I can't tell you where I've been,
but I hope to God you know.
I want to run away from this.
Fuck California, it's just the safest place I know; where everything is making sense.
So get me out of here and I will take this to my grave, yeah, that's my dream.

You took me out to make a point. I made damn sure you missed your flight.
I've got more lines to write about you when you're gone.
Because see, this CD has got me lost and songs won't ever save my life.
Just send those post cards to make it known

that you won't take to heart all the ways I've lost, because I'm gone now and I'm trying not to change.
When everything I want to sing is just wasting breath; I'm a liar,
but I'm working on my ways.

I swear some day when I've got a way to change my life, I'll be a singer with a throat; and I won't fuck up all these lines.
But that's a hope, yeah that's all I'll ever be. You used to have your faith in all my words, but now you're killing all of me.

that you won't take to heart all the ways I've lost, because I'm gone now and I'm trying not to change.
When everything I want to sing is just wasting breath; I'm a liar,
but I'm working on my ways.

I lost my voice, and then my mind.
I wrote a book of all my thoughts that could take me from my life.
I had to fight to stay alive, because if I make it through the night then I just swear I could survive.
So where's your head, and all your heart? I've got a plan to make this work, but I can't bring myself to try.
I'll take this slow. I'll make you move. I know you can hear me screaming because it's all I ever do.

that you won't take to heart all the ways I've lost, because I'm gone now and I'm trying not to change.
When everything I want to sing is just wasting breath; I'm a liar,
but I'm working on my ways.



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    General CommentOk so here's my guess...

    It sounds to me like a bad relationship with his father (possibly physically or emotionally abusive) cuz he talks about being "taken out" for his father(?) to "make a point"... ... and how it's effected him... it pisses him off that his father doesn't care about him or his music which is the most important thing to him... and now he's REALLY hard on himself cuz he talks about "not having a throat" and "effing up lines"... Sounds like he had a really hard time dealing with everything... possibly considering killing himself cuz he talks about, "a book of thoughts that could take from his life" (suicide letter?) and seems like he fought the urges to end things when he talks about, "having to fight, to just make it through the night and survive" ... it also sounds like he wants to confront his dad about everything ("So where's your head, and all your heart? I've got a plan to make this work, but I can't bring myself to try") but he just can't do it and it frustrates him....

    i don't know... i could be WAY off but thats what it sounds like to me
    shibby_shoeson February 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's "for california, it's just the safest place i know", not "fuck california"
    brandnewchappyon January 08, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI think that he's just talking about how he's never had much support from his family to chase his true dreams and goals (being in a band). He's getting ready to put his past behind him, move away from home, and fulfill his dreams.

    I'm hooked on this song. It gives me such a rush that I should always do what I want to do in life and not listen to other people shooting down my goals or plans.
    sweetness7on June 09, 2011   Link

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