I was seven years old when I watched the world fall down
I can’t remember but I like the way it sounds
I never realized that kids like me grow up in war
so I thought my life was hard until you told me yours
and if the sky should fall and break you up while it hits the ground
you wont ever let life go
wont ever let you go,
just follow the lights home

My father sings to me,
tucks me in at night.
Your father died for you so you could stay alive
and I’m so scared to say that we're the same in every way except one
I was born in peace and you under the gun.
and if the sky should fall and break you up while it hits the ground
you wont ever let life go
wont ever let you go,
just follow the lights home

And a child of seven years should never have to see
their world come crashing down to wither at their feet.
And me and my self centered little world cannot comprehend the truth
that I cant live through what you have
and I could have been you.
and if the sky should fall and break you up while it hits the ground
you won't ever let life go
wont ever let you go,
just follow the lights home

And if the sky should fall and break you up while it hits the ground
you wont ever let life go
wont ever let you go,
just follow the lights home



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    General CommentI really love this song. It's so good, probably one of my favourite Locals songs.

    "and just how they lived through the whole complicated war that split the country up, and how it makes you think how much better your life is really"

    Yeah that is what it's about.
    The Matches are amazing.
    saltyeyeson January 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so cool...It's not like the "vintage" Matches but still Matches-esque nonetheless...I'm not really sure wat it's about...It sounds like maybe a "war" song how when he was growing up there wasn't one and if there was, it wasn't a huge deal but for 2day's kids, war is everywhere and it's harder 2day...I'm not sure if that assumption is rite but the song it great.
    pianogirlon August 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this has to do with someone shawn knew from croatia/yugoslavia/whatever you'll call it and just how they lived through the whole complicated war that split the country up, and how it makes you think how much better your life is really. read their tour journals.
    sampintoknowsitallon November 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't find this song anywere where could i get it?
    chyeawhateveron August 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnyone have the guitar tabs for this? If so email me.

    feversandmirrors_@hotmail.com
    saltyeyeson October 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentobviously about how he thought he had a hard life until he found out about some kid who had to grow up un the middle of a war... fantastic lyrics
    biffy_hayleyon March 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhere can i get/listen to this song???
    ChapstickMatchstickon May 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a beautiful song =]
    i listen to it every day on my iPod
    FutureTenseon November 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcan someone send me this song please??
    alexionaaon February 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWHERE CAN I GET THIS SONG? WHERE CAN I GET THE LOCALS SONGS?!
    AMTILTSTHEMATCHESon March 01, 2009   Link

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