"Would It Matter" as written by Brian Howes and John Cooper....
If I wasn't here tomorrow would anybody care
If my time was up I'd wanna know
You were happy I was there

If I wasn't here tomorrow would anyone lose sleep
If I wasn't hard and hollow
Then maybe you would miss me

I know I'm a mess and I wanna be someone
Someone that I'd like better
I can never forget, so don't remind me of it forever

What if I just pulled myself together
Would it matter at all
What if I just tried not to remember
Would it matter at all
All the chances that have passed me by
Would it matter if I gave it one more try
Would it matter at all

If I wasn't here tomorrow would anybody care
Still stuck inside this sorrow
I got nothin' and going nowhere

I know I'm a mess and I wanna be someone
Someone that I'd like better
Can you help me forget, don't wanna feel like this forever

If I left tomorrow would anybody care
Stuck in this sorrow
Going nowhere


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"Would It Matter [*]" as written by John Cooper Brian Howes

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  • +3
    General CommentI see this song in a Christian aspect. The person has sinned over and over again, and he feels he can not recieve forgivness from God.

    A bonus song I wish they would have put on the basic CD for all to hear. One of the most powerful for me.
    emotionalvampon August 29, 2009   Link
  • +3
    My OpinionWell am new here and like to say hail to everyone means hi.Anyway the song is pretty sad,about a sinner who doesn't regard their sins as a big deal so he just lives.Because he thinks that he won't be forgiven so would it matter
    lyonsprideon January 31, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is probably their most depressing song. The sadness of this song comes from its sheer reality. I know almost everyone has felt like this some time or another, some maybe for long periods of time. I feel like this often. Awesome job, Skillet
    chydeon December 04, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentNo it's not religious. There is in no way mention of religion. I believe that it is about someone who's depressed. Who is ignored and possibly even bullied maybe in school or who's friends don't really act like friends. They person wants to know if he ended his life would anyone care? Would anyone not sleep because of it? Is it the way they acted that made others not like hem? If they had changed wo ld they care more? All chances that are decisions and or actions they could've made but didn't. Is life worth trying again ? If they were to change would it really matter and change anything?
    Just_fandomson December 04, 2014   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI think the whole song is about suicide, and the person in the song is wondering if anyone would care if they were to die.

    "All the chances that have passed me by, would it matter if I gave it one more try" -- The person in the song has attempted suicide atleast once before. They're thinking about attempting suicide again in a manner that they would have little chance of surviving.
    NINftwon February 10, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwell i don't look at this from a christian aspect, but i am a christian.

    it really doesn't matter who you are, your gonna feel depressed and worthless sometimes
    gobobogo282on December 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard this song for the first time today and nearly cried. I can relate to this song soooo much.
    randisn1on December 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationi believe that the man in question has been such an asshole that everybody has turned their backs on him and he is thinking that if he got his act straight if anyone would care if he died and that he has not taken any of he chances that people has given him to clean up his act and he wonders if he gave it another shot if it would matter because he has screwed so many people over and he wants to be someone that he should be instead of being a dick and he wonders if it would matter
    hansonj814on February 25, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe way I interpret this song is: he wants to know if he killed himself would anyone care. he also wants to know if he let people in more would it change anything. just my opinion ;)
    emoisloveon July 25, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about someone who wants to repent for his or her past indiscretions but he/she has no clear path to follow to do so and is contemplating suicide as a solution to his/her pain. They want to know if their role in this life has mattered.
    apacificoon July 30, 2014   Link

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