When the race was done, the winners all convened in a circle.
The crowd would not go home. They partied through the day. They just had to stay to celebrate.

But soon the moment came, and the people had to leave for jobs and deadlines.
The winners' lives were blessed. No obligation stress, just the deep blue sea.

But the victory would fade. The winners felt their days had no meaning.
And so they'd kneel and pray for something new to chase into the deep blue sea.

Drunk with victory, they sped around the sea in a circle.
We cheered them from the shore, but we love them even more when they don't return.

When the race was done, the winners all convened in a circle.
And we would not go home. We partied through the day. We just had to stay to celebrate.


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    Lyric CorrectionHere are the official lyrics. I know the specific wording is different than as it is said in the song, but I thought I'd put it here anyway:



    When the race was done the winners all convened in a circle.
    The crowd would not go home. They partied through the day. They just had to stay to celebrate.

    But soon the moment came, and the people had to leave for jobs and deadlines.
    The winners' lives were blessed. No obligation stress, just the deep blue sea.

    But the victory would fade. The winners felt their days had no meaning.
    And so they'd kneel and pray for something new to chase into the deep blue sea.

    Drunk with victory they sped around the sea in a circle.
    We cheered them from the shore. But we love them even more when they don't return.

    When the race was done the winners all convened in a circle.
    And we would not go home. We partied through the day. We just had to stay to celebrate.
    myamoebafriendon May 23, 2010   Link

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