"Should've Been There" as written by and William H. Martin....
I hope I'm not too late
I hope that you're ok
I left in a hurry
As soon as they told me
So I prayed for you
Hang on till tomorrow
Just don't leave me here today
I'm coming home to you

Should've been there I wanted to
Should've been there right next to you
Should've been there to comfort you
Should've been there to sing to you
Should've been there to hold your hand
Should've been there to be with you
After all that we've been through

Yes it's hard to say goodbye
And what I wish right now
Is to somehow turn back time
With all of the love and respect
That I hold right here for you
Hang on till tomorrow
Just don't leave me here today
I'm coming home to you


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    General CommentThis has got to be one of the most depressing songs I've ever heard and it's so sad sounding, unfortunately I can't stop listening to it. This band is so great.
    Penanceon October 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree it is an incredibly depressing song yet it is my fav so far from Earshot, I just got their first album and I also got their new one Earshot2. I just saw em in concert a week or two ago with sevendust and a couple of crappy bands. Earshot has an awesome presence on stage.
    illninofanon October 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOh also,

    I think the song is about someone who was in a terrible accident type of deal and he "shoudldve been there." Maybe a parent, grandparent, spouse? Details would be cool if anyone had them.

    Also i love this dudes voice.
    illninofanon October 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah i agree with everyone on the meaning, but i think it might be him saying that he should've been there for a child birth and the mother died, possibly, i saw them with saliva not too long ago they are all the coolest guys.
    And does anyone else think that this guy sounds like Maynard James. Cause he does in all the harder songs. peace out.
    metboy111on December 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI have heard that he had a sister who was killed in a car accident which would be a likely basis to write this song. I tried to reasearch it but it's kinda hard to find information about a person like that online these days... hopefully I'm not spreading some crazy rumor.
    Sprigganon April 13, 2006   Link

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