At 14, I lost my dad. It's true.
At 15, I didn't know what to do.
Well, at 16, I learned to drive.
At 17, to stay alive.

And I was a drummer in a band you've heard of.
Isn't that the way it goes?

18, I think that's when we met.
19, I wish I could forget.
Well 20, I moved away.
To say the least, I didn't stay.

And I was a drummer in a band that you've heard of.
And I was a drummer in a band that you've heard of.
Isn't that the way it goes?

If I know you, you'll change your mind.
You've been changing all the time.

And I was a drummer in a band that you've heard of.
And I was a drummer in a band that you've heard of.
And I was a drummer in a band that you've heard of.
And I was a drummer in a band that just broke up.

Isn't that the way it-
Isn't that the way it-
Isn't that the way it goes?


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    General CommentLove love love this song. Davy is an amazing album.
    manprettys_pantieson January 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentProbably an autobiographical song about Jason Schwartzman.
    annie112589on February 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYea this song's about Jason Schwartzman I bet cause I'm sure of two facts: his dad did die when he was 14, and he formed the band Phantom Planet and used to be their drummer.
    1917on July 30, 2009   Link
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    Lyric Correction"At 17, just stayed alive"

    last line:
    "And I was a drummer in a band that you broke up"
    RickHavocon March 26, 2010   Link

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