It was the summer of ninety-five (so what?!),
In the backyard, shaving the old plies.
Feeling so strong, something went wrong.
Straight into my finger, what a stinger, it was so long.
I still remember that day, like the day
that I said that I swear, "I'll never hurt myself again",
But it seems that I'm deemed to be wrong, to be wrong, to be wrong.
So i've got to keep holding on
They always played a slow song.

When they come for me, I'll be sitting at my desk,
With a gun in my hand, wearing a bulletproof vest.
Singing "my, my, my, how the time does fly,
When you know you're going to die
by the end of the night."

I still remember when we were young and fragile then.
No one gave a shit about us because times were tougher then.
Feeling so good,
cruising the hood;
straight into the real world, rich kids never understood.
But I don't care. I can fade away to anywhere.
Don't stop because you might get dropped
and if you do who's going to pick you up.
Well I won't... they always played a slow song.


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    General CommentNot to worry joker, ill explain

    Im going to quote what I said myself in the comments for point counterpoint but the meanings are identical.

    "This song is awesome. Its about a dude who gets in trouble with some gang, he knows there out to get him, so he puts on a kevlar vest hoping for life that they'll shoot him in the chest and not the head when they do come, as he's waiting (no point in running away) he starts to think how much of a loser he was and low and behold, the gang didn't show up, and spared his life. The guy realizes hes gotton another chance at life, so he lives the most of it thanks to his near death experience.

    At the end he's saying that the only way anyone would understand his lesson is to acually go through it themself."

    the only difference between this and point counterpoint is point counterpoint gives a conclusion to the story where as keasbey nights ends on a cliffhanger.

    Read the lyrics to keasbey nights and point counterpoint (especially the chorus) and it'll come right to you.
    imhoterroron July 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI posted this for catch 22's keasbey ngiths, but i figgered id post it here:

    living the best you can is what its about.
    Feeling so strong, something went wrong.
    Straight into my finger, what a stinger, it was so long.

    "I still remember that day, like the day that I said that I swear, "I'll never hurt myself again",
    but it seems that I'm deemed to be wrong, to be wrong, to be wrong.
    So i've got to keep holding on... "

    he promised himself he wouldnt hurt himself again, hurting himself could mean, being in a bad relationship and not getting out because your afaird to make the jump, not going away to college cause your scared of leaving your hometown.

    by the end of that verse he finds out that mistakes will happen, but hes gotta keep holding on, keep trying.

    the chorus is about not letting those challenges getting the best of you, hes facing them head on, like a gun fight.

    the second verse is about the same as the first. the first few liens are about him being a youth, just having fun. "dont stop cause you might get dropped" means dont stop holding on, "whose gonna pick you up cause i wont" means be self dependent, love yourself and make life the best you can.

    hope that clears it up.
    brandnizzle6on July 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfor some reason, the chorus makes me think of the show 24. just the first connection i made.
    lavkianon March 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti dont know which version i like better.
    catchs or SMs.
    either way, they did a damn good job on rerecording this song.
    shinksteron April 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song always made me think of an old black and white 20's gangster movie. pinstriped suits, tommy guns, all that jazz. and because of that i always thought the same about point and counterpoint. and i also incorperated 9mm and three piece suit into the mix as well

    I know thats most likely not at all related to the actual meaning or plot of the songs but i just like those thoughts, oddly romantic
    captainsanoon May 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRE: the first comment.

    Dude, your absolutely right, Im a fanatic about that show and I just relized that after reading your comment.

    perfect example of how the chorus relates to 24. In the 5th season, when the president relizes he's gonna get caught and braught to justice, that scene had keasbey nights written all over it!

    Also the entire operation behind season five (with the government conspiracy) relates to keasbey nights in its own way.
    imhoterroron June 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great song but i dont really know what it is about
    jokerinthepack59on July 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentspeaking of a crock of shit... how is the first one better? no where in either sone is there a reference to getting mixed up in some gang. That is lame, ya'll have been listening to Everything Went Numb too much. I think that brandnizzle6's explination is closer. I think that the gun and vest in BOTH songs are metaphorical...
    revdave27on July 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentEvery SM or I guess in this case catch 22 song is metaphorical. But saying that yes the litteral meaning is like the 1st explanation although not neccessarily a gang. He just got himself in trouble and he knows "they" are coming to get him. The metaphorical meaning behind it is more of a way to say that a person can hurt himself without ever meaning to and that society will never help them up. It is implied that this construction of society, to not ever help another unless there is personal benifit, needs to change.
    DMeton October 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's a cover of a Catch 22 song. It's not about gangsters or anything, it's about growing up in a shithole town like Keasbey but still having a hell of a time with friends and family. But then again, interpret it any way you please.
    TomDeLongeon January 15, 2008   Link

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