No I won't play that song,
to hear you singing it back.
It is all wrong.
If I ever told the truth,
he was never dead, at least not to you.
But you still sing, you still do.

We are so young.
We are so young now.
Hold your head up for the world to spin around.

Old friend we used to talk.
What we used to say, I can't recall.
Was I really listening?
Was I just waiting for my turn to talk?
I got everything to say too.

We are so young.
We are so young now.
Hold your head up, baby soon I'll be around.

Round and round we go we go.
Round and round we go we go,
and round and round we go we go.
(I know you hate the sound but baby I can't stop)
Round and round we go.

ba da da da da,
ba da da da da, da da da, da
da da da da da.
(ect.)

We are so young.
We are so young now.
Hold your head up for the world to spin around.

We are so young.
We are so young now.
Hold your hands out for what we can't pull down.


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    General Commentgreat tempo. can't wait for tomorrow :D
    brknon April 20, 2009   Link
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    General Commentfavorite song so far. has been ever since I first heard most of the songs. I recorded with tyler orr and he showed me and the other dude recording on my ep a few of the songs as they were getting mixed.

    this cd is beautiful. this is beautiful music.
    wereshipon April 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentRevelation(sort of)

    I think the first verse is a reference to the widow!

    Because at one of their shows cody asked for the crowd not to sing
    Ergo, he won't play that song to hear the fans singing it back because the
    dead man in The Widow doesn't even matter they just want to sing along

    That's my take on the first verse
    I'm either right or totally out of my mind
    either way, i think it was a good catch!
    EcentCon May 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYou've just opened up a whole new interpretation to the song for me EcentC.

    I think the first verse may be speaking directly to the band's listeners who go to ACB's concerts.

    The crowd asks him to play "The Widow" and he replies "No I won't play that song, to hear you singing it back. It is all wrong." Then he goes on to say that his father, who has now passed away, was never dead, at least not to the people singing back the lyrics to the song, but they sing anyway.
    blondy269on June 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think also the bit where he says "Old friends we used to talk..." is referring to how he used to talk to fans after shows. He's being completely honest saying "was I really listening? was I just waiting for my turn to talk" (coz when we're talking to people we don't usually stop and wonder if they're really listening or they're just waiting to speak, ya know?) and as a lyricist he has everything to say. For me this song is them saying bye in a way. I think the chorus hints that they're young and they want to do other stuff. The "round and round we go ( I know you hate the sound but baby I just can't stop)" bit might be referring to people's reaction on the changing sound of As Cities Burn. And my favourite line, "hold your head up for the world to spin around" might be directed at fans: they're just a band and the world won't end if they break up (it keeps spinning).
    Anyway that's my mini essay
    Raethefishon August 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think that song he's talking about in the beginning could be about "timothy" perhaps. so yeah, i think it's about acb fans who don't know the band and lyricist personally and pretend to.

    i guess i interpret the second verse from the mouth of a fan. the lyricist is called "old friend" but the reference is sarcastic as they've only just met. "i got everything to say too" is also sarcastic; everything they're saying is probably unimportant, like hollow small talk, as it is not a real, but only temporary, relationship.

    under this interpretation i'm also guessing that "round and round we go" is just refering to things that keep happening and there's not much anyone can do about it so we just deal with it. in the lyricist's case, dealing with acb fans. i'm also guessing "young" is a nice way to say naive and foolish and just getting by with what we think is fun.

    i don't know about the very last line though. this is a stretch but it's in my head: we put our hands up in concert while we sing to pretend like we're reaching out and connecting to the music and what it represents, even though we can't pull the band down and have a real relationship with them. (this is like in worship when people raise they're hands in order to "reach out" to god and feel closer to him, which isn't the exact way to actually get close to god.)

    all just a guess.
    writelikenesson May 16, 2010   Link

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