There's a man dying on the side of the road
Won't make it home tonight
He was driving fast on his cell phone
That's how he lived his life
While he was hanging by a thread
These were the final words he said

My girl turns sweet sixteen today
She's beautiful, so beautiful
It might get rough sometimes
But I hope she keeps her faith
(Hope she keeps her faith)
I wish I grabbed a chance to say to her
Life is too short
So take the time and appreciate

There's a women crying on the kitchen floor
She got a call tonight
Now she's trembling outside her daughter's door
Walks in and holds her tight
Wondering how and where to start
Is there a way to shield her heart?

My girl turns sweet sixteen today
She's beautiful, so beautiful
It might get rough sometimes
But I hope she keeps her faith
(Hope she keeps her faith)
I wish I grabbed a chance to say to her
Life is too short
So take the time and appreciate

Any but a loving way
Get hurt along the way
Don't be afraid to open up
And use the time you have before it fades
Show your love today

My girl turns sweet sixteen today
She's beautiful, so beautiful
It might get rough sometimes
(It might get rough sometimes)
But I hope she keeps her faith
(Hope she keeps her faith)
I wish I grabbed a chance to say to her
Life is too short
So take the time and appreciate
Life is too short
So take the time and appreciate


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Appreciate (Nick Jonas) song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentwow, this song is really great.
    this song is so touching, it made me cry.
    i am betting that the girl's father died, obviously, and her mother is very protective of her.

    you need to appreciate what you have and not take things for granted like so many people do in this world.
    rolyat_21on July 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've never heard this song, but i love the lyrics!
    personally i think that nick is the best singer out of the three (no offense, Kevin and Joe!) so I'm sure I'm gonna love it....just because he has such an amazing voice
    surfergirl131on January 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is such a pretty song, but i can't find it on itunes or anything. it basically just means life is short and can end at anything. and always keep faith.
    lcatson March 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentactually, i wrote a screenplay based on this actual song. except, the way i interpreted it was that the girl's dad dies, but after her mom finds out she overdoses on painkillers after telling the daughter. it's an incredibly powerful and moving song and it's so true. life is short, so you've gotta "appreciate" what you have and enjoy life while you have the chance to live.
    amazinghannon April 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh wow. this is really good.

    looking through their lyrics, i'm kind of surprised to find out that some of the jonas brothers' songs have substance to them. their overly-poppy voices, tweenage fans, and similar sound in every song tend to disguise that, which is too bad.
    plastictrampon June 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou can find this on
    myspace.com/…

    if you cant find it anywhere.
    natty27on July 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is just so amazing.
    groovygalon July 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm still downloading the song and haven't heard it yet and the lyrics of the song make me much more eager to listen to it.


    the first verse really reflects myself, as a person.
    i turn sixteen in a month or two and my dad passed just six months ago. almost in the same way, as the lyrics are.
    xLyricalxon July 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is an old song.
    from nicholas' solo album kids.
    nicholieon July 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit would make a lot of sense if this was about their neighbour. I heard about her, i forget her name but I think it's Maja? :S But yeah, she has no parents or one of her parents died or something, and The Jonas family always took a lot of care of her and stuff :] !
    bustedfutureon September 01, 2008   Link

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