For now the kids are secular
But every road leads to the church
They grow them here
The virtuous
Mutinous by any means

Rebellious, reformed then upright
It's cold in Adelaide tonight
These streets are bright
Hotel bound in the small bus
My first whiskey in two years plus
It can't mask the weird vibe
This Sunday night
Passing red cars head to light

Hey mom, hey dad
Hey mom I'm rad
I'm coming clean and it's a mess

In cheap hotels they find their dreams
They caffeinate amphetamines
In naive green
Designer blue
In small black print he's minor news

Hey mom, hey dad
Hey mom It's rad
I made the scene and it's the best


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    General Commentthis song is about how good catholic school kids are just as rebellious and "bad" as regular teenagers.

    it sounds like a party planned on a sunday night where a bunch of kids pay for a party bus to take them to a shitty hotel so they can get drunk and have sex with each other.

    the chorus is all about the mentality of the kids. they are actively rebelling, and feel like screaming at their parents to notice how much they're acting up so that they view them as mature.
    spangledon May 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the death of a sheltered kid that left home and got swept up in life. You can hear the euphoria of the kid leading up to his demise in a cheap hotel room... "hey mom, hey dad... i'm rad"... Like he was writing his parents a letter to tell them how great his new life is, but suddenly he OD's and "every road leads to the church" (for his funeral)...

    Sad song, but thoughtful and passionate as always... I love it.
    BrooksBonkoskion September 03, 2012   Link

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