"Trumpets and Violins" as written by and Peter Gunnarsson Johan Hedberg....
I want the trumpets and violins to play.
I want revolvers and adrenaline today
I want solutions and kingdoms of love.
Don't want Confucian in these black walls.

But still, we stare into the fall leaves
Still falling from the trees.
I was the first to call it off,
To put them back and light the sun again.

I want the dances and the shoes to match
I want the radio and you to be my catch
I want the world to move an inch from where I stand,
To put defenses down and invite the band.

No need to sob for the scars,
I took it back and so can you.
I've seen your eyes more sad than this,
So fuck the shit and sign the list.

I was born and then I died
It's just the story of a million lives
They live for glory and then they die.
Oh, why?

I was born and then I'll die.
It'll be the story of my boring life.
But still I know I've done something right.


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"Trumpets and Violins" as written by Peter Gunnarsson Johan Hedberg

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    General Commentthis song is amazing, it really is.
    i dont really know, but the singers not really happy with his life, he wants so much more out of it. and he realises that he probably wont do anything with his life, just like everyone else does
    "i was born and then i died
    it's just the story of a million lives"
    but then he realises that it doesnt matter anyway because he's content with whaqt he has done.

    or not... who cares
    ninjamonkeyson May 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song to me is about the songwriter during a perhaps depressive state, and this song is about overcoming that depression or slump and just getting over everything. great song either way.
    ciceroon May 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, he wants so much more but he eventually realises that he's written an amazing song like this because of wanting more, so he's happy!
    vb7000on May 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentexistential crisis!
    shewouldnton May 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think it deals with war.
    and about how people believe glory is what war holds.
    err something...
    chasehopperon December 08, 2008   Link

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