Memory conveys that you were something to be
When you weren't held captive in an aged body
You had a family that needed you and job security
You had everything a man could ever need
But where did your children go? Where is your family?
Did they turn into the adults that you always hoped they'd be?
Did you finally retire from that job that tortured you?
I thought all your dreams had come true
So why are you depressed when your life is at it's best
Is it really cause it's not what it seems?
Or are you unable to see that you should be happy
'Cause your still living in yesterday's dreams

Your eldest son reminds you of the way life used to be
When you didn't bear the chains of matrimony
You had no job that you hated, no responsibility
You were youthful and careless and free
And the woman you wed, she seemed better in bed
When there wasn't a ring on her finger
Yes your life seemed all right when you partied all night
Those days are gone, does the flavor still linger?
Don't tell me life would be great if you were reprobate
And had friends who were losers and fiends
You've a family a wife and a meaningful life
But you're still holding on to yesterdays dreams

Loneliness reduces you to disharmony
Your life seems so hopeless and melancholy
You're still young but you can't find the strength to move on
Now that the woman who loves you is gone
Did you find she wasn't so close when you needed her most
Is it hard facing up to rejection?
You might understand that she needed a man
But you're still seeking maternal protection
Don't give up you're still young and your life's just begun
At every corner opportunity screams
Sometimes life is abrupt but it's time to grow up
And stop clinging to yesterday's dreams


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    General CommentThis was the song that drew to Craig's Brother years and years ago, and I wasn't dissapointed in the least. Now as the become increasingly popular, I feel the need to add some insight on what their lyrics represent to me.

    This song is relatively straight forward and deals with being content about your situation in life, and struggling with change.
    PapaBobDoleon April 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is all about a guy that basically spent his whole life looking for things that would make him happier "you had everything a man could ever need". Now that he has aged, he looks back at his life and realizes that he was never truly happy. At least thats what i think it means.
    insult2injuryon May 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, and he SHOULD have been happy, because he had everything a man could need, but he never realised it. I realised that I was happy with my old girlfriend months AFTER we broke up, I had a happy life until this summer which totally fucked up my life. I shouldn't have taken friends and a girlfriend for granted so much. This is one of Craig's Brothers best songs, as far as lyrics and everything else goes.
    da77ynon September 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this song rocks my socks off. It's actually the only song of theirs I've heard, but it totally makes me want to seek out more of their stuff. It's got such a great message.
    spamguyon October 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentspamguy... if you like that song, then you should go out and get their album "Homecoming" cause its freakin awesome
    Hims3lfon July 07, 2003   Link

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