When we were kids, our dreams were invincible,
When we were young, our whole lives ahead of us,
And it was well understood we'd all become astronauts,
And firemen,

Let's not pretend, we all become famous,
Let's not pretend, there's more to this then we hoped for,
For we knew the rules when we were still children,
You blow it,
You fail it,

It's well on it's way, well understood,
And you have a place, to be (when we were young),
Time on our hands,
Still out of our hands, just like rain (it rained so hard),
Time ran away, and left us afraid,

Your parents are proud,
You've got everything,
No passion at hand,
You'll be Ivy League,
It's more probable,
We all become salesmen,
You know it,
You fear it,

It's well on it's way, well understood,
And this is your life,
Don't apoligize for what you are,
Because you're a star.

I hope you find contentment,
I pray you find an answer,
'cause life is better than your occupation,

When we (when we were young) were,
Time on our hands,
Still out of our hands,
Just like rain (it rained so hard)
Time ran away, and left us afraid.

Lyrics submitted by SnickerGlish

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    General CommentI heard this song its called "Nothing New", I gues this is the old-school song they wrote. It still is a good song.
    LPChillin2814on April 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this is actually a mistake. The lyrics here are not the ones for this song. Or maybe Im wrong... Well, someone is anyways, but no stress :-)
    saxifrageon May 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSorry about that, i didn't listen to the song when i put those up.
    SnickerGlishon June 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is actually called "1983", those are the real lyrics. its on the "Matt Aragon" album. its about the dreams we have as children despite the realities of life and adulthood
    fixxpanelon June 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah i'm a little late, but you're right those are the right lyrics. ... date me
    IamKevinon April 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's tough looking back at our dreams and aspirations that we had when we were kids. Those were the things we wanted to do before we had to think about other "important" considerations (how much money we'd make, whether our boss would always be around, how many girls would be in those classes in university). Perhaps some of our dreams weren't realistic enough to be viable career choices but I don't think that means we should just ignore them. We can take the desire that those dreams embodied and use them to guide our choices in the present.
    sirstevenon December 08, 2004   Link

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