This is a time in my life
Where everything is falling apart,
And at the same time, it's all coming together.

Those summer days that I longed for
Never really were what I
Wanted them to be.

Just like when beautiful people drive ugly cars.
Just like when pretty people crash ugly cars.
I'm hitting the road again
With five of my best friends.
We always seem to disagree,
But I still enjoy their company.
But I still enjoy their company.

And when I'm here,
I'll make you a mixed tape.
Those singers always know
Just what to say.

My throat is already hurting,
And it's not even the first day.
The record sounds great,
But for some reason
I can't pull it off from day to day.

This is the time in my life
Where everything is falling apart,
And at the same time, it's all coming together.
It's all coming together.
It's all coming together.
It's all coming together.

This is the time in my life
Where everything is falling apart,
And at the same time, it's all coming together.
It's all coming together.
It's all coming together.


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A Year In The Past, Forever In The Future song meanings
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    General CommentWhere is this song at?
    Justin834on October 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a cover on the CD (sold only at shows, but you can look online for it) called "Wire Tapes" that came out 10/3, I think. It's a bunch of cover songs Chris recorded. The original is by a band called Grade. Dashboard got me in to Grade...they are both amazing. This is one of my favorite songs by Grade and I'm so glad Chris covered it. He sounds great on it. :)
    fivergirlon October 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAll of his covers are really great. I love this one and El Scorcho the most.
    kissedonfilmon February 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGood explanations so far.. to me this song speaks to the to the person who defines him/herself by their achievements. It's about someone who has thought that their worth could be measured only by how "well" they do in life. The author has obviously come to the realization that this can't be, that the struggle for perfection is in vain, and not worth the pain it brings to the individual. He doesn't think that striving for perfection is realistic. He wants to be able to connect with others and fears his desire for perfection will get in the way. If he continues on this path, he will become consumed by this desire and become detatched from his life and the people in it. He didn't realize how difficult this course would be and wishes that people would take him seriously when he expresses his pain. His journey to perfection has taken him to a place where he is alone and he has no joy. His mind is in turmoil trying to figure things out and his thoughts of giving up (possibly suicide?) are tempting him more an more. He feels as though nothing can release him of his misery, no one can rescue him from his feeling of inadequacy and detachment. These feelings are all he has. He deeply regrets starting on this quest for perfection and acknowledges it was the worst mistake he ever made. He knows that the pain and pressure will never end and questions if he really knew that to begin with.
    kthxbion May 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGood explanations so far.. to me this song speaks to the to the person who defines him/herself by their achievements. It's about someone who has thought that their worth could be measured only by how "well" they do in life. The author has obviously come to the realization that this can't be, that the struggle for perfection is in vain, and not worth the pain it brings to the individual. He doesn't think that striving for perfection is realistic. He wants to be able to connect with others and fears his desire for perfection will get in the way. If he continues on this path, he will become consumed by this desire and become detatched from his life and the people in it. He didn't realize how difficult this course would be and wishes that people would take him seriously when he expresses his pain. His journey to perfection has taken him to a place where he is alone and he has no joy. His mind is in turmoil trying to figure things out and his thoughts of giving up (possibly suicide?) are tempting him more an more. He feels as though nothing can release him of his misery, no one can rescue him from his feeling of inadequacy and detachment. These feelings are all he has. He deeply regrets starting on this quest for perfection and acknowledges it was the worst mistake he ever made. He knows that the pain and pressure will never end and questions if he really knew that to begin with.
    kthxbion May 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah..are you sure this is even dashboard ??
    severalwayson October 02, 2007   Link

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