"A Career in Transcendence" as written by Tim Kasher, Matthew Ryan Maginn, Steve Mark Pedersen and Clint Frederick Schnase....
Congratulations
Looks like you've finally made it, boy
You're a real major-leaguer now
Mama must be so, so, so proud
The word around
Is that your nest was too cozy
Well, some words are like bricks
And so we build our fortresses

You're on your own now, boy
I bet you've got the whole world figured out
One man cleans up after the pony
And another man rides that pony in,
And prances around
Isn't that what you were trained for?
But your words weigh you down
You've built your nest of bricks
Built your nest of bricks

All we are is all we'll be
We think today, we say tomorrow
All (we think) we are (today) is all (we say) we'll be (tomorrow)
All (we think) we are (today) is all (we say) we'll be (tomorrow)


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"A Career in Transcendence" as written by Matthew Ryan Maginn Clint Frederick Schnase

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    General Commentnoone wrote comments yet for this song? but it kicks ass!
    onspie1234on July 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti agree.....this is one of the best songs by cursive!!
    takeitbackon September 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe end of that song makes me drool. literally.
    OneQuotablePhraseon April 22, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWow, this is the 1st time I've paid attention to the lyrics to this song... and it's so...wow, just true. we think we're always going to be like we think we are today. You're 18 yrs old, and doing stupid shit, cuz nothing's happend to you yet, so you think it never will. I dont think thats particularly what the song's talking about, but it relates to it.
    DelictushSexplosiuson April 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, i think it's so underrated.
    radiobreakdownon May 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about life. pure and simple. its about the real world and being on your own...leaving home. look for the hints in the song.
    Jamelleon June 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think this song has a lot to do with people trusting other peoples word, because its like one person telling another a rumor, and after that person finds out there's rumors about them, they distrust people or "build a wall." which gives them a hard surface people may never get through. It also makes a person feel as if, thats the way everyone is, and it explains the line. "you think you've got the whole world figured out." I also think the line "one man cleans after the pony, while the other man rides the pony in." that means, one man cleans up after another mans mistakes, but the other man always carrys on with his mistakes. It also goes with the lines.. "what we think we are today is all we say we'll be tomorrow." which means, what they think i am, is what they will always think. Or, how i am now, is how i will always be.
    killingshiningstarson January 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song has a lot to do with people trusting other peoples word, because its like one person telling another a rumor, and after that person finds out there's rumors about them, they distrust people or "build a wall." which gives them a hard surface people may never get through. It also makes a person feel as if, thats the way everyone is, and it explains the line. "you think you've got the whole world figured out." I also think the line "one man cleans after the pony, while the other man rides the pony in." that means, one man cleans up after another mans mistakes, but the other man always carrys on with his mistakes. It also goes with the lines.. "what we think we are today is all we say we'll be tomorrow." which means, what they think i am, is what they will always think. Or, how i am now, is how i will always be.
    killingshiningstarson January 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti was never sure if those last lines are supposed to be read as "all we think we are today is all we say we'll be tomorrow" or as two seperate lines "all we are is all we'll be" and "we think today we say tomorrow"
    artokeon April 09, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti always thought tim was saying "you're a real major nigger now" because of his throaty voice. haha
    m_coldhamon January 15, 2010   Link

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