Those boys don't come around here no more
Probably all moved far away
If they returned on the trains from the big cities
I wouldn't recognize their face
Because they've changed so much
That they might as well be someone else
At the risk of sounding like a hypocrite
Lord knows I've changed myself
I've still got this smile on
I wear it straight across my face
And if you still cannot see the positives
Then you're not looking my way
If you've changed so much
Or you might want to be someone else
Run the risk of being an impressionist
We should all become ourselves

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    General CommentThis is about college for me. Like when those friends leave and you see them again, either planned or unexpectedly, they've changed so much. We all change, but I'm very lucky my close friends are still, and always will be, the people I love.
    highheattagon March 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about how he and the other guys from The Starting Line all changed over time and even after the break up..he's saying that if they all returned they wouldn't be anything like they were the last time they were all together..the last part is amazing "If you've changed so much..Or you might want to be someone else..Run the risk of being an impressionist..We should all become ourselves " it sums up exactly how he felt about the situation..he had changed and conformed so much he wasn't happy in his dream scenario he ended it and became true to himself by being the artist he had always envisioned
    Ralls311on April 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's funny when a band member goes solo, everyone thinks any song they write with a slightly negative connotation is about their former band members. This song is definitely not about The Starting Line, especially since half the members of The Starting Line were in Person L anyways and none of them ever felt any hostility towards each other or they wouldn't have reunited.
    anabellon March 11, 2012   Link

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