Salute the army at hells hand,
Salute the reasons why...

My conscience it wades me,
With five-a-side,
I'll never get out,
I'll never make my stand.

And when I awake,
I'm not about to listen to them,
For I can't wait,
It's not about me.

Stare down the longest line,
Of course this is falling apart,
You fooled me like a rat trap baited,
But I, refuse to bite.

I'm shell-shocked and I've lost my sight.
But I can still hear you calling me.

And when I awake,
I'm not about to listen to them,
For I can't wait,
I'm not about to listen to...

I'm on a highway that leads to the end,
I'm on a highway that leads to the end,
I'm on a highway that leads to the end,
I'm on a highway that leads to...

These broken bones,
This busted smile,
My head it hurts,
I should be leaving now.
I hear your words,
They call my name,
I won't go back,
You must be outta your head.

You say I'm wrong,
You say I'm mad,
If I stay here,
I'll never make it back.
I hear your words,
They call my name,
I won't go back,
You must be outta your head,
You must be outta your head.


Lyrics submitted by ctorrisi

Broken Bones Lyrics as written by Ian Lewis Kenny Anthony John T Jackson

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, MUSHROOM MUSIC PTY LTD, Hipgnosis Songs Group

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    They are amazing! and so sooo good live!

    I Definitely think this is about war... "with five a side I'll never get out"..."If I stay here I'll never make it back"

    About the army brainwashing/forcing soldiers into war when they really don't want to go and they don't believe in the reasons they are fighting.

    i've noticed that war comes up in a few of the songs by these guys..

    But u can interpret it either way & still such an awesome song, love it

    Curioon April 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    omg i love this song and this video connectes that silloitistic (or however u spell it?) but yes i love the lines

    I hear your words, They call my name, I won't go back, You must be outta your head.

    im sure these guys will be big in a few months :)

    akaputtputton August 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I think it is about a dude, not giving into his over-demanding (ex)-girlfriend...

    rusty14on September 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i fucking LOVE this band. with a passion. this is by far my fav song,

    and wahhhh

    new obsession,

    if you think this album is good. listen to there older one

    the_used_rokon December 14, 2008   Link
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    Memory

    the song definetely has reference to war, "Stare down the longest line" "If I stay here I'll never make it back" I'm on a highway that leads to the end", but it can be applied to a girlfriend, whom lured him in to start with "You fooled me like a rat trap baited" but has realised and left this girl, she wants him to come back though "I hear your words, They call my name" then the next line suggests that he thinks shes crazy for thinking he would go abck to her, this has happened to me.. so i guess thats how i see the song..

    welshy120on March 04, 2010   Link

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