Woke up this morning it was 1969 and I was
Tangled up like Christmas lights
Around an old girlfriend of mine.
We'd watch the east bring up the dawn,
Race west and drink our kisses as the
Sun sank down to drown within the sea

Seasons came and seasons went.
Love got made and love got meant
Wake up late to pass out spent,
Play all day and pay the rent
And things were finally starting to make sense.
The world was ours to save
And every day it seemed like it could last forever

Woke up from that dream and it was 2001
Shirts tucked in and drinks with gin
And living on the run
Our happy ending never got around to getting done,
It seems like everyone's still playing games
But they sure don't look like fun,
And they tell me

You don't have to change the world,
You don't have to save the girl
You don't have to live your life
Like you believe in something more

You shouldn't want for her to wait,
You're pretty good but you're not great
Just sit back down and take your mind off
Everything you think you should do.

I must've sat out there for days,
Dip my fingers in the waves and
Watch them wash away
As if it was a dream I'd had.
These pains that I can't help to feel.
These scars that I don't wanna heal
Her soap's still in my shower
This empty bed's too big without her

Weaned on crap 'n roll,
I like the soul to ride my way out of a
Paper bag and into someone's heart.
This scene's been torn apart by pretty boys with drum machines
And stupid words that no one means
And I've been trying so hard to keep
Myself from sounding insincere.

People I meet say to cover your feet
And try a different pair of shoes every night
But what do you do when it's shoe number two
That seems to be the one you fit just right?
Do you go ahead and roll with the moment even though you both know it's gonna
Hurt like a mother when your foot comes out?
Or do you throw it away and keep shopping?
Or think about stopping there to wear it till the sole gives out?

And I'll be back to save the world, sing my songs and get that girl.
And I will try to live my life like I believe in something more.
And when it all seems less than great, I guess I'll put my trust in fate.
Just sit back down and take my mind off and try to stop aching for you.



Lyrics submitted by catnamedzane

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    General CommentI like how the song's tone grows more hopeful over its course. It is about living life right, no matter the situation.

    The metaphor about the shoes is absolutely awesome.
    cyan skittleson November 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis whole part isn't in the version of the song that I have...

    "I must've sat out there for days,
    Dip my fingers in the waves and
    Watch them wash away
    As if it was a dream I'd had.
    These pains that I can't help to feel.
    These scars that I don't wanna heal
    Her soap's still in my shower
    This empty bed's too big without her

    Weaned on crap 'n roll,
    I like the soul to ride my way out of a
    Paper bag and into someone's heart.
    This scene's been torn apart by pretty boys with drum machines
    And stupid words that no one means
    And I've been trying so hard to keep
    Myself from sounding insincere."
    lildave151on August 20, 2008   Link

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