"Rooftops" as written by and Matt Skiba Daniel Andriano....
I got the scars to remind me
Of watching the clocks go round
Worked myself through somedays
But it put me where I am

in another time, In another place
Loving might have been in place
But for now, I'm finding myself
Fighting, standing on a rooftop screaming

Hey world, are you listening?
Listen to me!
I'm here and I'm willing
To begin again

It's another time, it's another place
We are making moral pace
But for now I'm finding myself
Fighting, standing on the doorstep screaming

Hey world, are you listening?
Listen to me!
I'm here and I'm willing
To begin again

Hey world, I'm ready to listen (burns)
Learn something new (smokes weed)
I'm here and I'm willing
To get myself though






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"Rooftops" as written by Christopher James Wollard Charles Allen Ragan

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    General Commentno comments? I love this HWM Song, it's the song that got me into them..... they fuckin rock it out
    IamTheEdon September 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentperfect
    Big_Olmecon October 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentamazing...amazing
    thricekevinon March 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentHot Water Music are greatly under appreciated. :/ Anyway, this is the first song I ever heard by them, and I love it.

    I think this song is about being tired of living, and wishing for something more, wishing to start all over again, wishing not to be ignored.
    VullNoidon June 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a man who want to jump off from a rooftop
    BleederRadioon March 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't think so, I think the whole feel of the song is involved with the slow tempo and although I like the faster version done by AK3, the slow one is better in my opinion. Plus, the vocals on the HWM version are much better.
    JASolomonon April 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song, in my humble opinion is about getting sweet release from personal angst by screaming from a rooftop. "ive got the scars to remind me" maybe about heroin. (ive watched the clocks go round) havent we all. i think the basic gist of this song is wanting to start anew.
    duckboystumpon May 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentalso, its a dead tie for me b/t alk3 and hwm versions. i love the "lurch smokes weed" bit in the alk3 version tho, but the hwm version is so much slower, heartfelt, melodic, and beautifully simplistic
    duckboystumpon May 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwas the first hot water music song i heard, drunk in my friends car and definitely will never forget that. the lyrics are the best, especially "hey world are you listening, listen to me, i'm here and i'm hurting to begin again" seriously who hasn't felt like that
    zombiecharlieon July 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHWM > ALK3 version.

    Angst, Angst, Angst. Typical theme in HWM songs from this era. Song about the lows of constant touring maybe?
    oskoreion October 29, 2008   Link

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