Save your best moves. It gets weird
Billions of cops, smoke and mirrors
Carrying creed cards we all race for death
Hope to be saved by our next breath
Walk the beat. It takes years
You'll drive a mustache or a beard
We find a rhythm and we fight in song yeah
All night long, all night long

Today, I thought of seeing you
Today, I thought of early days
I thought of two cities privileged but estranged
Today, our old construction site
Today, a building incomplete
You aren't missing anything
But you're missing

Good morning everyone
I hope I didn't sleep too long
I was dreaming of a failed career
Killing fields, smoke and mirrors

Today, I speak of missing you
Today, I think of better days
I see an old city will never be the same
Today, our old construction site
Is missing everything
You're missing everything
You're missing everything
Today, I finished what we started
Today, I thought you might be proud
We have recorded your defeat
An album always incomplete

We were once young
We were once pure
What happened to you?


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    General CommentI think this song is another of Joey's emotional struggles with the loss of Derrick and how it's affected him. He's talking about the album that they started working on together but didn't finish together because of Derrick's suicide ("An album always incomplete"). I really like the line "We have recorded your defeat." It's very blunt in a sad way. Basically saying that this album is a recording - both of music and Joey's lyrical/emotional reaction - of Derrick's "defeat" of ending his own life. Joey has such an incredible way of expressing himself, and the music always fits the lyrics in an amazing way.
    nph11on February 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOne of the best songs of the year.
    ShesMyAlcatrazon December 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree.
    da77ynon May 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree the line we have recorded your defeat is my favorite line ever.
    madastronauton April 01, 2008   Link

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