"Rough Landing, Holly" as written by William Ryan Key, Peter Michael Mosely, Longineu Warren Iii Parsons and Sean Michael Wellman-mackin....
Left the ground
In black and white
And when the plane went down
The colors all around
I know by now
The margins slight
And still I can't get out
She's all I think about
Can't let her go
It's who you know

We came down to watch the world walk by
And all she found was trouble in my eyes
From the sky she pulled me down tonight
Let her go
Let her go

She moves fast
Takes control
And like a heart attack
I know I can't turn back
And time just passed
Nights move slow
And she was all I had
Thought I'd never last
Can't let her go
It's who you know

We came down to watch the world walk by
And all she found was trouble in my eyes
From the sky she pulled me down tonight
Let her go

Let her go

We came down to watch the world walk by
And all she found was trouble in my eyes
From the sky she pulled me down tonight
She calls out the farther that I fly
I love that sound, so give me one more line
And from the sky she pulled me down tonight
Let her go
Let her go
Let her go
Let her go


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"Rough Landing, Holly" as written by Peter Michael Mosely Longineu Warren Iii Parsons

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    General CommentActually it's not about a girl in particular...they said it before many times...none of the songs on the album were really written about a certain someone..the 'her' he is talking about is holly as in hollywood...

    and to Kelsiops

    First of all the song 'City of Devils' has nothing to do with SOTY's lyrics "City lights burn" bcuz 'City of devils' is about Los Angeles...you know how it is nicknamed the "City of Angels"..well yellowcard is talking about all the negative things about LA..just like the lyrics "It's hard to find angels in hell" meaning LA is hell...sooo it has nothing to do with SOTY's lyrics..unless SOTY were singing about LA and how it's not such a great place afterall...and I don't think that's what they were singing about...

    Second...'Rough Landing, Holly' is about Hollywood..and Blinks 'Easy Target' is NOT about hollywood..if you would take the time and look up the meaning of the song you would find out it has nothing to do with Hollywood...
    For Example...
    The first, "Easy Target," tells the story of a high school kid who gets invited to a pretty girl's house, so he rides his bike there as quickly as possible, only to have her and a friend jump out of the bushes and soak him with a hose. He leaves sad and dejected.

    And...'Two Weeks From Twenty' and' Wake me up when September ends' are similar due to the fact that they are both about a guy who goes to the war...but umm ppl BEFORE Green Day have songs about the war also..sooo Green Day is not the first to come up with that idea...and they are certaintly not the last...the war is something that affects a lot of ppl...and that is why there tends to be more than ONE song about it..
    Krissy_04on February 08, 2006   Link
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    General Comment(Quoted)Krissy 04: Actually it's not about a girl in particular...they said it before many times...none of the songs on the album were really written about a certain someone..the 'her' he is talking about is holly as in hollywood...

    Yup, most of their songs that I know of, even from the EP (Underdog), have been about Hollywood and California, in general. They talk alot about being homesick after heading off to LA to make it big. This seems ironic at first liston, seeing as they're from Jacksonville. Songs mentioning the above or mentioning going to CA:

    Rockstar Land, Back Home, Big Apple Heartbreak, City of Devils, Hollywood Died, Lights and Sounds, Ocean Avenue, their all about being homesick in California, and use characterization for that point.


    This song is amazing, although the vocal-less (sorry, I'm not too good with music terms) part seems much too rock and annoyingly similar to what I hear on alternative radio over and over every day. Nevertheless, it's an amazing song, a little like Gifts and Curses. Awesome.
    Antimyopiaon April 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOk, having a situation revolving around this song, I think it's just an honor that I get the first comment. This song, on my view, talks about this girl that he can't really forget, can't stop thinking about and talks about it with someone else. I have the exact same situation, where I treat my history teacher as my therapist and talk to her all about this girl, how I like her so much, how I hate the guy she's going out with, and how I wish I never screwed up in the first place and maybe we could have gone out instead.
    guitarista_727on January 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is SICK. sean rips it on the violin, the drums are lightning fast, and i think its one of ryans best performances on vocals.
    neverfaydeon January 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyay! glad this song is the next single! it's awesome!

    can't wait to see the video..they shoot it this month! =)
    Krissy_04on February 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's definitely about a girl that the narrator can't forget.

    I had the same situation and I'm starting to see it come back with one particular girl. I screwed up, she never went out with me, she went out with all these other guys, I spent four years moping, I found out she got engaged and I was basically forced to get out of it. Funny because right after, the relationship broke off and we started talking again. So now I can't let her go because I read her blog posting and she's sad... though she never went out with me, I care about her smiling because it's all a girl that beautiful should do. I'll admit that I'd love to be the one that helps her out of this funk and maybe have a chance to take her out and show her the love she wants and deserves... but if it doesn't happen, I understand that it will be necessary to move along.

    Anyway, really great song though. Favorite on the album.
    Shastasheenon February 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIf you go to the two weeks from twenty lyrics page, someone said wake me up when sepetember ends wasnt meant to be a war song to begin with :P
    yellowcardr0ckon February 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah I saw that after I posted..it's bout his dad dying..which make more sense...cuz I never got the song/video relation...but whatever this is a yellowcard section...and they didn't copy anyone...hehe =)
    Krissy_04on February 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe Margins slight
    yellowcardr0ckon February 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentahhh can't wait to see this video!...they started filming for it yesterday!...and they filmed part of it in the old hospital where they filmed nightmare on elm street..it sounds interesting! =)
    Krissy_04on February 13, 2006   Link

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