"Holiday" as written by and Martin Johnson....
When I was younger I used to be wild
As wild as an elephant's child
No one could hold me down
No one could keep me around
Now it's your turn, take a shot
Baby show me everything that you got
Maybe you can keep me alive
Maybe you can get in my mind
But it's only a matter of time

Before I run far away
I need to take a holiday
Maybe it's a fall from grace
I gotta find a new place
A holiday
I'll set off on a new chase
I gotta see a new face
I need to take a holiday

My father, he was always wise
As wise as an elephant's eyes
He couldn't hold me down
He couldn't keep me around
So are you gonna take your shot?
It's the only one that you got
Maybe I'll go out on a limb
Maybe I'll jump in for a swim
When the lights go dim

You know I'll run far away
I need to take a holiday
Maybe it's a fall from grace
I gotta find a new place
A holiday
I'll set off on a new chase
I gotta see a new face
I need to take a holiday
(Need to take a holiday)

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa

A new start
I've broken too many hearts
And I don't have any clue where to go
I don't know
But maybe I'll be back someday after my holiday

When I was younger I used to be wild
As wild as an elephant's child
And I don't think I'll ever change
I think I'm gonna stay the same

I'll run far away
I need to take a holiday (need to take a holiday)
Maybe it's a fall from grace
I gotta find a new place
A holiday
I'll set off on a new chase (set off on a new chase)
I gotta see a new face
I need to take a holiday

A new start
I've broken too many hearts
And I don't have any clue where to go
I don't know
But maybe I'll be back someday after my holiday

All of the wasted time
The hours that were left behind
The answers that we'll never find
They don't mean a thing tonight


Lyrics submitted by kasandra, edited by joeberg

"Holiday" as written by Martin Johnson

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  • +1
    General CommentProbably one of the best pop-punk album closers, second only to "Q/A" by Cartel.
    They executed it very well.
    TakenBackNewon September 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow this is definatly on of my favorite boys like girls songs! they are an amazing band and are definatly going places...

    i think this song is about a guy who is overwhelmed with what is going on in his life, and needs to take a break from it...just get away from it all
    justine311on August 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love how this band uses a verse from the opening track "The Great Escape" to finish off this song..

    Definitely brings closure to this album.
    simply__meon August 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree, it does bring album closure. I really really love this song, it's a nice transition to the end.
    hplssrmantcxoxon August 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song. It's the story of my life tbh. I always said i'd changed and become someone worthy, and a good person, but it wasn't me & in the end i didn't change, i just stayed the same. & i was happy with that.
    finallyfreeon October 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti just love this song. really relate. well not really since i dont know wat the song means.
    GCaliforniaTon December 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont get the elephant thing. maybe just maybe, and i might be going out on a limb here... but like justine said in the first post he feels overwhelmed... you know like an elephant and its overwhelmingness. k maybe not but its a thought.
    savannah_raeon December 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song
    SMUSER17097930on January 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song
    i think its about people trying to change you... but you cant be what they want you can only be you and in the end no matter how hard you try to change.. you are still gonna be you and no one can change that
    Audrumson February 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing...this song and thunder are definatly tow of my favorite songs of all time.

    I think this song is about how time has changed him and he has found someone who can bring him back but he is unsure if they will come through. So he threatens to runaway from himself, to take a holiday from what he is and what he used to be. In the end this helps him discover himself.
    thecomingofthestormon March 21, 2007   Link

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