I wondered through fiction to look for the truth
Buried beneath all the lies
And I stood at a distance
To feel who you are
Hiding myself in your eyes

And hold on before it's too late
Until we leave this behind
Don't fall just be who you are
It's all that we need in our lives

And the risk that might break you
Is the one that would save
A life you dont live is still lost
So stand on the edge with me
Hold back your fear and see
Nothing is real til it's gone

And hold on before its too late
Until we leave this behind
Don't fall just be who you are
It's all that we need in our lives

So live like you mean it
Love til you feel it
It's all that we need in our lives
So stand on the edge with me
Hold back your fear and see
Nothing is real til it's gone

Hold on before its too late
Until we leave this behind
Don't fall just be who you are
It's all that we need in our lives

Hold on before its too late
Until we leave this behind
Don't fall just be who you are
It's all that we need in our lives

It's all that we need in our lives
It's all that I need in my life



Lyrics submitted by ggdfan25

"Before It's Too Late" as written by John Rzeznik

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG GOLD SONGS OBO CORNER OF CLARK AND KENT MUSIC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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    Song Meaning:"Before It's Too Late" is the song my wife and I chose as our wedding song, so it's pretty meaningful to me.

    That said, I never thought about it enough to have any clue what it was really about. So I decided to sit down and take this song apart line-by-line for my blog and find out what, if anything, is the deeper meaning and substance of this song.

    This is a song about risk-taking and not stagnating, about embracing your true self and rejecting conformity, about living and loving fully being what’s necessary to live a fulfilling life. So is there substance? Yeah. Much, much more than I’d expected, to be honest. Is it heartfelt and honest? Most definitely. Is it acceptable as a wedding song? Yeah. Yeah, I’ll take it.

    Anybody who wants to read my in-depth, line-by-line interpretation of this song's meaning, feel free to check out the article on "Before It's Too Late" on my blog here: dabidsblog.wordpress.com/2010/09/25/music-interpretation-song-analysis-before-its-too-late-goo-goo-dolls/
    Dabidon October 12, 2010   Link
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    General Comment:I really love this song! To me it's just saying take a risk and live life and love people and let them know how you feel about them before it is too late. I am feeling that right now and this song is getting me through it.
    lancerchickon May 31, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:i love this song and the fact that it's gonna be on the transformers soundtrack which is kind of a stupid reason but still...
    farrah0fawcetton June 09, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:this song is said to be sam and mikaela's theme, so its not that stupid at all. great song :)
    Loaded_Friendon July 02, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:i agree with loaded friend.
    but i didnt think she was a good actress.
    i love shia though.


    but anyways.
    i also agree with lancerchik. this song is beautiful.
    really pretty.
    lovesit22on July 11, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:i agree with lancerchick. It's about taking a chace with someone.
    I like this song, but not as much as some of their others. It still really good.
    enigma07on July 20, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:'belief'
    AdkXimeon July 21, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:Hey guys, at first when i listened to the song, i did think it was about that couple or telling someone how you feel before it's too late.. risk, right..

    but then after listening to it a couple more times and reading the lyrics, i came to a conclusion that this song is about taking a risk in life, just in general... if you want something that bad, go get it "before it's too late."

    sometimes we watch movies and read fiction books looking for something that might give us hope in which it is "buried beneath all the lies"

    many people can relate to this song, because we just need to get the ball rolling and that's the hard part. so we need to really feel it and "love till you feel it" right? how can we do or get something we want so bad if we don't feel it?

    it can go so many ways, but the message is don't give up, feel it inside you with your heart, and dont hide in your eyes by just looking... go and do it!!
    jjavieron July 23, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:Hey guys, at first when i listened to the song, i did think it was about that couple or telling someone how you feel before it's too late.. risk, right..

    but then after listening to it a couple more times and reading the lyrics, i came to a conclusion that this song is about taking a risk in life, just in general... if you want something that bad, go get it "before it's too late."

    sometimes we watch movies and read fiction books looking for something that might give us hope in which it is "buried beneath all the lies"

    many people can relate to this song, because we just need to get the ball rolling and that's the hard part. so we need to really feel it and "love till you feel it" right? how can we do or get something we want so bad if we don't feel it?

    it can go so many ways, but the message is don't give up, feel it inside you with your heart, and dont hide in your eyes by just looking... go and do it!!
    jjavieron July 23, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:i LOVE this song soooo mucH!!
    yea.
    lovesit22on July 23, 2007   Link

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