You split and
Take in every time you see
A fake and counterfeit
In the mirror you appear
To see fear
And whisper this is it
In the mirror you appear
To see nothing else
But yourself as a face
A hollowed out space
Hit me with the race
And just in case
I fall face down on the ground
And somehow I found
Enough strength to lift my face
And make a sound
And muffled though it may be
And crazy it seems
I never felt closer to you
Just crying as you torture me

It's time to say goodbye
To the earth and now my worthless life
Cause everything I've ever made
Is dead now
Inside the grave

I just don't wanna be
So many things
And now that I see
I just wanna sing
I just wanna breath
I just wanna fly
I just wanna close my eyes
And take in the sun
And take in the air
I just wanna run
And murder my care
I wanna believe that I will be
Free as air

Standing on a tower
Trying my hardest to make it
To you but I built this tower
Out of mortal bricks
Their breaking
I truly will surrender
My pretender
My disguise
And I'll truly start to
Render to your splendor
So it's time to say goodbye

It's time to say goodbye
To the earth and now my worthless life
Cause everything I've ever made
Is dead now
Inside the grave

Lyrics submitted by tavman

Time to Say Goodbye song meanings
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  • +4
    My InterpretationI think it's about Tyler and his walk of faith. It's about how everything in his live has been fake and counterfeit for so long. There has been no real value to the things that he has put value in. When he says it's time to say goodbye and the following lines he means that he's saying by to his old life and accepting his new life and new meaning in Christ.
    emptyfisheron January 28, 2014   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationAt first, the chorus of the song sounds depressing and suicidal(maybe just because it's TOP lol) but after the line about surrendering to your splendor it goes to the same chorus but the whole meaning changes. It reminds me of what my theology professor said "Life is meaningless and empty without God, so you can either commit suicide or die to yourself and turn to Christ." Okay, so what my prof said may sound extreme but he didn't want people to kill themselves, he was making an interesting point.
    jtaggarton June 28, 2015   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningSuicide
    RegionalAtBeston April 10, 2017   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI believe, this song is about Tyler (or a character) who is at first seeing the beauty in life then starting to feel disabled and out of touch with his/her love for things and life itself.. so as the song goes on, further in and at the end, Tyler/the character dies from suicide
    mfearson April 22, 2017   Link

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