Alright, now just take one good look at me,
Cause it's the last you'll ever see tonight, I'm leaving this house.
And just think about it, you'll never have to see
The kid you didn't want from the beginning of my life, so thanks.
And the air will be better,
It will feel much thinner.
It will feel much smoother.
And you, you go back to forgetting your son, oh oh.

And I'm going to run away with my baby,
Get married and maybe someday we'll have kids that you'll never meet.
And I'm gonna tell them stories of how the grandpa abandoned the only son he had, thanks dad.
And see the air will be better,
It will feel much thinner.
It will feel like heaven.
It will feel so good when I am gone.
Oh, I am.

Now see, I don't know what you think, you're just a kid.
Only 18, where do you plan on going?
And see, you won't have no ground to stand on,
You won't have a better place to live.
And you'll be missing the comfort of this place.
See, the air will be thicker,
It will be hard to breathe sometimes.
You won't know what hit you,
You'll be scared and miss home before you know it.

Now, don't go make a decision that's going to leave your life down a collision course of failure.
But you're a grown up now, you're 18.
So please reconsider everything that you've been thinking.
And open your eyes.
See, the air will be humid,
It will give you headaches.
It will make you sweat.
It will be a mistake if you go,
Oh, but I can't stop it anymore.

Dad, I'm leaving tonight,
I won't trouble you anymore.
And I don't need this in my life,
I don't need it anymore.
Dad, I'm leaving tonight,
I won't trouble you anymore.
And I don't need this in my life,
I don't need it anymore.
Goodbye.


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    General CommentI love that they put this song on this CD twice. It is an incredible song and you can tell they really put their heart into this one.
    lion_crazzon July 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this version of the song is better than the first part. i just like the lyrics better.

    the emotion in both of them is incredible tho, theres so much raw hatred and angst coming from the teen to his father. and how the father uses things against him in different ways. being 18 makes him a kid in one verse, but a few lines later, it makes him grown up. this song is amazing
    craigmoyseyon August 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsuch an incredible offering for the music and artistic world. These two songs (part I and II) were the first I heard off of The Mother, The Mechanic and The Path. I immediately ran out and got the full album. Listened too it straight through, so as not to interrupt the storyline. This is still one of my favorites of the 40 + offered songs.
    I_Want_You_Deadon February 15, 2008   Link

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