Everyone I ever loved went down in history.. The blue eyes came, the brown eyes left, and the rest is misery. Dreams are trash on the side of the road. All starry eyed, tongue all tied, theres somethings you should know.. I could have died with you. And boston is the reason that I'm feeling so blue, damn you. City lights and colder nights, im innocent(minus the fights) Praying out loud for a Winter of Quiet. Friday Nights are killing me. I fall asleep, pen in hand, theres somethings you should know. i could have died with you. And Boston is the reason that Im feeling so blue. Cities arent a way to cure a disease... And I dont even know why you listen to me... a Razor-Wristed kid looking forward to ends... If love was a bridge, you'd be the one in The Fens. "All the kids are fucking dead." I write, "With love, and a gun to my head." These days arent gonna last too long(i know, i know, i know..) Im drawing words from a tired heart. Im drawing blood from a tired heart.

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    General Comment God, I love American Nightmare. This song is amazing. I feel, and this is strictly my opinion, that this song says:

    This person feels as though every relationship in which they have loved someone ended up hurting them. The things they dreamed of having are things that they feel have been discarded by their past lovers like worthless trash. They pray for release from memories of everything that went wrong. There is someone who they wish they could love, being afraid to even try again due to the fact that they have been hurt so much, but this person, for certain reasons, does not know how much he/she is loved. They have escaped to the city to be free of memories, but find that the city causes them more pain because they are reminded of how alone they are. They feel like all the people in the city are dead. . .at a loss with feeling. . .and they write this with contention and the feeling that they, themselves are dying on the inside. They try to explain, but their heart is weary, and tired of trying to make their love understand what exactly they are feeling, and if their loved one doesn't realize how they feel soon, that their days of trying to explain will be over soon.
    Stars Scar Her Eyeson May 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is what turned me on to american nightmare. i love it. i agree with you Stars.
    cherryXkisson May 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAMERICAN NIGHTMARE IS SO AMAZING...just got back from a show they played at...when this song went on....it was nuts. Got a chance to talk to Wes (lead singer)...he kicks ass....got a picture with him too...i was wet with sweat...quite gross....alright...american nightmare=amazing
    sXeNiGhTMaREsXeon June 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is absoultely beautiful. The lyrics are just incredible! Wes explains raw emotions the way I always wanted to but just never could.
    xyouhavemyheartxon July 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHands down, my favorite American Nightmare song.
    emoJustinon September 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is the only old school band I relate to. For the most part thier songs are about being heartbroken and living in a place you hate. That was my story for the past two years (I finally got to leave though)
    kijimaon October 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis was the first american nightmare song i really got into, and fuck it is amazing.

    i'm thinking that maybe the person he loved died before he had a chance to them how he felt ->"i could have died with you". and now he's thinking about suicide "with love and a gun to my head" and "these days aren't gonna last too long"

    i think these are wes' best lyrics
    penitenziagiteon October 14, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"All the kids are fucking dead." I write, "With love, and a gun to my head." These days arent gonna last too long(i know, i know, i know..) "
    this is the ultimate fight song(aside from Your Arsonist). the breakdown after those lyrics is amazing! i love American Nightmare. I cant wait to see them in May.
    everfadinggrinon March 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentCould I please have the answer to this question?
    What is "The Pru"???

    Thank you
    Jotchyon April 02, 2003   Link
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    General CommentTo reply to Jotchy's question:

    The "Pru" is the Prudential Center, a large skyscraper in Boston housing the offices of the Prudential Insurance Company as well as a huge urban mall. The building casts quite a shadow when the sun hits it right, so presumably that's where the title came from (hence the mentions to Boston).
    a_fall_orchardon April 25, 2003   Link

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