We've come too far this time to throw away our time
To have us fall to pieces
Our lives are on the line, no longer have the time
To let ourselves just waste this

I, I think I'll run away again
I think I'll burn my time again
I think of all the wasted moments
That have passed me by

I'm off to live my life this way
I'll say I'm better off someday
For not deceiving myself
Expecting more from life

Gotta figure it out, gotta get back
Gotta get back to the way it was
When we knew the sky's the limit
And we'd write our names in it someday

Gotta figure it out, gotta get back
Gotta get back to the person I was
Ambitious and a dreamer
Driven by hopes and bigger plans

No, I'm not going out like this
If I don’t give life my all, I'll never know

Still got my optimism after all and I may be a fool
But I will die before I give in to the pain you suffer through
When you tell yourself life's not worth living
For as long as I'm alive, I'll be dying to find meaning in this life

Now I wake up ready for a brand new day
Though my reflection looks like shit, I'm still okay
Alive and breathing
And I won't waste my time trying to impress anybody else
I live my life for those who live their lives for me

"I won't say a thing without thinking
I won't live a life without meaning
Won't try less than my best,"
A tattoo for the back of my eyelids says

No, I'm not going out like this
If I don't give life my all, I'll never know

I run my hands through these grains of sand
On this Delaware beach where I walk with my friends
And the sunrise takes my breath again

As the sun reflects on the ocean's calm waters
The world as I see, it's in perfect disorder
Like a melody that just didn't make sense 'til the end

There are subtle moments when I see the truth and can stop to appreciate it
Now I don't fear the end because we'll always live in what we've created
Still got my optimism after all


Lyrics submitted by BleedorBreathe

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