Ever since I was eight or nine
I've been standing on the shoreline
Always waiting
For something lasting
Loose your hunger, you loose your way
Get confused and you fade away

Oh this town
Kills you when you are young
Oh this town
Kills you when you are young

I'm not the boy I used to be
This town has got the youth of me
All eyes turn hollow
From the work of sorrow

Standing on the paving
By the office building
They've got so much to do
Never time for you

We are shadows
Oh we're shadows
Shadows in the alley

You die when you're young
You die when you're young
You die when you're young

Lyrics submitted by Maraja, edited by moonglo

"Shoreline" as written by Daniel Broder Anders Gothberg

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    General CommentI don't know, if I get the meaning right, but it is a really sad song, no doubt. Perhaps it is about the end of childhood and what you lose by growing up in a cold, selfish society.
    Blaubeerwaldon August 24, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningExactly.

    It's the story of how so many people get trapped in their 'small town' not to mean in a town with a small population. It's the mentality of, I was born here, my parents were born here, it is expected of me to do x and x that traps you.

    In other words...following the ideal of others and not yourself.
    CatCatCatCaton November 26, 2008   Link

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