"Goodbye In Gasoline" as written by and Kenneth/huff Gamble....
My lungs are aching
From the cold from being outside.
And the windows in my car
Have started to fog up.
And it's colder then I remember it ever being in Florida.

My stomach's burning
And the stereo in this car is screaming so loud.
It's 3 in the morning
I'm just starting to wake up.
And it's darker then I remember it ever being in Florida.

The saddest song always plays
On the radio on the worst days,
So I'm saying goodbye in gasoline.
It's the only way I know

My head in spinning
And this engine is humming and clicking in time.
To the pounding in my head
And this heart on my sleeve
And it's quieter then I remember.
And it can go on forever.

Do you know how many times
How many times I've counted the signs of State lines
and roads I've known.
I know, this time, feels like goodbye.

My lungs are aching
From the cold from stading outside.
And it's no surprise that we're fucked up.
But you're colder then I remember
you ever being in Florida.

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"Goodbye in Gasoline" as written by Leon Huff Kenneth Gamble

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    General CommentWell, I see I'm the first t ocomment, wwhat to say...
    This is probably my favourite song on B is for B-Sides and I think it's about him driving away and leaving behind his old life BUT I like to play around with it in my mind and it also sounds kind of like it's about some dude who got wated and drove anyway and crashed his car.
    ArianeTheFoolon April 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentEven though the refrences are towards to florida. This song reminds me of a couple of weeks ago when me and 3 friends had to sleep in my friends car with no blankets, because he was to drunk to drive. Sorry i didnt really need to tell that, even though its song meanings i think were all entitled to give a little backing story to what the song means to us! lol
    LessThanJake4Lifeon October 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOn this website it described it as the most 'rousing suicide song ever' and i thought what? 'cause I just interpreted it that he was leaving his home town, running (well driving away) from his problems 'cause that's all he knows he can do, but I spose if you read it with the suicide idea in mind it makes sense too, however I think that would be too much of a depressing subject for a LTJ song as they usually try to put a positive spin on problems.
    hol_baby_bluon August 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthere's a lot of things this song could be about
    running away from your problems and suicide are both safe bets
    i was always kind of thought about more as a song about arson, since it's a leftover track from anthem it fits in with escape from the a-bomb house and that's why they call it a union
    light the house on fire and leave
    light the car on fire to commit suicide
    idk though, just my crazy ideas
    oh and it could be just fucked up thoughts that go through you're head when you're a little less than sober at 3 am
    rebelmidgeton June 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think its about a lifetime of getting in your car and leaving your life behind, and this is just the latest time, another goodbye in gasoline. Like how many times he's counted the signs and road lines, its saying he always just runs away, and now he needs to go again.
    MAD JEDDAIon July 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI saw that website too that said it was the most rousing suicide song ever and i was like "no, they wouldnt write about that, this is just anothe rone of their songs about leaving your hometown."


    now im not sure because ive found some evidence that its about suicide.
    -first is that he is usually happy about leaving, and doesnt go on about how bad things are, but rather glad that hes leaving them behind.
    -This is something he cant get away from. its like he keeps running but it doesnt go away.
    -he mentions it being cold, but i dont have much to back that up with other than it fits in with the suicide theme more than leaving something behind and moving on.
    -Lastly, people who commit suicide usually don't want to die. they just want to escape their problems and dont know how else to do it. As he says, "It's the only way I know."
    soadfan8on November 28, 2007   Link

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