The Kid From Yesterday

June 11, 2012
By ZydecoVivo PLATINUM, Concord, North Carolina
ZydecoVivo PLATINUM, Concord, North Carolina
38 articles 1 photo 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I reject your reallity and substitute my own"- Adam Savage
"Words have no power to impress without the exquisite horror of their reality."-Edgar Allen Poe
"It's not that the questions were too hard, it's that they were too easy."-Ayn Rand


This could be the last of all the rides we take.
Let’s go out with a bang.
Hold on tight. There's no looking back, never.
Why should we listen to their rules? Why acknowledge their messages?

You only live forever in the lights you make.
As children, we always said
That you can only understand when your heart begins to break
But now we're the kids from yesterday.

Everything on TV has blood and celebrities. So sad.
But who cares? They only care about us when we die anyway.
Do the pills help you watch it? Do they keep reality at bay?
Do they rock you to sleep like mommy used to?

Because the only way to live forever is to make your own lights
Remember what we said?
You can only get it when your heart begins to break.
Can you hear mine crack?
We are the kids from yesterday.

Now. That's what we are. Right now.
Kids from yesterday.
Today.

But we're here now and we won't stop. Never.
Let's yell it out. "WE WON'T STOP!"
Not until we die anyway
Cause we are kids. The ones from yesterday.

Can you live forever? Can you make your own lights?
Remember that saying.
You can only hear when your heart begins to break.
And my heart aches.
Are you a kid from yesterday? Are you?
Can you answer me truthfully? Or are you going to be my killing blade?
Was it only yesterday?
Because I'm a kid from yesterday.
And now it's today. Could it have only been yesterday? No.
But we are still the kids from yesterday.
And we have to live with today.
Today is what we live with.
Do you?



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on Nov. 3 2012 at 2:25 pm
ChickenLegHouse BRONZE, Brighton, Michigan
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Welcome, good taste in music too.

on Nov. 2 2012 at 11:19 pm
ZydecoVivo PLATINUM, Concord, North Carolina
38 articles 1 photo 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I reject your reallity and substitute my own"- Adam Savage
"Words have no power to impress without the exquisite horror of their reality."-Edgar Allen Poe
"It's not that the questions were too hard, it's that they were too easy."-Ayn Rand

thank you  

on Nov. 2 2012 at 9:43 am
ChickenLegHouse BRONZE, Brighton, Michigan
3 articles 0 photos 45 comments
You did a good job, I got the same message and tone but it's still all yours.

on Nov. 1 2012 at 3:36 pm
ZydecoVivo PLATINUM, Concord, North Carolina
38 articles 1 photo 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I reject your reallity and substitute my own"- Adam Savage
"Words have no power to impress without the exquisite horror of their reality."-Edgar Allen Poe
"It's not that the questions were too hard, it's that they were too easy."-Ayn Rand

A little. I was listening to that song and I felt like I needed to express the same feelings in my own words.

on Oct. 29 2012 at 12:29 am
ChickenLegHouse BRONZE, Brighton, Michigan
3 articles 0 photos 45 comments
I like this. Some of the lines remind me a lot of My Chemical Romace's 'The Kids From Yesterday' though,  was that intentional at all?  


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