Everyone's afraid of their own life
If you could be anything you want
I bet you'd be disappointed, am I right?
No one really knows the ones they love
If you knew everything they thought
I bet that you'd wish that they'd just shut up
Well, you were the dull sound of sharp math
When you were alive
No one's going to play the harp when you die
And if I had a nickel for every damn dime
I’d have half the time, do you mind?
Everyone's afraid of their own lives
If you could be anything you want
I bet you'd be disappointed, am I right?
Am I right? And it’s our lives
It's hard to remember, it’s hard to remember
We're alive for the first time
It's hard to remember were alive for the last time
It's hard to remember, it’s hard to remember
To live before you die
It's hard to remember, it’s hard to remember
That our lives are such a short time
It's hard to remember, it’s hard to remember
When it takes such a long time
It's hard to remember, it’s hard to remember
My mom’s God is a woman and my mom she is a witch
I like this
My hell comes from inside, comes from inside myself
Why fight this?
Everyone's afraid of their own lives
If you could be anything you want
I bet you'd be disappointed, am I right?


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    General Commentthis song is so honest. it makes you stop and think about how you're living your life, and maybe you shouldn't take so many things for granted....at least that's what i got out of it.
    xemotasticaxon July 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think the songs about doing what you want to in life. It's too short to not do what you want. You have to remember to be alive.
    Came_as_a_raton October 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentlook at those lyrics. jesus christ, it's a great song.
    fakeliarcheaton April 29, 2003   Link
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    General Commentlook at those lyrics. jesus christ, it's a great song.
    fakeliarcheaton April 29, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti thought this song was called lives?
    barnacleson October 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDUDE THIS SONG IS CALLED LIVES NOT YOUR LIFE!!!
    lenasuvaliaon November 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDUDE CHILL OUT THE JAPANESE EP TITLED IT "YOUR LIFE"!!!
    JohnnyMormanon December 05, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe "Modest Mouse EP" released in 2003 that is on iTMS has it listed as "Your Life." It's a different take than the one that's on M+A
    five_to_oneon March 20, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"If you could be anything you want I bet you'd be disappointed.
    am I right?"

    This song speaks the truth about life. Even when you do what you want you still won't be completely satisfied.

    "It's hard to remember we're alive for the first time.
    It's hard to remember we're alive for the last time.
    It's hard to remember to live before you die.
    It's hard to remember that our lives are such a short time.
    It's hard to remember what it takes such a short time.
    It's hard to remember to live before you die.
    It's hard to remember."

    Life is to short and you have live life to the fullest with no regrets before we run out of time to do/say the things we want.

    "No one really knows the ones they love.
    If you knew everything they thought I bet you'd wish that they'd just shut
    up."

    No matter how well you know the person you love there are still things that you will never know and you don’t want to, or at least that’s what I got from this. :)
    starrynite07on September 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of when i was 15 with my friend heather. during our physical education, we would hide inside the rolled up wrestling mats and i asked her if she had heard this modest mouse song and i sang it to her...yes. it is a sad, good song.
    slinkstersarson April 10, 2006   Link

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