"Thankfully" as written by Anthony S Raneri, Jack A O'shea, Nick Ghanbarian and Christopher John Guglielmo....
That's just like me when everything's gone wrong
To latch onto something even less stable, less good
I needed an anchor for my sinking ship
It's just like me to attach it to my heart instead

I think this was a test
To see how long I could hold my breath
I understand, but I gotta remind myself
That even at my worst I can keep my head
Alone I stand
United we fall apart
One union under God
But not for long, thankfully

That's just like me when everything else fails
To go for the gold, the unattainable goals
Enough's not enough when you're beat to the floor
As if heartache's not heartache enough anymore

I think this was a test
To see how long I could hold my breath
I understand, but I gotta remind myself
That even at my worst I can keep my head
Alone I stand
United we fall apart
One union under God
But not for long, thankfully

When we were young we never cared
And now we're scared of jumping in
Like we've forgotten how to swim
But if we try and if we tread
Then we can teach ourselves again
'Cause it's worth the chance we take
When we were young we never cared
But now we're scared of jumping in
Like we've forgotten how to swim
But I think that we should try and we should tread
'Cause if we never take another dip again
We'll never know the joy that failure brings

I understand, but I gotta remind myself
That even at my worst I can keep my head
Alone I stand
United we fall apart
One union under God
But not for long,
One union under God
But not for long, thankfully



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"Thankfully" as written by Christopher John Guglielmo Anthony S Raneri

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    General Commentits another great song
    baysideisacult!on February 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwe have all done it
    batamnon February 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love the song.. anyone else think the title is a little weak though? "Thankfully"? - Where's the imagination?

    I dig the line "Alone I Stand, United We Fall Apart"
    MyObsessionWithFireon March 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, it's amazing.

    I needed an anchor for my sinking ship
    It's just like me to attach it to my heart instead
    ^^best line in the song
    malllorieeeon April 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song got quite a few good lines like:

    "I needed an anchor for my sinking ship"
    "Alone I stand, united we fall apart"
    "I think this was, a test to see how long I could hold my breath"

    Beautifully written song
    Bayside = Love
    Leblancon May 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentokay so maybe its cause i havent really listened to this song, so whats it mean??
    emily3on December 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentin the first verse it's "to latch on to something less stable, less good"
    mtownlaxer24on April 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSilly Kids! Bayside got into an accident on tour and the drummer in the band died. This album was made after that happened. So throughout the album he talks about death, and god. When he says:

    "When we were young we never cared
    And now we're scared of jumping in
    Like we've forgotten how to swim
    But if we try and if we tread then we can teach ourselves again
    'Cause its worth the chance we take
    When we were young we never cared
    But now we're scared of jumping in
    Like we've forgotten how to swim
    But I think that we should try
    And if we tread
    And if we never take another dip again
    We'll never know the choice that failure brings"

    This means that when we were young, we never cared about god or religion. but now we are older and scared of jumping back into it. but if we try we can get back into it because the message god has for us is worth the chance we take. and if we never choose to listen we will never know what other options we had besides failure.
    lulu2393on February 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhen we were young we never cared
    And now we're scared of jumping in
    Like we've forgotten how to swim
    But if we try and if we tread then we can teach ourselves again
    'Cause its worth the chance we take
    When we were young we never cared
    ***And*** now we're scared of jumping in
    Like we've forgotten how to swim
    But I think that we should try
    ***And we could tread
    'Cause if we never take another dip again
    We'll never know the joy that failure brings***

    Just a couple tiny corrections. I took a while trying to figure this part out because it is my favorite part of the song.

    As for the meaning of this part, personally I see it as a way of saying that we need to take the chances we get.

    When we are young we don't take very many chances with unfamiliar things and when we grow up we forget how to take chances altogether. (Like we've forgotten how to swim) I think that its saying that we need to learn to take those chances (teach ourselves again) because life is too short. I also think that its saying that no matter the result of the chance you take, you will never know if you dont take it. Its worth it even if you fail terribly. ('cause if we never take another dip again we'll never know the joy the failure brings)

    To summarize, I think it's promoting Carpe Diem. Seize the day! Life is too short to hesitate
    XhayleyXon October 29, 2010   Link

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