Don't believe everything happiness says
Nothing feels better than hiding these days
We bury our fears in the drinks in these tears
For the days we believed we could fly
Call up your brothers and sisters and friends
We'll go back to the place where the night never ends
We'll remember the fires
The burning car tires
Boy how in the hell'd we get here?

So why don't you meet me down behind our old school
We'll waste away the weekend with perfect regard for how cavalier we used to be
That beautiful insanity the apathy surrounding me
Don't close your eyes or we'll fade, away

Over and over and over again
We sat down for a minute grew up into men
Now we're putting out fires and changing car tires
Man how in the hell'd we get here?

So why don't you meet me down behind our old school
We'll waste away the weekend with perfect regard for how cavalier we used to be
That beautiful insanity the apathy surrounding me
Don't close your eyes or we'll fade, away

This time
And we'll never get back what we gave away
When we stare at the fire in our eyes

Don't believe everything happiness says
Nothing's as real as our old reckless ways
When we drink by the fires the burning car tires
Bad girls and good liars, the dreams we conspired
The days we went crazy, the nights wild and hazy
Man how in the hell'd we get here?

So why don't you meet me down behind our old school
We'll waste away the weekend with perfect regard for how cavalier we used to be
That beautiful insanity the apathy surrounding me
Don't close your eyes or we'll fade, away

So why don't you meet me down behind our old school
We'll waste away the weekend with perfect regard for how cavalier we used to be
That beautiful insanity the apathy surrounding me
Don't close your eyes or we'll fade, away


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    This is one of my favourites off FLW.
    Basically a song about growing up. Very powerful and accousticish

    FightYourInsanityon November 05, 2007   Link
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    This is one of my favourites off FLW.
    Basically a song about growing up. Very powerful and accousticish

    FightYourInsanityon November 05, 2007   Link
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    it's very straightforward. it's about growing up and trying to get back to the old days. how, as you get older, your perspective about things changes. hence the change between remember the fires and putting out fires.

    i love how he uses boy in the first verse and man in the second. genius.

    blackred99on July 09, 2008   Link
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    why doesn't this song have more comments? it's seriously one of the most amazing songs i've ever heard. && as for the meaning, i agree with blackred. HEDLEY IS AMAZING. :]

    ashtonisallmineon August 08, 2008   Link
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    "we sat down for a minute, grew up into men." and the next line, talks about the changes, and the time that flew by. i love this song. its kind of sending the message : dont wish your life away, and have fun while you can.

    dldloveon October 06, 2008   Link
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    amazing song. pretty straightforward, it's about how they grew up. i love how in the first verse, it says "we'll remember the fires, the burning car tires, boy how in the hell did we get here?" then in the second, "now we're putting out fires and changing car tired, man how in the hell did we get here?" geniusss.

    Charliee23on November 04, 2008   Link
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    This is such an amazing song. The writing is very clever, the way they grow up through the verses and chorus' as well. It's such a good song. I heard it on the radio and loved it but missed who it was by and what it was called, and then my friend got it for me on my iPod and now I listen to it all the time :D

    8fortherecord8on April 15, 2009   Link
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    : O I love this song SO much!!!

    horseluver25on July 14, 2010   Link
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    When I listen to this song I think about graduating high school, how everything will change.

    MusicLover23on January 10, 2011   Link

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