There's something sweet about seeing the world
There's something great about Kansas
It's like staring across an ocean
Like seeing the first stars burn white
Through the swamp and trees of Southern night
Oh, I'll always have those mornings in
California where the mountains climb so tall
And waves crash blue around you
When everyone's passed out in the van
And I'm the one driving through the land
Alone in open roading
Ted's out in the seat right next to me
He's drooling on his sleeve
Who ever made up open skies and two of the bluest eyes
Must be some young phenom
Sometimes taking off can open up your eyes
To everything that lies in your heart
'Cause that's when you miss your home
And the trees seem a little deader
I think we're getting back tonight
Would you care if I came over?
I've missed you about three weeks now
I'm dying just to taste your lips
Could we stomp around your back yard
And wreck our clothes in the mud?

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    General Commenti love this song. i dont know why.. maybe because the girl who got me into savestheday really liked this song and sang it all the time. but either way its amazing.
    you break me upon January 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentall i have to say is this is the best song ever.
    wait... no this is just the best band ever.
    enough said! <3
    blue skyon April 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing. It describes how awesome it is to get away and just have some distance to realize what everything means to you. The line "sometimes taking off can open up your eyes to everything that lies in your heart" to me that means that only by leaving what you have can you realize how much it truly means to you. In this case, he is speaking of his girlfriend. By being away 3 weeks he realizes how much he misses her and how much she means to him.
    Brodie TSon April 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSaves The Day r my favourite band and this is my favourite song by them, so basically enough said! this song rocks! i love it when it goes into, "California..." it has loads of passion, cool song.
    SaVeStHeDaYgAlon April 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I think we can all realize how much everything means to us by just getting away for awhile. We always talk about Chris being a good lyricist and he is... but Dave did this song really well.
    emo_SavestheDayon April 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhen the song gets to the "California where the mountains climb so tall
    And waves crash blue around you" part i want to get up and dance. its just the way he says caaaalifornia
    EMOmentson July 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTed wrote the music for this song and I will always listen to this in loving memory of him. He was the best and it is a crying shame what happened.
    VastSpoilsOfAmericaon July 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyou know why Ted says CALIFORNIA so passionatly? Cuz CA is reeeeeally that good! Trust me, i know!!! :)
    Lilakon July 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHey moron.
    Ted isnt the singer.
    In fact, he's not even in the band anymore.
    LoserWhittleon August 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah i hate to say it but ted isn't in the band anymore and he wasn't the singer. but listen to saves the day anyway cause it doesn't matter if you know who sings, they deserve to be listened to as long as whoever's listening can really appreciate it.
    anyway, i have a feeling this song is about touring and being on the road doing shows and stuff and he's just thinking about how amazing the experience has been but it's bittersweet cause he really longs to see his girlfriend or whoever it is that's on his mind. that's what i think.
    savethedays4whitneyon August 14, 2002   Link

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