sound mixed in with discovery. found an ancient landmark to call home. with this cold war, my voice gets dry. place problems on a shelf to sit and die. sent off my later, a stapled pictured, and one short prayer. and if i said that i'd never cause an argument, only a commotion, one million emotions, would you still be here?
sat on your roof, young in 82, how you remember, how it remains. turn down the lights so now i can die, we'll always remember how we remained.
how can i possibly describle how we looked back then? falling in love, whether or not it lasts, there's truth in that
under... under... under the water, things are much calmer. under... under... under... under the water, streets and the towers. (2x)
sat on your roof, young in 82, how you remember, how it remains. turn down the lights so now i can die, we'll always remember how we remained.


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    this is like...my favorite song...possibly ever, and NOT A SINGLE F'N PERSON HAS MADE A COMMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!

    los_spaudoon April 23, 2003   Link
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    This song is amazing..along w/ the rest of the anniversary songs..but it means a lot. I would say something along the lines of this arguing couple and they have this secret place where all of there problems go away. but, maybe their love failed.. "turn down the lights so now I can die, we'll always remember how we remained"

    silencebroken11on May 13, 2003   Link
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    This is one of my all-time favorite songs. This band is one of the best to come out of Lawrence, KS - and that's saying a lot

    penatr8on October 02, 2004   Link
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    the best song of this records fo' sure!...it is really beautiful how they hide the meaning inside all those mix ideas. My interpretation: this song talks about remembering something that makes you happy or that u consider an important time in your life while going trough rough times...in this case a loved one. remebering a love back when he was young and thins were good......just beautiful!

    DA-KICK!on October 31, 2004   Link
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    Stream of consciousness: This song is amazing.
    I would say it's about reminiscing, finding that special place in your head. The Anniversary was such an underated band.
    Their songs are so damn catchy. We need a reunion!

    bicyclejoyrideon December 27, 2006   Link
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    theres about to be a reunion!

    the scenic worldon March 31, 2008   Link
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    This is incredible! I think this song is about remembering childhood. It begins with a reminder of the painful present. The line "Place problems on a shelf to sit and die" is a reference to the song "Chesterfield King" by Jawbreaker.

    The chorus is about remembering a time in 1982, when the band members would have been young children. The song title could refer to the name of a childhood friend who the person loved. The song describes the feelings of curiosity, imagination, and exploration people remember from childhood. "Turn down the lights so now I can die" means that that their childhood has ended forever and they can never return to it, except in their memories which are lifelong.

    The verse "Under the water" refers to an imaginary place the lyricist created, either with their childhood friend, or perhaps in the present, using their childlike sense imagination to escape from the pain.

    xxKurtxxon February 21, 2020   Link

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