"This Is Not the End" as written by and Samuel Bingham Endicott....
Tell me
Come on tell me what you can
Even as you wait for death your wiser than I am
Tell me what does it mean to exist
I am not a scientist I must believe there's more to this
And I can not accept
That everything is real
Is only what our eyes can see
And our hands can feel

Not even earth can hold us
Not even life controls us
Not even the ground can keep us down
The memories in my head
Are just as real the time we spent
You always be close to me
My friend
This is not the end

I see
I can see your so afraid
We are like the silver herd on you even feel obscured
I wish, I wish I had some words to give
But all I can think to say
Is I will be with you everyday

Not even earth can hold us
Not even life controls us
Not even the ground can keep us down
The memories in my head
Are just as real the time we spent
You always be close to me
My friend
This is not the end

La la la la la la la
This is not the end
La la la la la la la
This is not the end
La la la la la la la
This is not the end
La la la la la la la

I don't care
I don't care what you believe
As long as you are in my heart
You're just as real as me
Maybe even more
And one has touched so many lives
And never never die

Not even earth can hold us
Not even life controls us
Not even the ground can keep us down
The memories in my head
Are just as real the time we spent
You always be close to me
My friend
This is not the end

La la la la la la la
This is not the end
La la la la la la la
This is not the end
La la la la la la la
This is not the end


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"This Is Not the End" as written by Samuel Bingham Endicott

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    General Commentcorrection:

    (chorus)
    not even earth can hold us
    not even life controls us
    not even the ground can keep us down
    the memories in my head
    ARE JUST AS REAL the time we spent
    you always be close to me
    my friend
    this is not the end
    Naexdilon May 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsmall error but thanx XD
    xylina13don May 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentprobably the best song on the album but not as good as the worst songs onthe first album

    i have no idea why it seems like trying to provide hope to a friend whois going to die. it is difficult especially when your friend believes in no possiblity of ever regaining what they will leave behind.
    i love the part where he says he does not care what she belives
    some things are true whether you belive in them or not
    ...said sadlyon May 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentto me it sounds like he is trying to convince himself just as much as the dying friend that there is more to this.
    jr0d82on June 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is a lovely song. i think without knowing the story behind it you can't appreciate the song as much..it was written for a friend of sam's who's in a coma. she's an atheist and they thought she might die.
    loveisaboomboxon July 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commenteven though this song is pretty depressing, it still rocks. i agree that he is trying to convince himself as well. i was wondering who this song was for.
    Bah!on September 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't know about that friend in a coma, but for me this is about what happens to you after you die. The singer needs to believe in something after your death, but he's not pressing that opinion on the other (dying) one- "I don't care what you believe / as long as you are in my heart".

    I think it's a very deep song, about death, religion, tolerance and friendship/love. Definitely one of my favorites from Bravery.
    collaroyon November 25, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"we are like the silver herd on u even feel obscured"

    That makes no sense.

    It's: "You wear it like a silver hood, on you even fear looks good."
    wtsmgon December 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it is just him reassuring someone who is dying that the times they had together will make (her?) immortal in a sense and that you can never really die because you've touched so many people that (cheesy coming up ->) a piece of you will always be with them even after death, you may not be alive literally but your past actions will keep you alive in other peoples hearts.. But the person telling her all this isn't even sure if he can live with just memories.
    yestokyoroseon August 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about believing in some sort of an afterlife because the notion of death is too hard to fathom.
    CaptainBadasson September 21, 2008   Link

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