"My Time in Exile" as written by Arion Salazar and Stephan Jenkins....
Used to worry for each other
No one's bothered like before
We sleep with each others friends
Sneak around, fall apart

And come back for more
We sit around drinking tables
Stabilized and keeping score
But my mind is somewhere out the door

Oh, we have grown
Maybe I've overstayed awhile
In my time in exile and
Oh time has flown and the
Only thing I've learned
I want a life now of my own

We go to clubs, the songs are old
The evening's blown
Go our ways and take taxis home
Talk of Sunday outings
And medicate to fight the doubting
But know we'll always be alone

Oh, we have grown
Maybe I've overstayed awhile
In my time in exile and
Oh time has flown
And the only thing I've learned
I want a life now of my own

That's my year spent in exile
Second guessed and dressed up in tatters
My both feet didn't take this path
And I'm still looking for a life that matters

More than chit chat
We listen to The Streets
We're all deadbeats and these old habits
Are starting to show through
Sorry I didn't get to know you

Oh, we have grown
Maybe I've overstayed awhile
In my time in exile and
Oh time has flown
And the only thing I've learned
I want a life now of my own

Bye, bye
To the friends I've known
In my time in exile



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"My Time in Exile" as written by Stephan Jenkins Arion Salazar

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  • +1
    General CommentThis is really a great song...I think this song is about someone who used to live in the past but now is deciding to move on.
    tigerlily89on March 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with tigerlily. Also, at least to me, it seems like sometime she said that she didn’t want to be with him (thus his “time in exile”). Now they’re kind of on and off, but not together. He wonders if maybe she wanted him later, but he kept away although he wanted it too because he thought that was what she wanted. He’s stayed around, but now realizes that time is flying by, the past must stay in the past, and he has to move on, to get a life of his own.
    soultearson July 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow come no one's commented on this one ? beautiful track.


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    alt.rockon February 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti also agree with Tigerlily and Soultears, i feel this song is about him being with this girl but he knows he's worn out the welcome and feels he has to move on. another sad song to the list of my favorites...

    peace,
    black-sapphireon January 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about a relationship that was just destructive and one that he did not feel like himself in. where he says "sorry I didn't get to know you" it's like even though they spent a year together he didn't act like he usually does.

    he left his old friends and life and was in "exile" during the relationship. at first it was a high for him but it's old now.
    3ebLoveron June 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthe has become accustom to this life, of "sitting around drinking tables". Now he is realizing he's been there too long, exile. Time has flown, and he knows its time, time to start his life. He might have a girl or just friends that are not elevating him.

    And it hits him, just like it hits us. We need to change. Looking for a life that is more than chit chat.
    whatsup222on January 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthe' stuck in a life with little to move on to and is the same blandness everyday. he realized that he needs to change or move on to better himself. "i'm sorry i didn't get to know you" represents a girl that was there the whole time and regrets not looking into her. she could of been the small ignificant essence that would of changed his out look and life there. but he overlooked her now regrets. life could of been completely differnt if she was in his life. if only he took the them to see this when he had the chance...

    peace
    dttenorioon May 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentExile is a forced time spent away from home so to me it could mean he was married and now divorced and trying to relive his bachelor days and has relised he liked having a "home"....also could mean alot more..
    crombiegirl00on November 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFirst a few understandings:
    1. Exile is an ironic play on words. In his meaningless sociality he is exiled from himself.
    2. The "we" could be anyone but in this song it is a actual group of friends.
    3. He loves his friends and the moments but he recognizes their futility.

    "We have grown, time has flown, and the only thing I've learned, I want a life now of my own (something meaningful and real)."

    "We sit around drinking tables, stabilized and keeping score, but my mind is somewhere out the door (there must be something more)."

    "That's my year spent in exile, second guessed (by himself) and dresed up in tatters, my birth feet didn't take this path (this is not his destiny) and I'm still looking for a life that matters (more than chit chat.)"

    "I've overstayed (time to go home) awhile..."
    3EBfan23on February 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a relationship gone sour. The two of them have been together for awhile but now it's getting boring for the both of them. Although they're still "together" they sleep around and don't even worry about cheating with each other anymore because the love is gone. He's getting sick of this relationship and wants to just leave permanently but yet something is holding him back from leaving even though he feels miserable about the whole relationship.
    lmaye83on February 22, 2008   Link

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