California Deluxe

Remember the days
We would drink on the train
On our way to the show, Chicago
Naked Raygun live at the Cabaret Metro
Ten bucks to get into a fight you can’t win
Boots and braces, yellow laces
Oxblood traces of the night before

We are forgotten young suburbia
Loose on the streets of California
Underneath fluorescent lights
We’ll waste the best nights of our life
Fuck this place, let’s put up a parking lot
Na, na na, na na, na na
Fuck this place, let’s put up a parking lot

I can’t wait ‘til I’m off of work
I’ll meet my friends at the Target curb
I rolled my ankle, Matt just broke his wrist
I climbed through your window at 3am
We listened to The Smiths and The Violent Femmes
Yeah, we both sang, “Why can’t I get one kiss?”

We are forgotten young suburbia
Loose on the streets of California
Underneath fluorescent lights
We’ll waste the best nights of our life
Fuck this place, let’s put up a parking lot
Fuck this place, let’s put up a parking lot

We are the broken
No end in sight
We’re the forgotten soldiers you left behind
There’s no use trying
We lost the war
Now the dead and dying
Are back to even the score

We are forgotten young suburbia
Loose on the streets of California
Underneath fluorescent lights
We’ll waste the best nights of our life
Fuck this place, let’s put up a parking lot
Na, na na, na na, na na
Fuck this place, let’s put up a parking lot

I’m a wreck, I’m out of time
I barely made it out alive
I’m not bent, I’m not cracked
I’m just broken
I watched the fire burn the sea
I wrapped my car around a tree
Hold me up, underneath
This heavy burden

There’s a halo in the distance
Salvation’s barely out of reach

Torn apart like the brokenhearted
Up in smoke with the fire we started
Misery loves company
I don’t need anyone
Smash it up like there’s no tomorrow
Leave me here with the fear and sorrow
Misery loves company
I don’t need anyone

Tied up to a heart of stone
I screamed into a microphone
I burned the bridge, so I won’t find my way home

Lay with me, I can’t sleep
Misery loves company
When I’m bent, when I’m cracked
When I’m broken

There’s a halo in the distance
Salvation’s barely out of reach

Torn apart like the brokenhearted
Up in smoke with the fire we started
Misery loves company
I don’t need anyone
Smash it up like there’s no tomorrow
Leave me here with the fear and sorrow
Misery loves company
I don’t need anyone

Fifteen times a night, when the sun’s gone down
In the dark awake, and you’re not around
And the closest thought is the edge of oblivion
Fifteen times a day when you check your phone
And I won’t be there and you’re all alone
‘Cause we always lived on the edge of oblivion
Left to find our way through a Hitchcock film
In an empty bed with an hour to kill
‘Cause it’s only fun on the edge of oblivion

Torn apart like the brokenhearted
Up in smoke with the fire we started
Misery loves company
I don’t need anyone
Smash it up like there’s no tomorrow
Leave me here with the fear and sorrow
Misery loves company
I don’t need anyone


[Verse 1: Mark Hoppus]
Don’t wanna hear the static on the T.V screen
Don’t wanna live a life of cell phone memories
When did you go missing?
Where did I go wrong?
Sometimes I just don’t know where I belong

[Chorus: Mark Hoppus]
Save yourself, we’re always saying
We’re not the same, we’re two in a million
Oh, these are the good old days
These are the good old days
Go through hell, the battles we’ve bartered
We stood as one, the young and forgotten
Oh, these are the good old days
These are the good old days

[Verse 2: Mark Hoppus]
You’re not the only one who grew up feeling scared
You’re not the only broken heart gone unrepaired
Everyone’s gone missing
Everyone’s done wrong
Sometimes we both fly too close to the sun

[Chorus: Mark Hoppus]
Save yourself, we’re always saying
We’re not the same, we’re two in a million
Oh, these are the good old days
These are the good old days
Go through hell, the battles we’ve bartered
We stood as one, the young and forgotten
Oh, these are the good old days
These are the good old days

