Let me give you some insight into my insides
I haven't been this confused in such a long time
You can't believe I've spent just losing my mind
I can't believe that 10 years have really gone by
It's been a long time
Had a plan for every year I've been alive
A million more I've built up inside of me
There's a million more that I have bottled up

And that I've fucked up
Do you feel like the hard times are mountains you've climbed lying awake
It still feels like it's '89 it's been along time
Those mindless days the plans that I've made
The countless mistakes all the times I've changed
Through the years I faced all that's kept me sane
every single day


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    NO COMMENTS. wow.

    well were to start. first of all another amazing lyrical song by less than. i think most kids around 16-18 can relate to this despite in the song they talk about 1989 i think its just about years gone by and how over these years we have made all these mistakes and etc.. but were still here. like i remeber when i was liek 13,14 i was on the verge of being kicked out of school but now im doing fine and looking back on momnets such as that shape who i am., so i think anyone can get into this song if they like to remanise about there past!

    the countless mistakes all the times I've changed through the years I faced all that's kept me sane every single day

      

    LessThanJake4Lifeon December 12, 2004   Link
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    Yeh i must agree with "LessThanJake4Life" on this one. First of all it sickens me that only one person has commented on this truely breathtaking song and, secondly, i feel as though roger and the boys have done a good job of portraying the mindsets of anyone aged from about 15 to 25.

    David Teagueon January 09, 2005   Link
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    david teauge you suck balls, you and that fat wrestling comentator jim ross are gay lovers

    LessThanJake4Lifeon January 09, 2005   Link
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    david teauge you suck balls, you and that fat wrestling comentator jim ross are gay lovers

    LessThanJake4Lifeon January 09, 2005   Link
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    Fuck off LessThanJake4Life, just cos i dont pack shea's fudge everynight doesnt mean u need to go off at me about ball sucking. It's not my fault that u were born with a defect that prevented u from being good at virtua or backyard cricket. Oh and by the way, there will be no NFL Street mother fucker

    David Teagueon January 09, 2005   Link
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    its 5 am at jackos and i was waken up cuz im sof ukt up and fuck of teague ahahahah na ui i love u

    LessThanJake4Lifeon January 09, 2005   Link
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    well teague sure was right about ltj4life, nice to see you both getting on so well...

    lessthanjake4life, u been followed around by any strange indian rapists lately like the other time when i met you? ;)

    ask teague who i am, yes we have met...

    Walk-Manon January 15, 2005   Link
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    saw all your comments about simple plan... i thought you liked punk not a bunch of guys that dress in black and bitch about how hard there lives are... mmm last time i checked ... that wasnt punk... and dont think i dont know who you are becuase i do! that kid that lives near andrew.OR teague!

    LessThanJake4Lifeon January 24, 2005   Link
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    weirdo

    LessThanJake4Lifeon January 24, 2005   Link
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    Uh, Anywayyyyyyyyyyy I was born in 1989 so...

    BWAAAAAAAHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! \M/

    ArianeTheFoolon April 18, 2005   Link

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