Departures are so hard
You say
Packing up your things
Your necklaces and rings
Your darvidan and morphine

You can't believe the actor
Smacked her
Gave her a black eye
There's something in a western winter
Where it's easier to say
Goodbye, Goodbye

These yellow lights
are turning red (turning red)
You starve your heart
You starve your head
And when its over
You go back to bed

I don't want a job
I don't want to go to school
I don't want a job
I've got more important things to do

You keep in touch with old friends
I keep in touch with you
Your begging me to make
Every little word count
I don't now but I used to
You still do drugs
I still play games
You prefer not knowing I call you names
In flights of fancy
Grandeur and fame
Goodbye goodbye

These yellow lights
are turning red (turning red)
You starve your heart
You starve your head
And when its over
You go back to bed

I don't want a job
I don't want to go to school
I don't want a job
I've got more important things to do

Wake up to the thought of you
It's december, remember
How cold it was in my garage
You sat with your legs crossed
and your heart lost
mine lost in losing you
Street lights like a christmas tree
But the fires aren't burning
Cuz it's 80 degrees
and I'd like to have you alone
In my favorite cologne
With the air on your hair
and we're still getting stoned
It's a shame the games we play
But I like it that way

These yellow lights
are turning red (turning red)
You starve your heart
You starve your head
And when its over
You go back to bed

I don't want a job
I don't want to go to school
I don't want a job
I've got more important things to do

More important things to do
Than you


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    General Commentnot so sure what he is singing about but I totally agree with the whole "i dont want a job, i dont want to go to school.." that is SOOOOO true!!
    SoCoAmy8on April 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI wish i could get a clearer version of this song so i could actually make out the lyrics. Since this is songmeanings.com let me ask this: What do these lyrics mean? hehe
    SoCoon May 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about growing up and moving on. Like, they say i dont want to go to school or get a job..i think they mean go off to college and then get a real job. Then i think that he would do anything to go back to highschool and his last love, even though it's impossible.
    *Jen*
    skyblue382on May 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about growing up and moving on. Like, they say i dont want to go to school or get a job..i think they mean go off to college and then get a real job. Then i think that he would do anything to go back to highschool and his last love, even though it's impossible.
    *Jen*
    skyblue382on May 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Jen's meaning of the song. Does anyone know where to download a better version of this song?
    yaksordrpepperon July 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree
    GeekyEmoGrlon August 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhere can i find the non live version of this song to download?????? because ahh i tried on kazaa (so gay) and it worked but then half way thru the song it started playing the live version......wtf is up with that??? please help u "tru soco fans" out there would ya!!!!!!
    konstantineiluvdrewon August 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is the perfect teenager anthem "I dont want a job i dont want to go to school"? Thats exactly how everyone feels. yeah and the moment anyone finds a nonlive version...post it man!! spread the love!!
    -dana
    draennaeon September 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti dont want a job either,, but o well gotta do whatya gotta do .... i think this band is my favorite now ,, there songs are real , i can relate to the cd
    NIKKIEon October 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti've never heard a non live version. to my knowledge soco never recorded this song in a studio. they only played it live.
    yaksordrpepperon June 13, 2003   Link

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