[Bridge: Mark Hoppus]
You’re giving up, we’re getting out
We were young and we’re not growing up
We’re not growing up
You’re giving up, we’re getting out
We were young and we’re not growing up
We’re not growing up

[Chorus: Mark Hoppus]
Save yourself, we’re always saying
We’re not the same, we’re two in a million
Oh, these are the good old days
These are the good old days
Go through hell, the battles we’ve bartered
We stood as one, the young and forgotten
Oh, these are the good old days
These are the good old days

These are the good old days
These are the good old days

These are the good old days
These are the good old days


[Verse 1: Mark Hoppus]
Dearest mom, I’m always here no matter how far gone
I’m alright without you
Late at night, a million thoughts are caught up in my tree
You’re alright without me

[Chorus: Matt Skiba (Mark Hoppus)]
It don’t mean
It don’t mean
It don’t mean anything at all [x2]
(And it’s a long way back to the middle of the road
Finding our way back home)
It don’t mean
It don’t mean
It don’t mean anything at all

[Verse 2: Matt Skiba]
Dear old dad, I’m the one and only son you never had
I’ll be fine without you
Late at night, I hear you grab your coat and your car keys
You’ll be fine without me

[Chorus]
It don’t mean
It don’t mean
It don’t mean anything at all [x2]
(And it’s a long way back to the middle of the road
Finding our way back home)
It don’t mean
It don’t mean
It don’t mean anything at all

[Bridge: Mark Hoppus]
And we all fall to the surface sometimes
And we all fall back where we belong [x2]

[Chorus]
It don’t mean
It don’t mean
It don’t mean anything at all [x2]
(And it’s a long way back to the middle of the road
Finding our way back home)
It don’t mean
It don’t mean
It don’t mean anything at all


Hold me down deep under water
Wave goodbye to all your daughters
Break yourself but why even bother?
Fathers pray for princes instead

Have your fill of disappointment
Two more years of unemployment
All your fears come to life and leave you boarded up abandoned and spent

Everything you’ve ever hoped for
Waiting there outside your front door
Bleeding to death
Everything you’ve never wanted
Here to seem just like that haunted place
They say for everyones dying breath

Hey I’m sorry I lost the melody
Hey I’m sorry I lost your memory
When we fall asleep I sleep all by myself
At the end of the day

Are you alone with all your thoughts
Your suitcase full of books you bought
The war we fought and all the battles fought
In spite of search exceeding expense

Everything you’ve ever hoped for
Waiting there outside your front door
Bleeding to death
Everything you’ve never wanted
Here to seem just like that haunted place
They say for everyones dying breath

Hey I’m sorry I lost the melody
Hey I’m sorry I lost your memory
When we fall asleep I sleep all by myself
At the end of the day

Hey I’m sorry I lost the melody
Hey I’m sorry I I lost your memory
Hey I’m sorry mistakes and tragedy
Hey I’m sorry give back what’s left of us
When I fall asleep I sleep all by myself
At the end of the day


[Verse 1: Matt Skiba]
Late at night on mercy street
The summer air is way too sweet
The way I feel inside is worse than poison

Washed up standing on a beach
Something inside is incomplete
I’m on the bay for one more night of mourning

This is the one last time
I promise one last time

[Chorus: Mark Hoppus (Matt Skiba)]
(I’ll take the last train home) (The last train home)
(I’ll take the last train home) (The last train home)
(I’ll take the last train home)
The only time I feel alive is when I find something I would die for
(The last train home)
(I’ll take the last train home)
The only time I feel alive is when I find something I would die for
(The last train home)

[Verse 2: Mark Hoppus]
The tidal wave and aftermath
I’m seasick from the years we’ve passed
Adrift at sea with no one left to rescue

Tonic and a fifth of gin
She said goodbye and left again
These empty rooms are deafening without you

