there's no snow on the mountain
there's no river to cross
we've gone past it and we counted
now we're drinking our dust

there's no snow on the mountain
there's no water to drink
we sat back and we just counted
we didn't think
it's crazy
'cause it shouldn't be that hard
take care of everyone
we don't need petty guards
the only crimes left
will be ones of love
and when those acts go dark
you know it's bad enough
we signed up for extinction anyway
threw out our thinking caps
we gave our minds away

there's no snow on the mountain
there's no river to cross
we've gone past it and counted
now we're drinking our dust
but how many dreams
do we hold on to?
you've had so many
you're left with so few
but it's really all you ever did
been piling up wishes
since you were a kid
with so many pictures
and things to do
what you were just thinking
now you see right through
baby i've only got summer tires
but we're driving deep in your snow
baby i can't reach your wires
let it go

there's no snow on the mountain
there's no water to drink
we got past it and we counted
we didn't think
baby i've only got summer tires
but we're driving deep in your snow
baby i can't re-do your wires
let it go
they're on every broadway
the liar, the friend, the curious
the cold of heart
we did it our way
we used, we burned, we logged
we shipped, we scarred
we chose the scepter
we played the emperor card


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    General CommentFavorite song on the new album.
    jrsweeton January 26, 2012   Link
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    General CommentLove this song- love how Nada Surf have that really bouncy, energetic, deep feeling to their music. You could dance along to this song, but at the same time really take meaning from the lyrics- which seems to be in regards to climate change, and how we as a human race have just ruined it all for our own, immediate gain.

    Love the little bridge at the end too, just after he sings "Let it go"... amazing!
    antigravity83on January 28, 2012   Link

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