When I step into the light
My arms open widely
When I step into the light
My eyes searching wildly
Would you not like to be
Sitting on top of the world with your legs hanging free
Would you not like to be OK, OK, OK

When I'm walking by the water
Splish splash me and you taking a bath
When I'm walking by the water
Come to my toes to my ankles to my head to my soul
Then I'm blown away

When I'm walking by the water
Splish splash me and you taking a bath
When I'm walking by the water
Come to my toes to my ankles to my head to my soul
Then I'm blown away

I can't believe that we would lie in our graves
Wondering if we had spent our living days well
I can't believe that we would lie in our graves
Dreaming of things that we might have been
I can't believe that we would lie in our graves
Wondering if we had spent our living days well
I can't believe that we would lie in our graves
Dreaming of things that we might have been

Would you not like to be
Would you not like to be
I can't believe that you would not like to be
Would you not like to be

ok, ok, ok,
ok, ok, ok,
ok, ok, ok,
ok, ok, ok,

and we dance away


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae, edited by Mellow_Harsher, Juiceyeah

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    General CommentLie in our Graves is a song about how sometimes we feel regret for something that we were not something we could of been, or do something we could have. I love this song mainly because of the uplifting guitar rift he plays during the chorus.
    antifox64on November 24, 2001   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about having no regrets, and not looking back. Awesome song. The background noise is them playing ping pong durin the recordig process. Pretty cool shit.
    DMBFay18on February 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti understand that this is about having nor regret but seriously, doesnt this song make everyone feel happy? i love it! the music and all the references to water, splashing, and baths make me feel so free. freedom is beautiful. that is what dave is trying to relay i think. live with freedom and you will have no regrets.
    musicluva44on March 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is just my all time favorite dmb song. its just...beatiful.
    silverpuppiezon April 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMan the lil jam they have in the middle of the song is amazing!
    rubberneck_26on April 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is by far one of the best songs DMB has ever made. its incredibly amazing. i mean, the title is so strange for it to be such a happy sounding song, but it doesnt matter cause its music is so powerful. if only they could get lillywhite sessions in the stores, and get the band back in the studio with lillywhite, dmb could add to their collection of many amazing songs. its just my opinion, i could be wrong.
    zackiepoo02on May 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDude I so agree, The lillywhite session songs are wonderful, but I think DMB was ready for a change in syle and sound, like they demonstrated in Everyday. But, this is song is great, one of my favs! I just sal DMB live in Houston and they played this song, it was so powerful. Anyone who has not seen DMB live, I strongly advise to do so!
    DaDreadlockChickon May 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentto me, this song just says to live life to the fullest and enjoy everything that you enjoy, and try new things. there is always the possibility you won't be albe to do think tomorrow than what you can do tonight. that amazing riff they have in the middle just engulfs everything that is this song. from the "somewhere over the rainbow" part to the silent part where you think the song is over, it is the most enjoyable thing to me. if that made no sense to you, i don't blame you. i'm sorry for the lack of skills i have with writing how i feel, but hopefully you understand. that wind down makes the last "i can't believe that we would lie in our graves" such a rush. i feel high when i listen to this. it's just such a good message. LIVE LIFE TO IT'S FULLEST.
    steinbergon May 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite line in a song right now:

    --Would you not like to be sitting on top of the world with your legs hanging free--

    I would love to be...
    Girl in Greenon May 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgreat song. i agree girl in green that is an awesome line. This song like was said earlier is kinda saying live your life to its fullest. dont live or die with regrets if you think you wanna do something, do it.
    LiveUrLifeon May 24, 2002   Link

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