So is it courage or strength
and is that what I'm waiting for?
If I could just kill myself
would it also kill the remorse?
I wanted so badly to catch a break
but I'm only breaking down
I'm still here and standing
but if it's up to me
I don't think I'll be hanging around

The drink slips down my throat
and the burn cures nice and slow
All the worst parts I wouldn't want you to see
The only parts left of me
Now, here I am
Just a kid without a better plan
But it's the simple thoughts that haunt me the most
I never got to see the west coast

Spent my nights just asking why
Would God let me become like this
Was it a joke from the start?
Was I suppose to laugh more at it?
And everyone's quoting their teachers and preachers
but their words make me feel so alone
No one ever says that they've had those thoughts
in the middle of the night
No one ever admits that they waited to take their life

The drink slips down my throat
and the burn cures nice and slow
All the worst parts I wouldn't want you to see
The only parts left of me
Now, here I am
Just a kid without a better plan
But it's the simple thoughts that haunt me the most
I never got to see the west coast

But it's the life I dreamed I have
The love I've found in my grasp
The words I could share with someone
Those thoughts keep the breath in my lungs
That tomorrow my hope will become
to feel a love that can't be undone
And save a wretch like me

So if the drink slips down your throat
and the burn cures nice and slow
All the worst parts you wouldn't want me to see
The same parts, I have in me
Now, scares me to thinking this way
I feel just like you do
But when you're by yourself you should know
One day we got to see the west coast


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  • +3
    General CommentThis is Emery's "Adam's Song".
    lovesoamazingon March 30, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is completely true. When he says

    And everyone's quoting their teachers and preachers
    but their words make me feel so alone
    No one ever says that they've had those thoughts
    in the middle of the night
    No one ever admits that they waited to take their life

    That is completely true. The only people who advise depressed people are people who have never been depressed and therefor no nothing about how depression thinks or feels. And even if they do, they don't like to say it.
    basketcase182on May 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh my gosh, you're so right!
    desireekay6on March 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrilliant.
    ridkidon April 04, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWasn't sure I would like this song, thinking it was to depressing, but Emery did a great job with this one.
    JohnStamoson January 11, 2014   Link

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