I am awake
Finally unafraid
My dues are paid
Gone are the days I displayed

No rhyme because good times could go too quickly
No reason pleased only by love
No understanding of this human species
But where I was
Begged a why with no because

And I’m exactly what I used to be afraid I’d become
And I’m exactly where I used to be afraid I’d belong

I feel like I reflect as if I’ve entered yesteryear
When just yesterday I appeared to be
Somebody with no fears
Of ever growing up
I loved being stuck
Sometimes I wish I was there

Lifes not over
Its finally mine to own
My fears of the fall are gone
I had no idea
Still just me now
Anticipation of the worst was simply wrong
And I belong


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    General CommentCan anyone understand what he's saying at the end when he's talking/yelling? I can only get bits and pieces of it.
    matt5555on April 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think he says:

    Yeah, I was afraid - I was afraid I would become just like them.
    That is{?} the fear of growing up and becoming that, it almost killed me.
    Because I had some plans when I was a kid and I made some promises to myself. Promises I began to fear I'd learn{?} to live with as I grew older. But you know what? Looking back, I loved little (lonesome?){?} that kid enough to inform him{?} that nothing can take away that hope and nothing can take away his vision. Just because my world is dead, {??}
    Just keep my eyes wide, walk outside, and {?? - it sounds like "play" but that doesn't make sense} myself inside.

    Sorry I know I messed up a lot. Some of it is really hard to understand.
    Lamantleon April 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think he's right until here:

    Just keep my eyes wide, walk outside, and STAY myself inside.

    just my opinion...
    Oak156on June 21, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Yeah I was afraid
    I was afraid I'd become just like them
    Now just the fear of growing up and becoming that
    It almost killed me

    'Cause I had some plans when I was a kid
    I made some promises to myself
    Promises I began to feel I couldn't deliver on as I grew older

    But you know what?
    looking back
    I love that hopeful kid
    Enough to prove to him
    That nothing can take away that hope
    nothing can take away his vision
    And just because my world is dead
    I came to fight to that noble end
    Gonna keep my eyes wide,
    walk outside
    stay myself inside"

    Is what he's saying.

    Great song by an amazing band!
    Firebertoon June 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. and the part where he's talking/yelling is the best!
    jasonwadeofcourseon July 04, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this song is about being a kid and not wanting to grow up. He loved the way he was and wanted to be that way forever. But he grew up and changed like everyone else. He misses the days when he wanted to be that kid and never change. And going back to reality, he promised himself he'd never grow up and be like he is, but he did and it almost killed him.

    This song is very good. Emotional, powerful, and amazing. One of my favorite Punchline songs and of all time. -russianlog
    russianlogon January 06, 2012   Link

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