Forget your torment,
What should have been,
What's expected of you.
Face your fears,
Face your open future,
And remember the way that you shine.

(Your life is your own.)
The way that you shine. (You can take control.)
The way that you shine. (We don't want you to go.)
The way that you shine. (We don't want you to go.)

Be greatful that you have a brain for thinking
And legs to take you places.
You can do what you dream about,
Just believe in the way that you shine.

(Your life is your own.)
The way that you shine. (You can take control.)
The way that you shine. (We don't want you to go.)
The way that you shine. (We don't want you to go.)

If we all took our own lives
When living was troublesome,
We'd all be dead!

I know there's something that you love
That you'd rather not leave behind
The way that you shine

(Your life is your own.)
The way that you shine. (You can take control.)
The way that you shine. (We don't want you to go.)
The way that you shine. (We don't want you to go.)


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    General CommentThis is a great song to live by. I love the song and Agent M's voice is amazing this low, the song has a very AFI tone to it. Overall, the song delivers a good message. It's actually quite obvious too.
    mrs_chainsawon October 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSomeone once told me that 2120 means love or happiness or something like that but what exactly does 5150 mean? The song probably says it all but I can't get it.
    Vash T. Stampedeon March 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about suicide. She's persuading someone who's considering suicide that "if we all took our own lives when living in troublesome times we'd all be dead!", saying that everyone has hard times in their lives and it's not worth dying for.
    I'm guessing 5150 is some kind of pun on 2120 then, being an opposite, perhaps sadness as opposed to happiness? Hope that clears it up for you Vash.
    Great song either way, very uplifting. I like the repitition of "Your life is your own" in the background, it's great to yell along to, and I suppose it does have quite an AFI-esque sound to it.
    Over and out.
    fearon August 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDear Teenyboppers,

    Learn to use Wikipedia or google:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    elwyn5150on January 15, 2007   Link
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    General Comment5150 is a section of California's Welfare and Institutions Code which allows a qualified officer or clinician to involuntarily confine a person deemed a danger to himself, herself, and/or others[1] and/or gravely disabled. A qualified officer, which includes any California peace officer, as well as any specifically designated county clinician, can request the confinement after signing a written declaration. When used as a term, 5150 can informally refer to the person being confined as well as the declaration itself.



    Dont be a douche elwyn.
    xxGRAB-thy-handon August 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHahaha,
    I didnt know what 5150 was until i wiki'ed it. I guess that doesnt make me a teenybopper because i thought of typing it into google or wiki whereas other people like to get their information off other people as it adds to the socialising on this site... Wouldnt it be boring if everyone just went round saying WIKI IT. GOOGLE IT. I CANT TELL YOU, FIND OUT ON YOUR INTERNETZ, ZLOZLOLZLZ.

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    I do not like AFI, yet i like Tsunami Bomb.
    I think its because theyre overally 100% more amazing & ill hold my thoughts about AFI to myself. ;]
    Rubix-Kubeon March 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMaybe this song is a bit of satire on the 5150.
    germandeathkittiezon January 07, 2010   Link

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