You were depressed, you were really messed up
You know I understand
But why did you not talk to me
Why didn't you help me prepare for the nightmare

You took a vacation into oblivion
You were so low and I felt like I didn't know you
Christmas vacation you took a vacation from me

Once it ended, I mended myself
But it keeps falling back down off the shelves in my head
A twinge of pain now, a shudder of disgust
As I shield my eyes from my own memory

I knew all about your plans
I really did understand
But you didn't let me know
I wasn't invited to go
Christmas vacation you took a vacation from me

I watched in desperation as you stumbled before my eyes
She needs beer, she doesn't need me, I finally realized
My anger and pain in all your fun, you couldn't recognize
I stopped caring long before you started to cry

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Christmas Vacation song meanings
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    My Interpretationi always thought the title "song meanings" was a pretty bold statement for a website to let just any asshole post what they THINK the song means....and now this asshole is about to do the same.

    i'm reading it completely different from most of the commenters cause i feel like i've been in this situation with my most recent ex. and it wasn't as dramatic as poor milo's situation, cause mine wasn't a drunk, she was a pothead, that basically kept herself high, i feel to make being with me more tolerable. she was done with the relationship long before it eventually ended, but never had the balls just to end it...I don't think the girl committed suicide cause there in the last lines about his anger in all her fun, he stopped caring before she started to cry. and that statement rings true cause when you're in a relationship where the feelings aren't 50/50 but the one that doesn't have as strong feelings as the other doesn't just nut up and end it you got a person trying and trying til they just resent them and say "fuck it"
    goobertron84on May 29, 2017   Link
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    General Commentthis song deserves many, many comments. one of the best songs milo aukerman has ever written. i think it's just about wanting to de there for a friend who's depressed but they keep rejecting your help until you finally give up on helping them.
    akira_256on October 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentProbably their most underrated song. I will never understand why it wasn't on Somery. Obviously about a friend or (ex?)girlfriend who either committed suicide or died through living recklessly. It's a common theme in Descendents songs (Bikeage, Jean is Dead, One More Day).
    Regos the Saneon January 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree with you akira...this song should at least have 20 comments ;)
    Arpiieon February 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentplus 44 made a really good cover of this song...but the original is way better
    Arpiieon February 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMany of us have had this problem. She needs you, but you don't realize until it's too late. You try to help, but she pushes you away. Doesn't end well.
    CaptainCoolon December 26, 2007   Link

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