"The Adventure" as written by and Thomas Delonge....
I want to have the same last dream again
The one where I wake up and I'm alive
Just as the four walls closed me within
My eyes are opened up with pure sunlight

I'm the first to know, my dearest friends
Even if your hope has burned with time
Anything that's dead shall be regrown
And your vicious pain, your warning sign
You will be fine

Hey yo, here I am, and here we go, life's waiting to begin

Any type of love it will be shown
Like every single tree reach for the sky
If you're gonna fall, ill let you know
That I will pick you up like you for I
I felt this thing I can't replace

That everyone was working for this goal
Where all the children left without a trace
Only to come back as pure as gold
To recite this song

Hey yo, here I am,and here we go, life's waiting to begin
I cannot live I can't breathe unless you do this with me
I cannot live I can't breathe unless you do this with me
I cannot live I can't breathe unless you do this with me
I cannot live I can't breathe unless you do this with me
I cannot live I can't breathe unless you do this with me
I cannot live I can't breathe unless you do this with me
Hey yo, here I am, and here we go, life's waiting to begin
Hey yo, here I am, and here we go, life's waiting to begin
Life's waiting to begin


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"The Adventure" as written by Thomas Delonge

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  • +4
    General CommentTom delonge has said that the song was inspired by a friend who whose marriage was kind of falling apart. It touched me so deeply that I was up one night crying for him -- I felt so hurt. The chorus goes, "Hey, yo/Here I am, and here we go/Life is waiting to begin." It just keeps building and building and building, and says, "I cannot live and I cannot breathe unless you do this with me."

    Imagine you're still in love with someone and that person doesn't love you back, and there's nothing you can do about it. I don't wish that upon anybody.
    hugo_blink182on February 10, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentBlink is Blink
    Boxcar is Boxcar
    Angels & Airwaves is Angels & Airwaves

    None of which sound a like, and have a sound of there own. You cant change that!
    I think Angels & Airwaves are an amazing group. Tom has done a great job and this song is one of my all time favorites.

    People this is not about Blink-182

    Get over it, just as much as you want it to be. Its not about Mark or Travis. People have said what its really about. Hes said it in interviews.
    RubyVonSoeon October 25, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentWhy does everyone assume that every song he's written is about Blink 182's past?
    xvshortcakevxon August 05, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentLove it. Tom TOTALLY described it right. it's really like depressing in a way, but then on the other hand, it makes you feel the blood in your veins, it makes you wanna get up and DO something, do anything. i have never felt the emotion i felt from this song from any other song. Tears, laughs all that i've gotten from a song... but this is just so wow. The exhiliration you get it's just... wow. real powerful.
    Aujon May 05, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAlright this is what I get from it. Let me know what ya think.

    The song is like a metaphor and analogy for death and blink breaking up.

    I want to have the same last dream again
    The one where I wake up and im alive

    (Tom realizes he pretty much ended his career ((dieing)) and wants it back so hes making his new band AvA, the dream of him being a musician again.)

    Just as the four walls closed me within
    My eyes are opened up with pure sunlight

    (The analogy of death here, four walls closing him within is a casket, right as he thinks his lifes over and hes dieing he gets the idea of AvA, his eyes opening with pure sunlight of a new life, also in the analogy of being heaven.)

    Im the first to know, my dearest friends
    Even if your hope has burned with time

    (he sees the sunlight he knows there is a heaven, hes telling all his freinds that didn't believe in a life after death thata there is still hope, hes the first to know because hes dead, but its all a metaphor for blink breaking up, the new hope of heaven is AvA)

    Anything thats dead shall be regrown
    And your viscious pain, your warning sign
    You will be fine

    (His guarantee of an after life, all thats dead will be regrown in heaven, all the pain and warnings that people put up to not believe are out of line, everyone will be fine. Now all that again metaphorically speaking of blink breaking up and Tom coming back as AvA. Every Reference of an after life in this song is AvA and every Reference of death is blink breaking up.)


    Hey yo, here i am, and here we go, lifes waiting to begin

    (Pretty obvious, hes back and ready to fuck shit up Lets Party!)

    Any type of love it will be shown
    Like every single tree reach for the sky

    (just kool sounding lines again reassuring that a new band/ wave of after life is coming and will be amazing.)

    If youre gonna fall, ill let you know
    That i will pick you up like you for I

    (This is kool it says like Tom's looking out for the fans, "pick him up" like have faith and stay loyal, hill pick us up like we did him by giving us the best music ever which he promised earlier in this song.)

    I felt this thing i cant replace
    That everyone was working for this goal
    Where all the children left without a trace

    (He felt a new life style/band he wanted to live out, he ended blink and can't replace what everyone worked to build in that band, all the kids that love it were left thinking it was all over(( until the next line of the soooonng))

    Only to come back as pure as gold
    To recite this song

    (all the kids that thought he ended everything and ruined it all come back even better because they hear this badass music and new amazing life style, obviously reciting this song, following AvA.)

    The rest is self explanatory just Tom inviting everyone onto the next adventure.....
    Thirstydudeyoon September 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is not not not about blink 182 or anything like that, i can assure you..
    SadieGlutzon February 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn my opinion, this song is not about Mark and Travis.
    I think this song is about AVA, and their this band that is a new adventure to just about everyone involved with it.

    my dearest friends,
    even if your hope has burned with time,
    anything that's dead shall be re-grown,
    and your vicious pain, your warning sign,
    you will be fine.

    I think this is dedicated to his fans. Even though their favorite band broke up, look to the future for a much more awesome band.

    Hello - here I am,
    and here we go,
    life's waiting to begin.

    And the adventure is just about to begin.

    I can see why some people think this song is about Tom and Mark. The truth is, it could be interpreted in so many different ways that it is crazy.
    ridvon February 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwell, dear kid, you must realise that there is a time in every person's life when he hit their 30es and after that he begins to mature as person and individual. The same goes with Thom Delonge, Billie Joe Armstrong and everyone in these bands. The problem is that the chemistry in blink is not working anymore. In Green Day also wasn't working, but these guys back then when they were recording "AI" resolved the issues after months of counselling. I think that blink-guys should've done the same, but... they didn't. I certainly think that I'd like more blink do both albums, but as it seems it's not possible.
    Painbeareron February 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song so much.
    This makes me cry and I dont know why.. its such a pretty song but its sad at the same time.
    I love the line " I cant live, I cant breathe unless you do this with me.."
    Gets me every time..
    shakexthaton February 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI know the true meaning of this song.
    Tom is my best friend.
    He told me.
    Are you jealous?
    ...No
    I'm only joking! He's not really my best friend, silly! Although my real best friend does have the same name as him.
    Anyway.
    I like this song.
    It's a little bit good.
    rockmyheartouton April 06, 2006   Link

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