Tulpehocken, reclining in a chair and rocking. Ignoring the telephone. Highway driving, city limit road defying. Nice to go, and nice to come home. I don't really consider myself materialistic but there's some stuff that I like a lot. It's nice to go and nice to come home.

When you're a parent, that means no committing suicide. Fast or slow, or young or old. When you're a parent, that means no committing suicide. Goddamn, what a miserable fucking bastard.

And so, I know now.

Passive aggression, a marvelous tactic, engrained so much that it's actually automatic. We are highway driving, we are city limit road defying. Nice to go, and nice to come home. I'm ignoring the telephone, you're ignoring the creditors. You haven't done one thing of the many that you said you were. It's nice to go, it's nice to go, it's nice to have you gone.


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    General Commenti think this song is written from the perspective of a cynical parent thinking that kids have nothing holding them back from getting hurt or "committing suicide". they themselves have a lot of things to consider before doing anything slightly life-threatening and quip "It's nice to go and nice to come home" referring to how most teens will do anything without going over the end result
    vulgaron May 20, 2007   Link

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