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My father said, don't be so scared
Driving home all alone
You're in a hospital bed
I close my eyes
Ignore the sun
Try to wake up from the dream
It's not working this time

I said your name 27 times
Would that bring you back to life
I said your name 27 times
Would that bring you back to life

Do you remember your lucky number
Your superstition has me buried six feet under

I said your name 27 times
Would that bring you back to life
I said your name 27 times
Would that bring you back to life

Do you remember your lucky number
Do you remember your lucky number

I said your name 27 times
Would that bring you back to life
I said your name 27 times
Would that bring you back to life


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    General Commentits really hard to determine the actual story behind this song.
    its pretty clear that its tryin to get a person to be back to who they were, from what they became
    do you remember your lucky number? i said your name 27 times, would that bring you back to life.
    tryin to get things back to how they were, bringing them back.(the past)

    but the intro sounds like maybe they got hurt really bad and there dad was helping them or something?
    idunno it would be cool to hear others opinions on this song cause its really interesting
    fuckbarspinson January 08, 2012   Link
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    General CommentSuch a powerful song! I tend to take it pretty literally and think the singer is referring of a loved one who was actually seriosuly injured and they long for them to recover.
    ainslieon June 28, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI'm wondering if maybe he lost a friend and he's talking about his grief.
    Highanxietymindon August 28, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this is about his mother maybe, or girlfriend. But i feel like if it was his mother his father wouldnt just be like, "My father said dont be so scared" im sure if his wife was hurt he would be a little panicked
    and maybe this person in the hospital bed may have died or is about to die so hes like "your superstition has be buried 6 feet under" that person in the bed was probably really superstitious and he was probably very critical of their intense seriousness of superstitions so hes probably like, "okay you believe in all these things i'll try it out if it brings you back to life"

    its a real great song with such great lyrics to interpret to anyone in your life. wonderful song with great passion, sadness, and determination to not let someone go in their life so quickly
    SophiaAlmeidaon November 01, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this is about his mother maybe, or girlfriend. But i feel like if it was his mother his father wouldnt just be like, "My father said dont be so scared" im sure if his wife was hurt he would be a little panicked
    and maybe this person in the hospital bed may have died or is about to die so hes like "your superstition has be buried 6 feet under" that person in the bed was probably really superstitious and he was probably very critical of their intense seriousness of superstitions so hes probably like, "okay you believe in all these things i'll try it out if it brings you back to life"

    its a real great song with such great lyrics to interpret to anyone in your life. wonderful song with great passion, sadness, and determination to not let someone go in their life so quickly
    SophiaAlmeidaon November 01, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningI was told that this song is about Jamie's father who passed away. It is about his father telling him not to be afraid that he is dying and what ensues is his depression and lack of ability to cope with what happened. "I said your name 27 times will that bring you back to life?" wishing that his father would come back.
    taylorgriffinon November 07, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI heard that this song was actually written about Ned and Bens grandfather or grandmother, dont remember which, who passed away. They were very close
    fuckbarspinson January 03, 2015   Link
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    Song FactNed said this song was about his parents in a live acoustic version of this song.
    marissaameenon March 21, 2015   Link

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