I used to have a friend,
to know when I was old
I used to let him sleep at my house,
on the couch when he got cold
He died on my birthday, yeah he died on my birthday

I used to know a girl,
she brought me to my knees
She feel in love with the world,
and feel in love with me
But I died on her birthday, yeah I died on her birthday

Singin I don't want to you go
I don't want you to go
I don't want you to go

But you're leaving anyway
And I guess it's about time
When I finally found a way
To change your mind
I guess it's too late, I guess it's too late
I guess it's too late
For you and me

And I can hear you in the trees
The springtime feels just like you used to
I can taste you on the breeze
The wind blows just like you used to sing

And I don't want to you go
I don't want you to go
I don't want you to go

But you're leaving anyway
And I guess it's about time
When I finally found a way
To change your mind
I guess it's too late, I guess it's too late
I guess it's too late

I'm changing your mind, but you're breaking my heart
I did everything I could not to tear you apart
But you don't care, you said it's too late to stay
I didn't want you to go

But you're leaving anyway
And I guess it's about time
When I finally found a way
To change your mind
I guess it's too late, I guess it's too late
I guess it's too late, I guess it's too late


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    General CommentSequoyah Prep School recently lost their keyboard player as the were recording this album this song will be on. They have told me personally that they wrote a song about it situation. I could be wrong, but this seems like it could be the one. Or atleast somewhat inspired by that incendent. The first verse says a lot in my opinion.

    "I used to have a friend,
    to know when I was old
    I used to let him sleep at my house,
    on the couch when he got cold"
    He had built up a strong friendship and offered everything to this person

    "He died on my birthday, yeah he died on my birthday"
    This line is really powerful. The friend didn't literally die on his birthday...Birthdays are supposed to be happy and a time of celebration. It also represents a time of new beginning. The friend 'died', or left, him at the happiest/peak time in his life. Maybe the friend betrayed him. He feels like this person basically bailed on him at a high point in his life. He doesnt want this person to leave, but the friend feels like it is the best thing to do. He claims it's "too late" to try to save what they had.

    "I'm changing your mind, but you're breaking my heart
    I did everything I could not to tear you apart"
    He is bitter towards this person for leaving him

    "But you don't care, you said it's too late to stay
    I didn't want you to go
    But you're leaving anyway"
    But the friend doesnt seem to care and leaves him.

    Again all this is just speculation/my personal opinion =)
    ktguenon June 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentno, all the songs but the last, josh knight played the piano on.
    but this is possibly about their piano player before Josh.
    Kaysizzleon July 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthaha yeah i actually just found that out past week when i heard them play 'Old #4' at a couple shows. THAT is the song about josh/ i agree with you that this might be about their prior piano player. i still get the vibe this song is about some form of betrayal
    ktguenon July 09, 2008   Link

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