I wander 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

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 say:
A life you don’t live is still lost
So stand on the edge with me
Hold back your fear and see
Nothing is real ‘til it’s gone

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

So live like you mean it
And 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 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

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

It’s all that we need in our lives

It’s all that I need in my life



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Fiction (Before It's Too Late) song meanings
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    General CommentTheir new song! Yay. And I get first comment. Anyhoo, I do like this song a bit. I mean, not a lot yet, but I imagine that that'll grow the more I hear it, the way Goo usually works on me.

    Anyway, my favorite lines are :

    'So stand on the edge with me
    Hold back your fear and see
    Nothing is real 'til it's gone.

    I think that it's kind of poppy, a little redundant, but it has a beautiful message so, yeah, it's nice.'
    xmakesherflyxon June 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is inspirational to me it's about having hope and believing in your dreams. Keeping in touch with your imagination.

    I also think it's about taking chances in life regardless of the risk of rejection or failure. Living your life at the edge basically living it to your fullest in every moment.

    The chorus I think is just saying when you're stick in a dilema or tricky situation of sort don't give up, just confront it head on just as you are and keep moving forward because all your troubles will be the past soon.

    It could be about being yourself. Letting yourself, come out of your shell and not being afraid of experiencing the joys of the world even though you're vunerable.

    DreamersDiseaseon July 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song it is one of the best...great job goo goo dolls
    Annie3421319on July 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhy does nearly every site have the lyrics in the second verse as "Now the risk that might break you is the one that would save?"... He definitly says "say"... Save doesn't even make sense. He's saying the risk that might break you is the one that would say: a life you don't live is still lost.

    Anyways, absolutely great song, on my top 3 favorites of all time because of it's meaning. Might even be my favorite.
    SDF1823on February 10, 2009   Link

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