"How Can I Live" as written by Cristian Machado, Lazaro Pina, Marc Rizzo, Dave Chavarri, Jardel Paisante and Bob Marlette....
I am so alike you,
In so many ways.
I know I'm just a copy,
That carries on the stain.

But, we make the same mistakes.
Cause, we are one in the same.
But, we leave behind the stain.
I cannot separate.

All that lies in me,
All that dies in me.
How can I live without you?
All that lies in me,
All that dies in me.
How can I live without you?

I am your mirror image,
I'm all you left behind.
You made me what I am,
Then who the hell am I?

But, we make the same mistakes.
Cause, we are one in the same.
But, we leave behind the stain.
I cannot separate.

All that lies in me,
All that dies in me.
How can I live without you?
All that lies in me,
All that dies in me.
How can I live without you?

Why, you're nor guess or forget,
I know that our lives are the same,
Maybe we've got,
Just a guessing game,
A dirty stain,
That I cannot play.
But I follow your steps,
In the same way that you just walked away,
And blocked the way through.
I, will, not, live!

Do you think of me?
Do you dream of me?
I always dream about you.

Do you think of me?
Do you dream of me?
I always dream about you.

All that lies in me,
All that dies in me.
How can I live without you?
All that lies in me,
All that dies in me.
How can I live without you?


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"How Can I Live" as written by Dave Chavarri Cristian Machado

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    General CommentI thought the lyrics were this:

    "I am so alike you,
    In so many ways.
    I know, I'm just a copy,
    That carries on the stain.

    WHY!? Do we make the same mistake?
    'CAUSE! We are one in the same!
    BUT! We leave behind a stain,
    That cannot separate!

    All that lies in me!
    All that dies in me!
    How can I live without you?
    All that lies in me!
    All that dies in me!
    How can I live without you?

    I am your mirror image,
    I'm all you left behind.
    Who made me what I am,
    And then who the hell am I?!

    WHY!? Do we make the same mistake?
    'CAUSE! We are one in the same!
    BUT! We leave behind a stain,
    That cannot separate!

    All that lies in me!
    All that dies in me!
    How can I live without you?
    All that lies in me!
    All that dies in me!
    How can I live without you?

    Why! Yo no entiendo porque!
    I know that our lives are the same!
    Leave me be, not! Just a guessing game!
    A dirty stain! That I cannot play!
    But I follow you' steps!
    In the same way,
    That you just walked away!
    And blocked the way, through!
    I! Will! Not! Live!

    Do you think of me...?
    Do you dream of me...?
    I always dream about you...
    Do you think of me...?
    Do you dream of me...?
    I always dream about you...

    All that lies in me!
    All that dies in me!
    How can I live without you?
    All that lies in me!
    All that dies in me!
    How can I live without you?"
    Megalomaniacalon April 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about a guy that wishes he still had the love of his life and he misses her so much this song has helped me thru one of the hardest break ups i ever head i thoguth about this girl day and night and i heard this song and brought back all the good memories we had and i love it

    and i wanna say thanks to ill nino for this song
    thank you

    these guys rock in concert best show i have ever seen
    freedom liveron April 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about Cristian's relationship with his father he never got to meet his father and this is why he talks about him in other songs such as unframed. You can see this because they are both musicians and the lyrics tell us how he feels about his father...how alike they are and stuff...
    Johnaguer Xon April 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, this song is about Cristian's dad. The first time I heard it I thought it was about an ex-girlfriend. But I really got the meaning when I heard the Spanish version.
    hatebreederon April 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe it is about Cristian's father, but all I think about whilst listening to this song is a girl that i really like...
    donniedarko28on June 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMe too donniedarko28. But she ignores me, even though that's my own fault. Sometimes I really want to kill her bf =S. Wish I could let her listen to this song.

    But all songs mean something else to everybody.
    Der_Bulleon October 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree with you donniedarko28 and der bulle. the girl i want is taken by a guy who treats her like shit and i just want to find a way to tell her how i feel about but before i do i want to kick her b/f's ass
    bornabrokenman19on March 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfreedom liver, i felt the same way when i heard this song. at the time i was devasted by a girl i loved. and the one part just grabbed me and hung onto me:

    "Do you think of me?
    Do you dream of me?
    I always dream about you
    Do you think of me?
    Do you dream of me?
    I always dream about you "

    I was living across the country at the time and that's all i wanted to know is if she still loved me or "Dreamed of me" truly an amazing song.

    i've also felt the part of the son/father relationship of this song.
    "You made me what i am.
    But who the hell am i?"

    I think we can all agree that this song can be personally interpreted to be about a girl or a father/son relationship.

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    DarkMercenary08on April 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song can go one of two ways. It is either about a guy who is professing his love for someone, without whom he cannot live. Or it is about a guy who is haunted by the memories of a past lover who broke his heart and all the thoughts of the past relationship won't leave his mind. He wonders how he can live without having to think about his former lover all the time.

    Ill Nino kicks ass.
    bornofdesire32on March 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm gonna have to go with the Father explanation for this song. Because, your father walking out of your life would sure as hell hurt a lot more than a woman. And this song is full of pain. If you have seen these guys live, and seen the expression on Cristian's face when he sings this song, it is truely unforgettable.
    -Adam-on September 20, 2006   Link

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