of our control that we 'fade.'
    spangledon August 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentreminds me of a group of friends that stayed together and stayed the same, and faded, by not changing with the times, things grew repetetive, and things fell apart...

    that last seven or eight lines that is.
    brian wilsonon August 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the most amazing songs I've ever heard. It's safe to say the lawrence arms are my favorite band! So much in fact I got a lot of the words to this song tattoed on me. Definitly my favorite song from the lawrence arms along with boatless booze cruise which still haven't played the 10 or 11 times I've seen them. I have yet to hear a bad song from the lawrence arms.
    Brendan Kelly is a god!
    trueantihero911on February 12, 2007   Link

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