I've been thinking, let get out of this party yeah let's flee
These kids never meant much to me
I'll get this started, first shot is the hardest to deal with
So let's sober up on the drive home
Let's go some place where the cops will leave us alone

And we'll stay out all night
'Cause rest is for the dead
So we won't stop, no we won't stop
Raise your glass high
And let's throw out a toast to the road, where ever we go
We'll hold friends close and never want to go home

I've been hearing you've been talking to my man all wrong
Giving us looks all night long
Get your coat, time to go, hit the road
You can find us hiding in headstones

So let's sober up on the drive home
Let's go some place where the cops will leave us alone
'Cause tonight is like you and I
So alive and too young, too young to die

Stay out all night
'Cause rest is for the dead
So we won't stop, no we won't stop
Raise your glass high
And let's throw out a toast to the road, where ever we go
We'll hold friends close and never want to go home

Let's break the bottles in well lit parking lots
I know it's not much but it's all I've got
We'll break the bottles in well lit parking lots
I know it's not much but it's all we've got


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    General Commenti love this song. im surprised how different they sound with the new singer. but i like it a lot! everyone -- htl is on tour starting this month! go out and support them XD
    you_know_me_21on March 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It's a shame that Colin left, but I think they'll do great with Nick singing. So far, so good [:
    escapingxchaoson March 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOh, and in the first line, you forgot the 's' in 'let's'.
    escapingxchaoson March 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is pretty catchy!
    I miss the old Hit The Lights still =/
    Colin's a cool guy and he's a lot happier now tho.

    I saw some videos of HTL with the new line up and it feels like a cover band haha. Hopefully they'll get some more material soon!

    As far as this song goes, I think it's about Colin and the the new line up actually.
    "Rest is for the dead, we wont stop"
    -The reason colin quit was because he couldn't take the lifestyle and he was always unhealthy and stuff. They're saying (in a surprisingly slightly harsh way) that they don't need him, and that they aren't gonna stop doing what they do.

    "First shot's the hardest"
    -After a big change in a band like this one had, the first new song (that first shot back in the game) is the toughest because everyone is gonna compare it to the their old stuff and its gonna set the bar for their following material.

    "We'll hold friends close and never want to go home"
    -Though they're probably a little mad that colin left, he's still their good friend and there aren't any hard feelings.

    "I've been hearing you've been talking to my man all wrong"
    -All about what people have to say about Colin, about Nick, about the new band and the new lineup and everything.

    The song is basically saying "Hey, we lost our lead singer, but that doesn't mean we're giving up. We're gonna keep our heads up and push on, whether you like our sound or not!"

    =]
    ineedsleepingpillson April 05, 2008   Link
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    General Comment@ineedsleepingpills - good theory, but they actually originally recorded this song with colin in the band, the demo just never saw the light of day because he quit shortly after.

    first shot is the hardest just sounds like an obvious statement about drinking to me...you know, your first shot is always the hardest to get down, after that it gets easier and easier as you get drunker and don't care....haha.
    moonlightson May 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIn the new CD it's BOYS not man,

    I've been hearing you've been talking to my BOYS all wrong.

    The one they had up was only a demo.
    dom alerton July 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentdom alert:
    In Colin's version he sings 'man' so it's both.
    RuthGon July 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyes, but that was only a demo version :)
    dom alertson July 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentoh i see (: I don't have the album yet :/
    RuthGon July 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentoh i see (: I don't have the album yet :/
    RuthGon July 23, 2008   Link

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