"time is running out" as written by and Tobin Esperance David Buckner....
You say I'm looking really bad
You say I'm looking really sick
And I don't even care I never really did
So when push comes to shove
And I slap you in the face
Just remember one thing

When its time to feel the void
My whole life has been destroyed
And everyone around me says my time is running out
I refuse to surrender
I refuse to surrender

So I'm out of control
And I'm out of my mind
Just remember one thing
I think I'm just fine
So catch me when I fall
I won't remember anything at all
So catch me when I fall

When its time to feel the void
My whole life has been destroyed
And everyone around me says my time is running out
I refuse to surrender
I refuse to surrender

When its time to feel the void
My whole life has been destroyed
And everyone around me says my time is running out
When its time to feel the void
My whole life has been destroyed
And everyone around me says my time is running out

I refuse to surrender
I refuse to surrender
I refuse to surrender
I refuse to surrender


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"Time Is Running Out" as written by Jerry Horton Tobin Esperance

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    General Commentpeople around him are telling him to stop all he's reckless shit cos it's killing him and he just refuses to stop drinking and he's useing....people around him as a safety net to fall back on when he crashes.... this is a really good song and i could relate to it
    mastershakeon October 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow, I think you people make it a lot more negative.
    In my opinion, it's about people thinking your life sucks, they want you to change it, but you won't. It doesn't have to be drugs, it could be starving artist, working a minimum wage job, or something along those lines. I mean, it could be about drugs or drinking, but I doubt that they would write a song that negative.
    innocent_sheepon July 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts about his drinking& drug use and how he wont admit he has a problem and he "refuses to surrender" and get help because hes things hes fine, and hes telling his friends that while hes drunk and he becomes their responsibilty, not to think about the thinks he does, because he gives up, and he wants someone to catch him anyway
    he wont admit to a problem, but he wants them to help him

    story of my life.
    melaniewishes__on May 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't have a drinking problem, but this song fucking rocks anyways.
    mbrooksayon September 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell, I think about this song as depression, not a drinking problem. Anyways, people around him tries to help him but he doesn't admit he have a problem.
    Wilmy91on December 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it could be anything, and in a way it seems that he WANTS it to be tht way. It could easily be drugs, drinking or depression. It just a problem, and hes not willing to give it up. I can def relate to it though, Papa roach is osm!
    RockkStarrAngelon January 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI can relate. A lot.
    Vengeanceforeveron November 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE the entire Paramour Sessions, but i hate how nobody else does, I mean, is one of my favorite albums, and one of Papa Roach's best, but no one ever says how they love it. Well, i love these lyrics, I'm not really reckless at all, so I'd love to believe that these guys aren't either, but we all know who Jacoby Shaddix is, and I think how he's so confident of himself, even tho you don't relate to one especific theme, you just know, you love that "I Refuse To Surrender", and i loved innocent_sheep comment, Everyone can relate to that!!
    MCRockerwayAfion April 10, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"This song is about just living your life your own way. Living your life on your terms and refusing to surrender. Ultimately, at the end, kind of me realizing that when I'm trying to run my life by myself, I'm usually effing it up" ~Jacoby Shaddix.

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    turnedMyExIntoAnAsson August 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentRight now to me, this song is about exactly where I'm at. I'm almost done with high school, and people are telling me that I won't go anywhere, especially with certain choices I make, the message to me is that everyone around me telling me that my time is running out. Could be interpreted many ways though.
    Mgtsourroach1on December 07, 2014   Link

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