I thought that you were joking
When you said you couldn't breathe
You said you couldn't breathe
Turns out that you were choking
On a town you couldn't leave
You knew you'd never leave
It met your disapproval at the age of 8 years old
You were only 8 years old
From then on there was no removal
From that one way dead end road
That one way dead end road

I thought that you were laughing
When you cried your eyeballs out
You cried your eyeballs out
And i don't mean to be prying
But what were you so sad about
What are you still sad about
Met your disappointment at the age of 9 years old
You were only 9 years old
From then on there would be no ointment
To take away these burns
To make that pain grow dull and forever ain't that long
When your smile's stuck in your head like a pop song
All you think about is death
Your dirty head has gone unswept for way too long now
For way too long now

I thought that you were sleeping
When i found you there in bed
I found you there in bed
When i touched you you were freezing
It turned out that you were dead
It turned out that you were dead
It met your disapproval at the age of 8 years old
You were only 8 years old
From then on there was no removal
From your fucked up head and your broken home and forever ain't that long
When your smile's stuck in your head like a pop song
All you think about is death
Your dirty head has gone unswept for way too long now
For way too long now
For way too long now
For way too long now


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Dead End Road Lyrics as written by Derek R. Grant Daniel Michael Andriano

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    this is a great song and alk 3 is a great band. and it's pretty sad that just because they are on mtv a few times that people who used to love them just stop liking them because 'it's the cool thing to do.' if youre really that low...then they are too good for the likings of you anyway.

    nothingtomeriton May 03, 2003   Link
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    i heard this song when i bought "Living Tomorrow Today...A Benefit for Ty Cambra" and immediately, i loved it. of course, i love EVERY alk3 song, but the lyrics to this one were especially good the first time through. any emo fan should definitely check these guys out, b/c although they may seem a little more rough around the edges, the lyrics are so awesome.

    emoprincess1on April 19, 2002   Link
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    yeah you're right the lyrics are right, but not just for emo, anybody! alk 3 kicks ass!

    UnwrittenMestUpGurlyon August 04, 2002   Link
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    I can relate to this song alot actuly, i live in my grand parents old house with my famly. i moved here when i was like 7 and a half. i realized that life sucks at around age 8 or maybe like 9... anyway! the house is on a dead end street in a boring little town. im never going to leave cause... like everything i have ever known was in this town and like all my famly lives in this town. i have like a fucked up head, for no reason, i just hate myself and my life. and i have trye to kill myself SO manny times. i have like stoped now cause i realise how mutch i mean to some people. but im still all depressed and shit. and ill never be "not depressed" but i guess i can live with that, i dont have mutch of a choice.

    PunkRockKidHWM421on September 17, 2002   Link
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    this song might be about how someone that likes to be sad and depressed, and they how they have a shitty little life, and in the end they couldnt' pull through, and that person eventually dies, and that person went unnotice.

    AlkalineRadioon September 21, 2002   Link
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    alkaline trio sold out! now there gonna be anouther band on TRL or MTV too. The video sucked . there probly gonna tour with like blink,jimmy,saves,dashboard,o yeah not saves the day cause they broke up and i hope thats why alkaline trio sold out. so its the end folks. alkaline trio went aginst everything that i thought they beleved in . and became a group of pozers .insted of a kick ass underground punk rock band. for nothing ex money. I hope if i go to a alkaline trio show that i flip out and kill like all the pozer alkaline trio fans .by creating a giant pit with the help of the other true alkaline tiro fans.and if i watch the video for stupid kid one more time then id probly throw alkline trio in the pit to. just to kick the mainstream out of them . break there fingers so they cant play for awile let them think it over alittle . well to the rest of you that read this ask urself one question did you think that even if alkaline trio went mainstream(witch you probly didnt)that they would have a video like the pile of steamy shit that they put on MTV.I dont even think i can watch it agin id indanger my computer. Id probly smash the monitor or just drop fuckin dead ok

    NickmanHWMon September 25, 2002   Link
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    Wow Kiddo.. Calm yourself down a little bit. Don't give it all up for one song, and not to mention Alkaline Trio did go on tour with Blink182, but obviously since you are SUCH an Alk3 fan and all of you could have guessed that. I mean heaven forbid, since a good band, comes out with a video, they play it on MTV, and here all these Kids swoon over them, and kiss their ass, doesn't mean that in one heart beat they would ever fucking forget their first fans. If anything, I can say for one, that they fucking change their sound with every damn new member they receive in their band. So why in God's name is that any different? Ever heard of The Get Up Kids? Where did they start off? Kansas? Or so I'd like to think, do you like them? Maybe? If that is a Yes, what about the kids that were there in the beginning? Any clue? Sure, they still fucking love them more then anything. I hope I stand either next to, behind, or in front of any other person reading this, and say, that Alkaline Trio will always be Alkaline Trio. Just because one day a song of theirs will be played over the radio waves, and their video played on MTV, and they sell out a show in Chicago making millions of dollars for a single show, that they will always be Chicago, and they will always kick ass... I'm hoping no one is taking offense to this, but let me tell you, when you ream out a band such as them, you deserve everything I just said. Learn to keep your mouth shut Kid, and then maybe you'll be noticed for good things.

    AlkalineKidon October 18, 2002   Link
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    Wow Kiddo.. Calm yourself down a little bit. Don't give it all up for one song, and not to mention Alkaline Trio did go on tour with Blink182, but obviously since you are SUCH an Alk3 fan and all of you could have guessed that. I mean heaven forbid, since a good band, comes out with a video, they play it on MTV, and here all these Kids swoon over them, and kiss their ass, doesn't mean that in one heart beat they would ever fucking forget their first fans. If anything, I can say for one, that they fucking change their sound with every damn new member they receive in their band. So why in God's name is that any different? Ever heard of The Get Up Kids? Where did they start off? Kansas? Or so I'd like to think, do you like them? Maybe? If that is a Yes, what about the kids that were there in the beginning? Any clue? Sure, they still fucking love them more then anything. I hope I stand either next to, behind, or in front of any other person reading this, and say, that Alkaline Trio will always be Alkaline Trio. Just because one day a song of theirs will be played over the radio waves, and their video played on MTV, and they sell out a show in Chicago making millions of dollars for a single show, that they will always be Chicago, and they will always kick ass... I'm hoping no one is taking offense to this, but let me tell you, when you ream out a band such as them, you deserve everything I just said. Learn to keep your mouth shut Kid, and then maybe you'll be noticed for good things.

    AlkalineKidon October 18, 2002   Link
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    Hah...and your so smart you made two of the same entres. of couse we all knew about them going on tour with blink, but a music video on mtv is the final straw.

    JustLizHWMon April 07, 2003   Link
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    well i know for a fact that this song is about a friend of matt's that killed himself when he was 9. end.

    ps the alkaline trio arent sell outs and even if they are fuck it they still make wonderful music and "Fuck the nay sayers.

    buzzicallyouon June 05, 2003   Link

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