Roll with the punches
Because you know that it’s inevitable
Soon to be unforgettable, yet, totally unpredictable
I’m either calling it quits or you’re calling me out
Its not who or what you know because you’re better with nothing at all.

Sing it back to me; this is your life story
You didn’t even know it you’re trying not to blow it
Because you’re kicking back a death wish and here I am just riding out the storm
Believe me when I say that I want to give up I want to give up but its bad enough to keep me hooked just to watch you curse my name and toss and turn

Turn around and cross the line you so casually walk between function and fashion
Are you dressed to kill or dressed to impress?
Don’t act like you can do better than this.

Let me see you put your hands upon the stereo
Its spitting out a ridiculous frequency
But turn it up turn it up
Break a sweat
Cuz were just burning up and hitting up the scene that was ours to hit up
Take take me out because im ready for your best shot
Make make me out to be a bullet from the pulpit
Or anything that would make you believe
All that weve seen would be just another scene
That was our to hit up

Play it back for me, if you feel you've got to
Do you want to call it intuition
Cuz after intermission we’ll be flashing the house lights
To let you know that we’re back in action
Simply for your satisfaction

Turn around and cross the line you so casually walk between function and fashion
Are you dressed to kill or dressed to impress?
Don’t act like you can do better than this

Turn around and cross the line you so casually walk between function and fashion
Are you dressed to kill or dressed to impress?
Don’t act like you can do better than this

Let me see you put your hands upon the stereo
Its spitting out a ridiculous frequency
But turn it up turn it up
Break a sweat
Cuz were just burning up and hitting up the scene that was ours to hit up
Take take me out because im ready for your best shot
Make make me out to be a bullet from the pulpit
Or anything that would make you believe
All that weve seen would be just another scene
That was our to hit up

Roll with the punches
Because you know that it’s inevitable
Soon to be unforgettable, we're either calling it quits or you’re calling me out
Its not who or what you know because you’re better with nothing at all.

Roll with the punches
you’re better with nothing at all.
Roll with the punches

Let me see you put your hands upon the stereo
Its spitting out a ridiculous frequency
But turn it up turn it up
Break a sweat
Cuz were just burning up and hitting up the scene that was ours to hit up
Take take me out because im ready for your best shot
Make make me out to be a bullet from the pulpit
Or anything that would make you believe
All that weve seen would be just another scene
That was our to hit up


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    General Commentthis song is about local hardcore/straight edge/pop punk/punk/etc scenes and about the people in them. there is always going to be a person(s) that are in it for the wrong reasons (think straight edge) and how they bring down the scene. "Turn around and cross the line you so casually walk between function and fashion Are you dressed to kill or dressed to impress? Don’t act like you can do better than this" basically tells them they aren't shit just cuz they dress the same and act the same. In the chorus, Four Year Strong tells them to get into the scene for what its worth, not for the label. "Roll with the punches" basically means to stick with it and they way people treat you. Overall i see this song as a piece of advice mostly. Four Year Strong obviously came out of the local scene in massachusets so they know whats up and have seen a lot of stuff involving people who fit this song perfectly. great song, one of my favorites =]

    tell me if you agree!!
    drummerdude45on November 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis has the catchiest chorus I've heard in a while.
    Denizenon November 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI haven't a clue as to what this song is suppossed to mean, but I really don't care; this song is just so fun to listen to. Love it...
    BenefitOfTheDoubton March 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've had trouble understanding this song (although I understand how AMAZING it is), but it sort of hits me that it's about the scene and music industry. No idea. But it is amazing!
    ComingThroughRyeon May 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think Coming Through Rye is onto something. And if it's not about the industry, then I definitely think it's about scene mentality, but mostly just about moving on when people don't like what you have for them (roll with the punches), they're posers anyway "Are you dressed to kill or dressed to impress? Don’t act like you can do better than this."
    Katoson June 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthey're talking about how they've always been the four year strong they are now. 'the scene that was ours to hit up.' and also probably about how they want to fucking hit the bands and artists that ruin the scene:
    'we're either calling it quits, or you're calling me out'
    fightoff__yrdemonson July 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favorite song on the album...always puts me in a good mood...
    Dub2on October 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty Catchy...
    elrod1036on October 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnever mind what the song means, wtf does the title mean.
    ImNotScaredAnymoreon October 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfour year strong = amazing. =D
    speech_geek_101on November 12, 2008   Link

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