im walking past liquor stores and immigrant homes...check into cash...and men with eyes like ghosts. as boys we were taught to dream in stacks and rows...cause to dream any bigger is to dig yourself a hole..one bigger than you're already in from the moment your life begins. im soacked to the bone at lawson arms at 3 am. this cold world has convinced me to betrayed myself again. some faceless men. shivering. betrayal i am one of them. never again. i feel the loneliness of the long distance runner now. this sterility is rotting me out. can't live in service. i'm dropping out. dropping out of tomorrow morning's white washed suburban schemes. billboard masturbation: satisfaction guaranteed. i am the 4 am arcade street white bloodshot witness. im just another kid in the chorus. an empty street corner prophet. grimy hands clawing at the gutter on the eve of letting go of crimes against my soul. they planted their seed...but i wont let them...wont let them tear through me. 'cause im a real cool killer with a killer blow. a lock-jawed apprentice to my guts of gold plastice surgery to fit the mold. theyll get you when you're ugly and you're feeling alone. in this modern life...cheap and disconnected...where there is a siege going on and the besieged will be the last to know that the race we are running is a joke, and im a dropout. drop-out.


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    General CommentI feel like this song has to do with just feeling like you've failed in every possible way. When jeff's singing this song, i can just imagine him walking past all these different points in town, (probably drunk) and walking past different people that reflect the same emptiness that he was feeling. But by the end of the walk he has forgiven himself and realized that he has gotta move on.
    patternsintheivyon September 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentnever settle for false dreams in a false reality
    skuyleron March 29, 2009   Link

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