"Holiday" as written by Robin Hugh Gibb and Barry Alan Gibb....
What became of everyone I used to know?
Where did our respectable convictions go?
Your words don't match the story that your actions show
What do I know?

I'm sure you can't help but remembering
I thought that you'd be the one not to forget
Remembering's not helping you yet

Say goodnight means goodbye
I know you think my life would stop when you're away
Maybe I can see you on the holidays
You're worlds away
I've never forgotten all our yesterdays
But I'm lucky if we're speaking on the holidays

The evidence presents itself accusingly
Your absence speaking everything you think of me
Now that I am faced with opportunity
You're not remembering

I'm not asking you anyway
And even if you ever could cave in
I wouldn't know where to begin

Say goodnight means goodbye
I know you think my life would stop when you're away
Maybe I can see you on the holidays
You're worlds away
I've never forgotten all our yesterdays
I'm lucky if we're speaking on the holidays, holidays

Say goodnight means goodbye
I know you think my life would stop when you're away
I'm lucky if we're speaking on the holidays, holidays


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"Holiday" as written by Ryan Pope James Suptic

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    General CommentBeing an emo band it's hard for me to think it's about anything other than a girl. Not to say it's bad, I freaking love this song.

    I get a feeling of maybe his exgirlfriend went to college (she's in town for the holidays) and they do that empty shallow fake conversation that you do with people you don't know anymore. And the old days will eventually fade into the memory bank and life will go on....Except for The Get Up Kids. ;)
    thisboyon January 31, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI remember all those promises you made about your life and us but you're not living up to them. "But what do I know?" I haven't forgoten our past and you just don't want to remember it, I thought you would be the one not to forget. Our last night you said goodnight but you meant goodbye and now you're gone and far away. But maybe we could see eachother on holidays (metephorically saying -you ignore me all the time now that we are apart but you could at least give me a fake "hi" and smile on holidays). You're avoiding me because you don't want to admit anything about the past, especially now that theres an opportunity. But even if you did "I wouldnt know where to begin."
    emojayon February 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentemo doesn't mean the music is about a girl, it means it is about relationships, any kind of relationships, which include friendships, not just dating relationships.
    rugbystud2001on April 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think it may be about his siblings. now he will only see them maybe on holidays. i dont know, it may be about a girl, but i like to think that not ALL songs are about a girl.
    Jessa_05on April 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentbut most songs ARe about girls. I think this one is about a girl. Who would say "I know you thought my life would stop with you away." about some guy. that just doesn't sound right. Its about a girl
    holysweeton April 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti'm not sure why, but i seem to get the feeling that (for some unexplained reason) it might be about an adult or someone in the family that's leaving or something... like a father who runs out. but the song itself, if you disregaured the lyrics, sounds pretty upbeat to be a sad, tragic song!
    kid_girl734on April 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about a girl or a family member or friend who lied to him and maybe he won't be wanting to see him or her any day, only in christmas or something... it can also be about someone he loves that lives far away from him...
    villacobainon May 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song can talk about a relationship where one person feels that the other one will not live without the other one but little do they know that this not true.
    Fallsemesteron May 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is probably saying how he is finally seeing a friend or person he has grown so close to after a long period of time. he feels that the person might have forgotten about him and he doesnt know exactly what to say when they finally meet again. great song.
    imalonerdottieon May 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdef. my fave get up kids song- i can relate to it with lost friends and friends that went away to college and stuff...and even just how things are changes and i feel that i'm the same
    rockerchica02on May 15, 2002   Link

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