Growing up is giving up
I'll sleep sideways on the bed in my moms basement
It's where I feel at home
You'll sleep with regret and no heart left in your chest
I don't want to end up like you
Your eyes are set on what you'll never have
There's days I feel like a different person
But I always come back to who I really am

The American dream is dead, I'm still just a kid
Balancing on the sidewalks of this suburban town
Maybe this year I'll be able to stand up on my feet
Or maybe I'll fall again

I never want to grow out of this skin
That's been dragged through the dirt
That's what made me find happiness

My thumbs are broken but I'll take these broken thumbs
Over your grip on an empty life
Your empty life


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    General CommentReally can't make out that last line.. Sounds like "Great bored and empty life" or "Gray bored empty life" ? I dunno. Feel free to edit<3
    MX5on November 06, 2012   Link
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    General CommentAlexander Supertramp was the alias of Chris McCandless, a kid from Virginia who donated every penny he had to charity and took off to hitchhike across the US in 1990. His ultimate goal was to travel to Alaska and live for a time in the wilderness to "find himself." He had minimal supplies and no experience whatsoever.

    After hiking along the snow-covered Stampede Trail, McCandless found an abandoned bus used as a hunting shelter. He (incorrectly) assumed that he could live off the land indefinitely by hunting and gathering. In July, after living in the bus for three months, he decided to leave, but found the trail back blocked by the Teklanika River, which was then considerably higher and swifter than when he crossed in April. Injured and with no food, McCandless starved to death. His body weighted 67 pounds when it was found two weeks later.

    The story of Chris McCandless's "Alaskan odyssey" was turned into a book and later, a movie. People tend to romanticize the events that took place, claiming that McCandless was a pioneer, a free thinker, or someone who wildly rebelled against society. In all actuality, he was a stupid kid who wound up inadvertently killing himself.
    Sparklyghoston July 31, 2013   Link

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