i scrape the pavement
with my feet
i can move so slow
streetlights are soldiers
streetlights are soldiers
i take my time when you're around
I stepped into the street
streetlights are soldiers
streetlights are soldiers
streetlights are soldiers
streetlights are soldiers
i get too scared on my own
if i want to change i won't stay the same
don't want to move off these streets
i had the way out so plotted


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    General Commentjustin, the boy who sings this has every emotion in the world in his voice. especially in this song. it tears my heart apart. so much beauty and significance. it reminds me of a breeze on a cool autumn night. wonderful.
    ode to joy.on December 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this is about those nights when you're walking home by yourself. you feel so fucking lonely, it's as if the 'streetlights are soldiers'. they're standing by and you can't even walk. you march, instead.. a lonely and solemn march.

    you 'get too scared' to stay on your own, so you treat the streetlights, or 'soldiers' like company, almost.
    'if i want to change i won't stay the same
    don't want to move off these streets'
    you know something has to change but you know you'll stay the same, unless you *want* to change. you feel so hollow inside, knowing that you can't even bring yourself to face your flaws.
    "i had the way out so plotted
    i want to again"
    the way out was 'plotted' and you just want to continue living your life the way you had planned, ignoring those feelings constantly biting at you. those feelings that you're missing out on something. you want to forget about them and continue with what you have 'plotted' in place already.

    i've felt this way countless times.
    i agree, justin really does have a high emotional range.
    amazing song.
    vulgaron February 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThose lyrics are not totally correct. This is what it should be:

    i scrape the pavement
    with my feet
    i can move so slow
    streetlights are soldiers
    streetlights are soldiers
    i take my time when you're around
    I stepped into the street
    streetlights are soldiers
    streetlights are soldiers
    streetlights are soldiers
    streetlights are soldiers
    i get too scared on my own
    if i want to change i won't stay the same
    don't want to move off these streets
    i had the way out so plotted

    I think this song is wonderful. It's totally the kind of song that you drive to in the night where there's no one around except the streetlights that protect you and guide the way. Ahh love it.
    aammiieeon April 04, 2007   Link

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