Should the canyons burn all night long like the 4th of July
We won't need an alibi
There's gas in the car
Hours 'til sunrise

And there's no guarantee that leaving town's gonna set us both free
But staying here
It's just not what we need
Yeah
Staying here
It's just not what we need

Because America shines
Yes it does
In between the white lines where I found love
All alone on a road going nowhere
(Nowhere)
Going nowhere
(Nowhere)
Going nowhere
(Nowhere)
At full speed

I have traveled far and I've seen things that I'd rather not say
But when you're traveling it's better that way
The darker the secret the harder you keep it

But it's no victory always running away like I do
I always know that I'll come back to you
I always know that I'll come back to you

Because America shines
Yes it does
In between the white lines where I found love
All alone on a road going nowhere
(Nowhere)
Going nowhere
(Nowhere)
Going nowhere
(Nowhere)
At full speed
At full speed

Because America shines
Yes it does
In between the white lines where I found love
All alone on a road going nowhere
(Nowhere)
Going nowhere
(Nowhere)
Going nowhere
(Nowhere)
At full speed

All alone on a road going nowhere
(Nowhere)
Going nowhere
(Nowhere)
Going nowhere
(Nowhere)
At full speed

And should the canyons burn I'm catching a ride off the coast


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At Full Speed Lyrics as written by Andrew Ross Mcmahon

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    General CommentWith a b-side like this, I can't wait to hear the full album!
    matty337on August 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI second that!
    ikolssson August 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI like the double meaning of finding love between white lines.
    ashycrashyon August 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI can't wait to hear this!!
    Kristall888on August 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentKristall888 - you already can!!
    head over to theglasspassenger.com, match the clues to their states and watch the trailer!!
    matty337on August 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI bought the In Valleys EP on iTunes already, and Annie, Use Your Telescope is listed as the song but with these lyrics. Just figured I'd let everyone know.
    wheresthemusicon September 09, 2008   Link
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    MemoryThe funny thing is, this is the only song released by Andrew that I had never heard until recently. I heard my boy friend playing this song and singing it, and I honestly thought he wrote it. Even before I showed him Andrew, they both had a similar writing and playing style. It was a shame when he told me he didn't write it though, I was going to tell him to make it be his new single! haha I should of known better. =P

    The piano trills Andrew does right after the first and last "at full speed" are just gorgeous. He's amazing. <3
    ilytrueblueon April 23, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"In between the white lines where I found love."
    Cocaine, perhaps?
    SnorkyMoonshineon May 07, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti absolutely love this song. i think it's incredibly beautifully written, and the lyrics are so meaningful. i think that it's saying that he's breaking up with a girl, or he may be leaving his family. "Always know that i'll come back to you" i think is saying that he'll return to see his family/girlfriend, but he just doesn't know when it'll be. i love Andrew's voice, and his piano playing is absolutely beautiful. like a true Andrew McMahon fan, "Konstantine"'s play-count on my itunes is 126. Thank God that Andrew survived his leukemia.
    padfoot24601on August 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about fleeding everyday life and seeing the world (America) with brand new eyes. In a way fixing problems he might be having with his girl. I don't think 'In between the white lines where I found love' refers to cocain, I think it refers to the white stripes on the American flag.

    In the second verse he confesses to have done bad things in their relationship, for cowarding out and for possiblyt cheating. But he won't mention them he'll just try to fix them silently, because America shines, (their love is beautiful).
    Glasspassengeron September 07, 2011   Link

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