"Sing For Me" as written by William Ryan Key, Ryan Michael Mendez, Sean T. O'donnell, Longineu Warren Iii Parsons and Sean Michael Wellman-mackin....
Look at me
And listen close
So I can tell you how I feel before I go
Just a year
It's not much time
For me to show you I am proud that you are mine

I wish I had known
The future in my heart
Was just about to start

Say tomorrow
I can follow you there
Just close your eyes
And sing for me
I will hear you
Always near you
And I'll give you the words
Just sing for me

Every lock
On every door
I put them there to try and hide you from the world
And you kicked
Yeah you screamed
You never understood you're everything to me

I just hope you know
The future in your heart
Is just about to start

Say tomorrow
I can follow you there
Just close your eyes
And sing for me
I will hear you
Always near you
And I'll give you the words
Just sing for me

No looking back when I am gone
(Sing for me)
Following your heart its never wrong
(Sing for me)
No looking back when I am gone
(Sing for me)
Don't second guess the note you're on

Out of time
All out of fight
You are the only thing in life that I got right

Say tomorrow
I can follow you there
Just close your eyes
And sing for me
I will hear you
Always hear you
And I'll give you the words
Just sing for me

Just close your eyes
And sing for me
Just close your eyes
And sing for me


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"Sing for Me" as written by Ryan Michael Mendez Longineu Warren Iii Parsons

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    General CommentOut of time
    All out of fight
    You are the only thing in life that I got right

    Oh man does that part just kill me... this album was on the short side but they threw so many emotions at me that I don't mind. Love you Yellowcard.
    Kixur413on March 21, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionLyrics are wrong, every "can" up there should be "can't" according to the booklet that came with the album. Anyway, by far my favorite song on the album, but the whole thing is amazing, exceeded all my expectations!
    hockeyavs73on March 25, 2011   Link
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    General Commentmy point of view about this song is based on the introduction he did to the song in this video: youtube.com/…

    i think the 1st verse is him talking to his aunt about a year before she passes about how thankful he is for all she’s done and he wish he knew his dream career was gonna take off and be successful. “look at me..listen close, so I can tell you how I feel before I go. Just a year, it’s not much time, for me to show you I am proud that you are mine. I wish I had known the future in my heart Was just about to start “

    2cd verse,is probably his aunt talking to him before she passes, saying she is still with him every step of the way. and I think by “words” she means “words of love/encouragement” ”say tomorrow I can’t follow you there Just close your eyes and sing for me. I will hear you, always near you and I’ll give you the words Just sing for me”


    3rd verse is possibly his mother explaining to him why he shouldn't drop out of college and why she was so protective. “every lock on every door, i put them there to try and hide you from the world, and you kicked, yeah you screamed. you never understood - you’re everything to me”

    this verse is most likely his aunt saying she believes in his dreams being a success and don’t stop cause she’s not there: “i just hope you know the future in your heart is just about to start” ”no looking back when i am gone. Sing for me. Follow your heart, it’s never wrong. Don’t second guess the note you’re on”

    & “out of time, all out of spite, you are the only thing in life that I got right” can possibly be Ryan saying how his music is the only thing he got right in life.
    lyricist2011on August 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song. . . gets me every time. And the acoustic version is amazing, Yellowcard's acoustic songs are sooo good. Anywho, I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that this is about a relative of Ryan's (I think) that had some sort of terminal disease. Not 100% sure though. Still a great song. : )
    kathrynsayshion March 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI dont know if this is right but to me if you put this song in the perspective of his aunt it makes sense. Its basically her saying to him that she'll always be with him and all he has to do is follow his heart and everything will work itself out.
    guitardude7on March 29, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIf this is about Ryan's aunt, it is probably his Aunt Stephanie. She is mentioned in Rockstar Land, as the one who held his hand. I know she passed away recently, because he mentioned it on his twitter. I love his song, it reminds me of my mom who also passed away from cancer. Love this album...so much emotion.
    jennroqueon May 05, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song is what his Aunt wanted to say to her son. It is from her point of view, she wrote it right before she died.
    brittanym6on August 08, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionI know this song basically are about Ryan's aunt, but still I have to share my ow thoughts and perspectives of this song.
    The good thing about songs are that everyone can give it their own meaning.
    For me this song are about a new start. Like when you broke up with someone, and later on find the person who means everything to you. "Just one year, it's not much time", personally I meet some, and I have never fall that fast for someone, and everytime they are away it hurts, and I wished I could be with them every single second, but I know I can't because of our age. "Say tomorrow, I can't follow you there".
    So summed up, for me this song are about being away from someone you love. Like when you're both young and therefore have your seperate lifes.
    Another meaning of the song can might be that you are trying to convince or tell someone how much you love them. And that you in the end succseed to capture their love "And you kick, yeah you screamed. You never understood you're everything to me"
    Therefore I think this song also are about building a relationship with someone "I wish I had known the future in my heart, was just about to start". And personally I know now that the future in MY heart has started :)
    iPandaon March 30, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentBeautiful Song, so amazing. Sadly, his Aunt Stephanie passed away, about four weeks ago. RIP Aunt Stephanie. Cesawaikon November 24, 2011   Link

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