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It's hard to wake up, when the shades have been pulled shut
This house is haunted, it's so pathetic, it makes no sense at all
I'm ripe with things to say, the words rot and fall away
What stupid poem could fix this home, I'd read it every day

So here's your holiday,
Hope you enjoy it this time, you gave it all away
It was mine, so when you're dead and gone,
Will you remember this night, twenty years now lost,
It's not right.

Their anger hurts my ears, been running strong for seven years
Rather than fix the problems, they never solve them, it makes no sense at all
I see them everyday, we get along so why can't they?
If this is what he wants, and this is what she wants, then why's there so much pain?

So here's your holiday,
Hope you enjoy it this time, you gave it all away.
It was mine, so when you're dead and gone,
Will you remember this night, twenty years now lost,
It's not right.

So here's your holiday,
Hope you enjoy it this time, you gave it all away.
It was mine, so when your dead and gone,
Will you remember this night, twenty years now lost,
It's not right
It's not right
It's not right
It's not right



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    rembrandtJul 28, 2009 at 5:02 am
    this song brings back too many memories. Thanks for fucking up my life guys. thats pretty much what this song is about, along with living in a broken home. the very beginning tho i think is christmas day or some holiday, becuase you can hear a rc car driving aound, then theres a split second of silence. thats pretty deep.
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    jadexJun 22, 2008 at 8:58 pm
    okay this song is based on the very unfortunate down falls of parental fighting and divorce...it tells the kids side of the story and how all of the fighting ruined his/her life... thats the meaning of either something very similar
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    jackoonailsApr 2, 2009 at 1:15 am
    My understanding of the lyrics : So here's your holiday,
    Hope you enjoy it this time, you gave it all away.
    It was mine, so when your dead and gone,
    Will you remember this night, twenty years now lost,
    It's not right.

    is that when he is 20 he leaves home . 20 years was his life at home with his parents but they chose to fall out ..kind of ruined his homelife ...now its their holiday...

    kind of sucks when parents fall out , they make you grow up quicker than you should ...bigger responsibility at a younger age ...hear things you shouldnt ... get a divorce already ... a smaller house , less reliable car is better than living 20 years of arguments x
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    tammygurl630Jan 18, 2009 at 10:06 pm
    this song means alot to me b/c my parents told me that they were getting a divorce when i was 12. they never did. l8r my mom told me that it was b/c they were not going to make it hard on me and my little brother (who is now 13) so they aren't divorced. My dad sleeps in the guest bedroom every night while my moms in "their" room. they fight every day and even try to make me take sides. i'm leaving as soon as i'm done with high school (out of state college) and i plan to take my brother with me. it is so hard to hear him cry every night. this song is amazing
  • nocemisions
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    nocemisionsSep 17, 2008 at 4:40 am
    This song has a deep meaning to me. I know its about parental fighting and how the kid sees it...

    I take the meaning of the song to state that this kid sees the hate between his parents and doesn't understand why they stay together. Yet, as a teenager, he is in a relationshp and gets along great with his significant other. So, I think he basically saying that he is leaving his family and giving them a "holiday" alone and won't come back untill they solve their problems. This time was meant for him, but its not worth it when all he sees and hears hurts him. He gives it to them instead.

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