"Carpe Diem" as written by and Billie Joe/pritchard Armstrong....
Breaking in a sweat
Like a bomb threat
Is your silhouette fading out?
Nothing left to lose
Detonate the fuse
Another breaking news blowout

Ain't it beautiful?
So unusual
Life's a gas and it's running out
Living a cliche
Gonna seize the day
Bottle rockets and celebrate, celebrate, celebrate

Carpe diem, a battle cry
Are we all too young to die?
Ask a reason and no reply
Are we all too young to die?

Making a living
Making a killing
What's worth forgiving?
Alright

The blink of an eye
Barely scraping by
Dominated by passer by's
Feeling out of luck
When the traffic's stuck
And you're feeling
So left behind

Getting off a binge
Get a second wind
Another promise
Just make a change
Got a Broken wing
Hear the angels sing
With a signal that's out of range
Ain't it strange?
Ain't it strange?

Carpe diem, a battle cry
Are we all too young to die?
Ask a reason and no reply
Are we all too young to die?

Making a living
Making a killing
What's worth forgiving?
Alright

Making a living
Making a killing
What's worth forgiving?
Alright

Carpe diem, a battle cry
Are we all too young to die?
Ask a reason and no reply
Are we all too young to die?

Carpe diem, a battle cry
Are we all too young to die?
Ask a reason and no reply
Are we all too young to die?


Lyrics submitted by BasketCase86, edited by Ryder556

"Carpe Diem" as written by Mike Dirnt Billie Joe Armstrong

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    General CommentThis song is obviously just about living life and realizing that life's too short to mess around. Billie said when they played the song that it's about being alive. This song gets me psyched about their next album, I can't wait to hear their other new songs!
    BasketCase86on November 07, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI get a sense of reflection from the new album, and I feel that there's a hint at sarcasm amongst the lyrics, because you make your choices and you live that life, and that's just how things are. But there's always someone or something looking down on it, trying to control it into how they think it needs to be and those who don't agree, but the fact is that it is what it is and as much as they love doing what they do, live for the moment and do their thing, there are parts of it that get old and get in the way of getting on with it, and there's always the nagging wonder of whether or not they're losing themselves to it, being left behind, but does it really matter if they're doing what they love anyway in the end? Life's too short to really stop and spend wondering, and when it's time to walk away it's time to walk away to get on with other things that matter.
    DeadxLikexMeon October 09, 2012   Link

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