The optimist that died in me
awoke to the pale blue in your eyes
to show me there's a world I gave up long before
I married to the bottle, hit the road, and chose to go it alone.

This world can lose all meaning, burn and break your spirit,
but something about you says it's not too late for me.
If we could all learn to fight our demons, yeah and I've got regrets but still there's
something about you that says it's not too late for me.

So show me, give me half a chance to be for you
the person that I buried deep inside.
For once I'd rather live than die, and sympathize with anyone who
doesn't find the kind of second chance I did.

This world can lose all meaning, burn and break your spirit,
but something about you says it's not too late for me.
If we could all learn to fight our demons, yeah and I've got regrets but still there's
something about you that says it's not too late for me.

Too late for me to come clean.


Lyrics submitted by SeanBrownBike

Loving, Self-Loathing song meanings
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    General Commenti can't stop listening to this song...
    "For once I'd rather live than die, and sympathize with anyone who
    doesn't find the kind of second chance I did."
    awesome...
    j_o_e_b_on December 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think this is a love song about a girl he falls for.

    "The optimist that died in me
    awoke to the pale blue in your eyes"

    sounds like hes saying he had pretty much given up hope on everything until he met this girl.

    he goes on to talk about how everyone has demons, like things they regret in their past, possibly alcohol abuse because alcohol is mentioned in a lot of this bands songs of all of their albums, but hes saying maybe for her he could fight it.

    "So show me, give me half a chance to be for you
    the person that I buried deep inside."

    hes saying if she gives him a chance he will go back to how he used to be before what ever happened that killed his faith in the world happened. he will be the optimist he used to be.

    "something about you says its not too late for me, too late for me to come clean." i definitely think hes talking about alcohol abuse
    ryanv12191on October 07, 2010   Link

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