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Today seems like a good day to burn a bridge or two
The one with old wood creaking that would burn away right on cue
I try to be not like that but some people really suck
Some people need to get the axing chalk it up to bad luck

I know a drugstore cowgirl so afraid of getting bored
She's always running from something so many things ignored
I might do that stuff if it didn't make me feel like shit
I'm on some old reality tip so many trips in it

Beautiful disaster
Flyin' down the street again
I tried to keep up
You wore me out and left me ate up
Now I wish you all the luck
You're a butterfly in the wind without a care
A pretty train crash to me and I can't care
I do I don't whatever

I know a drugstore cowgirl so afraid of getting bored
She's always running from something so many things ignored
I try to be not like this but I thought it'd make a good song
There's nothing to see shows over people just move along

Beautiful disaster
Flyin' down the street again
I tried to keep up
You wore me out and left me ate up
Now I wish you all the luck
You're a butterfly in the wind without a care
A pretty train crash to me and I can't care
I do I don't whatever



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    ifuturemanJul 31, 2009 at 8:42 pm
    Brilliant song about ending a toxic friendship. The singer has decided it's time to "burn a bridge"; i.e. end the relationship; the "old wood creaking" suggests this ending is long overdue. He doesn't want to be the kind of guy who cuts people out, but "some people really suck" and "need to get the axing." One example of the type of friend who will ultimately "wear [you] out and lead [you] on" is the "drugstore cowgirl" who shirks all responsibility and lives life like a "butterfly in the wind without a care." the type of person who engages in reckless behavior because they are "so afraid of getting bored."
    I was going through a situation with a friend like that and as I listened to this song, it suddenly all made sense.
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    UnregisteredApr 19, 2012 at 7:21 am
    How many of you that posted even knew who 311 was in 1993 or earlier? Times were different then but the meaning is still the same. With all the meth heads out there now this song will always ring true. I've loved 311 from day one. Top 5 band of all time imo.

    Yo p-nut beat that thang!
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    UnregisteredDec 8, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    Beware of people like this, unless you are like them, because if you are not; it will always end in disaster.
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    UnregisteredDec 2, 2011 at 6:00 am
    I think its me in a nutshell. Lol i absolutely love this song, and it fits me. I get bored, and am destructive, getting out of that lifestyle is tough. But eventually i have to grow up.
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    abstractieApr 9, 2009 at 2:49 pm
    I like this song. I play it on Guitar Hero :D I think this song means that there's this girl and she's really beautiful, but she's like crazy (not "Looney-Bin" crazy"). In other words, she's all distracted and stuff and she's always doing something different, I suppose.

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