Everything you plant will die
The seasons all will pass you by
All your plans will go awry
So, who's afraid to live?
Not I.

Everyone you know will lie
Those you trust will make you cry
All “hello”s end with goodbye
So, who's afraid to love?
Not I.

Chorus:
And I'll let this go
Keep it to myself
If no one knows, I'll be fine
But even so, it's hard to walk that line

Liars look you in the eye
You will fall before you fly
And no one here can tell you why
So, who's afraid to laugh?
Not I.

Chorus

'Cuz everything you plant will die
Those you trust will make you cry
And no one here can tell you why
So, who's afraid to live?
Not I.

So, who's afraid to live?
Not I.
So, who's afraid to live?
Not I.


Lyrics submitted by Self Loathing Squid

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    General CommentWell Damn. That is all that need be said.
    Oh and Amazing, if depressingly upbeat.
    MSIISMon January 24, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about suicidal thinking, or depression overall. It's trying to convey those who are heartbroken/who have lost something/who are just hurt to live on.
    If I'd sum up the whole song's meaning into one sentence it'd be something like:
    "Life's a bitch, just deal with it." but the song says it in a much more beautiful way.

    Instead of being like so many other suicide-fighters, who usually only talk about thinking positive and just ignoring everything bad about your life, Not I wants to let you know that shit's going to happen to you, but it's an essential part of your life. It's almost like the song is embracing the bad parts of life. Cause without bad, there's no good.

    I love the ending of the verses. "So, who's afraid to live/love/laugh? Not I." It's like the song is playing with you, like it's saying "I dare you to live/love/laugh!" and calling you a coward if you're too afraid to do it. It kind of ignites a sparkle in you, making you want to love or live or become happy again.
    LittleCrazyGameron January 08, 2013   Link

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