I once knew a boy with his hand on a bottle
He kept for the end of the day
He would cradle it close to his heart
And explain that it helped keep the demons away
He would drink till he's dizzy and pass out on Wednesdays
And claim that he felt no pain
I made it out from this scene of addiction
But everyone mostly stayed

Hey hey hey

I once knew a boy with his nose to a toilet
And a habit that grew with each day
He was loud and obnoxious
And perfectly cautious to drive every person away
So he turned to a powder to mask all his failures
That managed to numb the pain
I made it out from this scene of distraction
But everyone mostly stayed

Hey hey hey

I once knew a girl with her pants round her ankles
And a different boy every day
She would tell them she loved them
And emptily fuck them till everything went away
She would cry into pillows and write in a diary
"I'd much prefer death to this pain"
I made it out from this scene of depression
But everyone mostly stayed

Hey hey hey

Hey hey hey
We are calling for help
Hey hey hey
We can't deal with this by ourselves

Hey hey hey
We are calling for help
No one listens
When we need it
And we need it

I once knew a town with an absence of sunlight
Where the same thing would happen each day
People got burned out and stopped having futures
And watched what they had slip away
It's an American story about an excess of money
And kids who destroy what they've made
I made it out from this scene of destruction
But everyone mostly stayed


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    General CommentGreat song, its a general story about observing others fall victim to various crutches and how the speaker avoided these vices such as alcohol, drugs, and sleeping around that seemed to plague his hometown. This entire EP is very good, and available from the bands myspace page.
    NastyParlourTrickson January 03, 2009   Link

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