16 year old girl, in a hollow cooped up place
Just looking for some prettiness,
But the cuts in her arm don't pay for her, very pretty view
In her mind, she dreams that she is, far away, from...

The bright lights of America, life and death in a sold out 'Merica,
To live and die in the heart of America, where they sell souls,
The bright lights of America, life and death in a sold out 'Merica,
To live and die in the heart of America, where they sell souls.

A concrete city hell (City hell)
Suburbs that never end (Just like an ocean)
One parent lives in each of them, passed back and forth he huffs glue to escape both bitter homes,
He's just one, of desperate ranks, who can't break free from...

The bright lights of America, life and death in a sold out 'Merica,
To live and die in the heart of America, where they sell souls,
The bright lights of America, life and death in a sold out 'Merica,
To live and die in the heart of America, where they sell souls.

I just want you to know,
There are whole houses full of fucked up kids like you and me (Can't find a place)
So many lost in stride, caught in an endless fight
To leave this empty ugly place,
I'm leaving you as sane!

The bright lights of America, life and death in a sold out 'Merica,
To live and die in the heart of America, where they sell souls.
The bright lights of America, life and death in a sold out 'Merica,
To live and die in the heart of America, where they sell souls.

The bright lights of America, life and death in a sold out 'Merica,
To live and die in the heart of America, where they sell souls.
The bright lights of America, life and death in a sold out 'Merica,
To live and die in the heart of America, where they sell souls.


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    General CommentI think he is talking about how it is mentaly changing in a teenagers mind to grow up in the U.S.
    Hxcoredinoson February 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhat a great song!
    pimpingpastaon March 11, 2008   Link
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    General Comment16 year old girl, in a hollow cooped up place
    Just looking for some prettiness,
    But the cuts in her arm don't pay for her, very pretty view
    In her mind, she dreams that she is, far away, from...

    I'm guessing this is about a girl stuck in a bad home, who does self mutiliation, and she wishes she was in any place but america.

    A concrete city hell (City hell)
    Suburbs that never end (Just like an ocean)
    One parent lives in each of them, passed back and forth the upscrew to escape their bitter homes,

    I think this means, there's a boy whose parents are divorced, and they both live in different houses in different areas, and he keeps getting passed back and forth. And, there's a lot more kids like him.

    I just want you to know,
    There are whole houses full of fucked up kids like you and me (Can't find a place)
    So many lost in stride, caught in an endless fight
    To leave this empty ugly place,
    I'm leaving you as sane!

    Basically, this is saying, no, you're not alone. There's people going through the same thing as you are. And, they're trying to get away, but failing.
    cheesycheese01on March 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWell I love America, but I really feel like this song a lot. I think hes mostly talking about typical American suburbs, they really are a 'concrete hell'.
    RejoiceItsSusanon May 31, 2008   Link

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