Two Weeks From Twenty

Album: Lights And Sounds (2005)
  • Jimmy wasn't really popular
    He had a couple of friends back home
    Sooner or later they're all gettin' out
    So he had to join up alone

    He was dreamin' of the ivy leagues
    Since he was only three feet tall
    And get the hell out of Jersey
    And then he would never look back at all

    And then you hear em' say
    That miles away
    We lost another one that we sent with a gun
    They're gonna miss him He was two weeks from twenty
    And there's still no shame
    From the man to blame

    Jimmy never had a reason to stay
    'Cause all the factories shut down
    All he had was a line for his name
    So he could sign away his right to be proud
    He tried to kiss her on the way out the door
    She just put her little hand on his face
    I don't understand why you're leavin', she said
    But I hope you're gonna ask me to wait

    And then you hear em' say
    That miles away
    We lost another one that we sent with a gun
    His lady missed him He was two weeks from twenty
    And there's still no shame
    From the man to blame

    Jimmy's mother went to Capitol Hill
    So she could fill her heart up with joy
    Maybe shake a few hands while she's there
    And tell em' thank you sir for takin' my boy

    And then you hear em' say
    That miles away
    We lost another one that we sent with a gun
    His momma missed him He was two weeks from twenty
    And there's still no shame
    From the man to blame

    No there's still no shame
    And we're all to blame
    We're all to blame
    We're all to blame
    We're all to blame
    We're all to blame Writer/s: PETER MICHAEL MOSELY, WILLIAM RYAN KEY
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Anthony from Charlotte, NcThis song is completely anti-war. I like the song but being a vet of both wars in Iraq and Afghanistan it kind of rubs me the wrong way. What I never understand is how someone, in this case YC can have an opinion on something they haven't been through or quite frankly don't have the intestinal fortitude to serve. Congress may ultimately declare war, but we in the US armed forces know the there's a possibility that one day we may go to war. It's an all volunteer force, no one is forced to serve, so with that being said, I really don't want to hear about your opinion on something you have never experienced or don't have the balls to do, your opinion in this matter is irrelevant.
  • Dmitro from Toronto, OnI think the part where it says "he was dreaming of the ivy league since he was only 3ft tall" is saying he had a dream and that the fighting (war im guessing) killed him and his dreams which is sad because he was so young.
  • Matt from Coralville, Iathis song is defintaly a protest to war, its filled with a lot of to the point lines about the bands views. I like the mood of the song the most compared to everything else on the album. It shows that not just one person is affected by a person dieing.

    the only part i dont get it why he is 3ft tall. hmm...go figure.
  • Luella from New York, Nyi agree with Ashlee..i thought the line "theres still no shame from the man to blame" was about the president..cos i kno YC has a strong opinion on him... =]
  • Ashlee from HobartI thought that he just dies in battle, not gets shot by another soldier and that the "There's still no shame from the man to blame" line is about the president of America because he's to blame for the war in Iraq. I could be wrong though I guess
  • Shannon Mulvany from Spokane, WaThis is a really, really good song. I agree that the message of this song is meaningful. Definitely a highlight of the album.
  • Chrissy from ManchesterI love this song, I love Yellowcard more. I saw them live in Manchester (UK) in April and they were awesome. Ryan Key is amazing, as are all the band members. But anyways, back to this song. Definatly one of the highlights of the album, very meaningful.
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