In the suburbs I
I learned to drive
And you told me we'd never survive
Grab your mother's keys we're leaving

You always seemed so sure
That one day we'd be fighting in a suburban war
Your part of town against mine
I saw you standing on the opposite shore
But by the time the first bombs fell
We were already bored
We were already, already bored

Sometimes I can't believe it
I'm moving past the feeling
Sometimes I can't believe it
I'm moving past the feeling again

The kids wanna be so hard
But in my dreams, we're still screaming and running through the yard
And all of the walls that they built in the seventies finally fall
And all of the houses they built in the seventies finally fall
Meant nothing at all
Meant nothing at all
It meant nothing

Sometimes I can't believe it
I'm moving past the feeling
Sometimes I can't believe it
I'm moving past the feeling and into the night

So can you understand?
Why I want a daughter while I'm still young
I wanna hold her hand
Show her some beauty before this damage is done
But if it's too much to ask, if it's too much to ask
Then send me a son

Under the overpass
In the parking lot, we're still waiting
It's already passed
So move your feet from hot pavement and into the grass
'Cause it's already passed
It's already, already passed

Sometimes I can't believe it
I'm moving past the feeling
Sometimes I can't believe it
I'm moving past the feeling again

I'm moving past the feeling
I'm moving past the feeling

In my dreams, we're still screaming
We're still screaming
We're still screaming


Lyrics submitted by RickButt, edited by razer951

The Suburbs Lyrics as written by Regine Chassagne Jeremy Gara

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    General CommentI love this song! Lots of interpretations here. I'm not sure what it might mean exactly, but when I listen to this song, it reminds me of back when I used to live in a suburban neighborhood over 7 years ago. It gives me a nostalgic feeling of when I was a young kid, and would run around with my friends, playing a bunch of "pretend" games. "In my dreams we're still screaming, and running through the yards". And now that I've moved miles away from my childhood friends, and now that they've grown older and moved on with their lives, even if I went back it wouldn't matter. It seems like my 9 years living there "meant nothing at all" but to have left me with memories of a world I can never relive.
    ZedZangetsuon July 31, 2010   Link

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