running short on imagination
still we waste it all on words
spoken without the benefit of our minds
the candle burns the edges fray
our best intentions waste away
and everybody loves the things we've done
and on and on and on
life appears weightless for everyone but me
this world grows heavier everyday
deterioration growing old before my time
nobody cares nevermind
we all prey on a vain condition
and the hopelessness of it all
these days there's nothing we can trust
the dreams we made we've seen them fade
trampled by our sad parade
yet we're so pleased with what we've done and on and on and i'm done
life appears weightless for everyone but me
this world grows heavier everyday
deterioration growing old before my time
nobody cares anyway
the mind breaks down when it dies
our machine's doubled in size
to orchestrate the grand collapse
i see us all trapped in its path
there was a time we were unbound
as if we'd never hit the ground
but just like rain we can't keep from falling


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    General CommentI wish that i WAS IN Russ' head sometimes. He thinks of such amazing things to say!
    saves_the_day_girlon May 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI got to see them play this song in Pittsburg at the Anti-Flag "Mobilize for Peace" tour. I knew it was a great song, but I was completely blown away by the energy that the band put into playing it. WOW! If any of you get the chance, see this band live. Their worth it.
    Punkfishon June 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAnd again in Salt Lake City with Strike Anywhere and Fire Sermon......Still WOW!
    Punkfishon July 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI've downloaded this song about a week ago, and i've hardly stopped listening to it, So deep and meaningful.
    I wish they could drag it on a bit longer, it's dissapointing when the song ends after the climax..
    brain_caseon March 03, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwhen you've just had enough

    but you just keep going on (and on and on and on )
    hedgecoreon May 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about Good Riddance the band. I think the writer is struggling with the changes that come from being a young band 'unbound as if we'd never hit the ground' with 'dreams' and doing it for the love to a band that has become a career band that records tours etc to make a living..... 'sad parade' 'intentions fade' etc...but people still love them.
    Hell I still love the, great band.
    9mind8on June 11, 2015   Link

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