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When we were young, the future was so bright, whoa
The old neighborhood was so alive, whoa
And every kid on the whole damn street, whoa
Was gonna make it big and not be beat

Now, the neighborhoods cracked and torn, whoa
The kids are grown up, but their lives are worn, whoa
How can one little street
Swallow so many lives

Chances thrown, nothings free
Longing for what used to be
Still, it's hard, hard to see
Fragile lives, shattered dreams

Jamie had a chance, well, she really did, whoa
Instead, she dropped out and had a couple of kids, whoa
Mark still lives at home cause he's got no job, whoa
He just plays guitar and smokes a lotta pot

Jay committed suicide, whoa
Brandon O.D.'d and died, whoa
What the hell is going on
The cruelest dream, reality

Chances thrown, nothings free
Longing for what used to be
Still, it's hard, hard to see
Fragile lives, shattered dreams

Go!

Chances thrown, nothings free
Longing for what used to be
Still, it's hard, hard to see
Fragile lives, shattered dreams



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    calebd24Jul 16, 2009 at 4:18 am
    nah i'm pretty sure they say Jamie just by listenin to it. but you can just look up the lyrics in the booklet probably, or some other website. But the part about Brandon should say "OD'd and died." as in overdosed and died...not "odd did and died" lol
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    riseagainstrulesMay 4, 2009 at 12:34 pm
    he doesnt say jamie...it is either jenny or janey

    great song though...bout what life can be like and stuff just like the other two guys said
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    vanish23Nov 27, 2008 at 6:28 am
    This song is awsome. It talks about how fucked up life can be some times. I love the offspring their somgs are about life and the ups and downs of it
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    awesomejeremyMay 24, 2008 at 4:47 am
    this song is awesome =P
    it is about realy life, not just whats in video games
    i guess those are the words that i can think of

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