"Lucky Street" as written by and Matthew/reed Poulos....
And I watched the Atlantic Ocean rise to meet New York.
And everyone involved got way too scared that life was way too short.
And we all sang songs about things we'd take back if given the chance again.

And I'd never seen the sky a sadder shade of grey.
And I thought about the words I told you and others I forgot to say.
So just tell me that you'll hold my hand.
We'll stand together here in New York sand.

'Cause we're all just chasing red balloons, as our sky falls to the ground.
And the ocean rises up, and you refuse to make a sound,
And everybody falls, and then it sways as if to beats.
Except for you and me.
We've got promises to keep here on Lucky Street.

So many faces that I'd hoped to soon forget.
They're all just pushing and kicking and screaming in a panicked mournful fit.
Everyone's fighting for just North of here.
But your just South and baby I'm so scared.

'Cause we're all just chasing red balloons, as our sky falls to the ground.
And the ocean rises up, and you refuse to make a sound,
And everybody falls, and then sways as if to beats.
Except for you and me.
We've got promises to keep here on Lucky Street.

'Cause we're all just chasing red balloons, as our sky falls to the ground.
And the ocean rises up, the ocean rises up.

We're all just chasing red balloons, as our sky falls to the ground.
And the ocean rises up, and you refuse to make a sound,
And everybody falls, and then sways as if to beats.
Except for you and me.
We've got promises to keep here on Lucky Street.


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"Lucky Street" as written by Alexander Reed Matthew Poulos

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    My InterpretationThese are the correct lyrics from Go Radio's website.
    (And how I take them)

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    And I watched the Atlantic Ocean rise to meet New York
    And everyone involved got way too scared that life was way too short
    And we all sang songs about things we'd take back if given the chance, again

    (He's watching the "Atlantic Ocean, rising to meet New York" Which kind of sets the scene that he's in deep thought about past lovers, and good times. Not just for him but for "Everyone involved" So everyone around him, and it could be relateable for anyone. And he sings about talking about the things they'd all take back, if of course "given the chance, again."
    But I don't think it's based on regret.)
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    And I'd never seen the sky a sadder shade of gray
    And I thought about the words I told you and others I forgot to say
    So just tell me that you'll hold my hand
    We'll stand together here in New York sand

    He's saying that the sky is gray, and he's seen a lot of gray skies, but there's something about this one that makes him a bit sad. Kind of like he's having nostalgic feelings. He's thinking about the things he told someone who meant so much to him, and others he forgot to say. Then he /wants/ to tell her to hold his hand, and he /wants/ to stand in the New York sand together, but he knows that she isn't the same person she was, or that she isn't there. And that the nostalgia is making him feel like this.
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    Cause were all just chasing red balloons as our sky falls to the ground
    And the ocean rises up and you refuse to make a sound
    And everybody falls and then sways as if to beats
    Except for you and me, we've got promises to keep here on Lucky Street

    Red balloons symbolize childhood and love. He's saying how everyone is just chasing after their childhood/lost love/old feelings, even though they're sky is falling. Which means that everything is changing, and he wants to hold on to his past, but he's chasing it. He's saying that everyone changes, and "sways as if to beats" so as the beat changes, everyone changes with it, basically. And he's sort of saying 'But not us. We made promises to eachother.' (probably about not changing) However, she is not the same and neither is he. And he is thinking about it.
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    So many faces that I'd hope to soon forget
    They're all just pushing and kicking and screaming in a panicked mournful fit
    Everyone's fighting for just north of here
    But your just south and baby I'm so scared

    Here, he's saying he met a lot of people. That he WOULD hope to soon forget.
    As in, 'he would, /buuuuut./' he probably doesn't want to, even though the pain they're causing themselves is causing him pain. Normally, he would hope to forget these faces, but he just can't do it, he doesn't want to. I don't think the last two lines have to do with distance. I know that "North" symbolizes moving foward, and going on with life. So, it would make sense that everyone in his head, is fighting for him to move on with his life, but he's scarred too because he's still scared of what he's left behind either down south, or litterally just left behind. (Chasing red baloons.)

    Love Go Radio <3
    sharkfang12on February 10, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis is about the end of the world, just watch the recent biography in their myspace (:
    cientiforion February 26, 2011   Link
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    General CommentJason Lancaster said it's about him standing on Lucky Street in New York City, watching the end of the world, but is there even an actual Lucky Street or is that just a nickname for some other street?
    easyxregretson March 30, 2011   Link

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