Mexico City, Utah

Story Behind The Song

A song about an informal competition between ex-bandmates. Every time one reaches a milestone in his career he finds out that his friend has already been there and moved on.

Song Length 4:30 Genre Rock - Ska
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Outraged Subject Failure, Jealousy
Similar Artists Mighty Mighty Bosstones Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Running the race it would always be there
The sense of growing tension
Playing as a team, though at first it seemed
It would slowly gain ascension
Through the miles I would learn respect and dedication
Not without a price, but without a vice
You're a part of taking that blame on

Chorus
Thank you is how it should be
But f@#k you is how it is
By the time I know I'll get to
Mexico City, Utah
There will be no place to go
I'll see the highs and the lows
By the time I get to where I wanna be
You'll always be there, looking back at me

Adolescent politics are what you seem to rule at
Social hurdles would be thrown by you
I'd have no return when I was up to bat
Save the times, maybe four of five
The bridge was given a look thrown back in the face
The official records show where to go
You took me to that place

Chorus

In my eyes it was just the beginning
We would both arrive on the same team
Change is good in the long run now
I hope I get there somehow

Credit really deserves to be given
Even after the fact that you're winning
For showing me the way so far from the mainstream
Better things connect when you see the seams
I'll keep the burden it's all that I can bear
Try not to stop and stare
At you from a distance
Sure wished that you missed us

Chorus

Lyrics Jon-Michael Farley Music Jon-Michael Farley
Producer Isaiah Vering and 10 Minutes Down Publisher none
Performance 10 Minutes Down Label none
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