There’s no triumph waiting, there’s no sunset to ride off in.
We all wanna be great men and there’s nothing romantic about it.
I just wanna know that I did all I could with what I was given.”
I especially like the line ‘We all wanna be great men and there’s nothing romantic about it.’ – I completely agree with this. Everyone should want to be a ‘great man’ (or woman) and that shouldn’t be anything special. We should all strive to be the best versions of ourselves that we can be.
As far as Dan ‘Soupy’ Campbell (Singer, Lyricist) is concerned, if he dies knowing that he did as much as he could with his life, he’ll die happy. Even the name of the song shows that he just wants to make an impact with the hand that he was dealt in life. He wants his life to have had a point.
Whatever you take away from these lines, there’s no denying that this band has produced some of the best music that the genre has to offer. Without a doubt one of the most important pop-punk bands, and they’re still (relatively) new!
…and people think pop-punk is just about fizzy drinks, childhood and getting rejected by girls.