(Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)
Life is a gift like fresh cut roses
Cut from the branch and brought inside
It's a slow contradiction, it's beauty in a vase
When our cords are cut that's when we start to die

(Oh)
Lately death and life get so confusing
I can't tell the difference here tonight
Lately every breath feels like I'm kissing death
And when time is dead I cease to be alive

If you hide yourself deep inside
Deep inside
In time you've got nothing left to hide
There's nothing left inside
Tonight, honey
I'm gonna break your heart
Mine was broken from the start
Broken from the start

(Oh)
Choice is the only thing we're given
For one to live another dies
One road says, "Hello"
The other says, "Goodbye"
And the rose that you don't choose begin to die
(Oh, oh)

If you hide yourself deep inside
Deep inside
In time you've got nothing left to hide
It dries up inside
Tonight, honey
I'm gonna break your heart
Mine was broken from the start
Broken from the start
Broken from the start
Broken from the start

They won't pay a cent to hear you laughing
They might pay a little to hear you cry
If you do it long enough
They might even pay attention
But they still won't pay respect until you die, die

If you hide yourself deep inside
Deep inside
In time you've got nothing left to hide
It's all dead inside
Tonight, honey
I'm gonna break your heart
Mine was broken from the start
Broken from the start


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    General CommentWell I have yet to really sit down and analyze the song all the way through but what a beautiful one it is.
    shaef22on November 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is about time and eternity, childhood/innocense and reality. He makes the point that life is short and it contradicts itself because every second one is living one is also dying. Like a kid grows and meets reality we too realize that as we get older we are almost done. We grow, fall in love, have our hearts broken, love again go to college, form families and grow old only to realize that we cant escape death, and the question of eternity is vivid before you and we cant hide inside, it all dries up and we must face the end, thus our hearts are broken. It's a great song. Amazing.
    vermelhoon January 31, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationWell, this song is obviously about death. Spiritual death, and physical death. He says he can't tell the diference between life and death because as we are liveing, we are also dieing. And he mentions that when his time is up, he'll die. It's unavoidable.
    He mentions that everything will die on it's own. If we neglect certain roads, while traveling others, those roads will die. If we don't care for the rose, it will die sooner than later. Every choice between two options kills one, while saveing the other. We can only try to grasp and hold to the important things we know and have and hope to keep them alive as long as we can.
    People don't care about each other because they're souls are dead. They don't realize the importance of life until it's gone. They won't give respect until you die.
    You can try to hide your self deep inside, but you'll lose yourself eventualy. It will dry up and die. You WILL brake hearts whether you want to or not. Because you heart was broken and dead from the start.
    It's a sad life we must live and a sad world will live in. But this song makes me thankful that we can find true life in Jesus through His death on the cross. Eternal life. Spiritual life.
    Even painful truth has benefits.
    TwiceBornon February 04, 2010   Link

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