"If You Can't Live Without Me, Why Aren't You Dead Yet?" as written by and Bobby Huff Jake Bundrick....
Baby, I sorely miss the vibrant gleam that's in your eyes
I'll write a song about it
And maybe if the melody's just right
I hope tonight it will find you
It will remind you

But what's holding me back is the thought of time we never had
My world's hanging by three words that I can't bear to say

When you hear this chorus
Do you miss the way the world was spinning for us?
Do you hurt the way that I do?
After all this time you leave me broken
This song is every word I left unspoken
When you hear this, girl, I'm hoping that you'll think of us
That you'll think of us

Baby, I told myself that I'll be fine but it's a lie
I don't wanna talk about it
Memories, oh they cut like knives
Deep inside I'm falling
Baby, catch me if you can

What's holding me back is the thought of time we never had
My world's hanging by three words that I can't bear to say

When you hear this chorus
Do you miss the way the world was spinning for us?
Do you hurt the way that I do?
After all this time you leave me broken
This song is every word I left unspoken
When you hear this, girl, I'm hoping that you'll think of us

When you hear this chorus
Do you miss the way the world was spinning for us?
Do you hurt the way that I do?
After all this time you leave me broken
This song is every word I left unspoken
When you hear this, girl, I'm hoping that you'll think of us
That you'll think of us

Baby, I sorely miss the vibrant gleam that's in your eyes


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"If You Can't Live Without Me, Why Aren't You Dead Yet?" as written by Derek Sanders Bobby Huff

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    General CommentI think it's like this:
    boy loves girl.
    Girl cheats on/leaves boy.
    ...
    And i think the boy is... trying to make the girl maybe feel bad and remember how good they had it,
    make her feel sorry for leaving or cheating or whatever.


    yeah;
    by far best song on the album.
    i'm doing a pom routine to it.
    such a gooood song.
    kshort42824on January 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThese boys are amazing.
    Best album EVER.<3
    :)
    xxamberannexxon October 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHmmmm I'm addicted :] Out of some of my favorite bands that have new stuff out [All Time Low, Boys Like Girls, Paramore, We The Kings, Mayday Parade] Mayday Parade definitely kept their old sound the best. And I'm in love with them. :]

    ANYWAYS.. for the song :]

    It sounds like he misses the girl desperately. He said it would be okay, and he would be fine, but he's so far from it. But he can't bring himself to tell her "three words That I can't bear to say" because he's been hurt too badly[?]. So, in writing a song about it, he tries to say all the things he couldn't tell her. {That he's so hurt/ asking her if she was ever hurt about it too/ what he thinks and or thought about them etc.} He wants her to think about them.

    If I'm way off, let me know, I did my best :]

    x ThreeCheersForFiveYears
    ThreeCheersForFiveYearson October 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBaby, I sorely miss the vibrant gleam
    That's in your eyes
    I'll write a song about it
    And maybe if the melody's just right
    I hope tonight it will find you
    It will remind you

    -He's looking back on a breakup, and he realizes how much he misses her, and hopes she's thinking about him too.

    But what's holding me back
    Is the thought of time we never had
    My world's hanging by three words
    That I can't bear to say

    -He really wants to say he loves her, but he's afraid of how she'd react. He didn't say I love you to her, so that's why they probably broke up in the first place.

    When you hear this chorus
    Do you miss the way the world was spinning for us?
    Do you hurt the way that I do?
    After all this time, you leave me broken
    This song is every word I left unspoken
    When you hear this, girl, I'm hoping
    That you'll think of us
    That you'll think of us

    -He wants to inform her that he's indeed not over her, and hopes she has some guilt and feels sad and broken like he does.

    Baby, I told myself that I'll be fine
    But it's a lie
    I don't wanna talk about it
    Memories, oh, they cut like knives
    Deep inside, I'm falling
    Baby, catch me if you can

    -He kept reassuring himself that'd he'd get over her, but whenever someone brings her up, he gets upset, and the heart ache just repeats itself.

    What's holding me back
    Is the thought of time we never had
    My world's hanging by three words
    That I can't bear to say

    When you hear this chorus
    Do you miss the way the world was spinning for us?
    Do you hurt the way that I do?
    After all this time, you leave me broken
    This song is every word I left unspoken
    When you hear this, girl, I'm hoping
    That you'll think of us

    When you hear this chorus
    Do you miss the way the world was spinning for us?
    Do you hurt the way that I do?
    After all this time, you leave me broken
    This song is every word I left unspoken
    When you hear this, girl, I'm hoping
    That you'll think of us
    That you'll think of us

    Baby, I sorely miss the vibrant gleam
    That's in your eyes


    I love Mayday Parade, although I do miss Jason dearly.
    This song is great, and I love the title. :)
    They always come up with such catchy song titles...
    DontBlowYourComposureBabyon October 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so great! I love the lyrics <3
    Steph_2010on October 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is by far the best on their new album. Am I the only one that listens to this song solely for the amazing guitar solos sometimes? Good guitar solos are what so many songs today are missing. Mayday Parade hasn't exactly excelled in that department, but this song is great there. I'm seeing them live tomorrow, and I really hope they play this song.
    eaw2539on December 05, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationokay, i may be wrong, but this is what i think this song is about...

    so he really really like this girl, but when he couldn't get himself to say he loved her [My world's hanging by three words/That I can't bear to say], she broke up with him. he thought he could go on, but he couldn't [Baby, I told myself that I'll be fine/But it's a lie]. and it really hurts to think about [the thought of time we never had] [Memories, oh, they cut like knives/Deep inside, I'm falling] and he's hoping for her to come back [Baby, catch me if you can] [This song is every word I left unspoken/When you hear this, girl, I'm hoping/That you'll think of us].

    thats my thinking, anyway. some other ppl might have a different idea :)
    anchorwingson June 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it means...

    Hey I thought you said you loved me, but you hurt me.
    You said we'd always be together through darkness and dawn,
    but why am I the only that's hurting.
    I hope when you here this song that all the memories flood back into your mind.
    The good and the bad ones.
    I want you to remember how you crushed me, and I want you to regret it, because what you have wasn't worth losing what we had.
    Constance1Daneon July 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a guy missing a girl. For what ever reason they fell apart. He can't say what he wants to say. He wasted to much time holding back what he felt. "My worlds hanging by three words that I cant bear to say"

    and the chorus is about the girl missing him everytime she hears the song. The song is him saying what he really cant say.
    WhisperWarrioron July 30, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti love the title in itself. cuz way too many times do people lie by saying "oh i can't live without you" and i love that this is just like, "well then why aren't you dead yet??"
    anywaysss
    i agree with everyone, it's simply an unrequited love song
    screamtomesweetlyon August 20, 2010   Link

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