Baltimore is quiet and cold
There's no ship in the bay to take me back home
In time for the holiday
So December never ends
Can you come here instead
I've got gifts and food and friends
Plenty of room in my bed
Where you can help me mend

So here's to being alone
To anyone on their own
If anyone's listening
Think of me when I'm gone
It's not going to hurt for long
And you can just forget
And I can live without regret

Baltimore is quiet and cold
So I walk down to the bay
Where everyone's gone inside for the holiday
Oh, December never ends
So will you make up your mind
Over time I've found a piece of me
Somewhere on these empty streets
That I could never bring myself to leave

So here's to being alone
To anyone on their own
If anyone's listening
Think of me when I'm gone
It's not going to hurt for long
And you can just forget

When I return to you at last
Surprise me in red and black
Oh no, you never ever give in
Never give in
In your smile there's a certain lack
Of muscles strained from front to back
So I'll do anything to get me right back home

So here's to being alone
To anyone on their own
If anyone's listening
Think of me when I'm gone
It's not going to hurt for long

So here's to being alone
To anyone on their own
If anyone's listening
Think of me when I'm gone
It's not going to hurt for long
And you can just forget
And I can live without regret


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    General CommentBeing from Baltimore.. i love it.. i think that this is about how he wishes that people could come and join him in baltimore.. at the very least for the holiday... he also doesnt want to leave his "love"
    Kayy_wlkdwththghston August 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this might have to do with the band being away from their families during the holiday season and feeling lonely because it seems everyone else in the city has left to be with their families. They recorded the album in Baltimore, so I think it's gotta be something like that.
    jrdave2304on December 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe chorus is really catchy. i have the acoustic version. i think the song is about going of on one's own- removing onesself for a while.
    idk hard to explain it's really whatever u make of it.

    the graduates are pretty sweet... i saw them in philly with the starting line. They opened the show and i must say they didn't sound to hot (bad balance) in concert but the sound on the cd is great!! they should keep it up
    oxsweettalkxoon April 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commentdefinately jus being alone on the days no one should be.
    to me this song is ironic cause i enjoy being away from my family on holidays.
    they stress themselves over pintless bullshit too much.
    unstrungon September 23, 2009   Link

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