met her when I was a drum cadet
Sold her the strings off my second set
yes!

See myself come running back
See myself come running back
running back, running back, running running running back

See myself come running back
See myself come running back
running back, running back, running running running back

asshole
royal blue velvet rope
castles
we never had it in our vows (?)

See myself come running back
See myself come running back
running back, running back, running running running back

See myself come running back
See myself come running back
running back, running back, running running running back

I was in a three piece band
but there were no strings

on the winds
and skins
torn flags

we don't
burned match

we light the burned match
we light the burned match

and stick a flag on it


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Circa 1762 song meanings
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    General CommentCastles - we've never had any of those?
    gzufon August 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song totally rules.
    matt0009on May 16, 2007   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionClose...:

    "Met her when I was a drum cadet.
    Sold her the skins off my second set- yes!"

    "Asshole- royal blue velvet rope.
    Castles? We never had any of those."

    "I was in a three piece band, but there were no strings;
    only winds, and skins, torn flags.
    The burnt, burnt match- we light the burnt match.
    We light the burnt match, and stick a flag on it."

    Does anyone else think it's awesome that this song is about the painting "The Spirit of '76" by Archibald Willard (three-piece band, no strings, only winds and skins) and is called "Circa 1762"?
    rhigbie1on October 07, 2010   Link

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