Beneath the glow of this hanging moon lies a city still and cold
Our silhouettes walk hand in hand
The drunken jukebox serenade
We pretend we're so innocent cause no one ever likes to hurt
Girl, take off that silver dress, and expose your naked heart

I'm not capable of love
That kind of love that I felt when I was twenty-one
Cause I'm not capable of love
That kind of love that I felt when I was twenty-one
Take it back

So happy birthday darling
Watch those candles melt away
Not unlike those chandeliers at the bar where we both etched our names
Who would have thought we'd fall so hard?
Who would have thought we'd fall so fast?
Optimistic children clinging tight to all we never had

I'm not capable of love
That kind of love that I felt when I was twenty-one
Cause I'm not capable of love
That kind of love
Girl, I wish that I could take back
Take it back

You're the only one I want
I wish that I could take it back

Am I not capable of love?
That kind of love that I felt when I was twenty-one
Cause I'd be lying if I said you're not my biggest regret
Girl, I wish that I could take it back

Cause I'm not capable of love
That kind of love that I felt when I was twenty-one
Take it back


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    General Commentapparently this is going to be the new single from the new album..

    gotta be honest... this band changed so much. song seems pretty okay, although i still miss the old ataris..
    Damonon November 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with you. I understand when bands need to go in new directions, and "grow up" or "evolve" musicaly, but I truly miss the old Ataris. It's sad that we will never hear the old ataris again. This song is alright and i'm sure it will grow on me, but the old ataris is what i grew up lsitening to and what got me through high school. meh
    the34truthon November 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentif this song is any indication of the rest of the album i have to say i'm relieved. i was afraid they would follow more in the pop sound of so long, astoria.
    snowbirdfsfon December 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is pretty rockin! i really like this song and yes everyone will miss the old ataris but this is a new step for the band and its a healthy one
    reducedtoteethon December 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti'm glad someone understands and feels the same way i do about the ataris as well [Damon & the34truth]!! but like snowbird and reducedtoteeth mentioned its a step kris has decided to take and it couldve been worse...i really think he should just change the bands name: new band members, new music, new record label, new fans...changing the band name would finalize this new sense of group identity and would do everyone a great justice i think.

    but anyways, song meaning: i remembering reading about the song somewhere and i wish i had the source now to credit but i dont: i think it references kris' divorce with denise and his overall growth as a person and as a musician with the rest of the band. also, the carefree and good times of the past and of being young.
    ihcorcason December 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a really healthy mix of old Ataris ethic with the driving bass line and the lyrical styles, and also shoegaze a la My bloody Valentine.
    TetherGuitariston December 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI definitely get a new vibe from this song as compared to the old Ataris music. I understand that they want to evolve musically, but I will always miss the old sound. This song is alright. I don't think Kris wanted to change the name because he still wants to play the old stuff at concerts. Just a thought.
    americanrejectx8on January 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti'll miss the old ataris too but i can relate to the way they have evolved. in a sense i feel like i've grown with them and i can put myself in this situation. being 21 and falling in love for the first time, then getting older and it just not being the same, where one person grows and the other doesn't. i love this song. i can't wait to hear the rest of the album.
    minarueon February 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti do not like this song. i too miss the old ataris.
    i like the lyrics but i dont like the new sound. :/
    ht12457on April 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like this song. true, its not like their old stuff which rocks, but at least they are still making music and touring. They still play all the old stuff at their concerts too, so its not like they forgot where they came from.
    R0adrunner400on April 05, 2007   Link

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