When you surround yourself with lunatics and crack addicts,
and when you find yourself falling down on the inside,
I will not be surprised, but i will fake it,
if you can't shake it, can't kick it.
I will not be surprised, but I will fake it,
if you can't shake it, can't kick it.

If i spot you across a dirty diner I'll be waving,
and I will miss the days we sat together,
misbehaving, acting stupid.
Someday when things are slow we'll get together and burn this city down again.
Someday when things are slow we'll get together and burn this city down again.

Someday when things are slow again we'll burn the city down.
Someday when things are slow again we'll burn the city down.


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    General CommentAccording to Mr. Staples' between-song banter, it's about how being stuck in a small town "sucks."
    mimicryon March 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think its about friends coming back together and having fun again
    JMilon March 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds to me like its about an old friend who is going along a path that he disagrees with. And these guys are breaking up! That sucks sooo much.
    TheMineralRecordon April 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI always took this song to be something about small towns and how they suck...but regardless its an amazing song and its a staple for me before i go to bed...i cant believe they are breaking up...its seriously sad..all the good ones do...jawbreaker...fenix tx...238...damn
    sadpunkergurlon April 16, 2003   Link
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    General Commentdont forget Penfold!
    TheMineralRecordon April 17, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthah this is sadpunkergurl...im on a different name...sorry about forgetting penfold...i forgot strongarm too...oh well this song still kicks ass...i wish i had saw them n stl when i had the chance but i figured they would b back around....nope i was wrong
    betweenyou&meon April 20, 2003   Link
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    General Commentman i love this song
    UrSoLastSummeron May 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of my best friend who I rarely talk to...im hoping that in the future I will again though....hopefully when "things are slow again."
    chapfalleneyeson May 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song for me always meant an infinite amount whenever I felt distant from my closest friends. Sometimes life gets to be so much that you lose the relationships and connections that matter the most. This song is by far one of my favorites ever.
    Syrosson June 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentclassic
    j.acobon March 14, 2005   Link

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