I'd like to think it's all a dream -
Someone please come and rescue me -
Don't want to see my family torn -
Left me with a soul without my lovely bones -
We are alive tonight -
I am free, free for the rest of my life and -
Me it's out of my control oh -
Without my lovely bones -
I sit and watch my friends today -
I'm gone and wish that I could stay -
I guess this is how it's supposed to be -
Left me with a soul without my lovely bones -
We are alive tonight -
I am free, free for the rest of my life and -
Me it's out of my control oh -
Without my lovely bones -
As I was thinking forgot to swallow, a burning feeling about tomorrow -
And I finally stop to find it written on your face -
You did what you could for me, you did what you could for me -
I sit and watch it all go by -
My father wants to make it right -
The secrets buried deep inside of me -
Left me with a soul without my lovely bones -
We are alive tonight -
I am free, free for the rest of my life and -
Me it's out of my control oh -
Without my lovely bones -
We are alive tonight -
I am free, free for the rest of my life and -
Me it's out of my control oh -
Without my lovely bones -
Without my lovely bones -
Without my lovely bones






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    General Commentthis is def about the book lovely bones... its about a 14 year old girl that get burtally raped and killed my her negibor while she was taking a short cut home on a cold winter day..... the rest of the story is told by her ghost and her heaven... her family starts to fall apart and her sister goes a little wild... she wishes that she can still be alive but thats the only thing that can't happen in her heaven. before she dies she falls in love with a "bad boy".. this is a great book I recomend you reading it if you like the song :)
    leech0899on February 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI have to agree with leech. I absolutely adore the book, Alice Sebold is an awesome writer. If anyone cares to, read the book, and this song will make perfect sense.
    Green-Faerieon April 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about leaving your family, the rare one that fights all the time, parents have split up. Him leaving his friends, his band. Lovely bones refers to his happiness.

    Josh Todd expresses very well what his life is about. "You be happy and everything will fall into place." Josh Todd
    lifereversalon March 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song was inspired, but not about the book "The Lovely Bones". Josh was going through a lot of loss at that point, and he had the song, sans lyrics in his head. He read the book and it inspired him. The song is about someone who has taken their own life. The lyrics above have a mistake- it's not "Forgot to swallow", it's "About to swallow" which changes the context greatly.
    He's a spirit seeing all he's missing since he died.
    TheZom2015on May 22, 2015   Link

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