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She told him she'd rather fix her make-up
Than try to fix what's going on
But the problem keeps on calling
Even with the cell phone gone

She told him she believes in living
Bigger than she's living now
But her world keeps spinning backwards
And upside-down

Don't say so-long, you're not that far gone
Don't spend today away
'Cause today will soon be

Gone
Like yesterday is gone
Like history is gone
Just try and prove me wrong
And pretend like you're immortal

She said he said live like no tomorrow
Every day we borrow brings us
One step closer to the edge
Infinity
Where's your treasure, where's your hope
If you get the world and lose your soul?
She pretends like she pretends like she's immortal

Don't say so-long, and throw yourself wrong
This could be your big chance to make-up
Today will soon be

Gone
Like yesterday is gone
Like history is gone
The world keeps spinning on
You're going, going, gone
Like summer break is gone
Like Saturday is gone
Just try and prove me wrong
And pretend like you're immortal

We are not infinite
We are not permanent
Nothing is immediate

We are so confident in our accomplishments
Look at our decadence

Gone
Like Frank Sinatra
Like Elvis and his mom
Like Al Pacino's cash, nothing lasts in this life
My high school dreams are gone
My childhood sweets are gone
Life is a day that doesn't last for long

Life is more than money
Time was never money
Time was never cash
Life is still more than girls
Life is more than hundred-dollar bills and roto-tom fills
Life is more than fame and rock and roll and thrills
All the riches of the kings end up in wills
We've got information in the information age
But do we know what life is
Outside of our convenient Lexus cages?

She said he said live like no tomorrow
Every moment that we borrow
Brings us close to a God who's never short of cash
Hey Bono, I'm glad you asked
Life is still worth living.
Life is still worth living.


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    General CommentFor one, these lyrics are all wrong. To find the real ones, go to switchfoot.com.

    Second, I wish people would put a little more thought into these music critiques. So much can be said about this song and it takes away from it when people sum it up in 5 words.

    Anyway, my belief is that Switchfoot is concerned about several things: that (1), people aren't seizing the day as they should, (2), people are taking their lives for granted and (3), that we're replacing the Void in our lives with various different things (the money, the cash, the girls). All these things are irrelevant once a person sees how precious life truly is. One thing I admire about Switchfoot is how they can get across a hugely powerful message without being overly preachy and religious.

    -Driftwood.
    Driftwoodon May 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor one, these lyrics are all wrong. To find the real ones, go to switchfoot.com.

    Second, I wish people would put a little more thought into these music critiques. So much can be said about this song and it takes away from it when people sum it up in 5 words.

    Anyway, my belief is that Switchfoot is concerned about several things: that (1), people aren't seizing the day as they should, (2), people are taking their lives for granted and (3), that we're replacing the Void in our lives with various different things (the money, the cash, the girls). All these things are irrelevant once a person sees how precious life truly is. One thing I admire about Switchfoot is how they can get across a hugely powerful message without being overly preachy and religious.

    -Driftwood.
    Driftwoodon May 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGuys, a roto-tom is a type of drum. So all it is is a drum fill on a roto-tom. :) I'm still curious when and where Bono said "Life isn't worth living." Any word?
    downfromaboveon April 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song could mean more than one thing - being a strong Christian, and also not worrying about things in life that aren't very important such as money. And that is why I love Switchfoot, because they're lyrics definitely have a Christian point of view, but non-Christians can also appreciate the songs.
    I think this is probably my favorite song on the whole cd, I definitely agree with the point it's trying to get across that life is more important than money and other belongings.
    Lindz634on January 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSomething that's so amazing about Switchfoot is that you can feel in your soul what they're talking about, even without knowing the exact lyrics. With this song I think people get the meaning, but they go by what they feel and what's going on in their lives , rather than what's actually in the lyrics.

    I think these lyrics start in the begining by telling a story.
    "She told him she'd rather fix her make-up Than try to fix what's going on"
    That Character "She" is referring to everyone- the human race! The way we act and center things in our lives-unimportant things. Whether it's your make-up, or video games, or money, or any material things, these lyrics talk about them all!

    And Switchfoot is telling us that we have to put all those things beside us, because those things aren't going to be around forever. Our souls are going to be around forever, but if we put those things first than they won't.
    "Where's your treasure, where's your hope
    If you get the world and lose your soul? "

    We really can lose it. And that's what's incredible about Switchfoot. Their songs and their lyrics save us.
    whitsican123on July 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGod...meh. Good song though.
    urwellkeenon November 24, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionSo I don't wanna be an asshole to anyone who picks up Christian vibes from this, and for all I know, that might be exactly what they're saying. I also have no clue what the singer/songwriters own affiliations are.

    Regardless, the song is quite awesome. As far as I'm concerned, it means exactly what everyone says. Seize the day.

    As someone said, regardless of religion, this means the same to everyone. While certain lines could be interpreted as Christian, we'll all agree the fundamental concept of God for the writers and singers was all Christian. So references made towards a God might be read as Christian, but is in-fact, a generic one. Their saying 'God whose never short of cash' means a rewarding authority (either God, or your conscience, and the latter for me).

    Cash doesn't mean money obviously, but the reward of life and living.

    "Like Frank Sinatra
    Like Elvis and his mom
    Like Al Pacino's cash, nothing lasts in this life "

    These lines are very real. Partly because of the celebrity angle. Everything else is stuff I read on FB posts. These 3 lines show me that characters or people I thought were invincible, or immortal, are also, in fact, all Gone. :)
    This grounds me a little. Brings a little perspective to NOT aim for those successes or that life, because we're all gonna end up the same way.

    "My high school dreams are gone
    My childhood sweets are gone "

    Again, very real. Because you know it's true. But not everyone thinks of them that way. They're Gone. Poof! You don't know when or how, and it isn't important. Realise and understand that they're gone.

    Anyhow, Gone refers to death. It's coming and it's gonna happen. Realise this. And live your life like it's happening right now.
    DarthNoahon December 20, 2013   Link
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    General Commenti think this song mean nothing in this life matters the only thing that matters is that ull live forever with the lord our savior
    christianlovingodon May 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentto add to my last one it means that god will forgive you and nothin last in this life except ur spirit
    christianlovingodon May 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe meaning is about life is really short, and we can end it really quick .. but we should end it good
    GusTer34on May 13, 2004   Link

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