"Four Years" as written by Brian Mcternan, James Buddy Nielsen, Daniel Gerard Trapp, Garrett Michael Zablocki and Heath Matthew Saraceno....
I take a shot of gin, a Jameson or Jack to start the morning off with a friend
I'll celebrate like it's the anniversary of the day that we first met
I regret to see all your eulogies, separating all of this
To remind me of all the things I'm leaving

Cause dear, four years hurts less than five
(It's better off this way)
I'm sorry for all my crimes
And the wandering days of my old fable lies

Now I wonder as I'm sliding under, thus out of control of the drink
If I have enough left in the bottle to see all the things up again
I regret to see myself so full, my eyes are checking time
Still I don't know how I'll survive

Cause dear, four years hurts less than five
(It's better off this way)
I'm sorry for all my crimes
And the wandering days of my old fable lies

It's clear, I am an awful mess
(Get this off my back)
Soon the only thing I'll have left is your memory and promises never kept

When she came home, I made her sick
My feet tap out the rhythm as the drum kicked in
To hurt the only one I've loved
This is so damn hard, but I'm giving up

The person that you love is dead
I pried him out with the jack, and chains of sins
So happy anniversary
The best gift I could think to give you was to set you free

Wake up, you're sleeping
Wake up, you're sleeping behind the wheel
Wake up, you're sleeping
Wake up, you're sleeping behind the wheel
Behind the wheel


Lyrics submitted by TerribleThings___x, edited by DecStars, Johnonfire, owensrd, Trigea

"Four Years" as written by Daniel Gerard Trapp Brian Mcternan

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    General CommentIts I take a shot of Jameson or Jack
    buduboy304on October 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThanks.
    If anyone wants to correct these, feel free to. I'm doing this by ear so it's a rough draft.
    TerribleThings___xon October 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI few corrections I think (may be wrong though) :

    "to start the morning off with old friends"
    "'Cause dear, four years hurts less that five"

    "If I have enough left in the bottle to see all the things I'm thinking
    I've been practicing my exit plan, nervously checking time"

    "When she came home I made her sit"

    "I pried him out with the jack, and Jameson"
    Namdeebon October 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI take a shot of Jameson or Jack to start the morning off with old friends.
    I'll celebrate it like it's the anniversary of the day that we first met.
    I've been practicing our eulogy separated all our things.
    I took my name off of the lease I'm leaving.

    Dear, four years hurts less than five and it's never a good time.
    I am sorry for all my crimes and the wandering gaze of my unfaithful eyes.
    It's clear I am an awful mess but I had to get this off my chest.
    Soon the only things I'll have left is your memory and the promises never kept.

    Now I wonder as I am sliding under the subtle control of the drink,
    If I have enough left in the bottle to say all the things I'm thinking?
    I've been practicing my exit plan,
    Nervously checking the time,
    I still don't know how I will survive.

    When he came home I made her sit.
    My feet tap out a rhythm as I draw breathe in.
    To hurt the only one I've loved,
    "This is so damn hard but I am giving up."
    "The person that you love is dead, I flooded him out with the Jack and Jameson.
    So happy anniversary. The best gift I could think to give you was to set you free."
    "Wake up you're sleeping behind the wheel."
    haunion October 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite song off the new album. I love it. Got my copy on friday(oct 4th) preordering for the win!

    This song has a really deep meaning, that I'm too tired to explain until tomorrow XD.
    haunion October 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is very easy to understand.
    Mostly because Buddy explained it on their myspace page.

    Buddy met a terminally ill fan (Marcel) on one of his tours he became very close to him. (Yellow Angels explains how me met and because close to him and all of their experiences.)

    But one day his mom came to Buddy and said his cancer was worsening, buddy flew out there to spend all the time he could before he passed away.

    This is what buddy wrote about it.
    “It was one of the most intense and stirring times in my life. The sheer pain this 18-year-old boy was in was mind blowing, yet his optimistic outlook and sense of humor was steadfast. This kid changed my life and although he is no longer with us, he lives on everyday in the pictures I took with him, to remind myself that life is never as bad as you think it is."

    This song is written about his passing, how buddy handled it, what he felt like inside.
    He tried everyway to make it better, started with alcohol for a while, that made him empty, time wasnt even passing anymore.
    He could only give up and be happy he was finnaly free.

    To understand this more, listen to the lyrics and think of someone who passed away, maybe from an illness?
    It will reach your heart and you will understand.

    R.I.P. Marcel
    Take This Chanceon October 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTake This Chance. You got it exactly. Thanks for saving me time XD.


    I love this song. The whole new album rocks, It's like they changed a bit, but only enough to make it not a repeat of old albums. I love their sound and their music. All their songs are beautiful and deep.
    haunion October 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBut, I also think that this song can have more than one specific meaning. This is one of those songs that has a basic meaning, but the specifics go to whoever is listening to it. The basic meaning is losing someone very close to you, and not knowing how to handle the situation.
    haunion October 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song could mean different things to different people. Thanks Hauni for correcting the lyrics lol, saved me a lot of time there.

    Poor Buddy. I know what it's like to lose someone as well... =/ Awesome song either way.
    TerribleThings___xon October 08, 2008   Link
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    General Comment@Terrible:
    I agree. Like it has a general sounding meaning, but like for me it has a more significant meaning, I can relate to it. Like most senses fail songs. Can't wait to see them.

    No problem. Directly from the booklet.
    But I like how you edited and punctuated and such.


    So do I, ): he was only 18 too.
    haunion October 10, 2008   Link

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