Time is wasted on me but mom it will be all right
You've lost your faith in me but mom it will be all right
And the family will hold even though we're all sad
And the family will hold even though things turned out bad

And I will write a new song and I will sing it tonight
No one sings along but Mom it will be all right
And the family will hold even though we've lost the means
And the family will hold in this graceless, sad routine
Sad routine

'Cause I've always know that i was second born
But I'm on my own like I am a first born son
First born son

Temperatures dropped inside but mom it'll be alright
It's time to swallow your pride but mom it'll be alright
And the family will hold and we'll pretend we're not hexed
And the family will hold though we don't know what comes next
What comes next

'Cause I've always know that i was second born
(Second born)
But I'm on my own like I am a first born son yeah yeah
Leave it alone but I am second born
(Second born)
I know what I am, and I am a first born son
A first born son.

And I found me a girl and she's had a troubled life
And I will make a home and make a troubled girl my wife
And the family will hold and maybe we will have a son
And the family will hold and we'll say we've just begun
We've just begun

'Cause I've always know that I was second born
(Second born)
But I'm on my own like I am a first born son yeah
(First born son)
We leave it alone but I am second born
(Second born)
I know what I am, and I am a first born son
A first born son.


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    General CommentI just heard an acoustic of this song on youtube and some of the verses are completely different than shown here.

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    In any case, the song seems generally self explanatory: The family is going through a rough time right now... and even though was second born Stephen has to play the role of first born because either his older sibling isn't emotionally capable of the task or he/she has passed away.

    That's just my take - I really enjoy this song! Can't wait for the new album... it should be here Aug. 18th!
    jlawsonon June 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome I got a demo version off of torrentz and its probably my favorite following Bonfire that I've heard off the new album.
    Silon July 07, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe version i heard is s little different, specifically, the second verse
    we wait for test results, but mom it will be alrite
    spent out on expert consoles, but MOOOM
    it'll be alrite

    or something like that
    i don't know about sj's siblings but i know his parents divorced at a young age and his mom is currently battling an illness. she lives in portland and he did a show in portland recently which his mom could not attend :/
    jasssson July 19, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"I'm on my own" should be "I hold my own", I believe.

    Anyway, just discovered this song a few months ago and it's great. I really relate to it. I've had to be there for my mother who's struggled with post traumatic stress and bi-polar disorder and my older sister doesn't care about anyone but herself. We have always been the only ones that have been there for each other so I really connect with this song. I've told her it'll be alright a million times.
    DemBirdson August 07, 2011   Link

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