"Paper Chase" as written by William E Beckett Jr, Michael Carden, Michael Chislett, Andy Mrotek, David Katz and Sam Hollander....
Please stand by, we've come so far
These years, we survived the ride that turned us inside out
Repeat after me, just scream and shout
"It was the best of times from broken homes and battle scars to where we are"

[Chorus:]
Graduate, paper chase
We'll get out of this place
Don't turn around. Hit the highway
Pour some liquor out for this town
Now that's all for us, it's last call to drink up

Roll it out, it's over now
We're the cast outs with messed up friends who never did fit in
Don't know where it ends
It doesn't matter now
As long as we're as one, we'll take the next bus
Destination: setting sun

[Chorus: Repeat 2X]

This is an open invite for all to attend
Don't ask too many questions now
Don't tell us how it ends
Because we're the ones who wrote the end

[Chorus: Repeat 2X]


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"Paper Chase" as written by David Katz Andy Mrotek

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    General CommentThe lyrics in the booklet are:

    "Please stand by, we've come so far
    Four years, we survived the ride that
    turned us inside out
    Repeat after me, just scream and shout
    "It was the best of times from broken homes
    and battles scars to where we are."

    Graduate, paper chase,
    we'll get out of this place.
    Don't turn around. Hit the highway,
    pour some liquor out for this town.
    Now that's all for us, it's last call drink up.

    Roll it out, it's over now.
    We're the cast-outs with messed up friends
    who never did fit in.
    Don't know where it ends.
    It doesn't matter now,
    as long as we're as one, we'll take
    the next bus
    destination setting sun.

    This is an open invitation for all to attend.
    Don't ask too many questions now.
    Don't tell us how it ends,
    because we're the ones who wrote the end."

    =)
    xxblackmambaon August 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it's pretty clear what this song is about.
    it's like finally graduatin from highschool, the moment u've been waitin for and all the new chances and things ur gonna live thought u'll probably miss it. (=
    sof11ton August 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song...i actually love the entire album.
    i know the booklets says 'dont know where it ends but it clearly says 'care where it ends' on my version and 'open invitation' also is pretty clearly 'open invite'.
    pretty nit picky things but yeah.
    t3xt.s3xxxon August 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is pretty good, makes me wish i can drive so i can go feel the wind blow in my hair and everything LMFAO. idk it just gives me that feeling.

    this is one of the few songs i like on the new album, though :(
    justgottakillon August 29, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationNarrator and his friends graduate from high school. They reminisce about the good times, the bad times, and then they drive off to get wasted or something.

    I'm done here.
    Bownon January 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOMG i love this song
    i mean teh whole album
    OF course this song is about
    graduating...
    lol
    i love TAI
    =)
    aristuma21on May 24, 2009   Link

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