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​The First Of The Century

This song is by Straylight Run and appears on the album The Needles The Space (2007).

You know you can be
The first of this century
To bleed through, to find truth
To know what you should do
You know, it could be anything

Sometimes (sometimes)
You might find (you might find)
A crack or (a crack or)
A fault line (a fault line)

But dressed down (but dressed down)
Or made up (or made up)
You'll find (you'll find)
A real love (a real love)
A place to come home to at night

So what did we pay for?
And why did we care?
What were we after?
And why was it there?

Desire gave way to a false sense of hope
And we fell for the lie that it's what we all chose
And I yelled to my friends, "You'll all be okay!"
But they didn't believe me, they still don't today
And they never do anything they haven't before
In the same solemn room with no lock on the door

And over and over and over again
The same failed solutions to all the same problems
Scream, why! why! I can't understand
Why the things that I do never go as I planned

And the vultures begin
Their slow circling
The dogs lick their teeth
Bright, white, and gleaming

But just hold your sun
We've barely begun to fight until now
So, let's see what you've got
This wide open shot
Take it or leave it

'Cause we're getting out
We're getting out, oh
And you'll never find us again
No, never find us again