The weather's changing and he wants a drink
like a baby that's sleeping in a bed too big
Like a brother who's afraid of what he'll see,
these are the saddest things to me

He says he understands and he's trying to think
like a drunk who stays sober one day of the week
And the kid who's picked last in the schoolyard game
is the one who never forgets a name

It's pushing and pulling
Wondering what is the matter with me?
As I listen to memories chatter lately
And I don't feel that young as I'm looking at 21 years
Wondering if everyone's as happy as they appear

He's on the fence with most of his views
and it seems that the bullies have grown up too
It's safer, we've learned, to hedge our bets
but to say what you think means not to regret

Ask me if he stands a chance,
I'd say as much as the old man
Wondering how we are who we are
it's clear you don't have to look all that far

His parents say is that all? Is that all? Is that all?
It's like a picture glass window as it hits the wall
This book is too heavy for the casual read
it's an expectation that's a lot to be underneath

It's pushing and pulling
Wondering what is the matter with you?
As I sit here and I listen to these problems
you should of worked through
And I thinks its a shame that you're passing them on
But it's always the same between a father and son...



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    General CommentTo me (and i could be totally wrong! :D ) This song is about a guy talking to his friend who has just turned 21 and he's looking back on his life and trying to figure things out.

    "Like a brother who's afraid of what he'll see" - he almost doesnt want to look back and understand what he's been through in his life

    the third stanza (or whatever you call that in songs) the guy is feeling really hopeless and wondering if everyone else around him is truly that happy

    In the second to last one its talking about his parents expect so much and he doesnt know how to handle it.

    The last one is about how he's listening to his friend's problem and his friend is going to have a kid ("And I thinks its a shame that you're passing them on / But it's always the same between a father and son") and he wishes that his friend had figured out his own life before having a kid so soon.

    Overall i LOVE this song. Its one of my favorites and i looove stephen kellogg. :D
    Clancsteron August 04, 2008   Link

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