Just give me a suitcase and I'll promise to not look back. Just point me, point me towards the railroad track. I've been staring at the gates, but I've never found a crack, so I'm just looking up, saying, "Deliver me a heart attack." If you're weary, I don't mind sharing the load, just keep me some company on the road. All I've got is a bottle that I ought to leave alone, but it's the only thing that I can call my own, so I'm saying goodbye, and no, I won't forget to write. It's just been too long racing towards a yellow light, and I know that I say this every night, but I don't think I've ever been so tired of life.
And if things should not get better, would you wait for me to change, or would I see you waving goodbye from the window of an aeroplane? If I told you it was hopeless, would you try to understand, or would you leave me for a palm tree and its shadow on the sand? Because I've been waiting all year for the temperature to drop, but now I've got a fever and I don't know how to make it stop. There's still one shoe that hasn't dropped yet. It's hanging on by an aglete. This world seems like a nice place to visit, but I don't want to live in it.

There is not a doctor that can diagnose me. I am dying slowly from Patrick Stickles Disease. There is not a medication that can cure what's ailing me. The only treatment they offer is to hang me from a tree. Life's been a long, sick game of "Would You Rather, so now I'm going to medical school... as a cadaver. Now if I could say only one thing with the whole world listening, it would be, "Leave me the fuck alone... or welcome to the Terrordome."


Lyrics submitted by thiagozero

No Future Part I song meanings
Add your thoughts

5 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentGoodTimesarebetterthanGoodTimesarebetterthanGoodTimesarebetterthanGoodTimesarebetterthen...

    God Sent Me a Vision of the Future!
    jj_jac555on June 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTotally sounds like Oberst on this track.
    whatchamacallmeon May 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationwow this song confuses me,
    it almost sounds like the story of a man who is travelling by the rail roads,
    until he says "I am dying slowly from Patrick Stickles Disease" then the song becomes more personal,
    maybe it is just patricks journey in life, using the story of a man travelling and never having a home as a metaphor.
    it tells of him metting a another traveller and the use of the areoplane i think is about the other traveller finding a better life.
    anyone else know any more about this song?
    AKAnathanon January 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds to me like he's depressed, and talking about it.
    thatoneguy82101on February 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Welcome to the Terrordome" is a song from Public Enemy's landmark 1990 album Fear of a Black Planet. I have no idea how it relates to the other lyrics in the song.
    RaygunShaunon October 15, 2011   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain