"Standing Ovation" as written by John Feldmann, Benji Madden and Joel Madden....
As I start to make
My way back home
Through the crowded streets
With the people come and go

All the faces that I see,
They seem to show
A standing ovation for you
A standing ovation for you

We're alive, now
Let's just take our time, now
Let's just make
The most of every day we have,
The most of every moment

We're alive, now
Let's not waste our time, now
Let's just make
The most of every breath we take
The most of every second we're alive, oh
'Cause we're alive, oh

Out the window of a train
The cities go
By so fast just like the days
I watched you grow (I've watched you grow)

And one day you will walk away
The more you know
The standing ovations for you
The standing ovations for you

We're alive, now
Let's just take our time, now
Let's just make
The most of every day we have,
The most of every moment

We're alive, now
Let's not waste our time, now
Let's just make
The most of every breath we take
The most of every second we're alive

Can't you see
The world is only a fee
For you and me?
And it's so right you got me

'Cause even when I'm gone
I'll never leave
So go on
And catch your dreams (catch your dreams)

We're alive, now
Let's just take our time, now
Let's just make
The most of every day we have,
The most of every moment

We're alive, now
Let's not waste our time, now
Let's just make
The most of every breath we take
The most of every second we're alive
Oh, we're alive
'Cause we're alive
Oh, we're alive

As I start to make
My way back home
I can't help but crack a smile
'Cause I know
The standing ovations for you
The standing ovations for you


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"Standing Ovation" as written by Joel Madden Benji Madden

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  • +1
    Song MeaningOne of my top 3 favorites on the album!

    It's about Joel's kids. How when a child is born everyone gushes over them.

    "We're alive now
    Let's just take our time now
    Let's just make the most of every day we have
    The most of every moment
    We're alive now
    Let's not waste our time now
    Let's just make the most of every breath we take
    The most of every second we're alive"

    Make the most of the moment because kids grow up so fast.


    "Out the window of a train the city's go
    By so fast just like days I watched you grow (I've watched you grow)
    And one day you will walk away from all you know
    A standing ovation is for you
    A standing ovation is for you"

    Again, children grow up in the blink of an eye. One day Sparrow and Harlow will grow up, move out, do adult things and even then people will be so proud of them.


    "Can't you see
    The world is on there feet for you and me
    And it's alright, you've got me
    Cause even when I'm gone I'll never leave
    So go on and catch your dreams"

    Even when Joel is out on tour he still loves his kids. He will always support them no matter what.
    Jennandjuicetmon November 03, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits about people standing up and clapping
    krohhnjeon December 02, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYup. Totally about his kids. He loves them so much
    lovepip27on November 16, 2010   Link

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