i was a carryout kid we lived another life
we knew the things that we did would somehow prove right
we lived for joyless love and god above and here in the room as it burned to a tomb and set the city alight
flames ignite

but now i work everyday
i get things done
i check the gas in the tank go to the movies and to the bank and stay well hid
aw carryout kids oh what we did
and that's right i couldn't read her the rights
i couldn't live the life x2

aw no aw no my mathematical mind
now i know now i know now i know the world of magazine life magazine life magazine life
because i work everyday
i gotta get things done
and i can't give myself a rest on the way to getting blessed for getting a nun done
but carryout kids we meant what we did
i know it wasn't polite setting the city alight
now i know now i know i wanna life the life i wanna roam the rights
now i know now i know i wanna live the life
now i know now i know now i know i wanna live the life


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    General CommentI always thought that one line was, "I can't give myself a rest on the way to getting blessed, FORGIVEN AND UNDONE."
    ninety6tearson March 22, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningI think it's "I coulda ridden the ride, I could have lived the life!" instead of "read her her rights"

    This song is brilliant. I was a carryout kid in high school, and I've felt the swift, defeating transition into the magazine life of work every day and getting things done. I'm not setting the city alight anymore; I've been tired and trapped.

    But now, now in a moment of fire, now I know I wanna live the life, I wanna wrong the rights! Because I can't stand not being extraordinary anymore, because I can't just collapse from being a Carryout Kid living another life into Stranger Than Fiction monotony.
    Xerosofton October 12, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was "wrong the rights".

    It's about growing up I guess. Turning from an idealistic renegade into a working slob.
    LoserNo1on September 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree, wrong the rights!

    It just feels right, like when Britt handclaps then goes whooo!
    joylessloveon August 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat is said at the end? "Somethingsomething. When you knew they had been something. You ever met somebody like that?"
    AidanDieson February 20, 2010   Link

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