I grew up in the nineties
least that's what I tried
looking for ways to be satisfied
Went out to San Diego to try out my luck
came back 12 months later, again I was stuck
Felt like a goldfish, stuck in a bowl
just waiting for something, that I could control
after 2000 no longer a kid
the world didn't end but something else did
when my father takes off I'm already 19
he wasn't as happy as I thought he seemed
if this is my screenplay I don't like my roll
but these are the things you just can't control

though I feel a lot older I'm just 23
if you're looking for answers, don't come to me
instead of a future, I've got a guitar
dreaming out loud will get me far
still I feel I'm ready for rock and roll
because there might be something that I can control
by the time I hit 30 I'll have had enough
of being a twenty something in love
my friends will all be married or they will be gone
I'll still be wondering what's going on
if that's what it takes then I will sell my soul
as long as there's something, that I can control

one day I'll wake up and I'll be 38
doing the things that I used to hate
a trick to forget the bigger picture is when
you look at everything in close up as often as you can
Our revolution is covered in mold
because there's only so much that you can control
this is no anthem because anthems are proud
and pride isn't something that this is about
shouldn't care, shouldn't care, but I do and that sometimes is too hard to bear
walking the same roads, my shoes full of holes
waiting for something that we can control

if I ever reach 50 or 65
too early to tell if I'll still be alive
we were born in the 80's and now we are here
my generation's dream will disappear
I'm at a graveyard, passing the roads, the silent surrender will never get close
if this is my story, you swallowed it whole
of us feeling the need to be, in control


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    My Opinionwhat a beautiful song! "we were born in the 80's and now we are here
    my generation's dream will disappear"
    sebileryaon May 29, 2009   Link

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