"Boys Will Be Boys" as written by and David Ryan/withenshaw Strauchman....
We saw the summer night
We drank down the sober sky
Left our mark into the concrete
Burned up all our tires sleeping

Words flow as we are fading
Watch the canvas become our painting
Not all roads lead to Rome
'Cause this one leads to the hell back home and

Oh oh, this is what we do
Oh oh, this is what we do

You can say, it's wasted ignorance
But we're okay, just living in the wreckage
Don't you get the wrong impression
It's just business with the worst intentions

We felt the floor fall out
And well, I guess it's too late now
Guess that we'll just count our losses
Fix it no matter what the cost is

Lie down with a view
Fell asleep on top of the roof
Remember when the sky turned orange
Or was it black the night before?

Oh oh, this is what we do
Oh oh, this is what we do, whoa

You can say, it's wasted ignorance
But we're okay, just living in the wreckage
Don't you get the wrong impression
It's just business with the worst intentions
It's just business with the worst intentions

You can say, it's wasted ignorance
But we're okay, just living in the wreckage
Don't you get the wrong impression
It's just business with the worst intentions

You can say, it's wasted ignorance
But we're okay, just living in the wreckage
Don't you get the wrong impression
It's just business with the worst intentions



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"Boys Will Be Boys" as written by James Francis Deeghan David Ryan Strauchman

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    General CommentI love the drum machine :]
    lovelyboneson October 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love the lyrics to this song, but I'm not sure what they mean.
    blondevampireon December 29, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"We saw the summer night,
    We drank down the sober sky
    Left our mark into the concrete
    Burned up all our tires sleeping
    Words flow as we are fading
    Watch the canvas become our painting
    Not all roads lead to Rome
    'Cause this one leads to the hell back home"
    -This part makes me think of touring ("burned up all our tires sleeping" - sleeping in the van)
    But maybe it's about coming home from tour ("'cause this one leads to the hell back home")

    "Oh, oh, ooh, this is what we do"
    -Makes me think of the title "Boys Will Be Boys"
    Like, that's just how they are, they can't help it

    "You can say, it's wasted ignorance.
    But we're okay, just living in the wreckage."
    -Ignorance is bliss, maybe?

    "Don't you get the wrong impression
    It's just business with the worst intentions"
    -This one confuses me. Maybe trying to say it's not as bad as you think it is?

    "We felt the floor fall out
    And, well, I guess it's too late now
    Guess we'll just count our losses
    Fix it no matter what the cost is"
    -Basically, something went wrong, and it's "too late now" to go back and fix it, so they just have to work on it from where they already are.

    "Lie down with a view
    Fell asleep ontop of the roof
    Remember when the sky turned orange
    Or was it black the night before?"
    -Not sure about this part. It just kind of sounds like reminiscing, but I'm sure the part about the sky being orange or black means something.
    Maybe it's going back to the line about ignorance, where he's ignoring the fact that something's wrong?


    As a whole, I think this song is about running away from your problems, and the title "Boys Will Be Boys" is basically saying, it's what he does, it's how he is.
    AHHHrealmonsterson June 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was "we drank down the silver sky"
    and "just swimming in the wreckage."
    WastedxIgnoranceon October 30, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI agree with the fact that it's sort of about running away from problems. It's very complexly written. I think it means they dont know how to solve the problem, thus they run away from it. they were gnorant on the situation, but it was wasted anyway because they ran away from it.
    brownigzon May 19, 2011   Link

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