in the town of your youth, on some famous road or boulevard or lane, there's a lilac tree named after you. an unfamiliar child gets to see it bloom. he rides in his mother's car. it's as big as hell. and they're on theyre way. line 'em up to be replaced!

in the house lived a dog. not a healer or a saint. he's warm the house with his welcome wag. but in his howl, i'd hear him say, "i want to run away." where is he now? he left us alone. he has a new home. he's gone. what were you protecting us from anyway? line 'em up to be replaced!

my teacher in the second grade taught us the names of all the presidents and states. but after a summer away, she frogot ours. where is she now? with kids half our age. they can't know they're about to be wound and then let go. they wind you up and then let you go.

all my friends i can't wait to quit. who's the next one on the list? all my friends i can't wait to leave and i won't stand for it. i won't get used to it. follow me out the door.


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    General CommentWhat a great song. I also believe that this is currently Aloha's only official music video.
    I think this is about temporary relationships.
    bocmaximaon September 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentno actually there's a "You've Escaped" video. check for it on youtube.
    tsucolon September 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentno actually there's a "You've Escaped" video. check for it on youtube.
    tsucolon September 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis one is my favorite aloha song. i have always wondered what the real lyrics were and when i saw that it's "line em up to be replaced" it works so much better than "i aint about to be replaced" like i thought it was. i love this song.
    floydeyeon October 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthere seem to be several mistakes here, some of which affect the meaning of the song in small but significant ways. Here are the lyrics as I hear them:

    In the town of your youth
    On some famous road
    Or boulevard or lane
    Or boulevard or lane
    There's a lilac tree
    Named after you
    An unfamiliar child
    Get's to see it bloom
    From his bedroom
    And he rides in his mother's car
    It's big as hell
    They're on their way
    Line em up to be replaced

    In a house lived a dog
    Not a healer or saint
    He'd warm the house with his welcome wag
    And in his howl I'd hear him say
    "I won't run away"
    But where is he now?
    He left us alone
    He has a new home
    Oh yeah, a new home
    He's gone
    What were you protecting us from?
    What were you protecting us from anyway?
    Line em up to be replaced

    Our teacher in the second grade
    She taught us all the names
    Of the presidents and states
    Of the presidents and states
    But after a summer away
    She forgot hours
    And where is she now?
    With kids half our age
    They can't know
    To be wound and then let go
    They wind you up then let you go

    All my friends can’t wait to quit
    Who’s the next one on the list?
    All my friends can’t wait to leave and I
    I won’t stand for it
    I won’t get used to it

    Follow me out the door

    These still might not be 100% accurate but as far as I can tell they are closer than what's been posted.
    Dr. Strangefiston October 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsorry, "ours" instead of "hours" in the third verse
    Dr. Strangefiston October 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, "our's" as in "our names" in reference to the "She taught us all the names" line above it.
    The lyrics submitted are actually the ones printed in the booklet, although he has a tendency to change them slightly on occasion and add things on.
    I actually like "I won't run away" better than "I want to run away" because it makes more sense to the rest of the verse, but that's not what the booklet says, and you can hear two syllables in that line on the recording instead of the one for "won't".
    The lesson: Buy Aloha's CD's and stop just downloading their tracks!
    bocmaximaon November 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentoh mon dieu. ces paroles sont si étonnants!! i love this song.
    lagwagon182on February 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGreat lyrics. Describes perfectly what it feels like to move away or just lose all of your friends. Just excellent.
    RyanWilhiteon March 03, 2009   Link

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