Somewhere out on the one-on-one
A little miss lights the streets with her cigarettes and she
Has probably got a boyfriend, or an ex
Or something in between
She'll probably move to LA
Write a book on how she drowned like a pill with the rest of 'em

Are we all just treading water here?
Are we all just treading water here?
And there must be a little. . .

Ashley in all of us
Is a little old for the holiday now
And he said: "I know there's a place for us,
And anywhere will do
'Cause you're not that particular."

Somewhere out on a desert land
Another line draws deep in the face of a man
He's probably got the key to the world
Buried lonely in the sand
He'll probably end up in chains
Not till the day that he never could say
He's in love

Are we all just treading water here?
Said, are we all just treading water here?
And there must be a little. . .

Ashley in all of us
Is a little old for the holiday now
And he said: "I know there's a place for us,
And anywhere will do,
'Cause you're not that particular."

It's been about two weeks now since that phone call
Don't say you've come to call
It's not about the spotlight here, and we both know
That the sun don't shine for just anyone

It's somewhere close to the end
Another life leaves quietly and all you can say
Is "Never mind,
'Cause it's too late anyway."

I must have knew you in paradise
Your appetite for desire has left you
Starving

Are we all just treading water here?
Said, are we all just treading water here?
And there must be a little. . .

Ashley in all of us
Is a little old for the holiday now
And he said: "I know there's a place for us,
And anywhere will do.
Anywhere will do."

And there must be a little bit of
Ashley in all of us
Is a little old for the holiday now
And he said: "I know there's a place for us,
Anywhere will do,
Anywhere will do.
Anywhere,
Anywhere,
And anywhere will do,
'Cause you're not that particular."


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    Song MeaningThis song, believe it or not, is actually about hiding who you are, specifically your sexuality, and becoming a mold to society:

    Somewhere out on the one-on-one
    A little miss lights the streets with her cigarettes and she
    Has probably got a boyfriend, or an ex
    Or something in between
    She'll probably move to LA
    Write a book on how she drowned like a pill with the rest of 'em

    *This girl is becoming a mold to society. She has a boyfriend, or an ex, or something, but she doesn't really love that person.



    Are we all just treading water here?
    Are we all just treading water here?
    And there must be a little. . .

    *So, this is asking whether or not you can see that we were born originals and dying copies, and why isn't someone standing up to change the world?



    Ashley in all of us
    Is a little old for the holiday now
    And he said: "I know there's a place for us,
    And anywhere will do
    'Cause you're not that particular."


    *The reference to 'Ashley' is probably a reference to someone that either Clayton or Scott met, who was the one who asked them if they were treading water, so to speak.


    Somewhere out on a desert land
    Another line draws deep in the face of a man
    He's probably got the key to the world
    Buried lonely in the sand
    He'll probably end up in chains
    Not till the day that he never could say
    He's in love


    *This is about a hard-working man, who is in love with someone he shouldn't be in love with, but he doesn't say so, because people think that he has the key to the world. This might be another reference to 'Ashley'


    Are we all just treading water here?
    Said, are we all just treading water here?
    And there must be a little. . .

    Ashley in all of us
    Is a little old for the holiday now
    And he said: "I know there's a place for us,
    And anywhere will do,
    'Cause you're not that particular."

    It's been about two weeks now since that phone call
    Don't say you've come to call
    It's not about the spotlight here, and we both know
    That the sun don't shine for just anyone

    It's somewhere close to the end
    Another life leaves quietly and all you can say
    Is "Never mind,
    'Cause it's too late anyway."

    I must have knew you in paradise
    Your appetite for desire has left you
    Starving


    *This is about giving up hope on waiting for someone to see the world differently, and right as you leave, they do, and the singer wants them to realise that life happens, and it isn't all that great for everyone. The next part is about how they only care for themselves, and the final part is about how they only care for their desires and no-one else's.


    Are we all just treading water here?
    Said, are we all just treading water here?
    And there must be a little. . .

    Ashley in all of us
    Is a little old for the holiday now
    And he said: "I know there's a place for us,
    And anywhere will do.
    Anywhere will do."

    And there must be a little bit of
    Ashley in all of us
    Is a little old for the holiday now
    And he said: "I know there's a place for us,
    Anywhere will do,
    Anywhere will do.
    Anywhere,
    Anywhere,
    And anywhere will do,
    'Cause you're not that particular."
    CallMeCalion May 07, 2013   Link

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