All of the neighbors decided:
It's time to have all our strangers over and make friends.
Chris got a pony keg of loose charm.
I had an accident.
I hurt my arm.
People from bands and labels.
The good ones.
Plenty of stunning children.
East Bay.
You were from Oakland by way of the Midwest.
I bought a rose and a suit with the pants pegged.
You said, "I smelled you twice today."
Someone was passing out somewhere.
We kissed a shot of Kentucky straight.
I swore this life is worth the wait.
Hayes broke the scissors, apologized.
Our kitchen was crowded and steamy.
Isn't it always?
I just looked deeper into you.
You bit my neck blue.
We hung our clothes up on the floor
And put our faith in a closed door.
We're having this party. Please come.
It won't be the same without you.
Please come.

Lyrics submitted by oofus, edited by mc1228

West Bay Invitational song meanings
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    General Commenti love that guitar sound about 2 mins through, brilliant
    pr0leon August 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about a neighbourhood who decided to come together and this guy meets the girl next door and falls in love and then they have sex.
    "hung our clothes on the floor" letting their clothes fall on the floor
    "they trust in these closed doors" which means they are doing it behind closed doors and they hope no one will try to come in
    Lord Pembrokeon April 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWOW.
    deep_and_downon April 12, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"this life is worth the wait..."
    bicyclewhoaon March 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentnerver really thought about it this way Lord Pembroke but it makes perfect scence.
    rtkdon April 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentman jawbreaker sings about some good shit, lyrics in this song are great i never really actually took the time to look them up
    topicalrushon March 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think Lord Pembroke is on the right track.. Although I feel the song is about a couple who are madly in love who are throwing a party at there house. All their friends come and they have a good time, 'I swore this life is worth the wait.' he's saying he's waited a long time to find a relationship this good, now he's here it was worth the wait. The ending is a little complex though, it might mean they met at a previous party and are re-living what they first went through.
    ICantUnderStandYouon October 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is literally about a party that either chris, blake, and adam went to or threw themselves. "chris got a pony keg of loose charm" is most likely referring to their bassist chris bauermeister. I feel the rest of the song is about a girl that blake had a one night stand with "we hung our clothes up on the floor and put our faith in a closed door."
    neontacoon November 05, 2012   Link

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