It's just the southern road that you leave by and open windows in your car.
It's the breathing of the city that says leave me behind.

Forget tomorrow side with the open road.
Pulled apart for you.
In the window unlocked and left open.
For the rising sun taking you back home.

If we never meet again it would be too soon.
I'm glad I ran from you and now my life's a mess.
And I'll have to admit that I have made a mistake.
And every path that I take has lead me right back to here.
And I never should have left.

It's just the second chance that I dreamt of.
When you took me into your lives.
But there's a peak we have to climb over
so get a running start.

Sitting here.
Waiting a year.
Hoping for something to change your mind and in this time I'll see that this is all we have.
Before I leave I'm opening that door in my house.
To face the ones I've left behind.
Portrait of a man who stayed.
His face is folded up and grayed.
But there's something in his eyes that tells me this is the life for me.

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Streaks In The Sky song meanings
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    General Commenti think this is my favorite song on 'waiting.' its got all the thursday elements together so i love it.
    noisetodiebyon December 08, 2001   Link
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    General CommentHehe I think I'm the only one who comments about a song and doesn't just gush over how much they love it. Well this song says he's happy he left... but even happier he came back. I guess it's one of those "I can't live with you, can't live without you" songs. Lol, just makes me love it all the more.
    sentimentalf0olon January 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with sentimentalf0ol on this one. Like he went looking for something better but he's always led back to this same place. He realizes that this may not be what he thinks he wants, but he knows it's where he's supposed to be. Or maybe I'm just psycho. I love Thursday so much... (sigh). Geoff Rickley is my role model for life. I think I've said that before... lol
    thursdaylvron March 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti went to their show the other week, and i was disapointed that they DIDN'T PLAY THIS SONG! =( oh well...
    debesavesthedayon March 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentheh, small typo in the lyrics
    "But there's a pear we have to climb over. "
    pear == peak. it should say
    "But there's a peak we have to climb over. "

    great song. thursday rocks
    v@camanon April 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI've seen thursday 8 times debesavestheday, and they've yet to play it so dont feel bad =(. I really wish they would too. This is my 2nd favorite song on waiting next to this side of brightness.
    Drowned Standardson May 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is about escapism, and how running usually comes back to bite you in the *$%.
    TusseyTheTerribleon May 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYou mean ass?
    Aerionon June 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe lead singer shouldn't scream. It doesn't sound right. Nonethless, Thursday ROCKS like no other band has ROCKED before. And this song kicks major ass.
    Aerionon June 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthursday never play shit off waiting :(
    but this song is awesome
    why do so many posers like thursday?
    gothikon June 09, 2002   Link

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