"The Finish Line" as written by Pat Monahan and Sascha Skarbek....
I thought I knew it all
I've been through the highs, said all my goodbyes
Learned to run before I learned to crawl
It's not worth fighting for if one of us is sure
And one of us is dying, trying to find love's cure

I have waited all my life to paint these cities red
Thoughts I've always had here are stuck inside my head
It's not worth waiting for if one of us wants more
And one of us is dying, trying to find love's door

When we learn how to fly
We forget how to walk
When we learn how to sing
We don't wanna hear each other talk

Here we are at the finish line, ah
Here we are at the finish line

And you, you really thought you knew
Everything to do
With holding onto me
And holding on, this time
Is making me slip right
Through your hands
And now you don't understand
Trying to find love all yourself

When we learn how to fly,
We forget how to walk
When we learn how to sing
Don't wanna hear each other talk
When we know what we want
We forget what we need
When you find who you are
You forget about me

Here we are at the finish line, ah
Here we are at the finish line, ah
Here we are at the finish line, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah


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"The Finish Line" as written by Sascha Skarbek Pat Monahan

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    General CommentI love this song! I found this beautiful video on YouTube:

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    In my opinion the song's meaning is that we should never forget to take the time for our spouse, friend, girlfriend, or the like.
    chelsea1987on November 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a relationship where the man is letting go and the woman is holding on. They both want the relationship to work but the man realizes that letting go is the only option. They would be better off apart and free than being together and broken. Her attempts at saving the relationship are fruitless because he has given up and is not willing to fight, and the more she fights for him, the more he slips away. He tries to explain that we are blinded by what we want so badly we loose sight of what we truly need and what is best for us. She is so focused on holding on to him, she has lost herself along the way and He tries to comfort her by saying that once he has left, she will be able to find herself again, and in turn, be able to let him go.

    An achingly and bittersweet song
    KangarooCryon August 25, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this song is about a rebound relationship. The guy fell in love with this girl when was sad and alone:
    "I've been through the highs, said all my goodbyes,
    Learned to run before I learned how to crawl."

    Then he regained his perspective in life and is trying to find a way out of a relationship he no longer wants to be in:
    "This time is making me slip right through your hands.
    And now you don't understand,
    Trying to find love all yourself."

    I think the chorus is trying to say that when you've already had the best parts of the relationship (in his case the healing), that it's hard to go back to being just a normal couple.
    zspacekccon May 19, 2011   Link

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