"Rooftops" as written by and Matt Skiba Daniel Andriano....
I've gotten the scars to remind me I've watched the clocks go around I've walked myself through some days that have put me where I am in another time in another place all things might have been in place but for now I'm finding myself up here standing on a rooftop screaming hey world are you listening are you listening to me I'm here and I'm hurting so begin again it's another time it's another place and we are making more old days but for now I'm finding myself out here and I'm hurting to begin again hey world I'm ready to listen and learn something new I'm here and I'm willing to get myself through

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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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