“And I don’t care who you are or what you’ve done/Everybody equals out when all the songs are sung.”

By March 5, 2004 las vegas, music

Streetlight Manifesto is totally rocking my room right now. Well, it’s not technically my room — it’s Sammy’s room — but Streetlight’s rockin’ it either way. Stephen is right, the guy who writes these songs is a lyrical genius. I wish I were that creative.

For instance:

Annie’s tired of forgetting about today and always planning for tomorrow/Annie says, ‘The saddest day I came across was when I learned that life goes on without me.’/Annie says, “If everyone has someone else, then I ain’t got nobody’s love to save me.’/Annie says, ‘I think I’ll pass away tonight, because it seems I’ll never get it right if it’s just me.’

And when you wake up everything’s going to be fine/I guarantee that you’ll wake in a better place in a better time/So you’re tired of living and you feel like you might give in, well don’t/It’s not your time.

~from “A Better Time, A Better Place”

For real, this band is awesome.  Perhaps even better than old-school Catch-22…

I’ve got a gun in my hand but that gun won’t cock/My finger’s on the trigger but that trigger seems locked/And I can’t stop staring at the tick tock clock/And even if I could I would never give up/With a vest on my chest and a bullet in my lung/I can’t believe I’m dying with my song unsung/So if and when I die won’t you bury me alone?/Because I’ll never get to heaven if I’m singing this song.

If there was something wrong would you be oh so strong?/Would you do what it takes to move this hollow life along?/I’d like to think I would, you know I’d like to think I would/But I guarantee that what you see is not reality/And every time I make a point she makes a counterpoint/She said it’s easy but in the end you’ll have no choice/And you know that’s only just the way it goes.

~from “Point/Counterpoint”

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A quick update on life in Vegas:  I am now officially certified (don’t ask) to wait tables at HOB Las Vegas, I have plans to hang out with the two hot Air Force boys again tonight, I scored a free employee ticket for the Saves The Day/Grandaddy show this Sunday night, I’m on a first-name basis with Mike – the security gate attendant where I live – so I’ll never have to argue about getting my parking pass again (I also promised him I’d look into getting him tickets for the sold-out Ludacris show…), we have some money shows coming up in March and April at work – Dropkick Murphy’s on March 18th, Something Corporate and Yellowcard on March 19th – I’m trying to take the little cousins to that – moe. for three nights in April, Three Days Grace on my birthday, Trapt and a few others… Oh, and I found my way out of the MB parking garage in less than 30 seconds today – awesome.

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I guess that’s about it.  Have I mentioned the hotness that is Streetlight Manifesto?

“I take that back, I won’t stop singing when I’m dead/I’ll sing from the great beyond, I will echo in your head.”   

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