"Old Crows" as written by George Pettit, Jordan Hastings, Chris Steele, Dallas Green and Wade Macneil....
Old crows ride in the mouth of the beast
Sleep beneath its tongue, cradled by its teeth
We roam from shore to shore
From the open sky to the ocean floor
The more we move the less we are ourselves
And when we finally stop, we've changed to something else

As rapid as a river flows
As frigid as the cold wind can blow
As devious as the devilâ??s grin
Our blood is cold and weâ??ve shed our skin

Now, we are not the kids we used to be
Stop wishing for yesterday
We are not the kids we used to be
Stop wishing for yesterday
We are not the kids we used to be
Oh oh oh
We are not the kids we used to be
Stop wishing for yesterday

The crows are calling seems the end is near
Theyâ??re spelling out their names, yet we have no fear
Oh, the damage a man can do
When ambition takes over his search for the truth

Sometimes life just gets the best of us
Some things in life will get the best of us

Now, we are not the kids we used to be
Stop wishing for yesterday
We are not the kids we used to be
Stop wishing for yesterday
We are not the kids we used to be
Oh oh oh (Stop wishing for yesterday)
We are not the kids we used to be
Stop wishing for yesterday
Wishing for yesterday

Every skyline beats in my chest
Somewhere between love and sadness
This is our fate, this is our test
We ride in the mouth of madness

As rapid as a river flows
As frigid as the cold wind can blow
As devious as the devilâ??s grin
Our blood is cold and now we shed our skin

We are not the kids we used to be
Stop wishing for yesterday
We are not the kids we used to be
Oh oh oh (Stop wishing for yesterday)
We are not the kids we used to be
Stop wishing for yesterday
We are not the kids we used to be
Stop wishing for yesterday
Wishing for yesterday
Wishing for yesterday


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"Old Crows" as written by Dallas Green Chris Steele

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    General Commentwhy post them when you dont know half of them and the ones you do, are wrong?
    parkwayyon June 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOld crows ride in the mouth of the beast
    Sleep beneath its tongue, cradled by it's teeth
    We roam from shore to shore
    From the open sky, to the ocean floor
    The more we move, the less we are ourselves
    And when we finally stop, we've changed to something else

    As rapid as a river flows
    As frigid as the cold wind can blow
    As devious as the devil's grin
    Our blood is cold and we've shed our skin

    Now, we are not the kids we used to be
    Stop wishing for yesterday

    The crows are calling - seems the end is near
    They're spelling out their names, yet we have no fear
    Oh, the damage a man can do
    When ambition takes over his search for the truth
    Sometimes life just gets the best of us
    Some things in life will get the best of us

    Now, we are not the kids we used to be
    Stop wishing for yesterday

    Every skyline beats in my chest
    Somewhere between love and sadness
    This is our fate, this is our test
    We ride in the mouth of madness

    As rapid as a river flows
    As frigid as the cold wind can blow
    As devious as the devil's grin
    Our blood is cold and we've shed our skin

    Now, we are not the kids we used to be
    Stop wishing for yesterday



    (They're the RIGHT lyrics.)
    mcnoe1on June 21, 2009   Link
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    General Commentgee...
    i post lyrics trying to help
    and i get ppl mad!!!!
    how messed up is that
    >=0
    =(
    aristuma21on June 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt seems to me that the song is about how lifes changes you and makes you "tougher", how you forget about yourself, and when you chek you are sombody else.
    AChainOfFlowerson June 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSong is about how they changed their sound and how events in life change you,
    "we are not the kids we used to be
    Stop wishing for yesterday"
    Alexisonfire changed up their sound to be more punk and some fans aren't happy with it.
    Waveburneron July 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think Waveburner is right. The song is saying that they changed their sound, that they don't sound like they used to (they're not the foolish kids they used to be), and that the fans should get over that, instead of complaining about it (stop wishing for yesterday).
    Deathbydesignon July 25, 2009   Link
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    General Commentalexisonfire was always punk!
    WATERWINGS?
    brendanbrendanbearon August 16, 2009   Link

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