"Cavanaugh Park" as written by Don Henley and Michael W. Campbell....
At Cavanaugh Park
Where I used to sit all alone in the dark
And dream about things that I cannot say
You always said destiny would blow me away
And nothing's gonna blow me away

At Cavanaugh Park
Where you used to take me to play in the sand
And said to me, "Son, one day you'll be a man,
And men can do terrible things."
Yes, they can

But there was never any place
For someone like me to be totally happy
I'm running out of clock and that ain't a shock
Some things never do change
Never do change

At Cavanaugh Park
We used to get high
Watching teams as they fought
They loved my friend Adam but he always got caught
Man, that kid made fucking up look cool
Aren't we all so cool?

But there was never any place
For someone like me to be totally happy
I'm running out of clock and that ain't a shock
Some things never do change
Never do change

At Cavanaugh Park
Where I used to think that this life would be good
And I would do things that I thought that I should
And no one's gonna tear me down

But there was never any place
For someone like me to be totally happy
I'm running out of clock and that ain't a shock
Some things never do change
Never do change


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"Cavanaugh Park" as written by Michael W. Campbell Don Henley

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    General CommentThis song means the absolute world to me. "there was never any place for someone like me to be totally happy" is me in a nutshell. everything SC does is rediculously brilliant. i can't ever ever get enough. i downloaded a bunch of songs and made a cd, and we're going on month 3 and i haven't changed it. you can feel the emotion through the stereo and just kinda wanna give andrew a hug and say "yeah. i know that feeling" something corporate rules me to the max. =)
    CheshireCatDoorStopon May 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentA great song... it manages to go from when he was a little kid playing with his father ( "Son, one day you'll be a man.
    "And men can do terrible things.") to hanging out with his friends ("We used to get high watching teams as they fought") to his getting older and looking back on his life ("I used to think that my life would be good"). SoCo has such an incredible range to tackle the story of a person's entire life and pull it off so wonderfully.
    pgryffinon June 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe chorus in this song totally relates to me. This band is just overall great. They express so much in each of their songs. They are an amazing, underground band.
    midnighton February 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is wicked awesome. when i get into a mellow mood all i listen to is something corporate, howie day, john mayer and dashboard confessional. i love this song. it's really pretty.
    karandmikeHOOTon March 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAll I can say is that evrey single 1 of SC's songs r absolutly BRILL!!! Does any 1 hav any idea how I can get the album cos they dont delivered it 2 the Uk!! :'( Thnx 4 being there SC, ur the best
    musicaddicton April 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIGNORE THE LAST COMMENT!! I got the album, and its brill!
    musicaddicton April 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdan y do you post these comments there so wierd!:s
    o well i luv ya really
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    drive-thru recordson April 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIf there was ever a song that I could relate to it would be this one. When he is singing about not finding that "happy place" I feel that everyday! Most definitly 1 of the best songs ever written!
    SoCoAmy8on April 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAt Cavanaugh Park
    We used to get high
    Watching teams as they fought
    They loved my friend Adam
    But he always got caught
    Man, that kid made fucking up look cool


    ^^-- story of my life
    much appreciation in the direction of SC
    ndoveon May 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome...i saw SC perform last night, and they just put so much energy and emotion into this song. it was so great!!
    Quaggion May 18, 2002   Link

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