I wanna go someplace
Where everybody wins
'Cause I've lost all my friends
Since they got brand new eyes
They don't look at me the same
It's anyone's guess where I went wrong
Now I'm the only one
Who's thinking back

Seven years ago
Seven years in the making
But we're always taking for granted
The hands that fed us full
Ten miles left to go
Time is healing nothing
Only a matter of numbers
That won't make us right

But I'm gonna make it through
Hey, hey, hey
I'm just tired
So don't push me
There's more than enough room
For a sad song or two

There was a beginning to the story
But I don't remember, I don't remember
There was a reason
Something we wanted
And I'm not backing down till I get it

Twenty years ago
Twenty years in the making
Well, I know the highway
Better than I know myself
In a few years I hope I settle in to
The big idea that I can't live for anyone else

But I'm gonna make it through
Hey, hey, hey
I'm just tired
So don't push me
There's more than enough room
For a sad song or two

I'm carrying bricks around my neck
I can't keep my head up
I can't see too far ahead
I can't keep my head up
It's like carrying bricks around my neck
To make you remember
It's like digging up the dead
'Cause you won't remember
How we got here
Why we are here?

When you finally decide it's worth the pain
I'm here
I never went anywhere
Growing older, I never thought that I
Would look back and not regret a thing


Lyrics submitted by MashyPoo

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  • +1
    General CommentThis might have been the inspiration for Brick By Boring Brick?? (One of the BEST songz, if not the best song, on the album)
    Vashonon January 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhere did you find this song and where can i listen to it?
    robluvsparamoreon May 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentomg i havn't heard this song!
    savy777on May 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthayley posted the lyrics a while back, i haven't heard the song either, but i love the lyrics and felt they deserved to be on here
    MashyPooon June 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthey should definitely record this song if they didn't already. it makes me cry.

    although the 7 and 20 wouldn't be accurate anymore. but we'd still appreciate it.

    i know i saw this on LiveJournal too but i can't remember... is this supposed to be on the album?
    foundthevelvetsun7on June 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure that Hayley said that this song, as it is, is not on the album anymore. They've messed around with it, so who knows what it will be like. Part of it might even have been put into a different song. Who knows.
    chrismarieeeon June 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHonestly, I'm SO SAD that they aren't gonna have love songs on the album, cuz the love songs are often my faves. :( Oh well. I hope this album isn't disappointing...jk jk I know it won't be.
    customfreak11on June 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song didn't make the record, but she said she used parts of this song to make others on the record.
    hobomclaceyon June 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentobviously it's about the band. The title "7 years in the making" refers to the band being...well...a band for 7 years now (it was mentioned in an interview I saw). I kinda think this song is about the band being started for a certain goal or achievement, but it's faded away...kinda like the mainstream life has taken over the band and it's true identity (i.e. being referred to as the "Twilight House Band" and "that mtv band".)...maybe. I don't know, all I know is what the title referred to.
    hopppson July 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is where they got the album title brand new eyes
    she said it was in a song but it wasnt ready for the album just yet
    4codaon July 14, 2009   Link

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