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So long ago, I don't remember when
That's when they say I lost my only friend
Well they said she died easy of a broken heart disease
As I listened through the cemetery trees

I seen the sun comin' up at the funeral at dawn
The long broken arm of human law
Now it always seemed such a waste
She always had a pretty face
So I wondered how she hung around this place

Chorus:
Hey, come on try a little
Nothing is forever
There's got to be something better than
In the middle
But me & Cinderella,
We put it all together
We can drive it home
With one headlight

She said it's cold
It feels like Independence Day
And I can't break away from this parade
But there's got to be an opening
Somewhere here in front of me
Through this maze of ugliness and greed
And I seen the sun up ahead
At the county line bridge
Sayin' all there's good and nothingness is dead
We'll run until she's out of breath
She ran until there's nothin' left
She hit the end-it's just her window ledge

(chorus)

Well this place is old
It feels just like a beat up truck
I turn the engine, but the engine doesn't turn
Well it smells of cheap wine & cigarettes
This place is always such a mess
Sometimes I think I'd like to watch it burn
I'm so alone, and I feel just like somebody else
Man, I ain't changed, but I know I ain't the same
But somewhere here in between the city walls of dyin' dreams
I think her death it must be killin' me

(chorus)



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    shotgunmanSep 29, 2008 at 1:11 am
    the story of this song is about a girl who commited suicide, and now her friend is alone in a sad world.
    there are certain parts, however, that convey the sense that it's also a story about the death or degration of something else not human. maybe of an idea or emotion or even society as a whole.
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    Ed PoginyJul 5, 2013 at 4:02 am
    why does everyone one think he sees the sun up ahead at the county line bridge.
    it's supposed to be a sign he saw up ahead not the sun.....duh.
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    skye_blue00Jun 15, 2009 at 8:38 pm
    someone that he was really close to died,and now he is stuck here without her and he is caught up in all the sadness of the world.

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