"When We're Old Men" as written by and William Ryan Key....
I've spent all of my time on the road
Sleeping my days away but you should know
That I'm reflecting on who I've let go
The people I've hurt in ways I'll never know

And I never meant to be hurtful to you
Please don't hate me
All I can say I did, All I could do
Please don't hate me for this

I've spent all of my nights wide awake
Wishing for some kind of poison to take
So that my conscience would just take a break
I am so tired of the noise that it makes

I'm guilty enough without hearing it twice
Please don't hate me
You won't give it up but it's all in your eyes
Please don't hate me for this

I've spent every second I've had
Counting the minutes and I'm going mad
I am redefining the words I am sad
Nothing I've done ever hurt quite this bad

And I'm sure that I will heal faster than you
Please don't hate me
I don't expect you to know what to do
Please don't hate me

When we're old men we will not be alone
Not be alone anymore (not be alone)

When we're old men we will not be alone
Not be alone anymore (not be alone)


Lyrics submitted by Krissy_04, edited by YC21

"When We're Old Men" as written by William Ryan Key

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    General Commentahhh this song is beautiful =)

    and too me...I think it seems like Ryan is singing this to the ones he hurt...Alex, Warren, and of course Benny

    I personally think it's more to Ben...but I heard that it's more to Alex...idk either one...this song is amazing and it just gets inside of you and it's almost as if you can feel all the pain Ryan has/is going through just by the way his voice is carried out through the song...
    Krissy_04on February 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCan you send it to me Krissy?
    yellowcardr0ckon February 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI would...but I don't know how to use ysi and the file I got it from has expired by now..
    Krissy_04on February 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbut if you know how to use ysi..just tell me..and ill try it..
    Krissy_04on February 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've heard it's about Ben, and I've heard it's not about Ben. I'd like to think that it is.
    Naniwhyon February 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyea same here...it makes sense if it's about Ben...idk but I really like this song a lot!
    Krissy_04on February 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me cry :'(
    Loaded_Friendon March 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah, it made me cry the first time I heard it..and it still does sometimes :(
    Krissy_04on March 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentooo...i love this song tooo. i reckon it's about ben only coz they probably wrote it after he left...i'm guessing...but then again, it could be about alex, warren and ben...lol.
    short_stuff185on March 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti wish yellowcard had played some more slow-emo-i-want-to-cry stuff at there concert. although i wasnt minding the moshpitting, just i like the sensitive side to them more... they do, actually, quite rock
    verysuperstitiouson April 14, 2006   Link

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