"Ali For Cody" as written by Brian Mcternan, James Buddy Nielsen, Daniel Gerard Trapp, Garrett Michael Zablocki, Heath Matthew Saraceno and Jason Black....
I'm giving up all expectations
That I will live a meaningful life
I once was filled with inspiration
That lion heart has lost his pride

I'm not the person that I thought that I would be
I keep tripping over the same steps
These words are beautiful
Advice is never useful
And I still walk the line held tight with my regrets
I'd rather die than live like this
I gotta give, I'm giving in

Some people never will go crazy
What horrible lives they must lead
I'm gonna try and pay to see it
And build a window to help me see

I'm not the person that I thought that I would be
I keep tripping over the same steps
These words are beautiful
Advice is never useful
And I still walk the line held tight with my regrets
I'd rather die than live like this
I gotta give, I'm giving in

I have got my eye lids stapled shut
I have failed but I'm used to it
My past is just that
It's a sunken old ship
There will be moments
I pretend that I can raise it up
Up out from the depths

Who the fuck am I kidding?
I was born with the curse of always giving in
Every day is another chance to make peace with myself
But I would rather play dead

Sure it looks easy when it's through my lies
A hero has a thousand faces, none of them matching mine
Fuck the world, fuck the stars, fuck the person you are
But nothing will matter if I don't give up folding my cards

I'm not the person that I thought that I would be
I keep tripping over the same steps
These words are beautiful
Advice is never useful
And I still walk the line held tight with my regrets
I'd rather die than live like this
I gotta give, I'm giving in


Lyrics submitted by The.Curse.Of.Beauty, edited by november6

"Ali for Cody" as written by Daniel Gerard Trapp Brian Mcternan

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    General Commentif you actually bought the CD you would know the name of the song is Ali For Cody.
    edferdon October 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Some people never will go crazy
    What horrible lives they must lead"

    That's a Bukowski quote, in case anyone was interested.
    Guttersharkkon November 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. Kinda reminds me of Battle Hymn. Thank God they haven't lost the screaming. Can't wait for the new album.
    illegalpunkrkron August 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Kinda reminds me of Battle Hymn. Thank God they haven't lost the screaming. Can't wait for the new album.
    illegalpunkrkron August 09, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Who the fuck am I kidding?
    I was born with the curse of always giving in"
    To me this song is about trying to have hope and then giving up because you know there's no point in hoping. Its about trying to muster up the courage to go on and then giving up. The one thing i do not understand is the title.
    rent907on August 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED TO BUDDY'S VOICE ;_;.

    Amazing song but WHAT THE FUCK AHH. DDDDDD:
    TerribleThings___xon August 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentcan't wait for the new albumm

    i think this song's about re-assessing where you're going in life, but being held back my all your regrets and apst mistakes

    postt and tell me if ya think the lyrics are wrong and will correct if i think you're right
    The.Curse.Of.Beautyon August 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo correct myself - it depends where you look. Senses Fail's main page says 'All for Cody' but the pre-order page says 'Ali For Cody'.

    I doubt it has to do with anything, but the other day in a newspaper I read that Lindsay Lohan has siblings named Ali and Cody. Weird coincidence?
    Abongon October 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSo after the first few songs in the story, Buddy realised it will be harder than he though to change who he is. Now he is at the lowest point of this story, again in depression. He reassures himself that he will always be depressed, that people will not change.

    (Too bad that isnt true if you keep following the story of the album:] )
    Take This Chanceon October 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti get the meaning of the song, the only thing I'm confused on is the title. anyone have any info on this?
    sensesfailfan101on October 18, 2008   Link

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