"Here's To You" as written by and Marc Andrew Roberge Richard On....
Well there was a time when life caught you by surprise.
What you see going by is a shadow.
You've got to live in front of your eyes.
In a typical way we stray, checking back with the past.
In a typical day we'll stay to see what's gonna last.
But I didn't mind at all.

I didn't mind at all
I didn't mind at all
I didn't mind at all

Well there was a place we'd chase through the woods in my juvenile days.
What a typical waste of space, what a wonderful place to stay.
But I could have cried but I just left my soul to fly.
And I could have chilled at will, but I didn't know how to die.
But I didn't mind at all.

I didn't mind at all
I didn't mind at all
I didn't mind at all

No, I've been woken, and I have been broken.
But this time it's gonna change
For,
I've been lazy, and I been crazy.
Has been stolen,
But from,
From this day on I swear to you true.
From this day on I swear to you.
Well there was at time when I could have flown out of the room.
Yet I didn't care just where I was going after noon.
Though I didn't know and I chose to live my life so fair.
And I could have died, but I chose to live here instead
But I didn't mind at all.

I didn't mind at all
I didn't mind at all
I didn't mind at all

I've been woken, and I have been broken
But this time its gonna change
For, I've been lazy and I have been crazy
But this time it's not hazy at all
Cause I've been,
I've been chose my heart has been stolen
But from,
From this day on, I swear to you true.
From this day on, I swear to you true.
I say now way back when you and all your friends
Had some good times we should do this again we'd say
Hey, hey, hey we should do this again, we'd say.
But in the mean meanwhile, I'll just walk the mile.
I won't look back won't forget your smile
Oh no, hey hey hey we should do this again, we'd say.
But I swear to you true.
From this day on I swear to you true I swear I do I.

No.
I won't give you back.
No.
Won't give you back.
No.
Won't give you back.
No.
Can't give you back.
No.
I won't give you back my baby.
Said I can't give you back.
No.
Said I won't give you back.
No.
I swear to you true.

From this day on I swear to you true.
I swear.
I do, I.
God, I do.
My baby, I swear to you true.
I swear, I do.


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"Here's to You" as written by Richard Joe On Marc Andrew Roberge

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    General Commenti think he's just taking a certain perspective on his life and putting it into lyrics. it's a good upbeat song
    NateDoggon July 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhat i get out of this -- him and someone else used to be very close.. had a lot of memories.. and now they're grown apart. it's a bit more deeper and complex than that but i can't pinpoint it. i dunno, but it's a great song. :]
    Zeppelynon April 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about cherishing a moment in life, and learning to appreciate innocent times. It's about realizing you need to live your life as it comes to you, and not get so worried about the future.
    HeresToYou17on June 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWhat you see goin by is a shadow.
    You've got to live in front of your eyes.

    just let what happens in the past stay behind you and always keep looking foward
    knuckball7on November 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhat you see going by is a shadow,
    You're got to live in front of your eyes....great quote- I view it a different way. Living in a shadow, you are reacting to life, kind of taking what comes your way, instead of going out and getting what you want. If you live in front of your eyes, you are taking the initiative and creating your dreams in life, instead of waiting for other things to push you.
    tms6879on February 14, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"I say now way back when you and all your friends
    Had some good times we should do this agai we'd
    say
    Hey, hey, hey we should do this again, we'd say.
    But in the mean meanwhile, I'll just walk the mile.
    I won't look back won't forget your smile
    Oh no, hey hey hey we should do this again, we'd
    say
    But I swear to you true.
    From this day on I swear to you true I swear I do."


    This is so true, after you grow up and move away, you do realize that those times are gone and probably won't happen again, but they make you happy when you think about them.
    knuckball7on March 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat song.
    trishroxon October 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits about living in the present
    stevep898on August 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti heard that the lead singer used to be an addict and he's now a reformed Christian.

    from my perspective it seems as if he was in a place in his life where he wanted to die. but he just kept finding reasons to live. even if it was something small like good memories.

    "I coulda chilled at will but i didnt know how to DIE."
    this whole verse seems kind of like he may be saying how hes pulling on his childhood memories to keep him together.
    "in a typical day, we'll stay, to see what's gonna last"
    saying how wondering what the day might bring may be reason enough to stick around..
    "i coulda died, but i chose to live here instead"
    this seems like he may be talking of how he was ready to die, but found a better maybe more spiritual place to be

    "ive been woken and ive been broken but this time, its gonna change..."
    to be woken and broken is almost always reference to being saved spiritually, saying that youve been awoken to a new aspect of life, and how God breaks you completely before building you back up to the way your meant to be.

    maybe im way off though, haha
    urcrazeemanon October 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commenturcrazeeman i have to say i really dont think youre right. im a pretty big oar fan and ive never heard of marc (the lead singer) being an addict. i think that what most everyone said is right on. i think this song is about enjoying life and the friends that surround you. some of the lyrics are really poetic and metaphorical but i think that's the gist. great song
    henrypon February 20, 2008   Link

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