"When We Die" as written by Jaret Ray Reddick and Butch Walker....
I know that it's early
And it's too hard to think
And the broken empty bottles, a reminder in the sink
But I thought that I should tell you
If it's not too late to say
I can put back all the pieces
They just might not fit the same

There's nothing worth losing
Especially the chance to make it right
And I know that we're gonna be fine
And the tattooed mistakes are gonna fade over time
As long as we live and time passes by
And we won't get it back when we die

I know it's been years now
And I don't look the same
And the hopes and dreams you had for me you thought went down the drain
And the room looks so empty where my pictures used to be
And I can't say that I blame you
But you can't blame me

There's nothing worth losing
Especially the chance to make it right
And I know that we're gonna be fine
And the tattooed mistakes are gonna fade over time
As long as we live and time passes by
And we won't get it back when we die

Come over, come over 'cause I gotta know
If I am doing this all on my own
Come over, come over; how can I tell you if you're not here?
And I know that we're gonna be fine
And the tattooed mistakes are gonna fade over time
As long as we live and time passes by
And we won't get it back when we die

And I know that we're gonna be fine
And the tattooed mistakes are gonna fade over time
As long as we live and time passes by
We won't get it back when we die

Come over, come over, whoa-oh-oh
Come over, come over, whoa-oh-oh
Come over, come over

I gotta know
Won't get it back when we die
I know that it's early


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"When We Die" as written by Butch Walker Jaret Reddick

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    General CommentThe lyric in question is "And the hopes and dreams you had for me you thought went down the drain" But I think this is one of the best songs on the album. I think it could really be about anything but i'm getting a bad parent vibe from it.
    BlackThunder2576on December 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI wouldn't say its the "bad parent" thing. More like cats in the cradle. you know: kid wants to spend time w/ parent but the parent doesn't have time. When parent does have time the kid doesn't. thats what it reminds me of.
    Xzaakon March 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow!!!!! Great song of BFS. this is the most seriuos song of bwoling for soup I ever heard. And the video is pretty touching. JUST THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!
    toto_245on April 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI dont like BFS but i love this song
    XghettogangstaXon April 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti dont really like BFS but this song is good. I think its about a breakup but the two people are still friends :S i dunno tho
    FADEOUTon April 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is about someone who has made a lot of mistakes in the past, but now he wants to make everything right. People aren't always so forgiving for the mistakes we make, but you've gotta make it right, because there's gonna be some day when you CAN'T make it right. This song is just about trying to make up for all the mistakes you've made.
    ClarinetDreameron April 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI thought he was saying "The tattooed mistakes all but fade over time" not "the tattooed mistakes are gonna fade over time"
    xXBad-WolfXxon April 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbasically,
    its about his relationship with his dad
    and how he pretty much disowned him

    so the guys begging his dad for a chance to start it over
    the video makes it click
    savior_andthe_savedon May 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is really great. its alot like why dont i miss you. about how he made alot of mistakes but now he wants to make things right. The video clip makes me cry its so sad. Its very touching. i dont know how people could dislike this song. It doesn't have any of the wingy quality that b4s usually has. It reminds me of my relationship with my own dad. Its one of the best songs ever
    lally4loveon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentto me this song is about being able to start over, we all made mistakes but we have to try to get past them even if they were a long time ago and they hurt as bad now as they did then, because time continues to go one and none of us are going to live forever, and even when we die we may not get the chance to say "im sorry, i love you, please forgive me"
    boredperson24on May 24, 2007   Link

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