Oh I want every second of the minutes in the hours of these days
Cause there's too many trees to climb
And secret spots to find down by the lake
Oh the fireflies are out and momma's calling now

We can't go to sleep cause we'll wake up older
We can't let these nights steal away half our lives

And we will spend our days finding helpless competition to defeat
Yeah we'll chase away the girls and pretend
that we don't want 'em on our street
Yeah the sun is running too
Being chased off by the moon
And we should go to bed but we'll catch fireflies instead

We can't go to sleep cause we'll wake up older
We can't let these nights steal away
And I don't want these days to ever be over
We can't let these nights just steal away

Oh just stay awake with me
Won't you stay awake with me
Oh stay awake with me

We can't go to sleep cause we'll wake up older
We can't let these nights steal away
And I don't want these days to ever be over
We can't let these nights steal away half our lives


Lyrics submitted by Andrewwstclair

Half Our Lives song meanings
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    General Commentreally like this song, any comments/??? kinda confused about what it means. maybe its about cherishing the time we are given and live life to the fullest???
    donnyz89on July 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me cry. It makes me remember that I'm a teenager now, no longer a child. Sometimes this is good, but I miss the days when I could go play outside with my friends and I'd forget all my troubles.

    I can't do that anymore, (I have more fun when I DO go out though. xD) and I'm not looking forward to getting a job, etc.

    After that I won't really have much to live for except Heaven. Which is a good thing, but it's quite a long way off...
    edward94on August 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit is about a boy who realizes that he's growing up and he's not looking forward to it. it is peter pan's theme song. :P
    pr1nc355on June 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI would have ot agree with princ. I belive he is explaining how he wants to stop time and just spend his time doing the things he wants, not the things he has to. this song really touches me every time I hear it.
    lilwebsteron December 04, 2009   Link

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