"Appreciation and the Bomb" as written by and Nicholas Edward/beck Thomas....
I gathered you here to say my last piece
A few final words before I am deceased
Don't change your plans, this won't take long
I packed it up nice into this little song

If I could have your attention, observe this fuse
It leads to these explosives that I'm about to use
Before you freak out, just let me explain
This bomb is the answer to all of my pain

If there's one thing I've learned, it's that we never feel the heat, until we get burned
But we try so hard not to die
Sometimes we forget to appreciate life, oh no

When the spark reaches powder, I will blow up
I'll become the mist you breathe into your lungs
All of my love will then turn into yours
And you will feel hope bleeding out from your pores

If there's one thing I've learned, it's that we never feel the heat, until we get burned
But we try so hard not to die
Sometimes we forget to appreciate life, oh no

Dad, you were there when nobody was
I followed your lead, now I'm proud of what I've become
Britney, you never cease to amaze me
Maybe someday we'll get another chance to be
Mom, I wished you would try a little harder
Maybe catch a show or two, would that be such a bother?
To all my friends, where do I start?
I know I'd be dead without you in my heart

If there's one thing I've learned, it's that we never feel the heat, until we get burned
But we try so hard not to die
Sometimes we forget to appreciate life


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"Appreciation and the Bomb" as written by Joseph Dean Beck Daniel Ludeman

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    General CommentI absolutely adore this song.
    Beautifully written, & the music really matches the tone of the lyrics as well.
    It's an "I'm dying soon, here's what I have to say to you" song. that's pretty self-explanatory I think.
    Absolutely beautiful though.
    sx edgeon April 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah, it's obviously about him taking the time to appreciate the people that mean most to him in his life.

    love it.
    ellie117on May 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell i don't think its just all about him appreciating people. i mean i want to know what the bomb is and then why does he talk about blowing up and then about trying not to die... i want to know! does anybody have any ideas?
    nwjazzeron May 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think... the whole part about blowing up is kind of just the feeling of knowing 'trying so hard not to die, and realizing that you forgot to appreciate life'
    The EP is amazing. Cant wait for the cd this fall. ^.^
    socoamaretto85on June 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe meaning behind this song is ovious.
    It amazes me how the spill canvas can put so much emotion into one song.
    someonecorporateon July 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that the song is about the title of the song. He's showing his appreciation for the ones that he loves while he has a chance and telling them just to appreciate life.
    ~~ About the bomb part, I take it as obviously like it says, he's the fuse and what he's about to say will make him finally explode, "This bomb is the answer to all my pain" this song is helping him deal with the pain he's had about his mom.
    mandababe15on July 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentamazing song.
    but who's brittany?
    i've heard her mentioned a few other places.
    a sister maybe, or what?
    brynn1on August 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song so much ! its about how hard we try to keep our selves alive like with getting jobs and such pretty much just living and how hard i can be but when one thing goes wrong you tend to have no care to just through it all away and something really insanely bad must of happened so this is hjis appreciation letter to his loved ones my fav line = " To all my friends where do i start
    I know i'd be dead without you in my heart" poetically perfect i love tsc
    xxbrokenimagexxon August 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBrittany is an ex-girlfriend
    mango4on September 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentin the new version of this song.. it sounds like he's saying whitney, instead of brittany? maybe its just me. on the ep version, it's obviously brittany.. but i was thinking he might've changed it for the full length.
    uncolaon September 29, 2007   Link

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