I'm leaving Arizona for the things that I did
My face all calloused, emotions hid
I've run out of luck
I will not fucking try

She keeps me close to her heart in a locket
I keep her close to my cock on a picture in my pocket
I cannot stop, no matter how I try

But don't make a sound, don't make a face
I get so down, I'm headed straight
Into the burning town on the interstate
I'm going down, I'm going down
The kids are gonna love what you've done
The kids are gonna love what you've done
The kids are gonna love what you've done
What you've done
What you've done

I can not close my eyes, I'm driving
Half this journey is behind him
Gonna keep my eyes pinned on these blinding stars
I'm gonna keep my eyes pinned on these blinding stars
I'm gonna keep my eyes pinned on these blinding stars

The kids are gonna love what you've done
The kids are gonna love what you've done
The kids are gonna love what you've done
What you've done
What you've done


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    General Commenthe's leaving arizona, and he's leaving a girl behind, maybe they've both done something wrong
    "I'm leaving Arizona for the things that I did"
    "The kids are gonna love what you've done"
    ^ could be sarcasm
    let uss be freeon June 02, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"She keeps me close to her heart in a locket
    I keep her close to my cock on a picture in my pocket
    I cannot stop, no matter how I try"

    hey maybe this song is about how hes leaving becuase hes with this girl who really loves him and he just sees her as a piece of ass...maybe shes even pregnant..hence the probaby sarcastic line " the kids are gunna love what you've done"
    ..just a thought..
    i also think this song has nothing to do with his own life so it can really mean anything.. i dont know why we as fans are just dying for these songs to be liek true life stories.. probably becuase we want to feel close in some way to these amazing artists that we love so much....wutever anyways SADDLE CREEKS ROCKSS fucking propsssss oberst
    _Clusterfcukon July 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat song to just drive to. It seems though, there is some attachment on both ends if they keep memories of eachother i.e. locket/photo. Perhaps he's done something wrong? "I'm headed straight
    Into the burning town on the interstate" perhaps a metaphor for hell?
    emosquidon September 05, 2007   Link

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