going deaf from your empty threats
you can shout it from roof tops all day
if that's how you want it now

amplified three stories tall cause you know
that's the highest place in town
if that's how you want it now

confessing to these empty streets
summertime brings ghosts to cardondale
that's how we want it now

heat kills all pathetic words
this town is dead but life goes on
even when you're gone

note to self
try to hang around a little more
be around a little more
be seen, not heard
a note to you
try to let your guard down some
take it easy some we know you're here

how long will the summer last
under a magnifying glass
ask you to help us along
when we can't make it through a song

getting bored of these empty streets
I can sleep all night on 51
that's not how I want it now

heat kills all pathetic dreams
our hopes shot down
but life goes on even when you're gone

and you know you're getting old
when you're wishing for the cold
and you start missing all your peers
you didn't like when they were here
how long will the summer last
under a magnifying glass


Lyrics submitted by M3LL0NC0LL13

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    General Commentthis song contemplates the deathly feeling of summer in a college town (carbondale is home to southern illinois university). the speaker feels the emptiness left by the vacant dorms and frat houses. while he's glad those shitty college kids are gone, he seems to be missing someone in particular.

    highway 51 runs right through the center of carbondale and heads north towards chicagoland hitting other college towns on the way. the band is now based out of chicago. apparently the speaker got sick enough of the desolate and brutally hot summers that he decided to bust out of that one horse town once and for all. a lot of their other lyrics make allusions to carbondale's basement punk scene though, which centers around the longest standing punk house in the world, Lost Cross.
    themagnetcon September 01, 2009   Link

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