"Twenty Years" as written by Dan Layus and Mike Flynn....
Well I've been running from something
Twenty years in my car
Down a road that's leading me nowhere
Yeah we drive through the farmland
No one knows where we're from
Could I kiss you and make you a queen?
Or something in between

Do you want to see it
The place where I am free?
Cause in my mind I need it
But you're nowhere near to me

Move to New York City
Take your woman by the hand
Leave her there with your things on the doorstep
And there's no way around it
Could this be our last dance?
So fall asleep with the t.v. darling
I'll be back again

Do you want to see it
The place where I am free?
Cause in my mind I've been there
And there's no one here but me

In the morning it'll find you
Let the light shine away
Down a road that's leading me nowhere
And there's no way around it
Could this be our last dance?
Just fall asleep with the t.v. darling
I'll be back again
I'll be back again


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"Twenty Years" as written by Dan Layus Mike Flynn

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    General CommentMy interpretation of the song is being with someone, but you realise you need to be single for a while. you recognise that although they may be the love of your life, you might not be ready (Do you want to see
    The place where I am free?
    Cos in my mind I need it
    But you're nowhere near to me).

    You need to explore yourself, so you make them as comfortable and prepared as possible (Leave her there with your things on the doorstep
    And there's no way around it) You are not sure how you are going to do it,
    (Down a road that's leading me nowhere
    And there's no way around it)

    And in the end you try to reassure them that although it might not work now, you would like to try it when the time is right (I'll be back again) but you still have doubts that they might move on without you(Could this be our last dance?)

    Ultimately i see the song as a person taking the risk to better themselves as a person, so they can be a better component in a relationship.
    Ralbson June 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is an amazing song, without a doubt the best one on the new cd. its so sad and full of emotion. i just love the part at the end when she shouts "fall asleep with the tv darling". so good
    brooklyn3on July 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentawwwww
    2shy2dance111on March 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favorites on the new ep but i'm not sure what exactly the message is.
    lacerhuffyon May 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing. I love the background music. To me it just sounds like growing up and figuring out people, wondering if you'll ever see them again.
    ChloeGirldieon May 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song, if anyone knows what it means I'd like to know :)
    toxicappleon June 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI completely agree with Ralbs. Veryyy true song :]
    Tashagirl10on August 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe way I see it is,
    He's been running away from things his whole life, love being one of them. He knows that he wants to be with her but something is holding him back and he wants to show her why he loves and how much he loves her.But doesnt think she will understand
    (Do you want to see
    The place where I am free?
    Cos in my mind I need it
    But you're nowhere near to me)

    but in the end he leaves he goes other places does what he needs to do but in the end finds himself coming back.
    and the part about falling asleep with the T.V on, I think he is telling her to wait for him, Don't give up hope, cause he is coming back.
    InAStateofFluxon September 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think it is about let go what you´ve always loved, maybe he's a runaway, a fugitive. he is going to try to come back someday, so he asks her to wait. but first he has to go away, and it's not because he doesnt love her...
    jensl066on October 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti agree with what's already been said about this song.
    it's one of my favorite songs by these guys and it's just really deep and meaningful in the lyrics as well as the beautiful melodies... i love it.
    BoomTownWhoreon October 25, 2008   Link

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