I am climbing up this mountain
So I can ride my skateboard right back down it.
But first I am digging myself out of this hole.
I love your eyes, the way they look when you're uncomfortable.

I bought fireworks, a big bag, in Pennsylvania.
I'm gonna light 'em up when I get home to Jersey.
They'll probably arrest me.
They'll probably ruin my whole summer.
Stop taking pictures with your phone.
Stop taking pictures with your phone.

The door sounded when she shut it,
As if she didn't really have to leave.
She just needed a separator.
She needed something in between.

I bought fireworks, a big bag, in Pennsylvania.
I'm gonna light 'em up when I get home to Jersey.
They'll probably arrest me.
They'll probably ruin my whole summer.
Stop taking pictures with your phone.
Stop taking pictures with your phone.

I bought fireworks, a big bag, in Pennsylvania.
I'm gonna light 'em up when I get home to Jersey.
They'll probably arrest me.
They'll probably ruin my whole summer.
Stop taking pictures with your phone.
Stop taking pictures with your phone.


Lyrics submitted by Vertimentiac, edited by wolfsmouth

Mountain song meanings
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    General CommentAt a show I saw, Brian said this song was about buying drugs and during the last chorus, he sang "pot" instead of fireworks.

    I love the chorus. Just a simple look into a specific moment. Brian's paranoid about getting caught with the drugs, but everyone else in the car is just fooling around.

    The rest is over my head. Climbing up a mountain to ride a skateboard down it is thrilling, but in the end, you're in the same place. You spend a lot of effort and energy walking up the mountain for a few seconds of fun during the ride down. Maybe he is questioning his drug use and whether or not it's worth it? In that case, the second verse doesn't fit in, though.
    Reasonlesson October 25, 2012   Link
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    General CommentYeah, definitely about pot, though it could really extend to anything fun, yet stupid to do.

    As far as the first verse, I'd say I think it's more about building yourself up and making progress only to ruin it by doing something that, while fun, isn't smart (in this case, buying and smoking pot). And knowing that every time you do that, you end up in a worse spot than you started (digging yourself out a hole).

    I think the second verse relates back to "I love your eyes, the way they look when you're uncomfortable", as in it's the same person (but different than the person in the chorus). She doesn't approve and the whole thing makes her uncomfortable. When she finds out what he did, she leaves to avoid a huge argument, hence the door "sounding" (slamming). People usually slam doors when they're leaving an argument to make a point about how they feel.
    wolfsmouthon March 14, 2013   Link

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