snow piled on tables, up on scales, into bags. latenight beer and smoke, too sleepy and awake. crazy eyes over eggs, crazy eyes like mine, cloths from a streetcart, too much beer for the time at hand.
night time passed by me again.
phone calls that should never be made.
phone calls that speed last night into today.
so, where will you be in ten years?
this is the part where you don't stay right here.
smoking pain's a pang beneath the left ribcage. gasping idle breathing, burning to these thoughts of leaving. was it cold hands gripping fears of being all alone ni the world when i got there? i'm choking in my sleep. fostered aching tension, demented bruised inventions. unbelievable, burnt out and seasonal. and i've been saying this for years. packing bags, not cleaning all of last night's empty beers. a war of words waged by the faithless. screaming in deep sleep. unjustifiable stagnation so where will i be in ten years?
hopefully i won't be here. /nose and eyes betray/you never did believe me/under my own skin/this is the part where you don't say, this is the part where you don't say


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    General CommentThey always close with this song and it's on there first album. How Rad is that.
    smalltownhopeon April 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI like this song... I think its the first one where chris sings... his voice used to sound so different then...
    Jerkyon November 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWell, it's just super cool. Like all Lawrence Arms songs the lyrics are immense, they just strike a chord with me.

    Bren once said this song is about anight out drinking with Matt Skiba (of Alkaline Trio fame), how cool is that. And I've read in an interview with Matt Skiba that the L&L is some bar in Chicago where he goes to drink.

    I love this song, and it's about getting pissed with friends - all good!!!
    GetDeadon November 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThey don't always close with this song. If anyone saw them at northwestern that was the best show ever and they did close with it. Brendan said its the "most requested, least played" song. Am i the only one that thinks chris is supposed to be matt skiba in this song? they even parallel San Fransisco when Chris sings "burning to these thoughts of leaving"...Anywho yeah the L&L on Belmont and clark..if you dare...well thats an allusion bye.
    This Shit Rules 001on January 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyea. this is about a night with skiba. basically a drunken, drug filled night. "snow piled on tables, up on scales, into bags. latenight beer and smoke, too sleepy and awake." the snow, being cocaine. and coke makes you stay up all damn night and not sleep, which acounts for the crazy eyes over eggs in the morning and why brendan is saying "nightime passed me by again." A typical LA song about frustration of life and drinking etc.
    gregisgregon March 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbest la song in my opinion.... guided tour of chicago still remains best album post oh! calcutta
    punks not passeon October 02, 2006   Link

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