I didn't cause too much trouble at sixteen years old. I snuck out and I stole highway signs, Piled 'em up in the hallway up against the wall Sidewalks, train stations, construction sites And nobody died, and nobody died.
I remember the common room was really cold And the vending machines and the snow was iced over outside. I drove back, and the bridge had felt way too narrow Over potholes and through yellow lights. Did I hug you goodbye? Did I say good night?
And I thought I'd see you again under the glow of a soft light. Without fluorescent days and nights. With no hum, no network tv. The consolation prize: with resigned eyes I still held tight And with resigned eyes you still held tight. And I'm glad it wasn't like that summer when everybody died. I'm such a guarded guy 'cause I've been hurt too many times.
The first time that I took you to the hospital, I was tired and you wanted to die. I drove off, and I couldn't understand at all. Fuck, I didn't even walk you inside. I thought we all wanna die, we all wanna die. And I thought that was fine, I thought that was fine, I thought that was fine.
And I'm glad it wasn't like that summer when everybody died. I'm such a guarded guy 'cause I've been hurt too many times