Its 1 am and that tow trucks not here
It was due an hour ago
I’m counting high beams in hope of killing time
I have had too many longest nights of my life
Spelling destiny in gasoline… writing passages in sulfur stains
So this is it… this is how we die
So if this time isn’t like the rest
If I could only be so lucky
Inside jokes that tell our stories
I’m such a serious dude
Now pacing highways on cell phones
This is such a waste of time
But this time won’t be the last… this time won’t be…
So one day I won’t be totally angry
And one day I won't be short on words
But freedom comes with a price- but
Holy shit, who fucking cares?
This time it’s for me
This time it’s for us
So fuck you- fuck you
And ill never say… stop

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    General CommentThis song is about touring. I know from experience that there are nights when your van is broken down in some backwoods hick town in the Midwest, and you are making tons of calls trying to get a tow truck in the middle of the night, and you spend hours just sitting there with the only friends you have in the world because you spend 90% of your life in the back of a van, that you begin to question where you went wrong and if it's worth it. You reflect on broken relationships and all the money you COULD be making. Hence the line "freedom comes with a price- but holy shit who fucking cares?".
    PIBLon September 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentMaybe Ruiners best song take most of the meaning from the literal but in terms of a speculatory view i think this song could be about an account of a car crash and waiting for the tow truck (which always seems like an absolute eternity, i know ) pondering amoge the broken glass and twisted steel, life in itself and the purpose of the writer. I may have looked too deep but thats how i roll.
    speed of darkon April 07, 2008   Link

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