A moment of silence please for those who never get the chance
They show up to the party but they're never asked to dance
The losers the liars the bastards the thieves
The cynicists, the pessimists and those that don't believe in nothing

I never met a loser that I didn't see eye to eye with, I declare
I stare into your eyes
But you look right past me into the air
What's it like to stand in your shoes?
To have never felt the belt of somebody's abuse?
I take the bottle and i tip it to all my heroes that have passed
Alas, you have left us but your stories they will last
Uninspired by the recruiting call
Independent we stand
Independent we fall

So tell me; how long do you think you can go before you lose it all?
Before they call you bluff and watch you fall?
I don't know but I'd like to think I had control
At some point but i let it go and lost my soul
Sit tight but the revolution's years away
I'm losing faith and I'm running low on things to say
So I guess I have no choice but to regurgitate
The tired anthem of a loser and a hypocrite
Oh! to have died that night I realized it wouldn't last!
Our days were numbered and the reaper tipped the hourglass
The final mayday of our sinking ship had come and passed
Oh! to the west, you don't know what it is you're running from
And everybody's laughing loud
Your last chance to make your mother and father proud

oh, oh, oh...

A moment of silence please for those who never get the chance
They show up to the party but they're never asked to dance
The losers the liars the bastards the thieves
The cynicists, the pessimists and those that don't believe in nothing

They said "a pox
Upon your house
Upon your family and everyone you ever knew
And everyone you'll ever meet
I bet they think we wish we joined when we could
But we do what we want we don't do what we should
Now everybody's laughing because they're thinking they in on something I don't get
Don't forget
I connect and I read every word you said
Like a child who believes he was wronged
Ifyou hate me so much then stop singing my songs

So tell me; how long do you think you can go before you lose it all?
Before they call you bluff and watch you fall?
I don't know but I'd like to think I had control
at some point but I let it go and lost my soul
Sit tight but the revolution's years away
I'm losing faith and I'm running low on things to say
So I guess I have no choice but to regurgitate
The tired anthem of a loser and a hypocrite
Oh! to have died that night I realized it wouldn't last!
Our days were numbered and the reaper tipped the hourglass
The final mayday of our sinking ship had come and passed
Oh! to the west, you don't know what it is you're running from
And everybody's laughing loud
Uour last chance to make your mother and father proud

Oh, oh, oh...



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    General Comment"a moment of silence please for those who never get the chance
    they show up to the party but they're never asked to dance"

    -The 'moment of silence for those who never get the chance' refers to Streetlight Manifesto. Catch-22 went on to some kind of popular fame on Kalnoky's songs.

    "The losers the liars the bastards the thieves
    the cynicists, the pessimists and those that don't believe in nothing"

    -Hah. This one obviously refers to Catch-22, but Kalnoky writes it to sound as if it's a reference to Streetlight Manifesto itself, and a reference that was claimed by Catch-22, making them clear hypocrites.

    "I never met a loser that I didn't see eye to eye with, I declare, I stare into your eyes
    but you look right past me into the air

    -Kalnoky believes he always tried his best to get along with the guys in Catch-22 (The "losers"), but he still was disrespected nonetheless.

    "Take the bottle and i tip it to all my heroes that have passed, alas, you have left us but your stories they will last,"

    -Talking about the good times Kalnoky had in Catch-22.

    "Uninspired by the recruiting call"

    -As far as my interpretation of this line goes, obscure Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution reference.

    "independent we stand
    indepentend we fall"

    -This pretty much says, "Fine, you go your way, I'll go mine. We're only both going to fall anyway."

    "so tell me: how long do you think you can go before you lose it all?
    before they call you bluff and watch you fall?"

    Really doesn't need explanation. Catch-22 is now a bunch of guys living off Kalnoky's brilliance.

    "sit tight but the revolution's years away
    i'm losing faith and i'm running low on things to say"

    -The 'revolution' refers to a time when people will stop giving in to the mass-produced unoriginal garbage that bands like the new Catch-22 are consistently throwing out and will begin looking at music as something so much more. 'Running low on things to say' just kind of refers to the fact that soon Kalnoky himself may become another one of those unoriginals, because he's "Losing faith" and doesn't know how much longer he can keep this up.

    "oh! to have died that night i realized it wouldn't last!
    our days were numbered and the reaper tipped the hourglass
    the final mayday of our sinking ship had come and passed
    oh! to the west, you don't know what it is you're running from
    and everybody's laughing loud
    your last chance to make your mother and father proud"

    -Most of these have already been explained quite well. And the rest is self explanatory.

    "They said 'a pox upon your house
    upon your family and everyone you knew
    and everyone you'll ever meet'"

    -Obvious enough. They 'cursed' him. Meaning they left on bad terms.

    "now everybody's laughing because they're thinking they in on something i don't get"

    -Catch-22 thinks it's all one big joke that they're getting known based on all the hardwork of Kalnoky.

    "don't forget I connect and I read every word you said
    like a child who believes he was wronged
    if you hate me so much then stop singing my songs"

    There's a reason that this is the last verse line of the song. Kalnoky's just saying "Don't think I don't hear what you guys say and act towards me and Streelight Manifesto." Catch-22 would like to think and say that they're "done" with Kalnoky, but, as he says, "If you hate me so much, then stop singing my songs."
    Egalitarian.on October 20, 2005   Link

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