i was raised in a small town
i couldn't wait to leave that small town
'cause i couldn't sit around and think that ignorance is surely killing me
and i'll be left flipping the sign at a closing burger king
with kids who gave up just like me

it is no one's fault
'cause no one wants to live this way at all
but they're so consumed their dreams just fade away
but what would you trade to get one thing to take what love has made
the system is flawed and the system fails us all
i need you to recall, because right now i can't feel your love at all
and i need that here to correct my past mistakes
the only real thing here is you,
and i wonder, watching, which one you would choose

i just hit the hard ground, but i was running when i hit the hard ground
i watched the dirt beneath my feet,
and all the bridges that were burning behind me
i'll be so free, someday baby
but you're like me, you'll have to wait and see

it is no one's fault
'cause no one wants to live this way at all
but they're so consumed their dreams just fade away
but what would you trade to get one thing to take what love has made
the system is flawed and the system fails us all
i need you to recall, because right now i can't feel your love at all
and i need that here to correct my past mistakes
the only real thing here is you,
and i wonder, watching, which one you would choose

lies can run while truth is tying it's shoes for you
lies can run while truth is tying it's shoes for you

some dreams take so long, don't ever let go
we've come too far, to give up and go home
some dreams take so long, don't ever let go
we've come too far, to give up and go home


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    General CommentThis song could mean a lot of things.

    To me, it means that you can't run away from your problems.

    In the beginning it seems to be describing how living in this small town diverts your attention away from your dreams, and that shouldn't be the way you'd want to live your life.

    To me, it seems as if the character goes back and tries to face all the faults and problems he could never deal with before. And pick up some of the things he didn't want to let go of.

    And that's basically my interpretation. Great song by the way.
    xXbUlLeTsXxon February 25, 2007   Link

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