It was a Sunday when his phone rang
I know how busy you have been
I'm just calling to check in
Heard his voice
I knew then, it happened again (it happened again)

This one was different
I knew he meant it
But the feeling's always the same
Part of you that'll take the blame
And better days is losing its ring
If this means something at all

I, know we're not like them, couldn't be if we tried
Life, on life's terms ain't easy (on life's terms ain't easy)

Told me the story, all too familiar
It was a ghost from the past
Really thought this one would last
Baby boy, you deserve so much more (so much more)

Hate to see it happen to a friend
Why the lesson guys win in the end?
Wondering what she had until you're gone
She lost a good one
Found her when it all turns to a mess
But I can see it happened for the best
Try to keep your chin up through the test
You just gotta have faith
If this means something at all

I, know we're not like them, couldn't be if we tried
Life, on life's terms ain't easy, just gotta take it in stride

And I'm by your side
You've been by mine ,through the good and the bad, yeah
And all those nights when we'd just drive
And we felt all alone in the world
Look out tonight and we were right
Look how far we have come
Now is our time

I, know we're not like them, couldn't be if we tried
Life, on life's terms ain't easy, just gotta take it in stride
I, know we're not like them, couldn't be if we tried
Life, life isn't easy, just gotta take it in stride


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    General Commentwatching his friend and his gf breaking up... and telling himself and his gf that they're not like that, they're in it for the long run, and they've been through way too much together for them not to be ok in the end.
    bestrewardisearnedon January 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentok new interpretation

    watching his friend and his gf breaking up... and comparing himself and his friend to all the "lesser guys" who "always win"... and reassuring his friend that even though the idiots have it better now, they couldn't be like them and they wouldn't want to...
    bestrewardisearnedon January 12, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningThis friend has been through a bit of breakups it seems, and these two guys are best friends, but his friend just broke up again, and he's trying to reasure him saying hey it's ok it'll all be ok in the end, we've been through too much together for things to be bad now. Then he tells him it's not fair "lesser guys" win in the end, and that he's nothing like those other guys, he's better. His girlfriend will never know what she had till it's gone. He's basically just comforting his friend who just broke up, and is telling him how it will all be ok in the end, "life's just terms aint easy, just got to take it in stride" :)
    MyLastSundownon December 01, 2009   Link

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