Everywhere in vans
And behind garage doors
A hospice ward of all the kids we know
Foregoing student loans
To watch the joints play catch up with bored

Set life supports
Prepare to deport

These are the years that scatter the young
The young into doctors and drunks

So we take such sweet speed
The best it could be
Is life work free

It's the allergies of labor again
And the hourly wages can't save us
Finance be damned

Anywhere in bands
We're gone once the summer hits
Gone to feel the elegance
Of fuel and transit and sleep
And the terror of streets as the rumble strips breathe deep

These are the years that scatter the young
The young into doctors and drunks
These are the years that scatter the young
Why did this storm wait so long on us?

Safe to say I'm never going home
To live the way I was before
Waiting for my life to implode
With the sheer force of the workforce

Safe to say I'm never going home
To live the way I was before
Fucked up on the coming storm
Of credit reports and cash withdrawals

So then we'll go
If fortune exists farther than at home
On the open road
Where the small experience grows
We'll go


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    General CommentFavorite song off the Contract EP.
    ElrahPrimeon March 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis seems to be about the years after high school, when a person has to move into adulthood.

    These are the years that scatter the young
    The young into doctors and drunks

    Kinda a comment on the different paths people take once they get out of high school.

    Anywhere in bands
    We're gone once the summer hits
    Gone to feel the elegance
    Of fuel and transit and sleep
    And the terror of streets as the rumble strips breathe deep

    This seems to be when the band was formed, if I read the song right. He's contrasting his life and his path to some of the other people he knows back home.
    holesinozoneon February 01, 2010   Link

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