"Steve McQueen" as written by Iwan Griffiths, Robin Harry Hawkins, James Frost and Paul / Mullen....
Can't put my finger on what's changed
To my surprise I found everything the same
In a house that's not quite home
Nothing was missing but something had gone

I hadn't seen my reflection in a while
I tried to __ direction for miles
So I took a walk through town
To see if someone moved the streets around

I was the teenage Steve McQueen
My best performance escaping
I was the teenage Steve McQueen
My best performance escaped me

The engine was running but I couldn't get away
Part of the scenery, no reason to stay
All my pictures have been erased
Just an extra with nothing to say

I wrote myself into a new storyline
This part was different this time it was mine
Now I'm lost in my own town
It seems like someone moved the streets around

I was the teenage Steve McQueen
My best performance escaping
I was the teenage Steve McQueen
My best performance escaped me

Everything's just as I left it
But it wasn't me who left it
The position has been filled

Everything's just as I left it
But it wasn't me who left it
The position has been filled

Just chasing just chasing just chasing my tail
Just chasing just chasing just chasing my tail
I'm just
(Trying to catch up with myself) x4

I was the teenage Steve McQueen
My best performance escaping
I was the teenage Steve McQueen
My best performance escaped me

Everything's just as I left it
But it wasn't me who left it
The position has been filled

Everything's just as I left it
But it wasn't me who left it
The position has been filled

I was the teenage Steve McQueen
My best performance escaping
I was the teenage Steve McQueen
My best performance escaping


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    General Commentno comments?
    D:

    this song is so amazing, i can`t stop listening to it.
    it`s different without them totally changing their whole sound.
    WithLoveSummeron July 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAwesome Song...
    Love It...
    A Sorta New Sound.... Its Sooo Coool
    I agree with Lucie29992 it is about escaping maybe escaping a dead-end town and coming back and finding that he's a different person then he was when he left... like he grow out of the Steve McQueen character he was into an responsible person--
    "Everything's just as I left it
    But it wasn't me who left it
    The position has been filled
    That what I think... I guess I'll Never Ever Know Unless I ask :) but its and opinion... right?

    Again and Awesome Song :)
    Robzehion July 22, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"I tried to __ direction for miles"

    I think that might be "I tried a new direction for miles"
    strider3005on August 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNew sound due to the loss of pennie, therefore the loss of the signature screamy squeal.

    I tried to ___ direction for miles is actually
    Dragged in all directions for miles
    countcube69on August 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commentcould it possibly be, in some way, about pennie?
    just a thought.
    7394non August 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this song - i only found out the other day the Steve McQueen was actually a person - but it's still a great song!!!
    Chilled_Tigeresson October 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is awesome... idk what it means though.
    silversunloveon March 19, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionNow I'm lost in my own town / It seems like someone moved the streets around

    Great lyrics. Powerful song.
    kevin123on February 24, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIts a great song.
    I think its all about making an escape, big give away with the whole steve mcqueen thing.
    Lucie29992on July 22, 2008   Link

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