Just forget what you cannot replace
The sweet day is almost weightless in here
So I talk but no one can relate
To the fear I had when I was younger
Somehow I knew I'd end up empty and alone

We all accept in the same tired way
The gentle shift of continuous change
We confuse all the things that we say to ourselves
To the things we say to each other, always a lie
But at least we find some comfort for a while

So we'll start where the others left off
Get in our cars and embrace something new
To escape, we will always get caught
In the fear that what you had before was better
And you will become sick with the dream
Of knowing that you will be old (to be old)


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    this song is absolutely amazing

    heresyourletteron March 30, 2003   Link
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    "so we'll start where the others left off, get in our cars and embrace something new."

    i love this sentiment. i love this song. love love love.

    XnightingaleXon September 21, 2004   Link
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    "we confuse all the things that we say, to ourselves to the things we say to each other, always a lie but at least we find some comfort for a while"

    I've never heard the song, but I think the lyrics are pretty honest. I love it connors subtlety and simple truthfulness in his lyrics. He is the kindof person where you just want to believe everything he says. He also does a great job of talking about depression without giving the impression that he feels sorry for himself or overdramatic. What can I say, I'm obsessed.

    brokenspoonson December 04, 2004   Link
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    Beautiful. Makes me think back to Saturday As Usual. "To the fear I had when I was younger Somehow I knew I'd end up empty and alone" I Can't wait for the new cds to come out! And Bright Eyes better come to Buffalo soon!

    LaughAtTheEndingon January 01, 2007   Link
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    "The sweet day is almost weightless in here"

    it's weightless and new isn't it?

    i really love this song. i could relate to it so much when i moved :)

    motionsickness_on June 02, 2007   Link
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    old school bright eyes at its best!

    logouton July 13, 2007   Link
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    jeez. conor oberst is a god. this song has to be my favorite, though i haven't found one yet that i've disliked. it hits on some of our basic fears; being alone, forgetting what we know..

    geegingeron July 24, 2009   Link
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    does anyone know where i can download this song? i cant find it anywhere /: thanks sososo much

    mandapandaaaon December 28, 2009   Link
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    I think it's

    and you will become sick with the dream of going back to the old (to the old)

    woo4pooon October 09, 2010   Link
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