For so long I've been told
To give it up
To get a job and stop dreaming of what I'm dreaming of
Maybe if I was more like you
I'd have a single thing to say
I could look forward to
I'm not that same kid that I used to be
But I still got the same philosophy
If growing up is giving in
Then count on me to count myself out
Getting sued by my friends
Taught me that I can't pretend
That I'm immune to the rules of adult hood
I'd rather be a starving artist than a wealthy critic
I'd rather be a space cadet than bitter and jaded,
Brain dead and rewarded for it
Like everyone else my age is
I'm not the same kid
I'm not the same child
I may still be a prick
But at least I'm not a prick in denial

I wake up late just to miss the whole day
In this putrid spew that I call my bedroom
Putting on clothes just to take them off
In a couple of hours, why the fuck do I bother
I want to ride this train and hope it never stops
This is all I have
It's all I want


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Elvis Said Ambition Is A Dream With a V8 Engine song meanings
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    General Comment"I wake up late just to miss the whole day
    In this putrid spew that I call my bedroom
    Putting on clothes just to take them off
    In a couple of hours, why the fuck do I bother"

    this is how i feel on vacations
    sandywillkillyouon April 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOne comment?! This song is fucking amazing. Pretty sure it's about living your life the way YOU want to. Even if you come off as different, don't listen to the asshole who's following everybody else telling you to do the same.
    wellhellothereon April 14, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretationits missing this at the beginning:

    This song is about how
    Growing up has become
    Synonymous with being a
    Boring, self-loathing,
    Judgemental pretty junkie
    alexadelenglishon December 03, 2010   Link

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