Staring up at stars
From the back seat of a stationwagon
Carving the night
Trees keep marching by
Light poles blur into a stream
Blazing laser beams


My thoughts are trivial pursuits
My heart's a bomb that's been defused
What now?

There's no more use for me
I'm wasting energy
Muscles are weaklings
Thoughts just defeat me
Numbness is effortless
I could get used to this

Driving through Vermont
Overwhelmed by the insignificance
My conscience was my crutch
For a heightened existence
This other wordliness


I've been deprived reality
Brought up by holy ghosts and saints
What now?

I'm the delinquent here
I'm the contagious one
This heart is hopeless
I feel the numbness
All Hail The Atheist
I could get used to this
I could get used to this
I could get used to this
I could get used to this

Lyrics submitted by jephque

Vermont Lyrics as written by Matthew Ryan Maginn Clint Frederick Schnase

Lyrics © ROUGH TRADE PUBLISHING, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    my favorite cursive song, so true, so true

    6 to 8on June 19, 2002   Link
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    definatly my favorite cursive song.

    Ritesofspringon April 30, 2003   Link
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    numbness, apathy... words that depict my life... amazing song

    Reinventing Hateon May 01, 2003   Link
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    i love this song... about 30 seconds into it the guitar part starts and it reminds me alot of "for me this is heaven" by jimmy eat world. does anyone else hear that?

    sadlymistaknon June 17, 2003   Link
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    Mmm amazing Cursive song. Like most of the others.

    "My thoughts are trivial pursuits My heart's a bomb that's been defused What now? " Hmmmmmm.

    WhatOnceWasLifeon June 17, 2003   Link
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    i think this is another song showing tim's refutation of his catholicism. what with the reference to 'holy ghosts and saints' and the progression from "schoolboy" beliefs to adulthood; he cannot find answers to all those 'grown-up' questions. Religion seems to be a prevalent theme, what with references in songs such as Pulse, and many others, too.

    allthesestarson September 29, 2004   Link
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    maybe its about vermont.

    you break me upon February 24, 2005   Link
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    damn straight its about vermont...maybe i just think its cool they have a song called vermont which is where i live but many times ive been driving around thinking just what he says..."Driving through Vermont Overwhelmed by the insignificance My conscience was my crutch For a heightened existence This other wordliness" trust me i love vermont butat times it can be pretty....insignificant.

    polythenepamon February 28, 2005   Link
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    Yeah, Ploythenepam, I'm from Vermont, originally, and I'll sure agree with you there.

    Jawshon February 10, 2006   Link

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