"Golden Ticket" as written by and Andy Hull....
Please take care of yourself was the last thing I said
Right before that operator made us disconnected

Please take care of yourself was the last thing I said
Right before that operator made us disconnected
If you can hear me right now, I've got a formula vow
That swears I'll do my best to figure out this situation

First of all I'll explain why I caused all that water
But never fixed that leaking pipe that floods us to the sealing
An empty shot glass doesn't lie so I fulfilled my appetite
And crossed my fingers that the good Lord
Will take care of you and I again

So now that I found it, I'll tie the ropes around it
And make sure that the bottle never bothers us again
Well, I promise this time really, yeah
I'm cleaning up sincerely, yeah
And I'll make sure that the devil never bothers you again

How I wish that you had sold me on all of those big goals
Of being a good father not a careless liar
Well, am I really that old, ignorant or to slow
To realize I have lost my golden ticket back home?



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"Golden Ticket" as written by Andy Hull

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    General Commenti love this song so much.
    i adore the part where his voice fades out, and he sings "...to realize i have lost my golden ticket back home", and the instruments just start up again..

    i love manchester orchestra, period.
    play them loud enough, and it's like nothing else in the world exists.
    atinr0boton December 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis one to me is pretty clear. It's from the viewpoint of someone who was an alcoholic and their relationship has been ruined because of it and now they're regretting it and wishing they could fix it or change the past, but they've 'lost [their] golden ticket back home' and it's too late.
    Kayci_Nicoleon April 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love how he wishes that the "Good Lord would take care of you [and I] again".
    I think he sings from the perspective of a father -- especially because of the line "like being a good father not a careless liar" -- and how he cares enough about the other person to realize that he has messed up, and their relationship needs to be fixed.

    This song is my favorite. And my favorite part of the song is when his voice lowers during "lost my golden ticket back home!"
    avowtostayon April 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree that it's about someone who drank too much and lost a relationship that was important to them, and i guess it does seem like it's from a father talking to their kid. "How I wish that you’d sold me on all of those big goads" - he wishes that he'd been able to be convinced on how to be "a good father, not a careless liar."

    i love when he says, "am i really that old, ignorant or too slow," and the very last line too.
    daystoforgeton May 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti believe that it is

    "I'll explain why I caused all that water
    I never fixed that broken pipe
    that floods us to the ceiling"

    and "goals" not "goads"......

    but yes this is an awesome song......i relate to it my dad is a recovering alcoholic.....he won't admit it though.......he really careless and a liar for a lot of my childhood.....

    this is hands down my favorite song by this band......
    dragelon June 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwas really careless.....
    dragelon June 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"So now that I found it, I'll tie the ropes around it."

    Not whatever you have up there.
    the.storm.is.comingon August 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalcoholism at its finest =D
    Sciegliete Vitaon October 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really am reminded of the book My Friend Leonard by James Frey when i hear this.
    subterraneanzeroon October 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is from the perspective of an alcoholic father, maybe the lead singer's dad, and how he wants to get clean. he's left the family in the process of his quest and he's talking about how he wants to go back because he's changed.
    welcome2hell69on July 08, 2008   Link

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