The silent stray inertia
No burden on my back
No determinance, no ballast
No chance of looking back
It doesn't matter what's ahead
It's time I'll hit it hard
No fixing my position
No sign of retard
It's the fast life
There's nothing I can do
The fast life
Suck it in and follow through
The fast life
Just learning as I go
You might call it careless
But this fast life
Is all I've ever known
Like a wispy feather
Defying gravity
Or a rolling cobble
In the middle of the stream
Propelled by a ghost force
That never shows his face
Increase the ante
Of this perpetual pace
It's the fast life
There's nothing I can do
The fast life
Suck it in and follow through
The fast life
Just learning as I go
You might call it careless
But this fast life
Is all I've ever known
Ever since the day
I came out of the womb
My head was always bouncing
Off the walls in the room
Always scratching gravel
Covering new ground
No matter how hard they tried
They couldn't pin me down
It's just the fast life
There's nothing I can do
The fast life
Suck it in and follow through
The fast life
Just learning as I go
You might call it careless
But this fast life
Is all I've ever known
Yeah it's all I've ever known



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    It's about living a life that's fast paced, constantly moving and having things to do. Fairly straight forward.

    But I think that this song is about the band itself, cuz no one really lives a fast life... unless you're a member of a punk rock band. Life in general seems pretty slow paced to me, a lot of waiting and just passing the time away by doing boring stuff. Soo I think this is about the band, always being on tour and recording new songs and things like that, that sounds like the fast life to me. I could be wrong tho.

    stayfluffyon March 26, 2011   Link

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