Everyone be nice tonight
Because I can't take another night
of cigarettes and smoking guns
Resentments, you know i've got some
Pound the pedal of my car
Back roads hidden under stars
This isn't how it used to be
What the hell is wrong with me?

Maybe we grew up to fast
to save the souls our shadows cast
Smell the chapstick on my lips
Feel it with my fingertips
It registers into my head
But all that was is surely dead
I had my chance to own this town
I really let myself down

This time is the last time I will follow
the late nights, and endless fights, and tomorrows
And I'll lie where poets write of December
You'll see, you'll look to me and remember
I won't do it again

So this will be the price we pay
For boys and girls, straights and gays
Experiments and broken hearts
Come together, torn apart
It's coming to a bitter close
like cigarettes put out in snow
Shoot the apple off my head
Tomorrow we'll be friends again

The flag unmoving at half mast
A field of green; a sea of ash
Everyone hail the stars and stripes
for falling for the biggest lie (i've ever told)
Everyone, don't look at me
I'm far from who I used to be
one look in the mirror shows
"You've really let yourself go"

This time is the last time I will follow
the late nights, and endless fights, and tomorrows
And I'll lie where poets write of December
You'll see, you'll look to me and remember
I won't do it again

This will be my final bow
The exit signs will lead you out
Not a soul between these walls
Finally the curtain falls on you and I
Reminds that I've got to lie
Everyone hail the stars and stripes
You've fallen for the biggest lie i've ever told


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Stars and Stripes song meanings
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