"1000 Good Intentions" as written by and Principe/mcilrath/barnes/wleklinski....
It's all the same thing
Now that it ever was
Except now you've strayed too far
Need you to stop digging your hole
And follow the path we light
Don't need an invitation to be reconciled
'Cause these home fires are burning
Stare into your empty eyes and wonder...

How could something so right turn out so wrong?
You spent your time making excuse
For the ways of life that you are choosing
How could something so right turn out so wrong?
Not sure exactly where I am
The more we organize
We suck out this life that serves as the fuel behind

You want to take the passion in my veins
And put it down in black and white
You've got your foot directly on the gas
I watch you burn out so fast
Now I can see just what you've become

And how could something so right turn out so wrong?
I don't have a backup plan
This is all that I am
And how could something so right turn out so wrong?
Not sure exactly where I am

(One) one thousand (good) intentions
(Lost) translation (lost) forever
(One) one thousand (good) intentions
(Lost) translation (lost) forever
Lost

How could something so right turn out so wrong?
I don't have a backup plan
This is all that I am
And how could something so right turn out so wrong?
Not sure exactly
Where I am
Where I am


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    General CommentTim McIlrath fucking rocks. He writes so.... good. Damn I sound dumb.
    xLovexHatexon May 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh man this song is sooo good
    brianmeighanon July 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo great! I can't find the cd in the whole bloody country >
    inlieuon August 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHell Yeah, this song is amazing.
    da77ynon September 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUP!!!! scream along
    lil_grrrlon March 16, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen I saw them live a few months ago Tim turned the last part into a sing-a-long and it was great. The whole crowd yelled during the backup vocals....the "ONE!" "GOOD!" parts. You know what I'm talking about.
    SRDirtyon December 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe lyrics sound like they are describing someone who just doesnt get it. their intentions are good, but they are just bad alltogether.

    'need you to stop digging your hole
    and follow the path we light '

    feel me?
    rave2550on April 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of my favorite rise against songs.

    sooo good.
    1000goodintentionson May 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove rise against and love 1000 good intentions..

    I think the song's about a boy and a girl who started good then something crappy happened but he still wants her back..

    "I dont have a backup plan this is all that i am"
    Clankeron September 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really don't think this is about gf & bf.
    Their lyrics usually have deeper meanings than that.

    My opinin is like Rave's:

    Their intentons are good, but in all they just do not get it.
    Emothsta_Punkon September 08, 2007   Link

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