"Sooner Or Later" as written by John Charles Lodge and Justin Hayward....
Pull the hair back from your eyes,
Let the people see your pretty face
Try not to say anything weird

Save your questions without answers,
'Til your old enough to know
That things ain't as they appeared

Before you go out in the sun
Cover your skin and don't get burned
Beware the cancer,
It might kill you when you're old

Be first in line, raise your hand
Remember everything you hear
And playing in the rain is worth catching cold

[Chorus]
Sooner or later we'll be lookin' back on everything
And we'll laugh about it like we knew what all was happening and
Someday you might listen to what people have to say
Now you learn the hard way

We only want what's best for you
That's why we tell you what to do
And nevermind if nothing makes sense

'Cause It all works out in the end
You're just like us without a friend
But you can build a privacy fence (yeah)

[Chorus]

Some things you have to learn
Them all on your own
You can't rely on anybody else
Or the point of view of a source unknown
If it feels good, and sounds nice, then it's your choice
Don't doubt yourself, don't even think twice

Pull the hair back from your eyes,
Let the people see your pretty face
You know they like it when you smile
(Find a reason to smile)

Try not to focus on yourself
Share that love with someone else
Don't let the bitters bring you down (down)
Don't let anything bring you down

[Chorus]


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"Sooner or Later" as written by Justin Hayward John Charles Lodge

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    General CommentThis has always been one of my favorite songs by tolcher. It; so easy to relate to it.
    Basically, I feel this song is about going ahead and trying things on your own, regardless of what others might say and then learning from your own mistakes.
    Also, as Michael's said, it's about knowing that no matter what happens, everything will turn out all right in the end.
    Wallflower101on November 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyea i really like this song because i love life as we know it its my favorite tv show but what sucks is it comes on the same time as the OC so i gotta flip between them lol
    DerekS152on January 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI just got home from a Michael Tolcher and Gavin DeGraw show..it was great. This song and Mission Responsible are my favorite songs by Tolcher. I hadn't even heard of him but he's cool
    laurenblahon June 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song will always be my favorite of tolchers..i think its such a great song..and about learning things for yourself..i mostly found out about michael by going to see Gavin too although i semi knew who he was before..and anyways i have loved him ever since..
    Aligator2210on September 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah I found this form life as we know it as well(amaazing show, althoug I DESPISE kelly osbourne). To me its like...a guy and a girl, who are good friends, and hes trying to help her be more confident with herself.The first verse reminds me of something a friend used to say to me-it's pretty much the same thing. He said, "pull your hair back and let them see your eyes, oh and don't say anything wierd"...Im a little odd *twitches* lol. so aye, that song reminds me of him.
    suicidal_elmoon September 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song was in SCRUBS!!! now i love it! but this song is extremely good....EXTREMELY WELL WRITTEN!!! You dont have to wrap your head around it so much but basically the lil verses are things ure parents would tell you...

    and everyonce in awhile he wil contradict what they tell you or throw in a contradictory remark...."playing in the rain is worth catching a cold" this is not something your parents would say but everyone would have to agree that as bad as it is for your health playing in the rain IS worth catching a cold...


    "before you go out in the sun,
    cover your skin and dont get burned,
    beware the cancer,
    it might kill you when your old"

    This is something your parents tell you when your young, teaching you the importance of staying healthy even tho putting sunscreen on is a pain...it protects you...

    "We only want whats best for you
    Thats why we tell you what to do
    And nevermind if nothing makes sense
    Cause it all works out in the end"

    This is what first gave me this idea because as a teenager I can relate to this verse. Even though half the time you dont get to do what you want to do as a teenager I can understand that parents do have good intentions, or atleast believe it will all work out in the end because they have been through this all before.
    the_howeeon January 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI obviously like the song as well, but one line in particular sticks out:
    "If it feels good, & sounds nice, then its your choice"
    Obviously a take on "if it feels good, do it." In contrast it seems to indicate that even if "it feels good and sounds nice" it's still 'your choice' and it leaves the possibility open that it might be the wrong one. That extra detail of accountability rather than blind naturalism, that there are not always sure-things, has a lot of wisdom in it.
    Tribunalon March 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song.
    the lines "if it feels good and it sounds nice. then its your choice, dont doubt yourself dont even think twice" really helped me while i was making one of the biggest choices of my life. when everyone was telling me it was wrong. but it turned out to be the right choice.

    and. one of my FAVORITE lines outta ANY songs is "playing in the rain is worth catching cold"
    SO true.
    krisincoloron September 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentinspiring! sums up the kind of things we miss on when we're in such a hurry to 'just grow up'.
    seamoraineon January 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much. My friend told me that she always thinks about me and my other friend :]
    LilMissSunshineXoXoon March 09, 2008   Link

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