"All Terrain Vehicle" as written by David Alexander John Mcpherson, Gregory Allen Mcpherson and Ben Konstantinovic....
Practise your best fake smile
and shrug off all your broken dreams
Watch the sun rise slow
but you look beyond all you know

I've been looking out my window
trying to find something to reignite this engine
I've been crawling through this hardship like an All Terrain Vehicle
or a moth to a lantern.

I'm not gonna lie to myself anymore.
We're never gonna make it.

Practise a firm handshake
and learn to make cheap small talk.
Crush an ego small
but still stand tall
through it all.

Lyrics submitted by Chrissalix

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    General Comment"I've been looking out my window"

    Lyrical self reference to Thanks for Leaving me.
    Chrissalixon September 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDefinately a top tier slow song by InMe. One of my personal favourite of the melancholy songs... Although there are a lot of them... This is certainly about depression, faking everything for the people around you to apease them when inside you feel nothing. The "I've been looking out my window" line is a great example of how the grey inside you eats at you and leaves you lifeless and feeling like nothing matters. Watching paint dry can be fun when you feel like this, why not? There isn't anything better to do. There is a sad solace about it. The song is aappropriately named as a metaphor for the ummm... narrator? - as they are drifting forward as the vehicle, stumbling over any hardships, semi-obliviously like a "moth to a lantern". I suppose there is a gleam of hope, i mean, he is looking to "reignite" his engine. Anyway, sorry for waffling, haha, great song though, i seem to have forgotten to mention that.... Cheers for reading!
    DevilsMessiahon October 07, 2011   Link

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