Late at night as I lay down to sleep
I think of all the secrets people keep
like how I feel for you
Do you feel it too
or is it something we have to resume

We're just two people watching time fly by
In a world in it's obvious decline
But we are young and strong
We can carry on
Find a little Paradise of our own

'cos no one saves the day
it's no one else's fault
if you're a day late or dollar short

Just think about how lovely life could be
Excluding all the man-made misery
If we're too far behind
And really out of time
Is there another world they plan to find?

Too many dreams of youth
That we never caught
Just a day late or dollar short

We're all just lonely people
Only dyin' to fall in love

Feelings that we thought
Dreams we never caught
Just a day late or dollar short

All the loneliness, the blues
Feelings so distraught
When you're a day late or a dollar short

Too many dreams of youth
That we never caught
Just a day late or a dollar short

And no one saves the day
It's no one else's fault
When you're a day late or a dollar short


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    General Commenthow has nobody commented on this song? it's so great.
    its about liking someone and not telling them, and then regretting it after they're gone. i can relate all too well
    Lam3on December 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is definately also about the band itself: Hanoi Rocks - their broken dream from the 1980's.

    "Too many dreams of youth
    That we never caught
    Just a day late or a dollar short"
    JMLileson December 22, 2009   Link

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