"Reach for the Sky" as written by and Gary Moore....
When I was young I was invincible,
I found myself not thinking twice,
I never thought about no future,
It's just the roll of the dice,

But the day may come,
When you've got something to lose,
And just when you think you're done paying dues,
When you say to yourself
Dear god, what have I done?
I hope it's not too late because tomorrow,

May never come,
Reach for the sky 'cus tomorrow,
May never come,
Reach for the sky 'cus tomorrow,
May never come,

Yesterday is history,
And tomorrow's a mystery,
But being here right now,
It's just about you and me,

You can run, you can hide,
Just like Bonnie and Clyde,
Reach for the sky,
Ain't never gonna die,
And I thank the lord for the love that I have found,
And hold you tight 'cause tomorrow,

May never come,
Reach for the sky 'cause tomorrow,
May never come,
Reach for the sky 'cause tomorrow,
May never come,

So if you please, take this moment,
Try if you can to make it last,
Don't think about the future,
And just forget about the past,
And make it last.


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"Reach for the Sky" as written by Gary Moore

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    General CommentI love this song
    "Reach for the sky 'cus tomorrow,
    May never come" is basicly the same as saying "Live life to the fullest because something may happen to you" and as a kid he says that he was wreckless and didnt care, just lived it up, but realizes he may have something to lose someday but just keeps living it up anyways. and i have to say i tottaly agree.
    E - DOubleon November 22, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is sort of like... Story of my Life, Part deux.
    Traddon April 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI play this song everyday, multiple times. I love it, haha.
    clamumon October 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMike Ness is telling us to savor the moment and make it last because its not coming back. He wrote this because he wishes he should have enjoyed the time he had being with Dennis.
    PUNKRKRon January 24, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"So if you please, take this moment,
    Try if you can to make it last,
    Don't think about the future,
    And just forget about the past,
    And make it last" <--- this is his advice to everyone
    E - DOubleon November 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA bloody excellent song. I agree with E-DOuble.
    River Wolfon March 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song rocks. It really helps me get out of a sad mood. Whenever im done i just listen to this song and it makes me feel greeat. Awesome song, awesome.
    browntown13on April 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWay I hear it, the lead singer of Social Distortion (name slips me at the moment /_\) was in jail for a time, and he wrote this afterwards. I think it's about living for the moment, as others have suggested, but I also think that there's a message about how sometimes you have to fight for what you believe in ... and sometimes, to protect those you care about, you have to surrender and pay your dues.
    woekittenon May 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhen I was young I was invincible,
    I found myself not thinking twice,
    I never thought about no future,
    it's just the roll of the dice,

    starts the song off by telling everyone how he felt before he went to prison. How he felt he was invincible and couldnt get hurt by anything.

    But the day may come,
    When you've got something to lose,
    And just when you think you're done paying dues,
    When you say to yourself
    Dear god, what have I done?
    I hope it's not too late because tomorrow,

    Then he realizes that he has been stupid (I don't know why he was put in prison but I suspect this is what he is talking about) He says "And just when you think your done paying dues" Is sort of his way of saying that he thought he had gotten everything straight. He thought he had paid all his dues. Then he finds out that his past is haunting him. Also he says "and the day may come when you\ve got something to lose" I'm guessing this is his way of referring to his girlfriend, saying that he had never done any of this if he had known what would be taken away from him.

    Yesterday is history,
    And tomorrow's a mystery,
    But being here right now,
    It's just about you and me,

    He is just happy about beiing set free from prison and wants to let go of the past.

    You can run, you can hide,
    Just like Bonnie and Clyde,
    Reach for the sky,
    Ain't never gonna die,
    And I thank the lord for the love that I have found,
    And hold you tight 'cus tomorrow,

    "You can run you can hide" I think is his way of saying that you can run away from your past, but eventually it will catch up to you

    The rest I agree with e-double, just advice.


    My 2 cents
    RashKaon July 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think Rash Ka hit it on the head with a nail or whatever (even though i didnt read it since it was so long) GREAT Song. how about another 20 years social D?
    stryker311on July 21, 2005   Link

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