I'm a thousand miles from home
sleeping in my clothes
living like ive never have before
when the city falls into the sea
I try and make myself believe
that I'm after it but im only losing sleep

if only I could feel less indifferent
then maybe i could be more existent

I'm dreaming hopelessly
in a city by the sea
it's taken me so long to sing a simple song
I don't belong

on the rooftop late at night
writing songs about my life
praying day will break before i close my eyes
I wish I had a little more to miss
than friends that don't exist
and the town that felt like scars across my wrist


if only I could feel less indifferent
then maybe I could be more existent

I'm dreaming hopelessly
in a city by the sea
it's taken me so long to sing a simple song
I don't belong

if only I could feel (less indifferent)
if only I could feel (less indifferent)

I'm dreaming hopelessly
in a city by the sea
it's taken me so long to sing a simple song
I don't belong
I don't belong
I don't belong


Lyrics submitted by Halberstram

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    General Commentthis will be my summer anthem.
    Halberstramon June 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is the greatest song on their album...never get tired of it jsut such a great song!....such an amazing band..rock on TERMINAL!
    Haste_the_dayon August 03, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"I wish I had a little more to miss
    than friends that don't exist"

    this is so real to me, hehe.
    Narayanon December 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so wonderful
    and i have a feeling this is going to be my new favorite band.
    bangkissbangon August 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song horribly represents the way that I feel.

    "on the rooftop late at night
    writing songs about my life
    praying day will break before i close my eyes
    I wish I had a little more to miss
    than friends that don't exist
    and the town that felt like scars across my wrist

    if only I could feel less indifferent
    then maybe I could be more existent"

    It's very unfortunate to find that the city
    in which you used to live provides the
    people/friends that figure out they're
    really just better off without you.
    At least that's how I interpret it, anyway.
    daintyfacade___xon December 21, 2006   Link
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    Lyric Correctionactually, travis is saying: "i'm a thousand miles from home, sleeping in my clothes, living like i never have before. where the city falls into the sea, i try and make myself believe that i matter here, but i'm only losing sleep."
    charcoalsketchon November 18, 2011   Link

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