I'm angry like I'm 18 again
And walls are closing in
But the bastards and the vultures
All want pieces of whats left

We built this out of sweat and spit
With our hearts in place of brick
But I'll burn it to the ground
Before you get your hands on it

So bury me at sea
Lets pretend it's all a bad dream
Let me get some sleep
We'll deal with it in the morning

I'm waking up to gospel radio
From sleeping with my clothes on
I ended up as food for wolves
For trying to take the world on
I'm wondering where you would be without me
Where you would be without me
Where you would be without me
Where you would be

I know I was an angry kid
But I scraped and scratched for this
Now I'm stuck holding a bomb
With a fuse that's still lit

They'll never let me rest again
And yeah I came out swinging
But I'm still walking out
With two black eyes and a split lip

So bury me at sea
Lets pretend it's all a bad dream
Let me get some sleep
We'll deal with it in the morning

I'm waking up to gospel radio
From sleeping with my clothes on
I ended up as food for wolves
For trying to take the world on
I'm wondering where you would be without me
Where you would be without me
Where you would be without me
Where you would be

Jake says I got good intentions
And I say that I hope he's right
Because I've been burning every bridge
That I can fucking find tonight

The Devil's got a rifle on my front porch
With me in his sights
He knows I came looking for a fight

I came here looking for a fight
I came here looking for a fight
I came here looking for a fight
I came here

I came here looking for a fight
I came here looking for a fight
I came here looking for a fight
I came here

I came here looking for a fight
I came here looking for a fight
I came here looking for a fight
I came here

I came here looking for a fight
I came here looking for a fight
I came here looking for a fight
I came here

I came here looking for a fight
I came here looking for a fight
I came here looking for a fight
I came here


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    General CommentI think this song might be about growing up in a broken home. Coming from that "generation" of growing up with divorced parents. The album is called The Greatest Generation, i think maybe the songs might be about different generations. I come from ma broken home and the way thats the way I relate to it the most.

    The opening line "im angry like im 18 again" reminds me of how sometimes now that im older I have those angry feelings of being from a broken home can sometimes leak out in adult situations. Like I have a chip on my shoulder sometimes.

    The lyric " we built this out of sweat and spit, with our hearts in place of brick" i think is describing building a broken home like having to be forced into a situation with a parents spouse and the act of forcing a home together. Having hearts that are hard and cold as brick. Sweat and spit just to me sounds liek a forced thing. Like a forced home.

    I know I was an angry kid
    But I scraped and scratched for this
    Now I'm stuck holding a bomb
    With a fuse that's still lit

    They'll never let me rest again
    And yeah I came out swinging
    But I'm still walking out
    With two black eyes and a split lip

    to me these lyrics remind me of dealing with anger issues and a short fuse. Having to fight all the time, being defensive my whole life.

    The Devil's got a rifle on my front porch
    With me in his sights
    He knows I came looking for a fight

    I came here looking for a fight

    these lyrics to me mean having to come home to hell. The devil is on the front porch. Having to fight once you get home.

    Anyway thats what I take from this amazing song I know its prob not what it actually means but this is how I relate to it.

    Love this song and this band.
    Cuthroatclarkon May 29, 2013   Link

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