I'm looking for the upsides to these panic attack nights
Where I'm staying in eating take out food by TV light
I'm trying to play the b-side to this awkward life of mine
You could flip me over, I'd sing a few lines about how
I'm so used to shooting myself in the kneecaps
Standing in the way of progress
Or letting down my friends

So I'm nailing shards of hope together
To put something over my head
Cause you know here it's always raining
And it happened again, it happened again
She said, I let this slide when we were younger
You know you don't have to write like this
The whole world's full of losers
If you get a chance to win, take it

I stood on the roof with Matt and Molly
Watched the gray slide off the city because it's finally spring
We rode our bikes over to 6th Street, to Washington Square Park to see
If the tides would turn for me

So I'm nailing shards of hope together
To put something over my head
Cause you know here it's always raining
And it happened again, it happened again
She said, I let this slide when we were younger
You know you don't have to write like this
The whole world's full of losers
If you get a chance to win, take it

I left a lot of blood in California
On our first trip out west
I was younger and restless back then and I thought
If no one's in my corner, since everyone left
I'd better make it worth it

I left a lot of blood in California
On our first trip out west
I was younger and restless back then and I thought
If no one's in my corner, since everyone left
I'd better make it worth it

I left a lot of blood in California
On our first trip out west
I was younger and restless back then


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    General Commentrules so hard.

    from the myspace:
    "This is the song that named the record. I was sick of looking at life like I was letting everyone down–like I was letting myself down. This song chronicles everything that came together to show me that I wasn’t doing things the right way. I used to destroy myself. I’m still not really sure why. I guess I had myself convinced that there was some sort of artistic merit to it. I mention it in the chorus and at the end of the song. In other bands, I used to write depressing lyrics even if I wasn’t depressed because that’s what I thought I was supposed to do. I used to break my face open with my microphone on stage during the early Wonder Years tours because I felt like nobody gave a shit about me and that I shouldn’t give a shit about myself. This is a song about changing that. My whole life I would tend to look at things from the downside. It was time to flip the record over and see what else I had in me. This is a song for anyone who’s ever told me to keep my head up. You were right." - Soupy
    alexpenney55on December 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentrules
    y2jayjkon December 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis makes me so hopeful

    this band is perfect.
    maozedongon December 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"The whole world's full of losers
    If you get a chance to win, take it!"

    I love it!
    So catchy
    TheStorySoFar92on March 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentstory of my life. :)
    iamsound213on December 09, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song might save my life.
    clarississippion February 20, 2011   Link

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