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Pissing in plastic cups before we went on stage,
Playing hacky sack back when Audioslave was still Rage.
Watching all the freaky Dutch kids vomit then have sex,
Listening to techno music on the bus where we earned our checks.

Memories make me want to go back there, back there.
All the memories make me want to go back there, back there.
Oh the memories, how can we make it back there, back there?
I want to be there again.

Messing with the journalists and telling stupid lies,
They had a feeling that something was up because of the look in our eyes:
In fact we didn't know what we were doing half of the time,
We were so sure of ourselves, and sure of our way through life.

Memories make me want to go back there, back there.
All the memories make me want to go back there, back there.
Oh the memories, how can we make it back there, back there?
I want to be there again.

Now I got so many people that I got to look out for.
Never know when I'll be called away to buy some food at the store.
I can hear them babies crying, and the lawn needs to be mowed.
I gotta get my groove on honey, 'cause I'm freaking bored!

Memories make me want to go back there, back there.
All the memories make me want to go back there, back there.
Oh the memories, how can we make it back there, back there?
I want to be there again.


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    Lyric CorrectionI filled in some of your blanks. I'm pretty sure of half of what I filled in, but some of it is hard to make out even when I slow down the song to quarter-speed.


    Pissing in plastic cups before we went on stage.
    Playing hacky-sack back when Audioslave was still Rage.
    Watching all the freaky Dutch kids, vomit, then have sex
    Listening to techno music on the bus while we undigest

    Memories make me want to go back there, back there.
    All the memories make me want to go back there, back there.
    Oh the memories, how can we make it back there, back there?
    I want to be there again.

    Messin' with the (drawn on list?) and telling stupid lies
    They had a feeling that something was up because of the look in our eyes.
    In fact we didn't know what we were doing half of the time.
    We were so sure of ourselves, and sure of (our waste of life?)

    Memories make me want to go back there, back there.
    All the memories make me want to go back there, back there.
    Oh the memories, how can we make it back there, back there?
    I want to be there again.

    Now I got so many people that I got to look out for.
    I never know when (I'll be cut away?) I buy some food at the store.
    I can hear them babies crying the lawn needs to be mowed
    I gotta get my groove on honey cause I'm frickin' bored

    Memories make me want to go back there, back there.
    All the memories make me want to go back there, back there.
    Oh the memories, how can we make it back there, back there?
    I want to be there again.
    seanebon August 10, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"Listening to techno music on the bus where we under dressed." should read "Listening to techno music on the bus where we earned our checks."

    For "We were so sure of ourselves, and sure of our way of life." I agree with @seaneb that it should be "We were so sure of ourselves, and sure of our way through life."

    The only part I still can't figure out is "Never know... buy some food at the store." My guesses are either "when I become awake" or "when I became aware" though I can't be sure.

    Great song.
    pojobaonon August 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentMeaning of the song is simple and literal, like a lot of their songs. Nostalgic for their earlier days
    HandsomePeteon September 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAt Reading Festival 2010 they said it was about British Music Festivals and that they regretted not having played one in a such a long time. "Pissing in plastic cups" sure as hell reminds me of Reading fest, lol.
    Wackieston November 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDont the guys from jackass sing the chorus, including Bam's mom April, because in the credits of jackass 3d, it shows all the guys in the recording studio singing "MEMORIES!" over and over.
    RollingStone559on February 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentLast thing you hear in the song - 'Way to go, Ehren'. Lol
    pointofoblivionon April 10, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationPining for the good ol' days, in the nineties, when the band was actually good.

    Let's see some of the rhymes he comes up with here: "sex/undigest," "time/life," "mowed/bored." No wonder he's nostalgic.
    lunaharpuaon March 13, 2012   Link

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