Broadside - Playing In Traffic Lyrics




You keep playing in traffic and you’ll end up dead.

Trying hard to fit into
a mold that wasn’t cast for you.
An image built with loneliness
and it’s just not working.
If fitting the part is what’s best for you,
you’re preaching things that were never true.
Your ego shows,
your friends may grow,
but you’re still a clone.

So come on,
don’t miss your train.
You were always searching for the fast lane,
you sell yourself short, it’s the easy way.
Ducking every mirror just to hide your shame.

You can’t take this back.
No, no, you wish you could.
You chose your own path,
you keep playing in traffic and you’ll end up dead.

The common hatred we once shared,
we had our lives
and they had theirs.
You bought in quick
and sold out fast,
so enjoy the crash.

I’m not bitter on the friends that I’ve lost,
just a little confused
by the time it cost.
For you to show your face,
what a disgusting waste.
But are you happy now?

You say that I’m too harsh on you
and how you spend your time.
That your old life’s gone,
and I’m afraid to leave mine.

So come on,
don’t miss your train.
You were always searching for the fast lane,
you sell yourself short, it’s the easy way.
Ducking every mirror just to hide your shame.

You can’t take this back.
No, no, you wish you could.
You chose your own path,
tearing at the skin that you just can’t shed.
You keep playing in traffic and you’ll end up dead.

Take me back to those trailer park nights,
ducking bottles most of my life.
Drug lords were neighbors,
dodging those blue lights.

I’m not asking you feel my pain.
I counted on you
to help me carry the weight.
I know your struggles,
cause I been in your brain.
We used to be one in the same.

So come on,
don’t miss your train.
You were always searching for the fast lane,
you sell yourself short, it’s the easy way.
Ducking every mirror just to hide your shame.

So come on,
don’t miss your train.
You were always searching for the fast lane,
you sell yourself short, it’s the easy way.
Swinging at mirrors to erase the pain.

You can’t take this back.
No, no, you wish you could.
You chose your own path,
tearing at the skin that you just can’t shed.
Burying the weight up inside your head,
you keep playing in traffic and you’ll end up…





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  1. Joshua Singer

    👌🏻

  2. TheOnlySBJ

    Mr. Smo

  3. TheOnlySBJ

    That’s me smo

  4. led on ios

    TMC X BROADSIDE

  5. Cayleb Nutter

    Is this the singer from State Champs?! I only like 2 or 3 of their songs but Broadside is pretty solid through and through

    The Glitch Gamer

    It is not the same singer

  6. Matthew Moreno

    That’s my friend’s teacher who’s driving the car

  7. Nicholas Yerkes

    Screams are dope.

  8. Lucie Středová

    This band is incredible

  9. Ryan Wojewodzic

    I grew up with the guitar player in red. Niles Gibbs, hes a great guy.

  10. x43_Frost

    I first heard this because of a cd I got 2 years ago lol

  11. Jackiee

    0:07 is it weird that he's my teacher 🤔👏🏼🤘🏼

  12. Vance Johnson

    This is the best Broadside song.

  13. なはり

    HYPE. freaking luv this sounds.

  14. Travis Kopet

    the harsh vocals were dope. I would enjoy more of that

  15. Travis Kopet

    love that little riff that comes in at 1:15

  16. Agnej73

    actually fucking love them

  17. ItsaGrac

    I went to Warped Tour 2016 and I'm so pissed at myself for not going to see these guys

  18. LifexLessxFrightinin

    So good. The lead singer sounds like the singer from issues

  19. Jasmine Sanabria

    Bro that's my teacher 💀💀💀

    cow goes quack

    Jasmine Sanabria English ??? Teacher

    Maximmilion Chavez

    cow goes quack yes my teacher too

  20. MultiJeremy67

    kind of sad this wasnt a how to video.

  21. Happy Taco

    when you see the directed by name knowing hes in your family , woot

  22. Paddie Corley

    Is that the drummer doing the screams? They're hella tight and I wish he made more vocal appearances in Broadway's stuff bc he's so damn good

    Johnny Boy

    Paddie Corley ya bro that drummer's vocals were tight, he should make more vocal appearances, kinda like from autumn to ashes 'member them lol oh I 'member haha south park

    Dallon Fournier

    Andrew Dunton is his name I think

  23. Hadyn White

    i relate to this song more than anyone ever should

  24. Austin Kimble

    wow you are good singers.

