"Sentimental" as written by and Steven John Wilson....
Never want to be old
And I don?t want dependence
It?s no fun to be told
That you can?t blame your parents anymore

I'm finding it hard
To hang from a star
Don?t want to be
Never want to be old

Sullen and bored the kids stay
And in this way they wish away each day?
Stoned in the mall the kids play
And in this way wish away each day?

I don?t really know
If I care what is normal
And I? m not really sure
If the pills I?ve been taking are helping

I'm wasting my life
Hurting inside
I don?t really know
And I?m not really sure

Sullen and bored the kids stay
And in this way they wish away each day?
Stoned in the mall the kids play
And in this way wish away each day?

Sullen and bored the kids stay
And in this way they wish away each day?
Stoned in the mall the kids play
And in this way wish away each day?


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"Sentimental" as written by Steven John Wilson

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  • +5
    General CommentThere is a generation of people, myself included, who don't want to raise a family, don't want to grow-up or old, but have already wasted most of their young life. And we can see the next group of kids wasting theirs.
    Jack1982on April 02, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI love the 'can't blame your parents' lyric... rings true and it's scary! This is my favourite song off the album; it's typical of Porcupine Tree.. guitar at end sounds like Trains - another fav
    jorutton April 24, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe whole album makes me feel really guilty >_>
    FlashCEon April 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's all about how kids don't want to grow up, they want to keep their meaningless days of youth going forever. But they can't stop getting old, "I'm finding it hard, To hang from a star" losing their ability to dream. And that's what I think it's about, but that's kinda what the whole album's about, Steven Wilson, and his fear that this next generation is going to end up useless, meaningless, and dead
    Bobdoleexperienceon April 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI bet the "Trains" ending was put here on purpose. Just remember the words:

    "Always the summers are slipping away
    Find me a way for making it stay"

    I think that both these songs have the same sad emotion, they are full of grief for our childhood days. It's amazing how PT just pulls those feelings out of the depths of our souls and into the open.
    Zinigoron May 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is a parody about EDIE SEDGWICK, Andy Wahol and Bob Dylan
    rockymtndrifteron April 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is incredible like most of PT's work. I love how the end starts to sound like Trains as well! I wonder if the songs are linked somehow...
    FeLKoNon May 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, the "Trains riff" is a link to the next song, "Way out of here". As you know the song starts with:
    "Out at the train tracks I dream of escape"
    So in this moment our protagonist is in the house of his cousin, experiencing everything from "Trains", and after that he's leaving again in "Way Out Of Here".
    XCrusherXon May 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlots of skepticism in this song, makes you feel quite bad:S
    ttrkayaon August 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have never put that together until now. I recently saw Opeth's Lamentations DVD, and SW was on there. He has to be THE most burnt-out looking guy I've ever seen. He's right scrawny, and short, looking semi-conscious throughout the whole thing, playing with random objects every now and then. But he's also a musical genius. It seems a lot of people with awesome musical talent are a tad eccentric.
    im_a_pirateon August 23, 2007   Link

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