Back in '95
A little boy from just outside of London
Took a fated trip across the ocean

And little did he know
That he would find his voice in verse and chorus
Making wishes on his broken stereo

Can't shake the noise from his bones
Hear it all play out in distant echoes

So long, soldier
Cruise controller
Satellite trajectory, guide us into reverie
And come down to voice a generation

Late 2005
The boy's got plans as crazy as his friends
They take their chances driving West alone
Give 'em six more years, and see what time will do for hopeless dreamers
Singing wishes to their broken stereo

You can't shake the noise from their bones
Hear it all play out in distant echoes

So long, soldier
Cruise controller
Satellite trajectory, guide us into reverie
And come down to voice a generation

So long, soldier
Cruise controller
Satellite trajectory, guide us into reverie
And come down to voice a generation


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"So Long Soldier" as written by Jack Bassam Barakat Alexander William Gaskarth

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    General Commentclearly about alex himself. When Alex was little (back in '95) he moved to america (took a fated trip across the ocean)

    (Late 2005
    The boy's got plans as crazy as his friends
    They take their chances driving West alone
    Give 'em six more years, and see what time will do for hopeless dreamers
    Singing wishes to their broken stereo) about all time low, his friends are jack, rian and zack, they take their chances doing all this music stuff, give them six more years and you're here, with all time low as they are today.

    (You can't shake the noise from their bones
    Hear it all play out in distant echoes)
    they wont give up on the band, you can't get that out of them.

    I love this song because it's personal to the band and it's like their story unlike songs about sex and love.
    love itttt
    ellasauruson February 20, 2013   Link

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