He wanted to make a difference be understood right?
Wanted to go the distance, wanted to live that good life
Put some work on that wood jumped and took flight
Left his hand writin' in that book, what that look like?
Happy mess is the reach touch and manifest it
Caught between respect your momma
and them battle weapons
Lost your adolescence at them intersections
Spread them wings and you're gonna need some landin' lessons
The sun is gonna burn them feathers
Lost track of time tryin' to ride the bender
Used to have an agenda but really why remember?
Doesn't matter when your head's in
a bottle somewhere in Tribeca
Or maybe you sedate it up in Silver lake
Cheatin' fate first rate feelin' great
Tryin' to turn a first date into a friendly game of kill the snake
Can't wait to get her face against a pillow case

Progress that came with a cost
Rejoice for the rain that will wash
Multiple choice you can stay on that cross or grab it by the arms and break 'em off

The wheels are stopped done so let me off
Deal the cards but already lost
Kill me now just to get applause
Steal the shot, run and set it off
I feel and I fear and I want and I can't break away
I feel, and I fear, and I want, and I can't break away

If they buy it for you how you not gonna drink it?
If they fry it for you how you not gonna eat it?
If they throw it at you how you not gonna hold it?
Touch it, taste it, love it, and fuck with it a moment?
Every city's the same scene gangrene vampire's lookin' at your veins fangs craving
Interchangeable hair similar name jeans
faux-made take charge and late start playthings
It ain't harder to tell
They rebel to celebrate the day their martyr had fell
Now meet him at the bar 'cause it's part of the sell
Felt at peace leavin' pieces of his heart at hotels
Stepped in with his next new best friend on the bed's edge loadin' up on the weapon
Tryin' to win big all bets in
Now pull the bedspread back and pop that essence

The wheels are stopped done so let me off
Deal the cards but already lost
kill me now just to get applause
Steal the shot, run and set it off
I feel, and I fear, and I want, and I can't break away
I feel, and I fear, and I want, and I can't break away


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    General Commentgood song. I like the hook. no idea what it's about tho.
    convinceon December 05, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI can't say for sure what the meaning is, but it sounds like a kid who had a plan for himself but ended up in a traveling lifestyle that he regrets (perhaps as a roadie or even a musician).
    jkphilosopheon January 05, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is really relatable. My interpretation is that he has an agenda, like plans for his future, and he was going to be something but he got caught up in distractions. It could be drugs, but i think he's talking about any form of procrastination in general. He doesn't want to think about the things that stress him out so he'll forget about it through alcohol, drugs, and sex.

    The wheels are stopped done so let me off
    Deal the cards but already lost
    Kill me now just to get applause
    Steal the shot, run and set it off

    ^^This is talking about how he feels its too late to get his life together.

    I feel and I fear and I want and I can't break away
    I^^and this is a feeling i often get. I get stressed, then i fear that my life is falling apart, and i want to get my life together but i can't break away from my lifestyle. I feel like its already to late. I think he means the same thing as i feel sometimes.

    If they buy it for you how you not gonna drink it?
    If they fry it for you how you not gonna eat it?
    If they throw it at you how you not gonna hold it?
    Touch it, taste it, love it, and fuck with it a moment?
    ^^This just further shows that he can't break away from his lifestyle. Guilty pleasures are too hard to turn down.

    This whole song is basically about a vicious cycle that he got himself into, learning to ignore his problems through other things, and now he feels like he's not making anything of himself or improving in any way. He just feels hopeless because he's trapped in the lifestyle he's been living.
    kaitlinzeikon October 11, 2011   Link

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