Yesterday is a wrinkle on your forehead
Yesterday is a promise that you've broken
Don't close your eyes, don't close your eyes,
This is your life

And today is all you've got now
And today is all you'll ever have
Don't close your eyes.

This is your life, are you who you want to be
This is your life, are you who you want to be
This is your life, is it everything you've dreamed
That it would be when the world was younger,
And you had everything to lose?

Yesterday is a kid in the corner
Yesterday is dead and over

This is your life, are you who you want to be
This is your life, are you who you want to be

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"This Is Your Life" as written by Dave Brent Keuning Brandon Flowers

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General Commenti REALLY thought this would be theyre next single. but they went and did a second video for Dare You To Move, which i dont understand.
    CODYT3212on October 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIThis is a nice meangful song. It is melancholy-but upbeat too. This song asks you if you are happy with your life right now, is it everything you thought it would be? Has life lived up to your expectations or let you down? This song points ou that whatever you have today good or bad, it's all you have. You cannot have the future before it comes.You can live in the past if you want to, but you cannot have the past either. The past as this song says is dead and over. Some people think there is something wrong with living in the past. True, it's not a good thing to do, but sometimes it's your only relief when all you have is an emptiness because of things you have lost. I think you ought to live in the past sometimes and I think you should cherish and remember the past always. I have lived in the past before and will again. It is very comforting, although it is a dead end. I first heard this song on a snowy winter day against the background of snowy farm fields and huge cemtery. Not quite the atomsphere to cheer you up.This song is really haunting.
    Christiannaon October 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is your life is definitely my favorite switchfoot song and one of my favorite songs ever! Period. I fell in love with it the first second I heard it. I've also seen them in concert twice and as ridiculous as it sounds it made me cry when they played it.

    Like the others said, it's an eye opener- it just makes you reexamine yourself to see what is really important; it's a motivator- pushing you to make changes you've always wanted to make but havent (out of fear, laziness or other factors)

    You can't change what happened "yesterday" move on and dont let it sabotage "today", you have some control over today, as far as tomorrow is concerned who knows, but today is all you'll ever have, so make it good.

    And yeah don't close your eyes, don't let life and opportunities pass you by.

    As far as this being a religious song, I don't think you have to be religious to appreciate it, you just have to be alive (which if you're reading this you are lol). I'm not religious, and like I said this song is amazing.

    As a final note, my favorite part of the song is around 3:25 when he says come on, come...he just sounds so passionte.
    strangersatelliteon May 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is talking about everything a person is and hey, look, this is your life, is it everything you dreamed it would be? Its a real eye opener. We are living our lifes, and when we were younger we had nothing to loose, but now look at us.
    thecraziestgirlon April 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwhenever i listen to this, it makes me really inspired, as corny as that is, to make sure that i'm living. and that im not wasting my life. cuz all we have is today. life is short.
    motorcycledrivebyeron May 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest song ever.
    mink0on June 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is telling people that they are in charge of their life, and asking them if they are where they want to be.
    If we close our eyes life will pass us by and it's all we have right now.
    Yesterday is over, and whatever is lost is lost. Today, however, we hold the power to decide our fate for tomorrow.
    ihavenoname083on September 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother great song from their CD. 2 Thumbs up.
    Airwolfon October 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song makes you think
    sk8ceron November 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love "it everything you dreamed it would be, when the world was younger and you had everything to lose." Not just the lyrics but the way it's sung. It's very powerful. My church small group used this song as a basis for a youth conference we ran on the future and everyone just was silent for like 15-20 minutes after reflecting on it. It blew everyone away and I know why.
    shirvson December 24, 2004   Link

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