This is goodbye
After months of situating
I can finally leave this sorry town behind
And I'm alright
When they ask for me
My friends can smile and tell the world
That I survived
As I'm about to leave
I fill a million empty pages
Pass my word and do my best to sing
So what do I need
To show what could become of those
Who think and talk and live like me

I don't want to die today
I want to live and love and write it down
I can live a life of dreams
And be greatful I'm around

This is goodbye
After months of careful planning
I can finally leave this dried up town behind
And I'm alright
Yeah, this used to be our city
This used to be our only light

I just want to walk away
I want to write but there's a consequence
That all my friends read everything I do and I say
I don't need to reign supreme
All I need are sounds of ecstasy

And I won't die today
Yeah, I'll be living, loving, writing down
And I'll live a life of dreams
And be greatful I'm around


Lyrics submitted by eltroyo11

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    General Commenthey you guys are right, I come from the same town as these guys and the only thing everyone talks about is getting out
    brianpaul62on July 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthey i can relate
    megajackon April 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's "i don't need a razorblade" not "i don't need to reign supreme", right?
    woahhelloon December 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about his hometown and him actually getting out of it unlike most people do here.

    and i'm almost positive it's not "i don't need a razorblade." but that's what it says on most sites, so who knows. if you listen close enough, you don't really hear anything that resembles the word razorblade anyhow.
    yesimtalkingtoyouon January 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI def. hear reign supreme.

    not hearing "blade" at all whatsoever.
    Samantha723on January 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe album title is anhedonia, so he could be referring to the fact that he just survived a major depressive episode. then the razorblade line would make sense much better.
    gurgeon May 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about leaving one's hometown. the members of the graduate are from pretty small towns in central illinois, hence the "sorry town."
    hxcgangsturrron June 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about leaving one's hometown. the members of the graduate are from pretty small towns in central illinois, hence the "sorry town."
    hxcgangsturrron June 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyea; definately reign supreme, not razorblades. not that if everyone else's opinion on it didn't change your mind mine would... but since i went out of my to listen for it i had to put my two cents in. haha :D
    i love this song
    lovemeandtellmelieson September 02, 2008   Link

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