In the desert we get sunburned. Tally up our losses by a broken down car. We're surprised we got this far. What will your parents think? You gave up everything for teenage love, and you're 23. Gave up everything for heartbreak and sweet cake for second looks and make out sessions under the stars. And when they look at our dirty hands we get followed in supermarkets. You especially with your backpack with patches, you're not even that punk anymore, they don't know the difference like I do. You gave up everything for a 1983 ideology, romantic novels in your back pocket. I'm sitting on my ass at the gas station smoking cigarettes, my feet are drenched with rain, I'm throwing in the towel.

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    General Commenti love you, nicole.
    iddonukon May 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love how Ben can tell a story with his lyrics. I hope I get to see him play again sometime.
    indi_wannabeon October 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe idea i got from this song was a girl who gave up friends(maybe Ben), or certain things in her current life for a boy.
    homerfacceeon July 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe idea i got from the song is about a girl who gave up everything for the narrator, a girl who still lived for a cheesy teenage ideology of love. maybe the narrator believed in that ideology too until he realized it was so much harder than surviving a car that might break down at any minute or people who followed them in stores because of their appearances, that to make things work there had to be more than makeout sessions under the stars and second looks. she gave up everything for him and now he is giving up on them.
    yourescumon December 26, 2006   Link

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