You've been living life like it's a sequel
And you're already bored with the plot
As if the cast and the score
Are more money than before
But the script and the backdrops are stock
We've got the rest of our lives to regret
All the words that we've said here tonight
But I'll bet
That the morning, in the morning
We'll find us in bloom

So come on, come on, come on
Let's not be our parents
Oh, come on, come on, come on
Let's follow this through
Oh, come on, come on, come on
Everything's waiting
We will rise with the wings of the dawn
When everything's new
when everything's new

Let us rise up like the summer sun
Let these songs awaken the dawn
Let us breathe every breath
Like a gift to be kept
Let us breathe it all in till it's gone
We've got the rest of our lives to live out
All these dreams we stayed up tonight talking about
In the morning, start hoping
Nothing too soon

So come on, come on, come on
Let's abandon this darkness
Oh, come on, come on, come on
Let's follow this through
So come on, come on, come on
Everything's waiting
We'll be lit up like fire and gold
When everything's new, when everything's new
When everything's new, when everything's new
When everything's new, when everything's new
When everything's new


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    General CommentI think it's a song about starting over. Whether in life, in a relationship, in whatever. Basically saying there's always time to start again. Really nice song.
    shirvson January 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so beautiful. it gives me chills. shirvs, i agree with you, it is about starting over. we can have second chances. still wondering if there is a deeper meaning but yeah, starting over sounds right.
    gravity12on January 24, 2007   Link
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    General Comment^ Yeah definitely.

    It could also be about being in a new relationship.
    "let's not be our parents...
    let's follow this through...
    We've got the rest of our lives to live out
    All these dreams we stayed up tonight talking about
    In the morning, start hoping
    Nothing too soon"
    Oh! Emilyon February 10, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"In the morning, start hoping
    WE'D NOT BE too soon"
    Oh! Emilyon February 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhat album was this on originally? I've got the "remix" from the bonus tracks of Oh! Gravity, but from the lyrics, it looks like there's an earlier version. Great song.
    Stone Freeon April 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt hasn't been on any albums to date. I got it on the Oh! EP you got if you ordered Oh! Gravity online.

    I'm leaning toward this song being about a relationship, more specifically a marriage. Largely from the 'Let's not be our parents.' I guess these days divorce rates are through the roof and so, while he may not mean his parents in particular, he's just referring to so many parents in the world who leave their relationships.Maybe it's written just after a fight with words they'll regret but it's just saying there's always time for a new beginning. But as said, it could be about starting over in anything
    shirvson May 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it means that every generation has its own lessons to learn, that we should not be immobilized by the previous generations'mistakes (no judgement either because we'll make our own) but learn from it. That we shouldn't be wallowers but doers. It's not just a power that we have within us, but a responsibility; we have so much to look forward to if we MOVE. Most of all...HIS mercies are new every morning.
    Wordson August 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is a call to action. About not sitting around talking about your dreams of how this world could be better, but actually doing it-making your dreams a reality.
    Boranda24on January 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI just heard it on the background of the "behind the scenes" of a movie entitled Bella... it echoed the movies themes about pain and life and redemption - a really fantastic film that made me cry and just strips the overhyped hollywood films flooding the world... a "real" story about real pain and conflict... the song tracked the same emotions so precisely that I had to find out who it was by and buy it... watch the movie...
    ladyledaon July 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love how Jon uses a movie a play as the symbol of our lives. We're all doing the same exact act and it hasn't gotten us anywhere.
    'C'mon,C'mon,C'mon let's not be our parents.'
    refers to the idea that we can finish what was started. Our parent's, predesecors all started something and we can finish it. We're the completion, something new.
    worldfeston May 19, 2009   Link

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