Boys, now the times are changing
The going could get rough
Boys, would that ever cross your mind?
Boys, are you contemplating moving out somewhere?
Boys, will you ever find the time?

Here we are stranded
Somehow it seems the same
Beware, here comes the quiet life again

Boys, now the country's only miles away from here
Boys, do you recognize the signs?
Boys, when these driving hands push against the tracks
Boys, it's too late to wonder why

Here we are stranded
Somehow it seems the same
Beware, here comes the quiet life again

Now as you turn to leave
Never looking back
Will you think of me?
If you ever, could it ever stop?

Oh, oh, ooh , the quiet life

Here we are stranded
Somehow it seems the same
Beware, here comes the quiet life again


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    General Commentit has been proposed that the lyrics refer the band members and simon napier-bell, with the manager being the narrator of the song
    nic-ckon September 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbrilliant song. love it.
    bubbleteaon October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've just sussed out what the song's about. Heroin addiction. Or maybe drug addiction in general....
    It's about the choice; getting away from it all...the city and the drugs, or staying put and wasting away to the drugs.
    "Boys, when these driving hands push against the tracks
    Boys, it's too late to wonder why"
    "tracks" are the scars left by previous jabs!
    marklrhon June 25, 2021   Link

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