A train crashed
And everything slows down
I was wishing I could get out of this town
These dreams we've had
Have never made you cry
And I am not a twinkle in your eye
But I've got to get out of here
Cuz you drive me up the wall
I've got to get out of here
Cuz I can't stand to fall

And If I die
see you won't be so close to me
And I won't be the one
Who sticks around
If I'm awake
see you won't go to sleep, I promise
And I won't be the one
Who lets you down

Tailgates, long talks
And your superficial friends
Shiny, silver Fords
That lead us to dead ends
And I said do you lick these salty wounds
That you, yourself condone
I sit, wait, and I'm all alone
But I can't go home
'Cause you're my home

If I die
see you won't be so close to me
And I won't be the one
Who sticks around
If I'm awake
see you won't go to sleep, I promise
And I won't be the one
Who lets you down
No, I won't let you down
No, I won't let you down

Tell me where you are tonight
And is everything alright?
Do you remember what I said,
While he's sleeping in your bed?
tell me now you Smile hard
cuz i don't smile much so far
And is he everything you need?
Is he everything I couldn't be?
Does he make everything match better?
Bring you all the shiny weather that you want
And is he everything
everything I'm not

And If I die
You won't be so close to me
And I won't be the one
Who sticks around
If I'm awake
see you won't go to sleep, I promise
And I won't be the one
Who lets you down
no, I won't let you down
no, I won't let you down
I won't let you down
I won't let you down


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    General Commentthis song is so good, i believe it is about a guy that is in love with a girl and she doesnt feel the same way about him, like if he died he believe even then she wouldnt realise how much she meant to him.
    he thinks that she is his life.
    freestyle4130on March 27, 2002   Link
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    General Comment*nodnod* Like Freestyle said, it's about a guy who's in love with a girl, and she doesn't return his feelings. But it seems to me that although he still has feelings for her, he's not terribly thrilled with her. My reasoning: the first part of the chorus is not the nicest thing you could say to someone, "if I die, I won't be the one who sticks around," but the second part is sort of giving in, "if I'm awake, I won't let you down." Though this could also be interpreted as saying, " if I'm not going to be alive with you at all, I won't bother hanging around for you, but if I'm still here, then I'm not going to stop pursuing you." Sort of a spinoff of the prayer, 'if i die before I wake,' that sort of thing.
    sukireruon April 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti very much agree its about a guy whos driving himself crazy over a girl who doesnt feel that way. he thinks that if he leaves she will realize that all the material things and people that keep them apart aren't real, and she'll realize that he's there for her. but he figures with his luck he'll die on journey away from her, and she'll realize all this but he won't be able to be there because he'll be dead, thus forcing him to break his one promise to her which is to 'let her down'
    sporkgoddesson April 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAndrew is the man.
    MixMasterMattyon April 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentJosh wrote it.
    MAKDBY0040on April 17, 2002   Link
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    General Comment Here is a thought ...Maybe he is talking about an Ex...and he sees her with another guy and wonders if wasn't good enough..."Does he make everything match better? Bring you all the shiny weather that you want
    And is he everything everything I'm not " ...He is unhappy with out her but he is glad he isn't the one who will let her down...But if she was with him he still wouldn't let her down...This might just be a song about how much she ment to him...But i'm not sure..i just love listening to it and analizing it...The Sound of this song is so feelingful (ya that's a made up word) It reminds me of things i've been through ...i guess i can relate.
    Evitaon April 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhoa man. As I listen to this song now I dream thoughts of my lost significant other. I think this song has many meanings for many folks but to me it strikes deep at my current situation. I just wanna let you know out there wherever you are that I will always be round "cause your my home." With love.
    Peace
    ThatOneDudeon April 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's all that severe.... i think there's someone in this person's life who he cares about but she's making it tough for him, so he's about ready to just leave and go off and start over. Sometimes you realize it's time to move on. I anticipated it to be a slower sad song, but I think in it's faster tempo I realized the actual meaning of the song.
    AmyLizKon April 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHERES THE STORY BEHIND THIS SONG: Josh wrote for a girl named Crissy. She was his gf & she cheated on him for over a yr.
    SoCoAmy8on April 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is just a good song, period. there's no way to explain what i think this song's message is...
    nothingyouth0on April 29, 2002   Link

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