This is one last time
I promise one last time

[Chorus: Mark Hoppus (Matt Skiba)]
(I’ll take the last train home) (The last train home)
(I’ll take the last train home) (The last train home)
(I’ll take the last train home)
The only time I feel alive is when I find something I would die for
(The last train home)
(I’ll take the last train home)
The only time I feel alive is when I find something I would die for
(The last train home)

[Bridge: Mark Hoppus and Matt Skiba]
Life’s so strange
Time won’t change
The world slips by, unafraid and she never gave much anyway
Life’s so strange

[Outro: Mark Hoppus (Matt Skiba)]
(I’ll take the last train home) (The last train home)
(I’ll take the last train home) (The last train home)
(I’ll take the last train home) (The last train home)
(I’ll take the last train home)
The only time I feel alive is when I find something I would die for
(The last train home)
(I’ll take the last train home)
The only time I feel alive is when I find something I would die for
(The last train home)


I could never own up
I need to speak up
I don’t want to grow up
Don’t want to end up caught in a landslide
With the other side

Living for the paycheck
Dying for the weekend
Take another Xanax
Cheating on your girlfriend
Taking your last breath
Counting down the time

Don’t tell me it’s too late
I’m stuck in heavens gate
Strike a match and start a wildfire

I’ll own all my mistakes
Won’t give you what you take
Watch you burning in the wildfire

They said I’d never make it (watching me fall)
All the time I wasted (learning to crawl)
Crawl from the ashes
This world comes crashing down

Don’t tell me it’s too late
I’m stuck in heavens gate
Strike a match and start a wildfire

I’ll own all my mistakes
Won’t give you what you take
Watch you burning in the wildfire

We won this war
We cursed and swore
They stood no chance at all
(The underdogs came home)

We won this war
We cursed and swore
They stood no chance at all

I don’t forget
I don’t forgive
I’ll never change the way I live
I always fought the urge to fall in line
I turned my back on all the rules
I’ll never heed the king of fools
I’ll never lead the perfect kind of life

I don’t forget, I don’t forgive (We won this war)
I’ll never change the way I live (We cursed and swore)
I always fought the urge to fall in line (They stood no chance at all)
I turned my back on all the rules (We won this war)
I’ll never heed the king of fools (We cursed and swore)
I’ll never lead the perfect kind of life (They stood no chance at all)

The underdogs came home


[Verse 1: Mark]
You live in a world I cannot believe
You create a world I don’t want to see
And your forest’s a stand of dead trees lost in the night
Did you ever think you’d live down the past
You just want to tie yourself to the mast
All your nightmares have come to at last
At least in your mind

[Chorus: Mark]
Learn to swim in rushing rivers
Breaking on the shore
Make your peace with broken streets
Your face turned towards the storm

[Verse 2: Mark]
Your hollow accusations no one ever hears
Your wounded senses of pride, a guilty souvenir
All your protests and vacant excuses ring insincere
I just want to find a car to overturn
I just want to light a fire to watch it burn
Now we’re past the point of no return and no one is here

[Chorus: Matt]
Learn to swim in rushing rivers
Breaking on the shore
Make your peace with broken streets
Your face turned towards the storm

[Bridge: Matt]
You are afraid
Uneducated on where this would lead
Going on for far too long
We are sorry for the greed
Leave us in pieces and places
War torn and wronged

In between whispers and screams
You permeate my soul
Lost between nightmares and dreams
You decimate this home

[Chorus: Mark]
Learn to swim in rushing rivers
Breaking on the shore
Make your peace with broken streets
Your face turned towards the storm


[Verse 1: Mark Hoppus]
Made a wish on a mountain top
But an avalanche came and washed away
Wrote a song on an old guitar
But the words were wrong, they made you walk away

[PreChorus: Mark Hoppus]
Said I could have anything I want, forever more
Said I could be anyone I want, but I was bored

