We are bitter losers snarling through our smiles
We're the lost boys in the supermarket aisles
We're Christmas dogs dumped by the side of the road
Confused, we will run for miles
We are road rage
We are stone age
We are wild

We are busted light bulbs in a backstreet neon sign
We're the shaking gun in a service station line
We'll drink though we're drunk
We'll sink though we've sunk
We're fucked but we say we're fine
We are rampage
Missing back pages
In our spines

We long for journeys and the roadside
We long for starlight and the low tide
Yeah, we long for fairy tales and firesides
And oh

We are coffeehouse cynics, too righteous, too rigid to believe
Disappointed romantics scraping the hearts from our sleeves
We're the toothless drunk, we're the aging punk
Yeah we're Adam with the apple and we're Eve
We are beggars with shiny pennies on our knees

We long for sunlight on the hillsides
Yeah we long for yesterdays and hind sight
Yeah we long for fairy tales and firesides
And oh

Yeah we long for carnivals and fairground rides
We long for journeys and the roadside
We long for fairy tales and firesides


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    General CommentWar and all that shatters. War that haunts us. War that stalks. A war that destroys us and all that we love. Ask a Marine. Ask a soldier. Never the same, this song is about war and its return. We are the Christmas dogs dumped by the side of the road and now we're wild busted light bulbs, snarling through our smiles. We are road rage; we are drunk; we are sunk. No! We're fine (on the side of the road), longing for fairytales and firesides in our minds.
    usmarine92182on January 06, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationSee now, i interpreted it as something different. The way that Mike uses "we" it makes it seem as though he is addressing just people in general. He then goes on to put us all inscenarios we have felt before as a way to amplify a certain feeiling. Example:"We are bitter losers snarling through our smiles" shows that we may seem calm on the outside but inside we are wishing we had it better. "We're the lost boys in the supermarket aisles" we are all confused and sometimes feel lost as a child would alone looking for their mother. Last example of these eotions that we are "We're fucked but we say we're fine" we all have problems but we know that we will eventually handle it. After all these comparisons, Mike puts us into this mode of desire
    "We long for journeys and the roadside
    We long for starlight and the low tide
    Yeah, we long for fairy tales and firesides"
    We all want something really badly. we want to explore, we want to see things unseen, go places unknown and then share these experiences with others. We want to do so much. We want a perfect "fairytale" to live in, but we live in teh real world and we can dream, but it is very unlikely that we will get the thing that we want. So we just accept it and live our lives that are full of confusion, rage, abandonment, fear, and all theses things may sound like a horrible way to live. One would say someone that live in this set of emotions is "fucked". But we all know that they will say that they are fine and carry on their life dreaming of their desire.
    MrFishy27on January 30, 2016   Link

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