Come by when you get off work
I'll be sitting around doing nothing
Let's wait till the sun goes down
Then we'll drive off deep into the night

Don't care where we are going
As long as I'm going with you

The summer swells in us
With the heat comes a new kind of wanting
Cool nights never cooled us off
Lay around, wait for something to happen

When it is three lonely figures
A bedroom, a basement, she's scared
Which one is sleeping
And which one is lying awake?
Which one is sleeping
And which one is lying about it?

Afternoon drags on and on
Movie nights that never end
We can hang out all night long
Lay in bed and talk to a good friend

'Cause we only get older
You probably forget what it is like

The university's quiet today
Didn't clean, we just talked in the bathroom
The girl always gets in my way
Ruined friendships but others replace them

These opinions are poison
I've been drinking them all of my life
I could never replace you
I could never forget what it's like

Step out on a moonlit roof
The radio leads a feel good revolution
Cigarettes and my closest friends
Tell myself that I have to remember this

Remember this
Tell myself that I have to remember this
Remember this
To remember, to remember this


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    this song is so unbelieveably good.

    I was laying on my bed talking to my friend one night (at a slumber party. indeed, my friends and I STILL have slumber parties even though we're all well into high school and a few are in college). We were talking about how we don't want to grow up, you know? Just stay this age forever. And then came a silence (not an awkward one, but you know, just one where it's comfortable because you have nothing to feel awkward about) And this song was playing in the background, and when we stopped talking it said, "we can hang out all night long lay in bed and talk to a good friend because you only get older and you probably forget what it is like "

    and it's so true, you know? I can relate really well to this song.
    I think it's mostly about growing up and relationships. Relationships with friends and girls (in this case) And even though it's not hard to read into or anything, it's still very good.

    on your porchon January 13, 2005   Link
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    ah, i love this song. it's just nice, and makes me feel all sentimental. you know, those nights with your friends mean more than you realize as it's happening.

    chloroformxxperfumeon August 28, 2002   Link
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    Yes. This is one of the Bright Eyes songs that doesnt depress the hell out of me. It makes me remember all those nights sitting up with my freinds in a basement with a few good cds for hours and just how these are going to be the times we remember 20 years from now.

    x//distanceon March 27, 2003   Link
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    I miss the good old summer days.. "step out on a moonlit roof the radio leads a feel good revolution cigarettes and my closest friends I tell myself that I have to remember this I have to remember this"

    atarisemokidon April 18, 2003   Link
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    "these opinions are poison i've been drinking them all my life"

    remarkably said..

    Sweet*Sadnesson June 07, 2003   Link
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    this is my favorite bright eyes song!

    conor loves refering to time as "dragging on" and stuff... you know what i'm saynig.

    a toy planeon June 02, 2004   Link
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    This song is so pretty it aches. "I could never replace you..."

    AlmightyChrissyon September 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    i over used the phrase "you know" and i'm sorry. haha.

    on your porchon January 13, 2005   Link
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    This was the theme song to my 8th grade graduation :) It's so sentimental.

    TreesAndConvulsionson January 17, 2005   Link
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    8th grade and youre staying up all night on roofs and laying in bed with other people? dont you still have your whole life ahead of you? things would just get better. awesome.

    i rockon January 30, 2005   Link

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