I've stood by, and I've cried,
While my friends have died
You ever had a friend kill
Themselves, shot down, or
Just when I think it's happened
For the final time,
It comes knocking back again to
Devastate my life

20 years of hell
20 years of hell
For I've been living far too long
And I wish my life was done (x2)

20 years of hell
I said, "Good-bye" to you, on a
Summer's night
Now I wish that I had stayed
With you but, oh it's too late
Next thing I knew was that
You'd been in an attack
And you were laying in a cold
Morgue stuffed into a body bag

20 years of hell
20 years of hell
For I've been living far too long
And I wish my life was done

I saw you last night you said that
I was wrong
And where'd I get the idea you
Were gone?
I woke up to the sounds of my own screams
I woke up in a cold sweat it was just a dream
And that dream goes on and on
And on...
Will it ever end? Well I don't...
I don't know
I don't...know..

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    General Commentthis song is about young adulthood and the shit that goes down during those times..the person is angry and pissed that fucked up shit has been happening to people he knows and he feels that he can't live anymore in such a fucked up society.
    demonica713on April 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love anti-flag they are the best and this song is one of their more like depressing songs i guess something that should be along with justins solo work but i still like it :-)
    nbk54321on June 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe way he sings part of this song is like it happened to him (maybe it has)
    dead_kennedyson June 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentnot political, but very sad. i feel sorry for justin if this was based on actual events.
    Tsk8rKFFon October 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMy friend was shot in the heart by a dumbass who thought he owned some girl. I played this song 10 times a day for a month after this happened... Fucked up people create a fucked society.
    BrianLovesJennieon March 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commentdont even get me started...
    yeh bt great song
    diypunxon May 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJustin Sane had a lot of painful imes growing up, it surprises me to see how goofy and happy and giggly he is now, I'd have a tottally different view of him if it wasn't for what I knew about him and songs like this
    Harrisonkleboldon October 10, 2007   Link

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