All the remains of a cadaver of days
I keep hidden away, keep them there just in case
I want to visit that place and blow the dust from the bones
Off a body of years that I leave all alone
Just a body of years

See the skin disappears and the blood turns to stone
In a body of years now a pile of bones
Like a sheet of veneers
Each a piece of my soul
Like a body of years that I leave all alone
It's just a body of years now a pile of bones, you know

Old soul who falls down
Can't stop tripping on these old roads I go down
Get back up and get my...

Foot in the door and my face on the page
Make my mark in the world with a bat and a blade
Just a body of work that you can't ever change
Like a body of years that you take to your grave

It's just a body of years
That I leave all alone
Just a body of years
Now a pile of bones
Like a sheet of veneers
Each a piece of my soul

Old soul who falls down
Can't stop tripping on these
Old roads I go down
Get back up but I'm an
Old soul who falls down
Can't stop tripping on these
Old roads

It's just a body of years
That I leave all alone
Just a body of years
Now a pile of bones
Like a sheet of veneers
Each a piece of my soul
Like a pile of shit I can't seem to forget
Just a body of years that I leave all alone

Tell tale diary pages
They unveil a ghost from the ages
When bodies of years were breaking from all of the weight
Of diary pages
Tell tale diary pages
Ah ah ah ah ah


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  • +3
    General CommentTaking a trip through the halls of his memory, he can look back on the time he's spent in a place, where he sometimes wishes he can forget. And sometimes he does forget, with limited success "can't stop trippin' on these old roads" "like a pile of shit I can't seem to forget."
    Once you go through a dark valley of your life, you're grateful for what it's made you. But you can't live there anymore, because it's not healthy, and those relationships you forged are now counterfeit, even though they once meant the world to you.
    So, to survive, you've gotta cut ties with your past, those relationships, who you used to be, and move forward with who you know you should be now.
    But every once in a while, it's okay to visit the old bones, and dust them off to remember and indulge in those memories.
    But they still hurt, they still wound, and you can't spend too much time with them.
    mattlikescheeseon July 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing!
    asc08on February 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song seems to me as though it's someone looking back in their past at relationships with people they knew, and no longer associate, or have lost touch with, it's all very much a part of who this person is, but they are no longer around.
    xuin39on June 18, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentFantastic song. It's so so so so so catchy.
    afimrtlon June 14, 2009   Link

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