"We're Getting a Divorce, You Keep the Diner" as written by and Brian Fallon....
We were the magnificent dreamers
In secret lamplight hideouts
We swore the world couldn't break us
Even when the world took us down

So here I am strugglin' out in the mighty jungle
Movin' eighteen miles a minute but not slowing down for nothin'
I look to my left and I look to my right
And I'm callin' out for my brothers but it's so dark in this night
Am I alone?

Did they fall down by the wayside?
Was I movin' too blind to see them?
Were they callin' out to me?
Or did despair set in?

Were the things that we wanted when we were still 16
Only passing and fleeting or just too far out of reach?
Were you hard up or broken man, I woulda helped you out
Were you numb and distracted when I was calling out?
I was calling out

On a Sunday morning the whole crowd assembled
I've done some things that I'm not too proud of
I've never left you, a deaf ear for longing
Some hearts are gallows, I'm not here for hangin' around

It's all right, man
I'm only bleeding, man
Stay hungry, stay free
And do the best you can

It's all right, man
I'm only bleeding, man
Stay hungry, stay free
And do the best you can


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"We're Getting a Divorce You Keep the Diner" as written by Brian Fallon

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    General CommentFirst comment, Woo!
    So many people have hopes and dreams when they are young, but putting them into action is another story.
    This song is about one person going on and fighting even though his 'brothers' have left him behind.
    He wants them all to keep fighting to get wht they want no matter what happens and not get crushed by the obstacles in their way.
    XrookieoftheyearXon April 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentrookie hit it right. Its just about staying true to yourself and what you stand for. And fight for what you believe and never stop for anyone or anything that gets in your way.
    chiefatarmson April 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning"It's alright man, / I'm only bleeding man." is probably a reference to the Bob Dylan's "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding").
    imdanoon November 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think that it's about facing almost impossible odds : "fight for what you believe and never stop for anyone or anything that gets in your way"
    and they use the metaphor or a zombie attack to illustrate this

    <3 "some hearts are gallows"
    GRexCaroliniion May 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentBrian actually explained this one during a show. The diner would be the hangout spot amongst his group of friends. When he would date a girl,they would go there to be with friends. But when they broke up,they had to decide who could keep going to the diner,as they sure couldnt both comfortably go there.
    CatDamonon July 25, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about a Zombie attack, and going to find shelter/fighting it out with a team.
    none,nonemoreblackon September 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"it's alright man, i'm only bleeding man..."

    amazing
    SamuelHWon February 18, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"fight for what you believe and never stop for anyone or anything that gets in your way. "

    ...sounds like a zombie attack to me...
    gablegroveon July 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI could picture the band fighting zombies in the forest when I hear this song. I have no idea why. These dudes kick ass.
    SitAndSpinon September 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about zombies. Plane and simple. Even says it in the beginning.
    thegarbagemanon November 13, 2009   Link

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