Memories flood back like photographs
All bright and out of focus, all drab with muted colors.
The whole world smells like True Blue; the only brand my grandma smokes
And the faintest hint of Coppertone; watching shorebirds circle in real close.

I know you're gonna go; just please leave me a note; I left because you asked me to.

Operator, take me home. I don't know where else to go; I wanna die in the suburbs.
A heart attack shoveling snow all alone; If I die, I wanna die in the suburbs.

These Northeast winters make boys into men,
Staring out at snow-plowed mountains in the parking lots of churches.

The city just felt worn out, no strength to pick our hearts off the ground.
We watched the '92 Birds take the field without Jerome Brown.
We keep quiet when it gets bad; we don't talk about the setbacks.
They only hear it when your voice cracks.

Operator, take me home. I don't know where else to go.
I wanna die in the suburbs.
A heart attack shoveling snow all alone; if I die, I wanna die in the suburbs.

I wanna die in the suburbs.
I wanna die in the suburbs.
I wanna die in the suburbs.
(You start remembering the anniversaries of the bad things)
I wanna die in the suburbs.
I wanna die in the suburbs.
I wanna die in the suburbs.
I wanna die in the suburbs.
(You start remembering the anniversaries of the bad things)
I wanna die in the suburbs.

Operator, take me home. I don't know where else to go, I wanna die in the suburbs.
A heart attack shoveling snow all alone; If I die, I wanna die in the suburbs.
Operator, take me home. I don't know where else to go, I wanna die in the suburbs.
A heart attack shoveling snow all alone; If I die, I wanna die in the suburbs.

I’ll die in the suburbs.


Lyrics submitted by Stiggler23, edited by Surgical_Tools, synthxdill


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    General CommentIs this like officially from the lyric book with the CD? I haven't got mine yet, but I swear they're not saying " I don't wanna die in the suburbs" it's just "I wanna die in the suburbs" .. I could be wrong of course!
    MX5on May 14, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationSadface, no one has interpretations on here, I was hoping someone would!
    This song has so many nice lines and so much to think about but I think overall he's just looking into his past at all his childhood memories. He connects the memories to their location very well. The memories aren't as good as actually being there though...they're "drab with muted colors". I think he's saying he grew up in the suburbs and he wants to go back there to grow old and die? He wants to relive the good memories with everything that they are, the smell of his grandma smoking ect. A line I also like "They only hear it when your voice cracks. " meaning they only hear your weakness when you aren't confident.
    I'd love to hear others' interpretaions! :D
    greenday68on October 25, 2013   Link

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