"The Phrase That Pays" as written by William Beckett and Michael Carden....
My eyes can't believe what they have seen.
In the corner of your room you've stockpiled millions of my memories.
Oh Doctor, Doctor, I must have gotten this sick somehow.
I'm going to ask you a series of questions,
And I want them answered on the spot, right now.
Is it serious?
I'm afraid it is.
Am I gonna die?
Well son, death is gonna catch up to all one day,
But yours is coming quicker then ours, then ours.

Some things I may have taken for granted again and again,
Well here's what was said then

Hold your head high heavy heart.
So take a chance and make it big,
Cause it's the last you'll ever get.
If we don't take it, when will we make it?
I make plans to break plans,
And I've been planning something big, planning something big, planning.

I've never tried to make the best of my time,
When I thought that I had plenty of it.
Is this serious?
I don't know what to think.
Is it all a lie?
Well one thing is for sure
I'm taken back to the glory days
When we were kids without a brash or bitter thing to say.

Now my life is one big make it, or break it.

Hold your head high heavy heart
Save your strength for the morning after.
So take a chance and make it big,
Cause it's the last you'll ever get.
If we don't take it, when will we make it?
I make plans to break plans,
And I've been planning something big, planning something big
So take a chance and make it big,
Cause it's the last you'll ever get.
If we don't take it, when will we make it?
I make plans to break plans,
And I've been planning something big, planning something big, planning. [Repeat: x2]


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"The Phrase That Pays" as written by William Beckett Michael Carden

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    General CommentThe above poster needs to get laid.
    OSLon March 14, 2009   Link
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    General Commenthmmm maybe I was wrong... maybe this is my fave... I Am Loving This Album!!... This song could be about Living Life To The Fullest??
    ADimeADexteron February 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthmmm maybe I was wrong... maybe this is my fave... I Am Loving This Album!!... This song could be about Living Life To The Fullest??
    ADimeADexteron February 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMan I hate when that happens, Ill hit the back button and it will repost.. =/
    ADimeADexteron February 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about someone who always had big dreams but always put off pursuing them, then they learned they were fatally ill, and would never be able to fulfill their dreams
    the moral of the story: (clique but...) live everyday like its your last
    MySensesHavFailed35on April 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentahh sorry *cliché
    MySensesHavFailed35on May 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis whole album resembles their rise to the top, and those lyrics are dead wrong. "SAVE YOUR STRENGTH FOR THE MORNING AFTER" and he doesn't sing that until the second pre-chorus.
    therookieloton June 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis person above seems angry at my simple mistake... i submitted these lyrics a month before the cd came out, i had nothing to go by except my ears.
    Seanieon July 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis person above seems angry at my simple mistake... i submitted these lyrics a month before the cd came out, i had nothing to go by except my ears.
    Seanieon July 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentone correction to this.. that i'm sure if you guys give it a listen .. you'll hear... the line where he sings "when we were kids.." is actually "when we were kids without a brash or bitter thing to say" just happens to be my favorite line in the whole song..
    sjm1221on July 28, 2005   Link

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