come on down, the furthest reaches of your nowhere town
they suck you in, the black hole kids wont let you free again

dont you try to shoot up the sky
tonight well stay alive

when its gone, you sit and stare
until the golden dawn
cant you see his arms are a hell and you wont ever leave?

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Stay Alive song meanings
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    My Opinionbeautiful
    thenor9on February 07, 2009   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful song. i'm sure it's about meth, though. "when it's gone / you sit and stare until the golden dawn" is definitely about drugs, nevermind the other lines.
    chamiseulon July 04, 2010   Link
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    General Commentdon't you try to shoot up the sky
    existentialanxietyon February 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is an amazing nod to Ride, the guitars are so Ride-ish, the whole atmosphere... Tt really makes me think of a huge endless sky, and being in a desert looking at a ghost town or something like that. Anyway, it's amazing, I love this band, I hope there's a real shoegazing revival coming up...

    And I think it's about being so happy in the arms of someone you love but know it's bad for you, about just wanting to enjoy the moment, to forget about the harm that may come from that relationship, and realizaing that happiness can easily turn inyo you geting lost and trapped... I'm not sure, but right now it sounds like that.
    maracuyitoon April 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSorry for the typing errors...
    maracuyitoon April 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think, like 2/3s of their songs, this one is about the speaker who being involved with a super cool woman already in a relationship with someone else.
    robwyattfanon January 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSeems to me like the singer is trying to persuade someone not to commit suicide, hence the chorus. I might not be reading deep enough, though.
    cooltapes45on April 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe Black Hole Kids I think is a reference to the Adolescents song. The definition I saw said that the black hole is a one bedroom apartment in California where homeless kids into punk music live.

    The Vivian Girls song Death also refers to staying alive and came out the previous year.

    I have wondered if the Golden Dawn line is a reference to the occult group at the beginning of the last century that had as members Aleister Crowley and W.B. Yeats.
    jscott33on November 06, 2011   Link

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