With nitroglycerine dripping off our chins
And elbows sliding off the bar
We speak and breathe and charm our way
Under trains and between cars

I’m drinking whatever you’re buying
If you’ve got enough left to see it through
I say we soak ourselves to the bone
I’m not going home unless it’s with you

Kickstart the night
And drown the world facedown in a loud song
Let’s start a fire
And let the scorned drink to things gone wrong
We won’t appreciate these days
Until they’re all gone
We never recognize what’s right
So here’s to things gone wrong

I need some kind of savior
To pull me from this seat
From the people, from the smell
From the price, from the heat

From the way they purchase hope with their last of change
While they try to look different
They’re all the same

I got one more song left on the jukebox
And then I’m all yours
I got two left feet so tired of standing
Let’s hit the door before we hit the floor

Kickstart the night
And drown the world facedown in a loud song
Let’s start a fire
And let the scorned drink to things gone wrong
We won’t appreciate these days until they’re all gone
We never recognize what’s right
So here’s to things gone wrong

I’m not going anywhere where they know me
Anytime, anymore
Sidestep the misspent souls from high school
I spent years learning to ignore

And the masses of throbbing kids
In tight t-shirts packed into this bar
All praying for half an hour of romance
All half lucky they made it this far

So with a night two years in the making
And a half a mind to run as fast as I can
Amidst a life spent going crazy.
Come and save me from inside my head

Kickstart the night
And drown the world facedown in a loud song
Let’s start a fire
And let the scorned drink to things gone wrong
We won’t appreciate these days until they’re all gone
We never recognize what’s right
So here’s to things gone wrong


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    General CommentThis is by far their best song in Executives.
    ElrahPrimeon March 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentin Executives? this song was on Explosives And The Will To Use Them..

    anyways, this song IS the best on that album. i think this song is just about kids in the hardcore scene and their appreciation for their music.
    vulgaron May 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSeems to me this is about that period in life after a person turns 21 where they're going and getting plastered at bars and running into people they knew or semi-knew in high school. He also seems to kinda be addressing the bar scene in general, fighting and hooking up with random people at the end of the night. I dunno. I could be wrong.
    holesinozoneon February 01, 2010   Link
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    General Commentsounds like you nailed it holesinozone. i heard them play this yesterday at their last show in nyc. amazing jam.
    Prominenton November 07, 2010   Link

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