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When I was younger I used to be wild
As wild as an elephant's child
No one could hold me down
No one could keep me around
Now it's your turn, take a shot
Baby, show me everything that you got
Maybe you can keep me alive
Maybe you can get in my mind
But it's only a matter of time

Chorus:
Before I run far away
I need to take a holiday
Maybe it's a fall from grace
I gotta find a new place
A holiday
I'll set off on a new chase
I gotta see a new face
I need to take a holiday

My father, he was always wise
As wise as an elephant's eyes
He couldn't hold me down
He couldn't keep me around
So are you gonna take your shot?
It's the only one that you got
Maybe I'll go out on limb
Maybe I'll jump in for a swim
When the lights go dim

Chorus 2:
You know I'll run far away
I need to take a holiday
Maybe it's a fall from grace
I gotta find a new place
A holiday
I'll set off on a new chase
I gotta see a new face
I need to take a holiday
(Need to take a holiday)
Whoa whoa

A new start
I've broken too many hearts
And I don't have any clue where to go
I don't know
But maybe I'll be back someday after my holiday

When I was younger I used to be wild
As wild as an elephant's child
And I don't think I'll ever change
I think I'm gonna stay the same

Chorus 3:
I'll run away
I need to take a holiday (Need to take a holiday)
Maybe it's a fall from grace
I gotta find a new place
A holiday
I'll set off on a new chase (Set off on a new chase)
I gotta see a new face
I need to take a holiday

A new start
I've broken too many hearts
And I don't have any clue where to go
I don't know
And maybe I'll be back someday after my holiday

All of the wasted time
The hours that were left behind
The answers that we'll never find
And they don't mean a thing tonight



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    blgfan95Jan 30, 2011 at 4:43 pm
    this song as martin has described it is basically about the last 5 years of his life all warpped up into one, it has emotion from his mothers death, in it, its about feeling the pressure about growin up, and what he should make of his life, it mentions his father; his best friend in the enitre world, who he is very very close to, its about needing to find your self, before you can really do anything with your life, and reflecting on everything he's ever been through, ever relationship, ever friendship, ever loss, and every gain. i really really love how this was the last track on the album and it ends the same way as the great escape (the first track) does, its like saying that at the end of finding your self, you realize you're really back where you strated, what matters is your close friends and family, who will get you through everything, who you can rely on, and nothign else

    "all of the wasted time, the hours that were left behind, the answers, that we'll never find, they dont mean a thing, tongiht"
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    andintheclearOct 10, 2010 at 2:47 am
    the fact that he talks of himself as a child as well as his father is very intriguing, as it shows a sliver of his childhood, and the whole thing seems as if he's tired of living so wildly and being a part of so many stories, breaking so many hearts. i love the, 'are you gonna take your shot, it's the only one that you've got,' as if to see if anyone's up to the task of bringing him back down to earth and back home, because he doesn't know where to go himself either, only that he needs to get away.
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    coycoyDec 7, 2008 at 9:23 am
    ...I REALLY LOVE THIS SONG!!! AWESOME LYRICS!!!.. VERY SENTI...
    Everytime I listen to this song I remember my past life...Kinda Emotional... :(...
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    LyricalLiesAug 20, 2008 at 3:55 pm
    I think the guy is having a bit of a tough time in his life and needs a break, really. Although, when he says "I gotta see a new face" it kind of makes me think he's saying he needs a break in the relationship he's in, and needs to find someone new. :s I'm not too sure, tbh. Those are just some ideas of mine.
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    heybaybay123Oct 13, 2008 at 2:57 am
    i don't know why... but this song really gets to me like um... spiritually, i guess but like lyricallies said i do think he is having a tough time and i dont think this shpuld be catagorized as pop, my idea was to change it as christian or something like that...
    i really don't no... that is just what comes into my mind when i hear this song

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