distractions from the ordinary
real life just not good enough
descriptions hard to come by
living outside the institutions
waking in awkward situations
i wouldn't have it any other way

i can't recall a better time,
each day felt like the next would never come
i realize i couldn't get enough
alternatives all felt like death
i wish i could safely say
all the right decisions were always made
ya we were young and we're still here
happy to starve for another year

it seems so right for one to assume
that what we are is what we see
what we buy, who we do
i would have ended up that way if not for those miles
those endless days
i know it's not for everyone, empty halls,
empty stomachs, empty hopes
in retrospect we had it all

we didn't choose this life, this life chose us long ago
a web of friends and moments impossible to let go
though we surrendered what others want to treasure
we ended up with so much more

we didn't choose this life, this life chose us long ago
a web of friends and moments impossible to let go
though we surrendered what others want to treasure
we ended up with so much more



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    General CommentI believe this song is about being on the road. And how it changed their lives. Like, "empty halls, empty stomachs, empty hopes" kinda like no one came to your show, you didn't make any money so you can't feed yourself and then when no one watches you play it's a huge dissappointment. And "i would have ended up that way if not for those miles those endless days" is like saying you learned stuff. and also "though we surrender what others loved to treasure we ended up with so much more" is like saying you're giving up your job, and time with your family, you're starving yourself and they gave it up but they learned so much from the experience.

    I really love this song.
    innocent_sheepon June 29, 2005   Link

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