"I Want My Life" as written by and Sean Danielson John Parker....
I try
To be the man I am
In times of broken lives
And shattered dreams and plans
Standing up to fight
The pressures and demands
Staring at the knife
And holding in your hand
What used to be your life

This world is crazy
My dreams are fading
I want my life

You fight
Your fucked up holy wars
Fire anti Christ
Jesus will come down
And help us win tonight
Now how should I feel
I think I feel alright
So tell me where to aim
I'm blinded by the light

This world is crazy
My dreams are fading
No one can save me

I want my life

And when I wake up you'll be here
And it will be the way it was


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"I Want My Life" as written by John Parker Derek Gledhill

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    General Commentits one of those songs like everytime u hear it ya get goosebumps; ROCK ON -JSYN
    jsyn0001on June 19, 2003   Link
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    General CommentMan this is an incredible song, their skill goes a lot farther I expected when I heard Bottom of a Bottle I love the way this song sounds. Now I wish I had gone and seen them when they were here!
    StudDawg380on June 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love the part about holy wars. so true!
    RL_380on November 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI can really relate to this song..its really how I feel sometimes..and the lyrics seem sooo deep.
    aBlackRoseon February 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe song like most Smile Empty soul songs are strate forward and sad. its about being forced in to a way of life that you do not agree with on some level and fighting to be who you want to be. best song on the CD.
    Oneye-2on February 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlyrics corrections

    i try
    to be the man i am
    in times of broken lives
    and shattered dreams and plans
    standing up to fight
    the pressures and demands
    staring at the knife
    and holding in your hand
    what used to be your life

    this world is crazy, crazy
    my dreams are fadin, fadin

    i want my life
    i want my life
    i want my life

    you fight
    your fucked up holy wars
    fire anti-christ
    jesus will come down
    and help us win tonight
    now how should i feel
    i think i feel alright
    so tell me where to aim
    i'm blinded by the light

    this world is crazy , crazy
    my dreams are fadin, fadin
    no one can save me, save me

    i want my life
    i want my life
    i want my life
    i want my life

    and when i wake up you'll be here
    and it will be the way it was, the way it was

    i want my life (in times of broken lives)
    i want my life (my broken life)
    i want my life (in times of broken lives)
    ViPeR-7on March 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsweet song..
    FuckThatGuy!on August 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoneeye-2 is right on the nose atleast i think so, i didnt realize what even their name meant until i told my sis them and she says the name seems kinda sad

    so thats when i understood the name in my own thoughts

    i think it meant that they telling all the empty souls those who are depressed and whose souls are empty cuz they feel they dont deserve to live to smile cuz they arent alone in this
    staind_all_t_way99on August 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song rocks the best i love it ! speaks so much to me lol.Love this band they have great songs with great meaning and the guitar always sounds great!
    Beckster90son October 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is very relatiable to me in a way.
    Breakingbenjaminfanon November 24, 2008   Link

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