same old town
loose sense surrounds me
always drags you down
don't let it get you down
same four walls
don't mean anything, to anyone
'cause all you cared about
was to see yourself break out

i've seen you this way before
a life strained but true
what are we waiting for
it's been a long time, nothing new

something survived here
she's been working overtime
how's it feel to lie?
it burns on in your mind

i've seen you this way before
a life strained but true
well what are we waiting for
it's been a long time
nothing new

for a while we were living
but it's the pace that will kill you
kill you

i've seen you this way before
a life strained but true
what are we waiting for
it's been a long time, nothing new
it's been a long time
nothing new
i'm here, i'm here..


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    My OpinionThis is an AMAZING song. It's pretty straight forward- Pete has talked about the song being inspired by always wanting to get out of the small NJ town he grew up in, and then realizing years later what was inherently good about it- or what he could see of value in it- now that he's spent that time in L.A.,and tramped all over the U.S.

    for me, this song touches me right now in my life in a big way...and I think it rings true for so many. The economy's in the tank, we're all STUCK- we fantasize of "breaking out" of the same old town, the life, the circumstances we find ourselves in...unemployed, in a job we hate, strapped under a mortgage on a property now worth "half" it's previously over-inflated value.
    It speaks to the wanderer in us all, lusting for the next best place over the horizon...
    "it burns on in your mind"

    truly stunning in its simplicity and beauty. Yorn is at the top of his game- a great songwriter. good to see more people discovering him.

    He's shy, introverted and pouring his soul all over the floor for you...buy his music.
    ManicMonkeyLaughinon November 15, 2009   Link

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