"Before I Die" as written by James Michael, Tobin Joseph Esperance, Jacoby Dakota Shaddix and Jerry Allan Jr. Horton....
I’m out here on my own
I’m giving it a go alone
I’m begging on my knees
Is there a God to save me
I’ve been a retched soul
From my heart down to my toes
I was lost in my disease
And you were right there screaming

Don’t change when it’s too late

Maybe I said the right things wrong
But one last shot was too far gone
But if I can I swear that I
Will live for you before I die
Maybe I pushed you way too far
To pull you back from where you are
But if I can I swear that I
Will live for you before I die

From the valley of the dead
I’m hearing every word you said
I’m trying to apologize
But I can’t feel my feelings
Are you giving us some room to grow
Or digging us a deeper hole
You’re killing any shred of hope
For us to believe in

Don’t change when it it’s too late

Maybe I said the right things wrong
But one last shot was too far gone
But if I can I swear that I
Will live for you before I die
Maybe I pushed you way too far
To pull you back from where you are
But if I can I swear that I
Will live for you before I die

I’m out here on my own
I’m sick of being here alone
I know where I belong
But I can’t find my way home

Find my way home
Find my way home
Find my way home
Find my way

Maybe I said the right things wrong
But one last shot was too far gone
But if I can I swear that I
Will live for you before I die
Maybe I pushed you way too far
To pull you back from where you are
But if I can I swear that I
Will live for you before I die

Will live for you before I die
I will live for you before I die


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"Before I Die" as written by James Michael Jacoby Dakota Shaddix

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    General CommentJacoby went through a very dark time period of his life. With a drug, alcohol, and sex addiction issues, his marriage with his wife, Kelly, was obviously damaged. The couple split up multiple times, it didn't seem likely that they would get back together, but against all odds they did. I believe this song is definitely like an apology to Kelly, and maybe a promise that he will try to be a better husband and all around human. If you have not already watched the music video for this song, I strongly encourage that you do. It makes the explanation seem more clear. There are four characters depicted throughout the video. The first girl in the very beginning seeming to be tempting lead singer, Jacoby, is most likely to represent his struggle with alcohol. The second woman standing in the street sporting lingerie and an umbrella that Jacoby ecounters after fleeing the house is obviously a clear representation of his struggle to be faithful to his wife. The two main characters depicted through the video are one, Jacoby, and two the tall, dark haired woman carrying the torch and wearing the long white dress, She tries to lead Jacoby away from all these distractions throughout the video, she is his voice of reason. After many failed attempts at getting through to him, she disappears. After coming to his senses, Jacoby frantically searches for her. Later he finds her floating in a lake. He then heroically jumps in and saves her from drowning in the water. The girl in white I feel is suppose to depict Jacoby's wife, Kelly. Kelly tried to keep Jacoby on the right path, be there for him through all of his struggles, and love him, but in the end when it was too much she had to disappear. I think Jacoby saving her from the lake is like he is saying that he sees all he has done wrong now, and that things will be different. He is going to live for her before he dies. Really a beautiful song, lyrics, and video. You can see major changes in Jacoby already.
    AnnaBee22on January 30, 2013   Link
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    General Commentit's a kinda love song to apologize, like i'm sorry for treaten you in that way and i desperately want you back cause without you i can't go on!
    Fede987on October 07, 2012   Link

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