Old man, you were young then
Had so much love that
You traded for gradient things
So I walked up to your red door
And I could not see a reflection of me
So I laid down on your front lawn
And let the grass grow up around me
And wait...

'Cause you've got me on my knees
And right about now I'm begging you please
I know you won't 'cause you've got needs
And everything stops when everyone wants, we all need things
So please...

Red light, you say you want life
But you stop right before the good part
And the green light, yeah that's my left eye
It gets so cold, I have to close them both
And wait...

'Cause you've got me on my knees
And right about now I'm begging you please
I know you won't 'cause you've got needs
And everything stops when everyone wants, we all need things
And right about now I'm on my knees

The world we know,
It's the world we lost.

I said I've got the lines if you'd like to hear it
I can't decide if you'd like to be there, too


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    General Commentso... awesome.
    jordalshon February 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's nice to hear something new from I Can Make a Mess. This is a great song, and I'm excited to hear what else Ace has in store for the new album!
    Maelglonon March 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI heard I Can Make A Mess a few days ago at The Square Room in Knoxville, TN. My mind was blown. He is an incredible live performer. He played this song and it was absolutely beautiful. He said it was basically about growing old. I guess that's obvious, but it is the meaning coming from Ace himself. I hope everyone gets to see him live one day.
    whitewordson April 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentCalm beginning. Open riffs. When I'm an old man, i'll look back on this song.

    The world we know,
    It's the world we lost.

    I said I've got the lines if you'd like to hear it
    I can't decide if you'd like to be there, too

    can't get this out of my head.
    livingpatientlyon May 06, 2010   Link

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