"17" as written by Paul Gamble Beresford, Ross Bradbury Harley, Adam Hiles, William Justin Lockey and Paul John Mullen....
can’t get rid of your feeling
I should give it up and spit it out
I can’t find my own, join your crowd
I move in circles, you make my tracks

fluorescent lies, smoke filled rooms
is where I ended up with broken past
the room would swell, I’m in bloom
confuse me first consume me last

please get away from your disco clouds

and the days we’ve taken all for granted now
are the days I cannot wait to pretend again and again
we could last forever

it’s hell for the tourist, photo call
to capture the moment when you fall

please get away from your disco clouds
your disco clouds

please get away from your disco clouds
your disco clouds

days we’ve taken all for granted
days we’ve taken all for granted

and the days we’ve taken all for granted
all for granted now
are the days I cannot wait to pretend again and again
we could last forever




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    General CommentWoo, first comment.

    I honestly have no idea what this song means, but "disco clouds" sounds like fog from a dry ice machine in a club maybe?

    It kind of sounds like he danced with some chick at a club and he's infatuated with her ("Can't get rid of your feeling"). She seems to be more dominant than him and he's loving it. As he's dancing with her, he knows he's going to want to remember her and imagine that they'll be together forever ("And the days we’ve taken all for granted now are the days I cannot wait to pretend again and again. We could last forever.") so he wants her get out from behind the "disco clouds" (dry ice machine fog??) so he can remember her face.

    I am probably way off. But oh well.
    catatonicsextoyon January 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI reckon it's about how you don't truly appreciate your teenage years until they've gone, and by then it's too late.
    Redstarradioon February 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt reminds me of been on mushrooms.

    Also that our teenage years are gone so fast.
    lordabortionon September 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think its about your teenage years.
    "the days we've taken all for granted"
    people take their teenage years for granted and dont realise that these are the best years of their life.
    "are the days i can not wait to pretend again and again"
    he's talking about that in later years we'll reminisce over our earlier years and relive them in our head again and again
    "we could last forever"
    i think this could either mean that our teenage years will always stay with us via the memories, or that if we savour every moment it will seem that they are everlasting.
    the title 17 also suggest the idea of teenage years.
    Not too sure about the "disco clouds" bit, maybe saying to clear your eyes and realise whats happening, or a connection to a night club.
    anyway thats my opinion
    03tomsauon April 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentALSO this is an awesome song live
    03tomsauon April 01, 2007   Link

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