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Today's the Macy's Day Parade
The night of the living dead is on it's way
With a credit report for duty call
It's a lifetime guarantee
Stuffed in a coffin 10% more free
Red light special at the mausoleum

Give me something that I need
Satisfaction guaranteed to you
What's the consolation prize?
Economy sized dreams of hope

When I was a kid I thought
I wanted all the things that I haven't got
Oh. I learned the hardest way
Then I realized what it took
To tell the difference between
Thieves and crooks
A lesson learned to me and you

Give me something that I need
Satisfaction guaranteed
Because I'm thinking about
A brand new hope
The one I've never known
Cause now I know
It's all that I wanted

What's the consolation prize?
Economy sized dreams of hope
Give me something that I need
Satisfaction guaranteed
Because I'm thinking about
A brand new hope
The one I've never known
And where it goes
And I'm thinking about
The only road
The one I've never known
And where it goes

And I'm thinking about
A brand new hope
The one I've never known
Cause now I know
It's all that I wanted



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    UnregisteredMar 26, 2012 at 10:18 pm
    I think this song is about finding hope from the perspective of someone who has lived through recklessness and turmoil. It's a song about changing direction in life and waking up one morning and thinking "i could be something better than i am now". But it is also a song that expresses the difficulty in finding a "brand new hope" with the line "what's the consolation prize / economy sized dreams of hope", that could either be about the struggle in change or the struggle in staying the same, it depends on how you look at it.

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