"Counting the Days" as written by Benji Madden, Joel Madden and John Feldmann....
Wake up, go to work, come home, it's not working
We've been living our whole lives
On a system that is broken
Your words, I hear them
They're sharp, can't get near them
We got one last chance,
One more time to make this happen

We got one time, time to get this right
Two times and you know it's not my style
Three's company, just you and me,
We need to figure this one out
Four letter words are all you said
Five minutes later we're in bed
Can't count on you to love me,
But I can count the days since you've been gone

Wake up, I come home, I realized that it's not working
You're gone, it goes
I miss the noise of all our fighting
And you know that I don't mean a word I say
And I know that you don't wanna stay away
How long am I gonna be counting the days you're gone

We got one time, time to get this right
Two times and you know it's not my style
Three's company, just you and me,
We need to figure this one out
Four letter words are all you said
Five minutes later we're in bed
Can't count on you to love me,
But I can count the days since you've been gone

Ever since I saw you,
There was no-one else, just you and me
(You're all that I could see)
But I got this problem
I don't know how to say what I mean, what I mean

We got one time, time to get this right
Two times and you know it's not my style
Three's company, just you and me,
We need to figure this one out

We got one time, time to get this right
Two times and you know it's not my style
Three's company, just you and me,
We need to figure this one out
Four letter words are all you said
Five minutes later we're in bed
Can't count on you to love me,
But I can count the days since you've been gone
Can count the days since you've been gone

Wake up, go to work, come home, it's not working
We've been living our whole lives
On a system that is broken


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"Counting The Days" as written by Joel Madden John Feldmann

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  • +1
    General CommentFeeling insecure in a relationship.

    Feeling that you are not moving anywhere though there is this illusion of a non-stop process
    (wake up, go to work, come home...).

    Feeling like you can't explain it to each other: 'your words, I hear them' (but don't give any real attention), and I myself 'got this problem, don't know how to say what I mean'
    KatieDementieon August 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionThe very first part
    "Your words, I hear them
    This shot can't get near them"

    Should be:
    "Your words, I hear them
    THEY'RE SHARP, can't get near them"

    Also in the chorus
    "We got one time, time to get this right
    Two time and you know it's not my style"

    It should be:
    "We got one time, time to get this right
    TWO TIMIN', you know it's not my style"
    Jennandjuicetmon November 03, 2010   Link

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