[Chorus: Mark Hoppus]
Every day turns into sleepless nights
My head is spinning with the sadness of a long lost feeling
Golden years where I would smash the mirrors
My head is spinning with the sadness of a long lost feeling

[Verse 2: Matt Skiba]
Found a wreck on the ocean floor
Like a tidal wave, you washed it all away
Heard a song on the radio
All the words were right, they made me want to stay

[PreChorus]
Said I could have anything I want, forever more
Said I could be anyone I want, but I was bored

[Chorus]
Every day turns into sleepless nights
My head is spinning with the sadness of a long lost feeling
Golden years where I would smash the mirrors
My head is spinning with the sadness of a long lost feeling

[Bridge: Matt Skiba]
Say goodbye, until it hurts
Stormy skies and fireworks [x3]


[Verse 1: Mark Hoppus]
Here nights are foggy and weird
Everyone I trusted disappears
Breathing life into my deepest fears
Take, now there’s nothing to take
Now you’re haunted by your worst mistakes
Watch me sinking underneath the waves

[PreChorus: Mark Hoppus (Matt Skiba)]
I don’t want to drink about it (Stare it down)
Driving out at 3 am (No way out)
Blood is cold, my mind is clouded (And then I woke up drunken)
How’d I make it here again? (Too much, too much to take)

[Chorus: Mark Hoppus (Matt Skiba + Simon Wilcox)]
Days, I’ve been like this for days
Hiding underneath the darkest waves
I’ve been praying for the tide to change
Head, is this all in my head?
Running over every word I said
When they finally found my note, it read
(“If you need me, I’ll be lying here at the bottom of the ocean
If you need me, I’ll be right here”)

[Verse 2: Mark Hoppus + Matt Skiba]
Air, leave it up in the air
Because the people on the ground don’t care
They don’t notice but it’s everywhere
Chase, now there’s nothing to chase
Every day I feel so out of place
Let me wash away without a trace

[PreChorus]
I don’t want to drink about it (Stare it down)
Driving out at 3 am (No way out)
Blood is cold, my mind is clouded (And then I woke up drunken)
How’d I make it here again? (Too much, too much to take)

[Chorus]
Days, I’ve been like this for days
Hiding underneath the darkest waves
I’ve been praying for the tide to change
Head, is this all in my head?
Running over every word I said
When they finally found my note, it read
(“If you need me, I’ll be lying here at the bottom of the ocean
If you need me, I’ll be right here”)

[Bridge: Mark Hoppus (Matt Skiba)]
I’m out here in the deep end
I’m lower than I’ve ever been
(I burn it down, It turns to smoke)
And when I see the morning
It’s colder than it’s ever been
(My bloodshot eyes. see through the smoke)

[Chorus]
Days, I’ve been like this for days
Hiding underneath the darkest waves
I’ve been praying for the tide to change
Head, is this all in my head?
Running over every word I said
When they finally found my note, it read
(“If you need me, I’ll be lying here at the bottom of the ocean
If you need me, I’ll be right here”)


I, I can’t get you more pregnant
But if you’re worried at all
I can take care of myself
I can take care of myself

There’s an echo pulling out the meaning
Rescuing a nightmare from a dream
The voices in my head are always screaming
That none of this means anything to me

And it’s a long way back from seventeen
The whispers turn into a scream and I’m not coming home

Save your breath I’m nearly
Bored to death and fading fast
Life is too short to last long
Back on earth I’m broken
Lost and cold and fading fast
Life is too short to last long

There’s a stranger staring at the ceiling
Rescuing a tiger from a tree
The pictures in her head are always dreaming
Each of them means everything to me

I think I met her at the minute that the rhythm was set down
I said I’m sorry I’m a bit of a letdown
But all my friends are daring me to come over
So I come over and over and over
So let me buy you a drink and we’ll pretend that you think
That I’m the man of your dreams come to life in a dive bar
And we’ll go over and over and over

Ricordi i giorni in cui bevevamo sul treno
Mentre andavamo al concerto? (Chicago!)
Naked Raygun live al Cabaret Metro