  25. Travis

    I've almost been hit by cars, trucks, semis many times. Those were the dayssss

  26. Jonathan Ruiz

    2015-2016: The years Pop Punk bands revived the scene sooooo many good bands! Plus the old bands release new music! POP PUNK IS ALIVE

    Eleonore O.

    It's over now :/

  27. Undergrads Official

    hey guys! I know these are annoying,but if you're in the area we will be playing a show with BROADSIDE and LIKE PACIFIC 11/3/16 in Columbus,Ohio!! check out our new single "silvertoes" on our channel!

  28. Undergrads Official

    hey guys! I know these are annoying,but if you're in the area we will be playing a show with BROADSIDE and LIKE PACIFIC 11/3/16 in Columbus,Ohio!! check out our new single "silvertoes" on our channel!

  29. Light.The.Empire

    The guy who screams at 2:15 scared the shit out of me at Warped Tour cuz i was totally not expecting it XD

  30. takenbysleep21

    i love this band so much tbh, been one of my favorites for months now

  31. Miriam Quispe

    bandaza 💜

  32. olivia madison

    am I the only one who thought of grand theft autunm when I first saw this music video??

  33. carly imgrund

    Met them a couple times, really nice band

  34. Boga Dufour M.

    1:03 What did they mean by this?

    Oof. Lol

    Boga M. It’s like running away from bad memories

  35. Ethan Gurevich

    I like how Andrew sings on this song

  36. Rosie

    this band doesn't disappoint tbh

  37. mike west

    RVA represent! Loving it dudes!

  38. Alex Wingrave

    Just getting into Broadside, and this song is STUNNING.

  39. Katherine Schwartz

    Love his album so much

  40. 8hermaphroditus8

    This song reminds me of Four Year Strong. :)

  41. DespicableMeef

    Met Ollie and Dorian when they played a small acoustic show for like 30 people. Honestly some of the nicest and energetic people I've met

  42. Ryan Scott Petersen

    the drummer needs more voice time!!

  43. Sean Josefosky

    1:03 when there's a fly in your room

  44. Syd

    this is my fav song from the album

    Syd

    need to see you guys so much omg come to cardiff in the uk

  45. Unicorn Power

    played a show with these dudes

  46. codie15521

    This band is gonna become so big soon!

  47. Mākisu

    Def seeing these guys at Warped 2016 so stoked!!

    Aaron Smith

    did they kill it ;)

    Mākisu

    +Aaron Smith 110% murdered the stage dude. Best day of the summer for me

    Maria Rose

    I saw them at warped tour and the lead singer held my hand.

  48. xAaronAnarchy

    I can't get over how absolutely awesome this band is. they need to come to Oregon!!

  49. RockMetalz

    wow, ez much, am hooked

  50. horin979

    10 seconds in and it got me hooked, good stuff

  51. A Anddone

    Wow first time hearing them & it's like a mix of Linkin Park & Beastie Boys. Great.

  52. Colin X

    I always felt like the lead singer looked like he used to be in a hardcore band, and after this song, I'm positive he did.

  53. Alternative Music Magazine

    Somebody tell to "Fall Out Boy" that your "Save the rock & roll" is a SHIT, THIS IS MUSIC, This is POP PUNK!!!!

  54. Christian Iten

    sounds like Billy Talent :)

  55. Rocktopia123

    can't believe they don't have FB profile.

  56. Oliver

    the but are you happy now part gets me every fucking time

  57. Agriculture

    This band needs to be recognized more! they're on my top 5 😍😍 it's the only thing that keeps me going

  58. Michael Isabel

    more people need to sub to them

  59. Yoshi Dev

    Saw them live in Orlando last week , they were awesome, one of my favorite bands now haha

  60. Jose Villanueva

    aye that's Mr.Smo

  61. Mizter Meschie

    The thing about Victory is that they'll sign just about anyone, all the bigger record labels missed out, these guys are gonna get huge, at least I hope.

  62. Natalie Perilli

    So glad I saw the ad for coffee talk!!! You guys are REALLY good!!!!

