At midnight my house is ablaze
I feel the heat on my hands and face
In the background of the pictures, my fingers in the fixture
It’s time to stop running and race

Damn it all, I am just sad
Everything’s staying as fucked up
Because all that I used to have
Burned out in jar like a lightning bug

“Home” is a tight-wire show
Lucky for me my feet don’t grow
I live with hyenas who take me back eons
When we used to stay up and see the sun, say hello

Damn it all, I am just sad
Everything’s staying as fucked up
Because all that I used to have
Burned out in jar like a lightning bug

I miss the times in streets where we never got tired
Laying down in the grass by the empty camp fire
Like spies on the roof as we'd watch stars expire
But the image is a million years old

Damn it all, I am just sad
Everything’s staying as fucked up
Because all that I used to have
Burned out in jar like a lightning bug


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    General Commenti cant believe no ones commented on this yet. the singer is lamenting the days from high school to early adulthood. now, in his mid-20s everything is complicated, he feels less accomplished, all the careless times and lack of responsibility is behind him. at 25, i can relate.
    Eurotrashon November 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentword. im 22 and it sucks. fuck growing up.
    xdavisxon February 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI don't want to grow up
    fuck.
    maozedongon March 17, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"I miss the times in streets where we never got tired
    Laying down in the grass by the empty camp fire
    Like spies on the roof as we'd watch stars expire
    But the image is a million years old"

    This part is so heartbreaking and bittersweet. I love this song - it's so catchy.
    ikickedagirlon December 10, 2009   Link

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