It was the summer of '95 (so what?!),
in the backyard, shaving the old plies.
Feeling so strong, something went wrong.
Straight into my finger, what a stinger, it was so long.
I still remember that day, like the day that I said that I swear, "I'll never hurt myself again",
but it seems that I'm deemed to be wrong, to be wrong, to be wrong.
So i've got to keep holding on...
they always played a slow song.

When they come for me, I'll be sitting at my desk, with a gun in my hand, wearing a bulletproof vest..
Singing "my, my, my, how the time does fly, when you know you're going to die by the end of the night."

I still remember when we were young and fragile then.
No one gave a shit about us because times were tougher then.
Feeling so good,
cruising the hood;
straight into the real world, rich kids never understood.
But I don't care. I can fade away to anywhere.
Don't stop because you might get dropped
and if you do who's going to pick you up.
Well I won't... they always played a slow song.


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Keasbey Nights song meanings
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    My InterpretationI think, in the chorus, when the lyric says

    "singing my, my, my, how the time does fly,
    when you know you're gonna die by the end of the night"

    It's a kind of sarcasm, because while someone/ something is coming for him, he's prepared and is not planning to simply give up, while the other force may be expecting to meet no resistance.
    The little song is humour about his situation because he's not the one going to die.

    This fits with the song being about growing up in Keasbey, and not giving up without a fight.
    Dudeykiton October 13, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis is all about growing up... it's an amazing song, and catch lyrics are, without question, ingenious in their simplicity. :) amazing band. and the songs are always hopefull... i like that.
    AmyLizKon April 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery good song
    crushedon May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the Greatest Bands of our times
    Loki1299on May 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, no matter how depressing one of there songs gets, only a few end without giving hope. "As the Footsteps fade" is one of them. This one definately has happiness to it.
    nullseton May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgotta love this one...
    robinheadon June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo damn catchy - i love it
    Psychedeliasmithon June 15, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"When they come for me, I'll be sitting at my desk, with a gun in my hand, wearing a bulletproof vest.. Singing "my, my, my, how the time does fly, when you know you're going to die by the end of the night."

    that will be stuck in my head forever
    Godimpaleron June 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyea this song is DEFINATLY awsome catch 22 has to be one of the greatest songs no matter wat mood ur in there songs get u up on a good beat CATCH 22 RULES
    sk8r boion July 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentCatch 22...A Sweet Ska Band. This Song Always puts me and My Best Friend In a Good Mood! "Ske Is What Keeps Us Emo Kids Alive And Happy."
    xoxEmoQtxoxon July 03, 2002   Link

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