How am I supposed to feel?
I thought we had an agreement
And real or not I believed it
Because always, we ignored your demons
The world is full of victims, prey, disappointment
And it betrayed you
And you wanted out
Yeah you, you got out
It's a band. It's a bore
You saw something to live for
I saw more than hands with splinters from sticks
It made me sick
And I still haven't fully comprehended it
This world cannot be saved
True love will not be found
It's all unstable ground
I've always understood
Where you came from
But you were wrong
Yeah, we were wrong
It's almost done
It is the last vocal, the last song I'll ever write for anyone
Because we wanted out
And you, you got out


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    General CommentIt's very clear to me that this song is mostly about drummer Derrick Plourde, of Bad Astronaut and formerly of Lagwagon.

    The "I saw more than hands with splinters from sticks, it made me sick" line gives me shivers every time.

    This song is more emotionally charged than any song I've heard Joey Cape perform, in my opinion.
    CharCoal69on January 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentevery song Joey wrote about Derrick gives my spine chills that my spine has never understood. Fuckin genius...
    epifatter@aol.comon February 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLike most of Joey's songs about Derrick, I can relate from every perspective. The friend (Joey), the addict (Derrick)... The mind of this addict has had the conversation in the song with itself many times. I find it comforting to have a voice in my head like Joey's in this song - empathetic, but brutally honest. Many times in my life I've wanted to give up and just stop trying, but songs like this remind me that I'm not alone. It's kept me alive.
    BrooksBonkoskion September 03, 2012   Link

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