"Boxing Day" as written by Tom Delonge, Mark Hoppus, and Travis Barker...
Let’s get started, the faint and broken-hearted
Hold it up, I’ve got something I cannot hide
Worst painkiller, that all-in filler
The apart and departed look in my eyes

Sad, how far you ran, I’ll search this land
Up through the clouds then back here
We could reignite like fireflies, like an atom bomb
At all hours

I’m empty like the day after Christmas
Swept beneath the wave of your goodbye
You left me on the day after Christmas
There’s nothing left to say, and so goodnight

I will follow the trail to tomorrow
With my loneliness with sorrow all through the night
Sons and daughters, mothers and their fathers
Just the bridges and the waters their clues left behind

Sad, how far you ran, I’ll search this land
Up through the clouds then back here
We could reignite like fireflies, like an atom bomb
At all hours

I’m empty like the day after Christmas
Swept beneath the wave of your goodbye
You left me on the day after Christmas
There’s nothing left to say, and so goodnight

I’m empty like the day after Christmas
Swept beneath the wave of your goodbye
You left me on the day after Christmas
There’s nothing left to say, and so goodnight

There’s nothing left to say, and so goodnight
Goodnight


Lyrics submitted by cqcampos, edited by TheEcheFox, Luisiscool2011

"Boxing Day" as written by Tom Delonge Mark Hoppus

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  • +2
    My InterpretationThe whole song is basically about the blink break up. They were supposed to do a show for a relief concert after the Boxing Day Tsunami in '04 but had problems and didn't do it. Hence the title and ("swept beneith the wave of your goodbye" lyrics)
    "The worst pain killer.." Maybe reference to Tom's addiction to pain killers, stating that leaving blink was a worse pain than the problems the addiction caused?

    "Sad how far you ran... I'll search this land, up through the clouds.. How Tom left for Angels and AIRwaves (air..clouds... get it?)

    And the the chrous is pretty much just Mark's pain of Tom leaving. :(
    That's my interpretation but ya.
    Ally182on November 24, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHere are the lyrics, glad to help fill in some of the parts you couldn't hear!

    Let’s get started, the faint and broken hearted
    Hold it up, I’ve got something I cannot hide
    The worst painkiller, the all infiller
    Apart and departed, look in my eyes

    It’s sad
    How far you’re in
    I’ll search this land
    Up through the clouds and back here
    We could reignite
    Like fireflies
    Like an atom bomb
    In all hours

    I’m empty like the day after Christmas
    Sweep beneath the wave of your goodbye
    You left me on the day after Christmas
    There’s nothing left to say and so goodnight

    I will follow the trail to tomorrow
    With my loneliness, with sorrow
    All through the night
    Sons and daughters
    With mothers and their fathers
    Cross the bridges and the waters
    The roofs left behind

    I’ts sad
    How far you’re in
    I’ll search this land
    Up through the clouds and back here
    We could reignite
    Like fireflies
    Like an atom bomb
    In all hours

    I’m empty like the day after Christmas
    Sweep beneath the wave of your goodbye
    You left me on the day after Christmas
    There’s nothing left to say and so goodnight
    j0hn0bon December 11, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionThere are some lyrics I don't quite understand, but the general idea is that a girl left this guy(the writer) on Boxing Day, the day after Christmas. She may had left him for a stupid reason which is why the writer says "it's sad how far you ran". He also shows that he wants to try and works things out, and make things better, and how their relationship could "reignite like fireflies".
    jimmydasnitch7on July 22, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004. It is referencing how families were torn apart and some never put back together.
    jets500on August 18, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAfter reading the lyrics I totally think it could be about a relationship ending, or about the Tsunami, but I really like to think there is some correlation between the band breaking up and now being back together.
    mmason555on January 21, 2014   Link

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