"A.W.O.L." as written by and Warren Myers Cooke Sean Michael Wellman-mackin....
Maybe it's not over yet
Somewhere inside him there must be some
New dream awaiting to topple the rest
When he finds himself
Feeling alive yet alone
Maybe the best he can get is still out of his reach

Ran from the life that he hates
Hoping to find some new beginning
Abandoned the future they gave and
Took away knowing what they would say

Destined to rise above all of the
Simplified answers they gave him
Back there when surrounded by
Love he could not make sense
Of feeling alive yet alone
Maybe the best he can get is
Simply burned by fate

Yet he knows he's the champion of the planet
But he's told he was wrong for somehow deciding to...


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"A.W.O.L." as written by Longineu Parsons Iii Benjamin Eric Harper

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    General CommentThis is a good song... not my most fav...
    AmericanBeauty84on May 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti got sent a sampler from yellowcards rec company, loads of nice songs including this one. i wish theyd hit the uk
    emo_fagette15ukon May 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentEmo Fagette...
    The Lobster Records "Greetings" comp?
    If so, you should listen to a bunch of "Park"'s stuff, they're from my town (springfield) and kick ass.
    Tchotchkeon June 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhat does a.w.o.l. mean?
    blaineon June 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentUh.. the only A.W.O.L. I know of is absence without leave.
    Concepton June 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, its when you "escape" the army.... :P

    A very sensible thong to do
    Andaahon June 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThong? Was that intentional?
    Bobo192on June 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song fucking rules! Actually anything by Yellowcard is fucking awesome! It's got awesome lyrics! But wut the hell does A.W.O.L. mean? :o:(Is it just me or is it an every day term? Hum! But i love this song to death along wit the CD!:);):D
    ~aMbEr*
    SMUSER19348on June 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentabsence without leave - the army term - makes a lot of sense for this song

    *Ran from the life that he hates
    Hoping to find some new beginning
    Abandoned the future they gave and
    Took away knowing what they would say *

    the guy deserted his old life and freinds and family, because he couldnt take it anymore, just like defectors in the army
    uncgurlon July 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentto yellowcardXchick : stop the exclamation marks PLEASE its great that you love yellowcard so much cuz they are an awesome band, but its just annoying
    uncgurlon July 09, 2002   Link

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