I've finally come to realize that we are all the same
If there's nothing left to lose then there's every to gain
All the paragraphs and pages you could write could not contain
It is curious and careless and it's flowing through my veins

The fear of growing old, and doing what you're told

You can't disguise a heart while it's breaking
You hide behind the smile you're faking
It's all about the the chance you're taking
Oh, and you know that you're making it all come alive

If your life is so damn comfortable then why do you complain?
A reflection in the alcohol you're pouring down the drain
Just because you paint a picture doesn't mean it fits the frame
This is my West Coast intervention and I'm getting on that plane

When all of your mistakes are keeping you awake

The sun is setting and it's ending 'cause you're letting it go
Forgetting everything you already know
And it all goes to show that you're moving to slow
It will end up changing you, it will end up changing you

Life flies by so you have to embrace it
Forget the past 'cause you cannot erase it
So live the dream, and learn to chase it
And when you can almost taste it
It's all come alive


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  • +1
    General Commenti remember dave(vocals) talking about this song.
    he was saying something like this guy backstage
    somwhere said "you're making it all come alive" and
    this other person heard it and even though it wasn't
    directed to him, it made him feel better.

    something like that.
    _kimberlyon May 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a transition of someone hiding who they are to someone shedding that outter layer in order to let people inside. Through out the song, the lyrics hint at this, particulary in the alcohol area: "If your life is so damn comfortable then why do you complain?A reflection in the alcohol you're pouring down the drain." Alcohol represents a numbness that this person has felt(a comfortable state of mind in you will), but in pouring it down the drain he/she is ridding of a normality to them. It's one of the many steps in letting feeling in, happy and sad. When the lyrics sing, "And it all goes to show that you're moving to slow..It will end up changing you," the lyrics can mean that trying to move forward and taking your time can't be done on the same clock. If you take your time in moving on a person can get caught up in the things that surround them; it's easier to get stuck( which is what has happened to the charecter in the song)

    I guess what I am trying to prove is that this songs moral is to never let yourself become someone you arent because you are scared of what you could be. When in the wake, the realization of what has happened is much worse than just feeling the realness of everything when as it happens
    theambitionsofamanon December 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta-freakin-mazing.
    the end.
    onexthousandxtearsxon January 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti have no idea what this song is about...i love it to death, but it's really complicated. i think it's about life and how things change and everything? iunno. need help.
    GoGettax3on April 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanthem.
    CarrieWithoutSoundxon May 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLive life while your living it. "its all about the chance your taking" take chances. act how your feeling. be yourself. cause you mistakes could be keeping you up at night. you make your life happen. embraces life cause before you know it its gone. what happened in the past is the past. you cant change it so go forward full force. Full speed ahead. i think thats what its about. did that help??
    ambamboomon July 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"If there's nothing left to lose then there's every to gain"

    "Just because you paint a picture doesn't mean it fits the frame"

    this are my two fav lines!
    i think this song is about taking life as it comes. you can try to plan everything out but in the end life has unexpected twists and turns that you cant control and have to deal with as they come. yet at the same time, you need to steer your life in the direction you want it to go and not let others make your desicions for you. you cant let being scared of what life has in store hold you back.
    modernaudreyon August 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou guys are really hitting the nail on the head with this song. It's definitely a reflection of life and coming to terms with getting older and coming of age. It touches on all of the aspects we go through, love, loss, friendships, and living life to the fullest. It's very touching and very artistically beautiful. In essence he simply says we are all the same and we all experience life in different ways yet its up to us to face our problems and to take chances before its too late and "you're moving to slow". We should all live like this.
    thenningon November 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about someone who doesn't realizes who lucky he is with his life and is not taking the chances that are handed to him. "life flies by so you have to embrace it" this line explains everything. it's a good song, good meaning and i wish more people could this like this.
    layxon January 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentmy favorite song ever. its amazing.
    i agree that this song deals with coming of age and taking life as it comes.
    jgb717on March 28, 2008   Link

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