This is my life
its not what it was before,
all these feelings i have shared,
theese are my dreams
that id never lived before
somebody shake me cause i,
i must be slpeeing

Now that we are here,its so far away
All the struggle we trought was in vain
All the mistakes, one life contained
they all finally start to go away
Now that we are here its so far away
and i feel like i can face the day,
and i can forgive,
and i am not ashamed,
to be the person that i am today

these are my words,
ive never said before,
i think i am doing ok,
this is the smile,
i have never shown before,
somebody shake me ccause i,
i must be slpeeping


I am so afraid, of waking,
Please dont shake me,
i am afraid of awaking,
please dont shake me


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  • +5
    General CommentI'm not trying to promote any other songs on this but this has so much to do with the Tool song Parabola.

    This is the absolute moment when you find out after making your ardorous climb through life, that you're going to alright. That success (personal of course -- whatever you want out of life) will come and that all the pain will be washed away. The pivotal moment when the suffering will cease.

    How do I know this? I don't! I am so trying to reach that moment and I can feel I'm almost there but I think I have a couple more lessons in life before I reach the peak.

    "I am so afraid, of waking,
    Please dont shake me"

    When finally your dream comes true and you are worried that things will fall apart again. Only because life has been such a bumpy rollar coaster ride. You go up-then down-up-down. But now you start to realize that it will no longer be like that. That finally everything you've wanted starts to come true. And then you feel as if you're sleeping, living in a pure place you dreamt about for far too long.

    Can't wait to get there.

    chino69on June 18, 2003   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationFor me, this song encompasses the feelings towards this girl I've really fallen for. It feels like no matter how hard I try & want to be with her, it feels like it's never going to happen. There was a point where we were getting on really well, and I thought that I could've had a chance of getting with her in the BF/GF stage, but when she said that she wanted to remain friends after I asked her on a dtae, it hit me hard, and without realising it until about a few months later that what we had before I asked her out on a date, wasn't/isn't there.

    I still am head over heels about her, but in my head it feels like whenever I want to talk to her, it feels like I'm constantly inconveniencing her, and it's tearing me up inside.

    This is a beautifully written song, and definitely sums up, for me, the feelings I have towards this girl.
    TheHammer90on February 06, 2015   Link
  • +2
    General CommentStaind has always been an inspiration to me a a musician, But not only a musician but a person. Aaron Lewis i think is a great songwriter and just gives everyone something to relate to. And personally i think they need to just dump the hard stuff.
    dmb2135on July 07, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song hurts me. It really physically causes me pain. And I'm not saying that because I think it's a bad song. It's a great song, a beautiful song, but every time I hear it, I curl into a ball and start crying.

    The hope and the love and the joy and the optimism and the desperation in it... it's so hard to listen to.

    Yeah, yeah this was a song that reminds me of an ex, and my youth, and how stupid the sentiment "it's for the best" is. And all kinds of crap like that.

    Desaparecidaon November 26, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs ever! After 8 years it still gives me chills.

    I believe it's about a man who has had hard life and decided to go far away "now that we're here so far away" from his previous life. After he ran, he finds someone who he truly loves and can't believe he's with her. He feels that he is able to show her his life and how screwed-up it is and through the struggles and pain in his life he's finally found meaning and the mistakes go away from his mind because they don't matter anymore. Beautiful song.
    AmericanaFUBARon July 30, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI first heard this song on the trailor for The Punisher. I went out and bought the soundtrack for THIS song...which wasn't on the the soundtrack. heh. Everytime I listen to this song, it gives me hope. Hope that all the mistakes I've made.. and continue to make.. can someday be forgiven. That this rut I'm in... doesn't have to continue to be the way it is the rest of my life.

    On a side note, this song is the total opposite of The Punisher. Like 3 lines actully fit into the movie. heh.
    FormerSelfon April 22, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenttry this: think of high school. (assuming you're graduated. i graduated c/o 02) think of everything you thought you knew. everything you thought you'd turn out to be, every goal you thought you'd reach. every plan you thought would work. look at everyone you hung out with, and some that you might not have known too well. where did you think you'd be in two years? five? ten?

    now. how many "truths" weren't so true? and how many plans didn't go quite right?

    i've lived twenty lives since high school. but when i think of where i thought i'd be, i'm blown away. when i look back on all my plans, i'm shocked. when i look around at everyone and everything that's changed, it makes me cry.

    it took a while to accept this change. it was like, who the hell am i now, and what happened to me?

    this song is about reflecting on that, and then being able to face the changes and be happy the way things turned out. despite the mistakes and changes. it's the epiphany that comes after the inability to grasp all the changes.

    and it's the instability that comes with knowing that tomorrow you might wake up and not be able to accept things like you can in this perfect moment in time.
    sheena69on May 04, 2004   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI feel like this song is about overcoming drug addiction. "all these feelings i have shared" and "All the mistakes, one life contained they all finally start to go away" Like looking back at all the horrible things you've done and all the people you've hurt and thinking "I must be sleeping".
    And finally when your pride is broken and you can really see and except who you are now...
    "Now that we are here its so far away, and i feel like i can face the day, and i can forgive, and i am not ashamed, to be the person that i am today"
    lovetofeelon June 23, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor me this song is about recovery. I've been in and out of NA for 12 years and just now am I really starting to get the program, to work the 12 steps and turn my around. For about 15 years I was locked in addiction and never really learned to process my emotions. And now in recovery, I've gone from feeling completely spiritually dead to truly feeling alive. The dope took my soul and recovery is giving it back, as well as my life back. I OD'd and nearly died in 1997, been locked up in institutions and now am free from the incredible horrors of the disease of addiction, which has not one ounce of compassion for human life. This song brings me to tears. This song to me is about acceptance but acceptance gained through the twelve steps. Only those who have felt the bitter pain of addiction:the self-loathing, the shame, the guilt, the misery, the feelings of worthlessness, the sheer pain that comes from completely hating yourself, spending your whole life, believing your not as good as everybody else, to truly stop caring about life and just not caring about anything can really understand what it's life to truly come alive again, to deal with your past and come into acceptance about who you are as a person and begin to change your entire life can really understand how incredible the feeling is. It is such an amazing feeling, that's why he says "Somebody shake me cause I must be sleeping"-It's like he's saying I can't believe how incredible my life has become, that's what it means to me anyways...
    Gamereternalon August 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song reminds me of me and my g/f, and how I'm so far away from her distance-wise. All the things we've done and fought for aren't in vain.

    Also points out that whoever we've become and am today we shouldn't be ashamed of. This song is like Aaron is closing a few chapters which he had a really tough and rough time in his life, and he can finally forgive those who've hurt him and he's proud of who he's became.
    saroknighton June 18, 2003   Link

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