I'm in a parking lot by myself
It's quarter to nine and I've been here since 5:45
Oh, there's no one but I can see some flickering lights
I can hear some dogs barking in the back yards
And I smell gasoline
I wish the sky were open 'cause if there weren't those trees
I think I could see for miles
The city is just beyond those clouds
I guess this is what it's like to be really down
And holding out for something
Remembering the warm nights
Remembering the open arms of two years ago
Oh there's nothing like this parking lot
And seeing the stars in morning
'Cause I can see them from where I'm lying
I can feel the cold pavement against my skin
It's tingling.


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    General Commenti believe this song is about a young man experiencing something we call... Life. maby for the first time he is experiencing the world... out of a depression, or a breakup... He is finally getting back to his life... feeling the freedom of our world... his sences come alive... and he sings this song.
    LiNkNmarkon March 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwow thats all majestic and shit. But i think its just about growing up and when life gets tuff you have that plays you can always go to feel better. in this case a parking lot. Saves The Day rocks!!!!
    RivalSchoolson March 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti kinda choose to ignore random lines in this... from the first remembering to lying and without them the song is about trying to find yourself.. its a moment of thought... such a great song... "i can feel the pavement against my skin.." couldn't have put the midnight star gazing any better...
    cHasIngRaiNbowson April 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is the best std song... its so great. because i can relate. who hasnt just sat under the stars and thought about life?
    alk3girlon April 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, one of those songs we shouldn't try to analyze.
    emo_SavestheDayon April 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think Chris is in this parking lot because he's thinking about some lie he told. Here he realizes what a fool he was for not being truthful and he uses his surroundings as a metaphor of what his real situation is. "Clouds" are his "Lies" and if they weren' t there he could see the city... I particularly like the rhythm of the singing when he says "four miles... the city..." (kinda like a pun) and it also anticipates the "clouds" when he pauses after "city".... goddam masterpiece.
    bparkon May 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhatever this song means, it kicks a lot of ass. dead on. i love it
    thursdayROCKSon May 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti reckon this song can mean lots of different things.. whatever it means to you may not mean what it means to chris when he wrote it. this song rilly gets pictures in your head one of my favourites
    emOkiDstDon May 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite Saves The Day song. By far, the best. everytime I hear it, I just want to cry for all the mistakes I have made in my life. It just makes me rethink everything I have done, and realize that I cannot dwell on them. Everyone has had that time in his or her life where he or she just had to take a moment to think of the mistakes made. This song is all about that.
    beenheresince5:45on May 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis songs a great song with pretty simple lyrics, but if you're a teenager especially, i think you feel them so much
    lizz68on June 05, 2002   Link

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