I DON'T THINK I EVER KNOW IF I EVER REALLY WANT IT
COULD BE WHY I'M NEVER SURE IF I EVER REALLY GOT IT
AND I GUESS IT'S MAYBE EASIER NOT TO THINK TOO MUCH ABOUT IT...

A HOUSE A CAR A FAMILY AND FRIENDS
yeah ALL IT MEANS TO JUSTIFY THE ENDS

BUT SOMETIMES... I WONDER... IN THE BACK OF MY MIND
SOMETIMES... I WONDER... IF I'M WASTING ALL MY TIME
SOMETIMES... I WONDER... IF I'M PUTTING OFF MY REAL LIFE...

WHAT I COULD'VE DONE, WHERE I COULD'VE BEEN
WHEN I SHOULD'VE GONE, WHY I SHOULD'VE SEEN
WHO I WOULD'VE LOVED, HOW I WOULD'VE DREAMED
AND IF IT'S ALWAYS ALWAYS TOO LATE...

I DON'T THINK I EVER KNOW THAT I EVER REALLY NEED IT
COULD BE WHY I'M NEVER SURE THAT I EVER REALLY FEEL IT
AND I THINK IT'S MAYBE EASIER TO GUESS I REALLY MEAN IT...

A HOUSE! A CAR! A FAMILY AND FRIENDS!
yeah ALL IT MEANS TO JUSTIFY THE ENDS

BUT SOMETIMES... I WONDER...

A GIRL! A SMILE! A HOLIDAY AND SEX!
yeah ALL IT TAKES TO MAKE SENSE OF THE REST

BUT SOMETIMES... I WONDER... IN THE BACK OF MY MIND
SOMETIMES... I WONDER... IF I'M KILLING ALL MY TIME
SOMETIMES... I WONDER... IF I'M GIVING UP MY REAL LIFE...

WHAT I COULD'VE DONE, WHERE I COULD'VE BEEN
WHEN I SHOULD'VE GONE, WHY I SHOULD'VE SEEN
WHO I WOULD'VE LOVED, HOW I WOULD'VE DREAMED
AND IF IT'S ALWAYS, ALWAYS TOO LATE...

AND EVERY DAY THAT I LET SLIDE
IS ONE DAY MORE I NEVER TRY
TO BREAK THE WORLD
TO MAKE MY FATE
AND WITH EVERY DAY THAT I LET GO
IT'S ONE DAY LESS I EVER KNOW
IF IT'S ALWAYS
ALWAYS TOO LATE...


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    General Commenti think this song is about a desision made in the past that is regretable, or a desision that COULD be made, but could screw up the future.
    XZombieon April 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think you got it down XZombie.
    nsjdogon January 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe chorus sounds like the promise. I agree tho, I think in this song he's just wondering if he's done the right thing, and if there's any point in worrying about it. In some parts it's like he's assessing what's really important to him " yeah ALL IT MEANS TO JUSTIFY THE ENDS" etc...
    Mortonium Iceon May 29, 2005   Link
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    General Comment*and* I think this is about the mid-life crisis he's apparently having. Like he talks about on some bloodflowers songs like 39 and stuff.
    Mortonium Iceon June 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSomehow I can still relate to the lyrics, even though it was clear from the start it consists of nothing but pure cheesiness.
    Fuck it, I really like this song, it's catchy.
    OddDoton December 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI've narrowed down this as the biggest philosophical issue in life; the problem of "what if?" How can we all go through life not constantly concerned with everything that will never be because of the choices we make. You're born into this world of infinite possibility and as you grow older, the possibilities become more and more limited. The inevitable tragedy of life.
    Good Newson August 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like Good News's take. Goes along well with his nihilist perspective.
    FlyHueon July 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think he's questioning our modern way of life. You can't have a house, car, family, friends, sex, etc., without working your ass off. But are those things really worth it? Is that really what it's all about? It better be, because you're paying with your life. He's not sure, and he's afraid he might be wasting his whole life just to get things he may not even want. He might be sacrificing the true meaning and substance of life for some cookie cutter bullshit way of life. He's wondering if he should follow his dreams, if there's something more out there, or just to take the safe route and follow the social norms.
    Zcruiseron April 13, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti wonder all the time Robert.
    Cure.on April 01, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionI think the best songs ever to be included in the final work, then it is very difficult to find!
    larockahon March 17, 2014   Link

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