We're so dark by night, I am lost
directions getting faded
remember what you're taught
she's so bright, i'll use her as light
she's so much more than decoration

She can fly, and shes no angel in the sky
she's a witch but she knows better not to take me when she flys
and i miss how she looks me in the eyes
oh this sounds like desperation

if you're a bird then i'm a bird
but if you cant fly then neither will i
cause in love is not the right time, to die

her wings are spread,
she's stuck here on the ground
she's not heavy, she's my world
i'll carry her around
i hear her breathing, that's my favorite sound

if you're a bird then i'm a bird
but if you cant fly then neither will i
cause in love is not the right time to die
we still have our whole life to be with you and im done
and make this life a good one


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    General Commentoh this sounds desperation*

    this sound is amazing.. it's just about being so in love with someone that you can't/won't be without them.
    omggrrron August 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentoh this sounds LIKE desperation*
    omggrrron August 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe notebook! haha

    i really love this song
    whenmemoriesfad3on August 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commentgreat song/ep. one of my favorites from it.
    MCSmateon September 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite from the EP.
    the second i saw the title i immediately thought that it was going to be a reference to the notebook..
    and it was (:
    "if you're a bird, i'm a bird" is my favorite line from that movie :D
    it's such a cute song. love it.
    abbayon September 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this fact this song is based around that quote from the Notebook. I didn't even put that together.

    I have a q:
    Does he say "Cause IN love is not the right time to die" (like he's in love with a girl) Or "...THEN love is not the right time to die"
    Sounds like "in love" to me.
    anoceanbetweenon September 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyou know, at first, i thought the only part that was based around the notebook was that part in the chorus when he says "if you're a bird, then i'm a bird". but if you really listen to it, this WHOLE song is based around the notebook. 'cuz noah stays with alley until she dies, and then he actually loves her so much, that he ends up dying with her.

    and the whole second verse is like, when noah is at the home with her, and their kids come to visit and they tell him to come home. and he tells her that he can't 'cuz their mother is his home, and he's supporting her, and he's just glad she's still breathing.

    idk, it just really sounds like the whole movie to me. i love this song, i gave it to my boyfriend on his c.d i burned for him :P

    and these boys are geniuses, they know every girl can't resist this movie, an ultimate chick magnet song for them ;) hahaha.
    whattuhxbarbieon October 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI was talking to them and they said something about mentioning the notebook in their songs.
    I'm assuming this is what they were talking about.
    This is such a good song.
    This band is amazing.


    Oh and it is 'in love is not the right time to die'
    dearkatieon November 19, 2008   Link
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    Song Meaningive been listening to this song for a while (and i just watched the notebook) and this is what i think

    We're so dark by night, I am lost
    directions getting faded
    remember what you're taught - (to follow your heart)
    she's so bright, i'll use her as light- (he loves her, she brightens his world)
    she's so much more than decoration-(in the notebook women are often looked at as 'decoration' and dont have say in
    things [back in early 1900s])


    She can fly, and shes no angel in the sky
    she's a witch but she knows better not to take me when she flys-(he knows she has not perfect, like when he calls her a
    pain in the ass lol. im not sure about the "she knows better not to take..." part)
    and i miss how she looks me in the eyes-(allie has alzheimers and therefore isnt herself)
    oh this sounds like desperation- (hes desperate for her back)

    if you're a bird then i'm a bird -(theyll always be together)
    but if you cant fly then neither will i- (he'll never leave her)
    cause in love is not the right time, to die-(he wont die without her?)

    her wings are spread,
    she's stuck here on the ground- (shes having a tough time with her illness)
    she's not heavy, she's my world -(shes not a burden on him, shes everything to him)
    i'll carry her around - (hell do anything for her, take her whereever she wants)
    i hear her breathing, that's my favorite sound - (he loves everything about her)

    tell me what you think :)
    carr731on December 05, 2010   Link

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