Just walk away.
Gather your thoughts for the second wave
of this argument of this epic changing day.
It’s crazy to think that an hour ago all things were great.
We stand here, both proud, both wrong and right,
throwing cheap shots in this stubborn fight.
Our lives are so intertwined in one,
we’re just so stuck in this moment it’s clear that we’re coming undone.
And you see that it’s hard for me to breath, when I get all worked up with these feelings.
I don’t know exactly how it is, that we can be so mad we considered not to exist.
We both know that there’s so much love clenched between our fists.

Goodbye waves in the driveway just resonate.
And yes I’m throwing it right back at her while we’re drowning in rivers from our faces,
We just want know if this, is this over?
Trembling silence fills the air as we stand here,
so impaired, but so aware.

Sit in this house, alone with fresh photographs, and I just can’t relax.
My cigarette smoke, I’m starting to choke on this,
half of my souls on the road in a car with the girl in a dress.
See it’s making it hard for me to breath, when I get all worked up with these feelings.
And I don’t know exactly how it is, that just to say “I’m right”, “you’re wrong”,
we both lose to win.

The Goodbye waves in the driveway just resonate.
And yes I’m throwing it right back at her while we’re drowning in rivers from our faces,
We just want know if this, is this over?
Trembling silence fills the air as we stand here, Oooh!

So hey now, maybe we’re just being stupid.
Maybe we’re just being dumb.
No, hey, maybe it’s time that we stopped,
and we realize that like that flag in the wind we are one.
And how (No Clue) makes so cute and lovely. The battle can be tore to shreds.
With time and patience, and love and affection we can beat this with needles and thread.
Because I love you! And you love me! And nothing will make this leave.
I said, I love you, and you love me. And nothing will make, make, make, make this leave.
So remember me, Yeah… remember me. Yeah. Remember me.

Don’t Walk Away.


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    General CommentThis song is amazing. It's pretty self explanitory too, its about a break up between two people who love eachother but just can't get around an arguement that they're having. I'm finding myself in a simliar situation so maybe thats why I like it so much...but I'm in love with it.
    May 17...Hello, good friend. Its going to be awesome.
    Guy.
    Starboyon March 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti cant believe only 1 person has commented on this song. it's so great, especially when he yells at the end. that's probably my favorite song off the album, just because of the emotion in his voice.
    IamSUMMERon May 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. from a band that creates such poppy songs and upbeat tempos, this was a nice change. i thought that after about a minute or two the rest of the instruments would come in, and i could get a pick me up. But the song maintains it's feeling of frustration. This song sets itself apart from others, in my mind, because of that heartwrenching ending. In all rocket summer you get the idea that the confidence of bryce is unfaltering. even when he's singing of bad times, it has a quirky good outlook. (ie: mean thoughts and cheap shots). it reminds me so much of dashboard. raw and uninhibited, and yet friendly.

    Most of all i love how the first line is just walk away, and the song is ended with don't walk away. it's so hard to be in an argument. that sums it up.
    morningloryon June 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love the Rocket Summer. I just saw Bryce perform yesterday in Flagstaff, and it was worth the drive.

    the part that you don't know is "and how a first kiss makes so cute and lovely"
    emotinaon July 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit's just exactly what love is like sometimes. you fight because none of you want to be wrong, with pride blinding you, not being able to see the amazing thing you have going on. but you know that you love each other...and that's all what should matter.

    i
    songforafriend5on August 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe emotion at the end is amazing..it gives me shivers.
    RuthLesson December 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLYRICS CORRECTION::

    So hey now, maybe we’re just being stupid.
    Maybe we’re just being dumb.
    No, hey, maybe it’s time that we stopped,
    and we realize that like that flag in the wind we are one.
    (((((And how at first its made so pure and lovely but in battle can be torn to shreds )))))
    and With time and patience, and love and affection we can beat this with needles and thread.
    Because I love you! And you love me! And nothing will make this leave.
    I said, I love you, and you love me. And nothing will make, make, make, make this leave.
    So remember me, Yeah… remember me. Yeah. Remember me.

    Don’t Walk Away.
    absolutdanceon January 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat an amazing song

    so much raw emotion at the end
    makes me go all tinglely
    and cry

    lol
    harlequinxgirlon April 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhen you hear Bryce say "I love you" it sounds like he means it with every cell in his body.
    popbaby1on July 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI do think it's self explanatory, and not open to interpretation. It's about a couple thats in love, but they just fight and fight.
    "we can be so mad we considered not to exist.
    We both know that there’s so much love clenched between our fists."
    They think about breaking up because of all these silly arguments and pointless fights, but the fact at the end of the day, is they're in love.
    Which is explains in the "Flag" metaphor.

    I also love how it starts with "walk away" and end in "don't walk away". definetely reflects the mixed emotions and wantings during an argument.

    "we both lose to win"
    I love that line so much, and when you fight with a lover, that needs to be kept in mind. You win the fight, yes, but you might lose the ultimate battle. Good stuff.
    amberloveson July 27, 2006   Link

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