s/he says s/he's tired of working overtime and troubles weighing on his/her mind in class. s/he said s/he'd like to pack his/her bags and run away, and never look back. s/he says this life of mine's like doing time for crimes that i didn't commit. s/he says if life is just a game, i'm on the losing team - and i just want to quit.

s/he says we can take this weekend, drive out past city limits, keep on driving just as far as we can go. and maybe when we get back, things will seem a little better, things will work out in a way we couldn't know...

s/he says we can take this weekend, drive out past city limits, keep on driving just as far as we can go. and we can take this weekend, and make it last forever, deal the shackles of our lives a breaking blow. because to run away is victory, a tank of gas is freedom, and a starry night and open road is hope. we can take my fast car, or maybe just close our eyes, and when we open them the world we want ... can be the world we know.

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Road Signs Always Look Better Looking Over You Shoulder song meanings
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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs of all time. i saw defiance ohio live here in austin and the show was amazing. i don't know if it's possible, but they are better live than they are on the cd.

    to me, this song means pretty much everything it says. just getting in your car and leaving your old, shitty life behind and starting anew. and if you don't have a car, just close your eyes and imagine it. start your day as if the last never existed.
    chelseaxon April 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is definetly my favorite Defiance, Ohio song. I had a chance to see them in austin but ended up not going for dumb reasons. I kick myself everytime I listen to them. this song is just....amazing
    b-poton September 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my fav song by this band...def check them out if you haven't heard of them starting with this song and maybe bikes and bridges...they're good
    ryan...isarealboyon November 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song so much.
    WeGaveEmHellon November 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI notice that they have similar lyrics to against me.. or maybe that's just me?
    anneymalon December 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI want to be Defiance, Ohio. The last time I saw them at Mala's in Minneapolis was the best show I've ever been to in my life.
    Skaman2on January 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song means more to me than all the money in the world.
    SlapsterMcFlashon December 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI find this song to be pretty average compared to their other songs honestly. Lots of people like it though.
    Joeyyyyon May 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFavorite Defiance, Ohio song. They played this song as an encore at the San Diego show a while back and i got to go up on stage and sing the whole song. Best moment of my life.
    ruinandwreckon September 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentruinandwreck! WAS IT AT THE CHE CAFE!??!?!?!?!?!?
    THE ONE IN UCSD!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!!??!?!?!?!?!?

    Great fucking song by the way.
    IluvIhateMyselfon August 19, 2008   Link

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