You ran across the yard and turned your back
Your brother he watched and in the grass he sat
The neighbor kid with a loaded gun and car
He fired a shot and the bullet grazed your heart

The doctors they watched you close and held their breath
And some would believe in a miracle they witnessed
The bullet stopped short and broke one of your ribs
A hospital bed and a second chance to live

You're closer to death
The neighbors - they left, ashamed of what he did
Their son, they hid
And all of the rest - your days that are left - upon your chest: a scar
A gift; your heart never stopped

I was afraid of what a friend told me
A burst of light and the harsh reality
He could recall a voice so comforting
But still it was hard to know what to believe

I looked away as my head absorbed the facts
And ran through the house until I reached the back
I couldn't help but be taken with the fear
It's unavoidable but he is always near

I was closer to death
And I would have guessed it was my turn to go
He told me so
And the all of the rest of my days that are left - upon my chest: a scar
A gift; my heart never stopped


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    General Commentperfect lyrics
    and you beat me to it :)

    This song is obviously about one of his friends who was shot.
    His friend lived and it goes through what Brack (the artist) went through and what he saw/heard/thought/did.
    VvwhocaresvVon January 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentactually one error, last chorus its
    "i'm closer to death" not "i was closer to death"
    VvwhocaresvVon January 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAre you sure this song is about a friend that got shot?
    I thought it might've been metaphorical.
    hellovivianxon December 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah i see it as being more as a metaphor too...but idk
    beatingheartsbaby94on July 02, 2009   Link

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