Are you waiting for a miracle?
Are you waiting for a lightning bolt?
Are you waiting like a paranoid little boy?
Are you ever gonna come back home?
Do you believe that the sky is falling?
Are you ever gonna pick up the pieces?
Do you really think that anybody will listen?
Do you really think that anybody will notice?
(Going away)

I used to dream about saving the world
Now I just dream about the holidays
I used to write so many songs for my girl
Now all I think about floating away
I think I need a big vacation
I think I need a big vacation
I think I need a big vacation
Out of this place

Lyrics submitted by concentric, edited by everythingness

"Search Party" as written by Melvin Ragin Maxwell Menard

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  • +1
    General CommentHe's depressed and has lost motivation to contribute anything to this world or to himself. He wonders if he can ever get that back, what that will take, and whether it will matter in the end.
    rpn453on November 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationHi all. I have listened to this song pretty closely. I love this album and especially this song and the song before it Murderer.
    The lyric I changed is "Now I just dream about the holiday"
    Hes not dreaming about holidays in general, he is dreaming about the holiday that will be when the world is saved. Because he no longer has the drive or desire to save the world. Just as he doesn't have the drive or desire to write songs for his girl.
    All of the bad things in life have beaten him down and all those dreams and aspirations he once had are gone. And that is what the search party is for...

    This is a very sad and this is the meaning I see.
    everythingnesson February 18, 2020   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Now i just dream about floating away"
    is actually
    "Now all i think about is floating away"

    .... small difference ... but only thing i noticed heh
    Linthorneon November 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood hustle, i was thinking about the lines above it when i wrote it
    concentricon December 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:P ya i easly would have done the same
    Linthorneon December 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn between the first and second stanzas I hear "no way, no way, no way, no way, no way, no way" repeated several times. Which would make sense, as the first stanza is entirely composed of questions.
    deciphereron April 06, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI kind of thought this song was about someone who was contemplating suicide, trying to talk themselves either into or out of it.
    neverpanicon August 08, 2012   Link

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