What it took for us to survive---what it took: both can't survive
To sing our songs in 3/4 time---what it took: both can't survive
Like a rusted through '76 Oldsmobile
And 4 kids drunk off of screaming
Asleep behind the wheel

And you'll feel wasted
Feel seamless
You'll feel like dying

What it took to get to who we are---what it took: both can't survive
Like a paddle boat in the the deep blue sea---what it took: both can't survive
Buckets empty out the water seeping in the cracks
But a crew in love with this vessel enough to make it last...

And you'll feel wasted
Feel seamless
You'll feel like dying

Plane crash in the highest mountian range
In the coldest air, deepest snow
Seems we're the only survivors on this plane
But for how long, who knows?

I'll keep fighting till the cold steals my last breath
But when it does it had better run like hell
'Cause the remaining passengers won't be taken as well

What it took: both can't survive
Just remember whatever it takes to live
Just remember what it took

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    General Commentthis song is just amazing wow!
    pimpingpastaon August 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite song from these guys!

    I think this song is about the punk movement and its history. In the first stanza, the lead singer compares something (what I believe is punk) to a rusted car with a bunch of reckless drunk kids behind the wheel. Perhaps this can be seen as the early punk movement as the late 70s and early 80s when nobody knew what the hell they were doing,

    The second stanza compares punk to a paddle boat sinking in the middle of the ocean but which has a crew dedicated enough to keep the boat from sinking. This could be the punk of the 90s to present when the movement started to die out but still had many loyal followers.

    Finally, the third stanza compares the future of punk to a plane crash. Eventually the scene is going to die out but not without a strong fight from the remaining members (the other passengers).

    SomeTreyon March 21, 2010   Link

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