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

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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

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