  63. theinsane

    going to see them live in December it's going to be kickass

  64. Arnau Orriols

    Wow! just discovered you guys, amazing

  65. Brandy Johnson

    This guy reminds me of Parker Cannon. Not quite sure why yet but hey I'm not complaing.

  66. Elijah Whipple

    Im wanting a your that goes a little like this. The Wonder Years, Real Friends, State Champs, and Broadside. I think that would be an awesome tour lineup.

    Aja Heinlein

    +Elijah Whipple welllllllll they'll be out with State Champs for a few dates at least.

  67. Hermann

    So i was looking through Rise Against music videos and "Coffee Talk" played as an ad, i downloaded it Immediatly, I love your sound guys.

  68. kayla kukan

    These guys are fucking amazing

  69. John Generic

    heard them on pandora and been so in love since

  70. Legato

    This is great!

  71. Hiphopopotamus

    Just amazing

  72. Lychee Camp

    This video was whack.

  73. tylermdrums

    You guys are doing Richmond proud!!

  74. slimwolves

    Well holy fuck that was quite incredible

  75. Scavenger543 _

    I really like this song so much.

  76. Mitch Stout

    I hate that they're on victory but I love this song.

  77. Ryan Johnston

    Really hoping Victory doesn't screw these guys!!

    XturntodustX

    @Ryan Johnston True

  78. Jaime Comamala

    maaaan this is absolutely incredible, I love how poppunk is rising from the ashes, so proud of all this amazing bands. Good luck with everything! The album is amazing too !

  79. Maureen J

    Can you put the lyrics please ? This song is amazing ! 😍

  80. luke morizet

    i'm playing a show with these guys in a few weeks and i'm beyond stoked. really talented dudes.

  81. Cameron Brennan-Belworthy

    Incredible, that chorus is amazing!

  82. Jonathan

    I absolutely love this band, such great pop punk! In my opinion this is the next a loss for words. I need to see a tour with knuckle puck and neck deep!

  83. lozzie

    Holy crap, they're so good! 😍 can't wait for a new song

  84. Seth Kasso

    So glad I didn't skip their ad. Probably one of my favorite bands right now.

  85. alex carlson

    Is it just me or does the singer kind of look like Epic Lloyd?

  86. Summer Caldera

    I love Broadside! been a fan with them from the beginning! would love to see them live one day!

  87. screamhappythings

    Normally I ignore the ads in youtube, but I heard the opening for coffee talk and it hit me! These guys are good, got me rocking out <3

  88. Denis Govorkov

    Hope to see You in Moscow some time, guys! We Russians love this kind of music. Wish You all the best!

    P.S. That snow <3

  89. Stephen Spahn

    Saw their first vid on an ad best one I've ever seen can't wait for more :D you guys are awesome

  90. Serpentboow

    Охуенный клип!)

  91. Chloe Dennis

    Yes 😍😍 may 28th 2015
    Chloe Dennis
    Because I know yall will be the next biggest band soon!

  92. Bradley Christensen

    Man, new albums from The Story So Far, Seasons, Broadside, Four Year Strong, Brigades, Turnover, Title Fight, Citizen, and tons more that I can't think of off the top of my head? Pop-punk doesn't need defending anymore.

    takeafuckingshower

    The Wonder Years will release a new album too this year

    XturntodustX

    @Bradley Christensen broadside does have the new sound with a little bit of the traditional sound same with story so far. the rest sound pretty generic to the emo pop bs.

    XturntodustX

    @takeafuckingshower speaking of which there are a ton of female front pop punk bands lately sounds pretty good.

    CspanDrums

    Yes! Four year strong is fav band! But I'm biased cuz I'm from Massachusetts

    Joseph Meador

    @Bradley Christensen dude, forget all the comments above me. check out the band Wander. next band, Splitfist. trust me on this.

  93. youtubeyoutubeyoutube

    I remember when you uploaded the StoryTeller music video and the band kinda went on hiatus afterwards and really didn't release any music, and then BOOM! you guys signed to victory records. How awesome! I'm so happy for you guys. Love the new album, A light in the dark is such a great song.

  94. Christopher Iniguez

    Lovin these guys so far XD