out of the ashtray, into the ashtray. out of the ashtray. there's nothing living, there's nothing given, weekender's vision turns to working shoes. there's nothing living, there's nothing given, weekender gives in, puts on his working suit. there's nothing waiting, there's nothing imminent, nothing forgiven for the young idea. there's nothing waiting, there's nothing imminent, and nobody seems surprised, the runaway returns. welcome home son, guess what we we're doing while you were gone? cocktail party's in gear and we were so glad that you're here, why don't you sit down? out of the ashtray, into the ashtray, out of the ashtray, into the family car, out of the ashtray, into the ashtray, out of the ashtray, into the family's arms. there's nothing waiting, there's nothing imminent, nothing forgiven for the young idea. there's nothing waiting, there's nothing imminent, and nobody seems surprised, the runaway returns. welcome back.


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    General Commenttaken literally, this song is a story about someone who runs away, and returns home only to find that his/her family has been carrying on with their lives as normal. on a larger scale, this could be about alienation
    marginxxwalkeron February 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah.
    Box420on January 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentInstead of the prodigal son getting a big hug, he gets a cold shoulder. Now that your drama party is over, get your ass out of bed and go put in some job apps. You're not special, and there was no rescue party sent out for you. You just feel kind of silly. Now time to be the adult you had always wanted to be, now you get to find out why your parents were always so cynical.

    Out of the ashtray, into the ashtray...like something burnt up and used. Welcome to adulthood.
    ShepherdofBeingon August 31, 2008   Link

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