"Angels on the Moon (Album version)" as written by Scott Jason and Clayton Stroope....
Do you dream
That the world will know your name
So tell me your name
And do you care
About all the little things
Or anything at all
I want to feel
All the chemicals inside
I want to feel
I want a sunburn
Just to know that I'm alive
To know I'm alive

And don't tell me if I'm dying
'Cause I don't want to know
If I can't see the sun
Maybe I should go
Don't wake me 'cause I'm dreaming
Of angels on the moon
Where everyone you know
Never leaves too soon

And do you believe
In the day that you were born
Tell me do you believe
And do you know
That every day's the first
Of the rest of your life

And don't tell me if I'm dying
'Cause I don't want to know
If I can't see the sun
Maybe I should go
Don't wake me 'cause I'm dreaming
Of angels on the moon
Where everyone you know
Never leaves too soon

This is to one last day in the shadows
And to know a brother's love
This is to New York City angels
And the rivers of our blood
This is to all of us
To all of us

And don't tell me if I'm dying
'Cause I don't want to know
If I can't see the sun
Maybe I should go
Don't wake me 'cause I'm dreaming
Of angels on the moon
Where everyone you know
Never leaves too soon

Yeah you can tell me all your thoughts
About the stars that fill polluted skies
And show me where you run to
When no one's left to take your side
Don't tell me where the road is
'Cause I just don't want to know
No I don't want to know

And don't tell me if I'm dying
Don't tell me if I'm dying, yeah
Don't tell me if I'm dying


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"Angels on the Moon" as written by Scott Jason Clayton Stroope

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  • +2
    General Comment"I want to feel
    All the chemicals inside
    I want to feel
    I want a sunburn
    Just to know that I'm alive"

    Sounds to me like a reference to the treatments of cancer. Chemicals= Chemo-Therepy, Sunburn= Radiation. I could be way off. But it sounds like it is a song that talks about being given an amount of time to live. The lyrics repeatedly say "Don't tell me if I'm dying," a person would rather live for life instead of trying to overcome death.

    I do agree with everyone else though, that its definately a wake up call to enjoy life, but I also believe it is about a terminal illness, such as cancer.
    music.is.life_jenion July 30, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTaking a slightly different approach to this, it almost sounds to me like he's found someone who is so amazing that he's noticing things in mundane life that he hasn't seen before and that person is teaching him to appreciate life, the good and the bad.
    BookwormAir13on August 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is to one last day in the shadows and to a brother's love, this is for new york city angels and rivers of our blood. pretty strong stuff right there and definitely references 9/11. i think the song was written as a song about grabbing life by the throat and not letting anything get in the way of being alive. but 9/11 references are scattered all over it so it definitely works both ways.
    c higgzon July 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think that this song is amazazazazazing.

    to me it seems the narrator has a terminal illness, possibly cancer, (refering to music.is.life_jeni's post that chemicals=chemo therapy, sunburn=radiation, etc.) and 'dont tell me if im dying' or 'dont tell me where the road ends' because instead of feeling bad that u only have so long to live, u should use the time u have left to live life to its fullest.

    as for: This is to one last day in the shadows
    And to know a brother's love
    This is to New York City angels
    And the rivers of our blood
    This is to all of us
    To all of us
    -i believe this is saying to the 'NYC angels' and others who have lost their lives for whatever reason, that this is that you should never forget the ones who have died before you.

    just my thinkin...
    daddys_girl24on October 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about aids, or cancer or both
    but in any sense i love this song and its really inspiring.
    DisturbedRoxsson January 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song RULES!!!! I think its about realizing that you are still alive, and to enjoy life while u have it, regardless of anything bad that may happen to you.
    Goatmanjion May 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't beleive there arent many comments on this song.
    It's unbeleiveable.
    Every part of it is quite amazing.
    =]
    CutthroatCupcakeon May 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just heard this song for the first time yesterday and fell in love with it.
    As cliché as it may sound, I hear it as embracing every aspect of life while you have it. Don't take the small moments for granted and live in the moment. Realize the amazing and crazy stuff going on around you and just make the best of it ... learn to fly it.
    Aam1016on June 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI just heard this song for the first time yesterday and fell in love with it.
    As cliché as it may sound, I hear it as embracing every aspect of life while you have it. Don't take the small moments for granted and live in the moment. Realize the amazing and crazy stuff going on around you and just make the best of it ... learn to fly with it.
    Aam1016on June 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm like Aam1016 i just heard this band a few days ago and i instantly fell in love wit this song. to me its all about embracing life, dreaming the way you want to dream and not letting anyone shape your thoughts. live in the moment and enjoy what you have... what a great song
    Chinadollbaby423on July 01, 2008   Link

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