It's been a year now since you were here now
And I've been trying to heal inside
Dedications of how I placed
And I see your resemblance in my face
And on our birthday I said an extra wish for you (for you)

And I have learned so much since you been gone
And I have done so little for so long
So now I'll settle up my grievances
And focus on the savory
And wave all these discrepancies away
And I'll figure out these misconceptions
Give out faith at my discretion
Live a life that you would think was sane (sane)

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That they have made
And I wonder if you really wanted it this way
And in your memory they even hung a plaque for you (for you)

And I have learned so much since you been gone
And I have done so little for so long.
So now I'll settle up these grievances
And focus on the savory
And wave all these discrepancies away.
And I'll figure out these misconceptions
Give out faith at my discretion
Live a life that you would think was sane (sane)


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    General Commentnope, pretty sure that saves the day is cool, and dashboard is even bettter
    Ender101726on August 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is unbelievable. the way chris sings it makes you realize how hurt he was over the death of his cousin. one of my fave dashboard songs...
    MusicToGoon August 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's about his cousin...
    Starling~*on January 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentFrom what I heard, he and his cousin were the best of friends and they had the same birthday and everything. Then he died in a car crash, I'm pretty sure. Hence, "and on our birthday I said an extra wish for you". He doesn't sing this song too much because of this story behind it.
    Altoidon January 16, 2002   Link
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    General Comment this was the first song i ever heard by dashboard. i listened to it right after my grandmother passed away, whom i was very close to. our birthday's were in the same month, and when i was tiny we used to have joint-birthdays with the family. she passed away over the summer and i sank into a sort of zombie-like numbness, and stayed like that for a good month. when i heard this song, it honestly made me cry. it's motivational in it's own way, and it resounded really clearly with me. my favorite part is 'live a life that you would think was sane'. which is completely true, because you realize that whoever you lost would never want you to mill around and be doubtful, and lament about every little thing you could have done differently. you have to go on, and make them proud. and i guess that's what im trying to do.
    rebelwithoutacluexoon January 22, 2002   Link
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    General Comment*GREATEST SONG*... I lost brooke two years ago in a car crash and almost lost my best friend with her.This song makes me cry everytime .the whole birthday thing,we had always celebrated fourth of july as like the birthday of our friendships cause thats when we all met and the lyrics are just to close to excatly how i feel-And This song just means so much to me.It really is outta all the songs ever-My favorite.I wanted to change like everything about me when she died,and i never really did-And this song really hits me,because i promised so much to myself i would do in dedication of brooke-and its been 2 years and im still getting over her death. JUST EVERYTHING IN THIS SONG IS SOO PERFECT,Ill always love this song!!! POWERFUL LYRICS!
    cady cakeon February 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenton christmas eve i was at work and got a phone call that one of my friends was in an accident, i laughed it off thinking he drives like a dumbass anyway of course he'd get into an accident on christmas eve. 5 minutes later i learned another friend was int he car with him. 10 minutes later i learned they were dead. JUSTIN and RYAN were dead, i couoldnt' believe it. i had passed them on the same road they died on an exact hour b4 it happened, they were on their way 2 the mall, i was on my way back.. .beepd waved, the last time i'd see them. my friend dave was in the car behind them and had to watch as his two best friends died. it crushed the entire town....both of their birthdays just passed a few days ago... justin turned 18 febuary 23, ryan turned 18 febuary 25.. they both died december 24... this song touches me unbelivably...and it makes me cry every time i hear it. *justin and ryan sleep with the angels*
    ihaveBLUEeyeson March 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthahahahahaha altoid you got that from dashtabs.com
    blue black aboveon April 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"i have blue eyes" ouch, that sucks, sorry man
    blue black aboveon April 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWow this song is so touching and meaningful...I have never had anyone close to me die but I relate to this song a little differently...About a month and a half ago my best friend in the world just uped and stopped talking to me... and I miss her terribly. I can't get the courage to call her and the worst part is she is my neighbor. She has been my friend since I was 9 and we are both now 17. Everytime I hear this song I cry for two reasons: I feel for Chris cuz I know Justin meant something very special to him just like Britt does to me, two because I miss Britt and I want to just talk to her again. I tried to ask her why she stopped talking to me and all she said was her boyfriend told her stuff that i supposedly said, but i didnt i dont know why he would do that to me at that point in my life britt and Jeremy were the two most imortant people in my life. but that is why i relate to this song not because Britt died but because she is no longer in my life and i have to deal with things everyday that remind me of her.
    Jenegeron April 12, 2002   Link

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