"1981" as written by and Robert Nassif Brad Richard Campbell....
Here's what I think about you and how your friends
How your friends adore your sudden glory
Here?s what I know about you and all your trends
And all the times we made believe a story

Here?s what I think about making face
Without a grain of doubt it?s all I think about, it?s all in my mind
It?s best I make a sound before I hit the ground

Run away from it all
It?s what I think about, it?s what I know about, it?s what I care about

Pain won?t go away even when the drugs say, I won?t regret
Time heals so I?m told, I could never be sold, I don?t forget

And if I should start to wonder, pull me out from the rock I?m under

Here?s what I think about vacant space
Without a grain of doubt it?s all I think about, it?s all in my mind
I better hit the town before the rain comes down

Run away from it all
Far away from it all

Pain won?t go away even when the drugs say, I won?t regret
Time heals so I?m told, I could never be sold, I don?t forget
Hey Dave, you?re so brave, I can never be saved, take it from me
He said, she said, even if they?re not dead, bring them to me

Run away from it all, from it all

Pain won?t go away even if the drugs stay, I don?t regret
Time heals so I?m told, I could never be sold, I won?t forget.
I won?t forget.
I don?t forget.



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"1981" as written by Robert Nassif Brad Richard Campbell

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    General CommentWoohoo first comment...

    I think the song just means that someone that he loved has "sold out" and become what everyone else wanted instead of staying themselves. And now it broke his heart because they're no longer everything they were, what he loved.

    Just a thought.
    cellar_door_40on February 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentat first i didnt like this song...it wasent like the old gyro iv known and love. but now iv grown to like it.
    the film clip is a bit creepy with that donnie darko bunny! lol
    i cant wait for this album!! but it seems they are realy pushing dan to get his face out there to be more mainstream...i hope they dont become Dan and Gyroscope! jks :p
    ziggy_who?on February 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think...it's this guy, and he's got a girlfriend, right? yeah. and so he relises this stuff about her. and has this drug addiction. and he wants to get away from it and not be with her anymore..?
    hum, i don't know anymore lulz..
    oh well, i like this song :]
    .skyhigh.on July 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think sky high's got it right, maybe coz in the chorus he goes "pain wont go away even when the drugs say i wont regret" i reckon your pretty right.
    yessum i agree i love this song.

    ooh ooh and with the whole "hey dave your so brave i could never be saved" thing, could be that he wants to be saved from the addiction - to be freed? - but he knows he cant.

    i love gyroscope. xD
    x_See You in Hell_xon August 06, 2008   Link
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    General Comment.........................DUDE!! Four comments?! Wtfuck is this?!
    This song deserves two zillion comments; it's amazing!
    I am seeing these guys in May! Second time!!
    Aaah, happy me. This song is awesome.
    XxShatteredByBrokenDreamsxXon March 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is my Favourite gyro song atm its awesome XD
    i agree though 4 comments is a joke :P
    XxSacredAtDawnxXon March 08, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwell personally i think it's about a drug addiction. maybe even one the narrator picked up through a relationship- hence the line "How all you friends adore your sudden glory", which could be a result from the drugs, and "all the times we made believe a story", but the narrator seems to not be able to escape the addiction even though 'he' wants to "run away from it all".

    i dunno, its just what i've always thought about it.
    but its one of my favourite gyro songs, for sure :)
    bronzetunageon April 13, 2009   Link

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