Every day before they'd wake up,
You'd sneak out
Through your broken bedroom window
It made a funny sound

You'd wear your favourite red T-shirt
With the hole in the shoulder
No one ever seemed to notice
A single word you told them

But that's all right
You'll be just fine

One day the sun had burned down
The cloudless sky
You're just a kid with a store-bought haircut
All you could do was cry

But that's all right
You'll be just fine

The storms, they came and took your best friend
Now you spend the days
Walking around in your basement
Remembering the ways

You used to laugh
And collect your favourite photographs
But now you can't
'Cause you hate the past

And that's not all right
And no, you're not doing just fine

Then the wind came and swallowed up
All your worry and broken luck
You kept it on your steps all these years
Now it's finally out of your hands

Then you laugh until you cry
At the years that have passed you by
And a smile makes its way to your face
It's been a while now, hope it stays

Now every night before you close your eyes,
You kiss the sky goodbye
Just in case
To be safe

Just in case you don't wake up
Just in case the world blows up
Or maybe if your heart decides to stop
Or maybe if the sky falls on itself
And what if the ocean drowns?
What if all the planes fall down?
And when the tired buildings get up,
And decide to leave this town
At least I'll have said goodbye
At least I'll have said goodbye

Now every day when you wake up,
You don't seem to mind
The big red sun and how it shines
Right in your eyes

It's just like you
Alone, hanging in some gravity pull
Waiting for time to catch up
It's 7:30 and I've had enough

The wind's blowing outside my window
I can tell 'cause the trees show me so
With their beautiful branches
I could swear they were dancing

Arm in arm like leaf in leaf
I've got you and you've got me
Arm in arm like leaf in leaf
I've got you and you've got me

And when the storms come,
We'll send them home
And when the storms come,
We'll send them home
And when the storms come,
We're gonna send them home
Send 'em home

And we'll be all right
Yeah, we'll be just fine


Lyrics submitted by tippy_typewriter

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    General CommentThis song is genius.
    I'm not really sure what it's about, but I can relate to it a lot.
    It reminds me of nostalgia. Like he's looking in the past or something, and he misses that time, or he just can't stop thinking about it. Then he realizes that he needs to stop dwelling on the past, and focus on the future.
    To me it's a song of hope. I get super nostalgic at times and I listen to this and it makes me a lot better.
    I'm not sure if I'm right, actually, I'm probably not. haha. but yeah, this is what the song means to me. :]
    youcantshakeuson February 17, 2008   Link

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