In This Diary

Album: So Long, Astoria (2003)
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  • Here in this diary
    I write you visions of my summer
    It was the best I ever had
    There were chorus' and sing alongs
    And not a spoken feeling
    And that unspoken feeling of knowing
    That right now is all that matters

    All the nights we stayed up talking
    Listening to 80's songs
    And quoting lines from all those movies that we love
    It still brings a smile to my face

    I guess when it comes down to it
    Being grown up isn't half as fun as growing up
    These are the best days of our lives
    The only thing that matters
    Is just following your heart
    And you eventually you'll finally get it right

    Breaking into hotel swimming pools
    And wreaking havoc on our world
    Hanging out at truck stops
    Just to pass the time
    The black top singing me to sleep

    Lighting fireworks in parking lots
    Illuminate the blackest nights
    Cherry cokes under the moonlit summer sky
    2015 Riverside, it's time to say goodbye
    Get on the bus, it's time to go

    Being grown up isn't half as fun as growing up
    These are the best days of our lives
    The only thing that matters
    Is just following your heart
    And you eventually you'll finally get it right
    And you eventually you'll finally get it right
    And you eventually you'll finally get it right Writer/s: KRIS ROE
    Publisher: Wixen Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Jessie from Dallas, TxPretty amazing song
  • Ashleah from Red Deer, CanadaI like this song alot, because the second verse was almost EXACTLY my summer of '05.
    I'll give some examples.
    -"Hanging out at truckstops just to pass the time."
    When I first heard that, I froze right up. There wasn't much to do around my old little neighborhood, so me, my best friend at the time Ashtyn, my boyfriend at the time Jeff, and my cousin at the time CJ one day decided to hang out at the Sobey's truckstop. It was kind of weird and random, and this whole time it's been part of a song..
    -"Lighting fireworks in parking lots."
    Let's go back to the same parking lot where Sobey's is. They weren't exactly fireworks, but sparklers are definately the next best thing! =)
    -"2015 Riverside, it's time to say goodbye."
    WELL! My old neighborhood is Riverbend. So That's almost Riverside. And then my breakup line for Jeff was, "It's time to say goodbye."
    -"Get on the bus, it's time to go."
    And then he got on the bus, because it was time for him to go.

    That's my story behind loving this song.
  • Spencer from Windsor, CanadaThis is a great song and Kris is so talented it really depresses me because it sounds like he had a great childhood and i feel like i didn't half the things i could have. the line "I guess when it comes down to it, being grown up isn't half as fun as growing up, these are the best days of our lives".
  • Tara from West Palm Beach, Fli like all the old school 70's 80's refrences. hanging out at truck stops just to pass the time. you know. its great it reminds me of being younger even though it has nothing to do with being THAT young. i love it. kind of a classic song here.
  • Loki from Springville, UtI love this song. It is like my anthem for growing up. It makes me not as scared to leave behind the things of highschool, but just remember them as a better carefree time.
  • Rob from Castaic, CaGood Song. Not the best on the CD, but still a good song.
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