"Teachers" as written by Sameer Gadhia, Jacob John Tilley, Eric Matthew Cannata, Payam Reza Doostzadeh and Francois Paul Comtois....
Teachers
They try to
Reach us
They said it's who you know
But now you're grown up
And it's time
You were tested
This city made you gold and only when you're fucked up
Do you miss the friends?
The names you crossed off

And I know it's hard to be sane
Temptation is so friendly
I need this release now
I find I can't stop dreaming

I'm awake
In a parking lot
Where all the friends
The names are crossed off

Won't you ask me
Are you in love with the city?
All the stars
Whiskey bars
And I'm on my back I'm waiting
Yeah you could say that I'm praying
Will I remember
Where I misplaced you?

And I know it's hard to be sane
Temptation is so friendly
You come back
To see it
The fever
You feel it!
I need this release now
I find I can't stop dreaming

I'm awake
In a car
Hollywood
Boulevard
Is this who you are?

Oh!
Run now!
Run now!

I need this release now
I find I can't stop dreaming!


Lyrics submitted by KidArchitect, edited by Shadefoot

"Teachers" as written by Francois Paul Comtois Eric Matthew Cannata

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentLove this song and the message (as I interpret it).

    As youngsters, our teachers encourage us to make friends, get to know many people. And we do. I still remember my three best friends growing up. But the problem is, I hardly stay in contact with them, if at all. We grow up, move away, find new cities, have new experiences.

    I think Sameer Gadhia (lead vocals) is saying that we have temptations of alcohol, drugs, other new experiences, etc. It's easy to give into these temptations. He finds himself in his car. Cars are enclosed from the outside, it's easy to be alone. He has the fever for the temptations, he can't stop dreaming of them, he needs a release, is praying for it, but cannot find it. He feels a resentment by "crossing off" his friends, when they would be exactly what he needs to find that release.

    Stay in contact with your close friends, friends. Something I need to go do now.

    Happy listening,

    Eric
    RiceTongson March 19, 2014   Link

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