There was a time, was a place back when
You and I were living alone together
We held each other in the middle of the night
And swore we'd somehow make it better
We set our sights on the big city lights
No moss on these rolling stones
And here we are with everything we ever wanted
But now we're together alone

Gotta break out of this place we're in
Runnin' out of time and out of sin
We were living smoke and mirrors anyway
Gonna drive all night 'til we disappear
Chasing down the miles so far from here
As the smoke and mirrors start to fade away
We're still the same...

I remember thinking we could make it out somehow
If somehow we ever took a chance
We packed up what we had and threw it in the trunk
Didn't give our life a second glance
Now the days roll hard and the nights move fast
They say be careful what you wish
But having everything means nothing to me now
What we had is everything I miss

Gotta break out of this place we're in
Runnin' out of time and out of sin
We were living smoke and mirrors anyway
Gonna drive all night 'til we disappear
Chasing down the miles so far from here
As the smoke and mirrors start to fade away
You know we're still the same... still the same

Gonna drive all night 'til we disappear
Chasing down the miles so far from here
As the smoke and mirrors start to fade away
And we're all we've got so let's hold on tight
To the dreams that came before the fight
We were living smoke and mirrors anyway


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    My InterpretationOkay, first verse; it clearly states that they were living alone together, and they weren't doing to well, so they decided to go to the city, and try and make their way there, so they got up and left in verse two, 'I remember thinking we could make it out somehow, if somehow we ever took a chance,' and they took off and didn't look back, then, in the city, "The days roll hard, and the night move fast," meaning that they were in the fast lane, living life, and going through the motions, and they might've separated, and now he wants back what they had, no, they were just going through the motions so much, that they had no time to spend together, and they were slowly, gradually falling apart, and in the chorus, he was wanting to get out of the rut that they were stuck in, and stop being 'smoke and mirrors' (fake) people, and he wanted to now leave the city and drive to where things seemed simpler, and in the last chorus, it started at the forth line, and added three more lines to it, and those lines basically say, that they just have each other, and they should hold onto that, and the plans that they had before their problems started, because they were 'living smoke and mirrors anyway.
    So that's what it means to me, I hope that it helps anyone that doesn't get the song. :)
    ChapterOneon August 12, 2011   Link
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    General CommentBasically, I agree with ChapterOne. This one seems to be about a couple who got caught up in trying to 'keep up with the Jones'" and found that they weren't being true to who they really are.
    kathy10154on November 16, 2016   Link

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