Dieci dollari per buttarci in una rissa che non potevamo vincere
Stivali e bretelle, lacci gialli
Tracce rosso sangue dalla notte scorsa

Siamo ragazzi di periferia dimenticati
A piede libero sulle strade della California
Sotto luci fluorescenti
Sprecheremo le migliori notti delle nostre vite

Fanculo questo posto, mettiamoci sopra un parcheggio
Fanculo questo posto, mettiamoci sopra un parcheggio

Non vedo l’ora di staccare dal lavoro
Mi vedrò con i miei amici sul marciapiede davanti a Target
Io mi sono stirato la caviglia, Matt si è appena rotto il polso

Sono entrato dalla tua finestra alle tre di notte
Abbiamo ascoltato gli Smiths e i Violent Femmes
Sì, abbiamo cantano entrambi “Why can’t I get one kiss?”

Siamo ragazzi di periferia dimenticati
A piede libero sulle strade della California
Sotto luci fluorescenti
Sprecheremo le migliori notti delle nostre vite

Fanculo questo posto, mettiamoci sopra un parcheggio

Siamo i distrutti, non si riesce a intravedere la fine
Siamo i soldati dimenticati che ti sei lasciato alle spalle
Non serve a niente provare, abbiamo perso la guerra
Ora i morti e i morenti sono tornati per pareggiare i conti

Siamo ragazzi di periferia dimenticati
A piede libero sulle strade della California
Sotto luci fluorescenti
Sprecheremo le migliori notti delle nostre vite

Fanculo questo posto, mettiamoci sopra un parcheggio
Fanculo questo posto, mettiamoci sopra un parcheggio

Sono un rottame, non ho più tempo
Sono a mala pena sopravvissuto
Non sono piegato, non sono scheggiato
Sono proprio a pezzi

Ho guardato il fuoco bruciare il mare
Mi sono schiantato contro un albero
Mi ha tirato al di sotto
Di questo pesante fardello

C’è un alone di luce in lontananza
Per poco non riesco a raggiungere la salvezza

Distrutto come i cuori spezzati
In mezzo al fumo con l’incendio che abbiamo appiccato
La tristezza ama la compagnia Non mi serve nessuno
Spacca tutto come se non ci fosse un domani
Lasciami qui con la paura e il dolore
La tristezza ama la compagnia Non mi serve nessuno

Legato ad un cuore di pietra
Ho gridato in un microfono
Ho bruciato il ponte, così non ritroverò la strada verso casa

Stai con me, non riesco a dormire
La tristezza ama la compagnia
Quando sono piegato, quando sono scheggiato
Quando sono a pezzi

C’è un alone di luce in lontananza
Per poco non riesco a raggiungere la salvezza

Distrutto come i cuori spezzati

In mezzo al fumo con l’incendio che abbiamo appiccato
La tristezza ama la compagnia
Non mi serve nessuno
Spacca tutto come se non ci fosse un domani
Lasciami qui con la paura e il dolore
La tristezza ama la compagnia
Non mi serve nessuno

Quindici volte a notte, quando il sole è ormai tramontato
Nel buio sono sveglio e tu non sei con me
E il primo pensiero è l’orlo dell’oblio
Quindici volte al giorno, quando controlli il cellulare
E io non sarò con te e tu sei tutta sola
Perché abbiamo sempre vissuto sull’orlo dell’oblio
Abbandonati a cercare la nostra strada in un film di Hitchcock
Su un letto vuoto con un’ora di tempo da ammazzare
Perché ci divertiamo soltanto sull’orlo dell’oblio

Distrutto come i cuori spezzati

In mezzo al fumo con l’incendio che abbiamo appiccato
La tristezza ama la compagnia
Non mi serve nessuno
Spacca tutto come se non ci fosse un domani
Lasciami qui con la paura e il dolore
La tristezza ama la compagnia
Non mi serve nessuno