You say you wanna die
'Cause the thing that don't work out right,
But you don't even try,
Though neither do I

And neither do my friends,
Though some of them pretend,
And it's easy if you cry,
'Cause you feel bad for yourself.

I think about my friend who died,
And how her kids didn't get to say goodbye,
Though neither did I,
No neither did i.

And neither did my friends,
Though some of them pretend,
And its easy if you cry,
'Cause you feel bad for yourself.

If you pretend everything's fine,
I won't hurt myself or lie,
To you or mom or dad,
Just pretend that I'm not sad.

And we'll work everything out,
Even all the stuff we don't talk about,
It would be easier if we cried,
We'd feel bad for ourselves.

It's supposed to snow tonight,
I hope the forecast is right,
'cause in the morning I sleep in till I like,
And if it snowed outside it would feel so nice in here

Lyrics submitted by andy16919, edited by KuZone, Hikbub, Contaminator

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    General Commentthis is going to sound really lame, but this song speaks to me. i dont know if he intended the meaning i get from it, but i understand pretty much every word. its gorgeous. lameness
    fursoftasfuron February 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit's definitely "You Say You Wanna Die" oh and the ourself's thing is driving me mad...pleeease change it to 'ourselves'
    tiffaniejeanneon May 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI just listened to his Feast of Fools podcast interview, and apparently this song--this whole album, actually--is partly about his friend who died from a heroin overdose. She had twins. :[

    I think about my friend who died,
    And how her kids didn't get to say goodbye,
    though neither did i,
    no neither did i...
    post.paint.girlon October 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, I really relate to it.

    I think its about someone who has a close friend who died suddenly, possibly suicide, and now they can't take it and want to kill themselves to meet the person again. The last verse is beautiful c:.
    Hikbubon May 12, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is wonderful. :D
    nicola234on December 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed.

    I love the album so bad.
    elleonon January 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"You say your on a diet," (:

    isn't it "You say you wanna die"
    leonidason April 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits "you say you want to die"

    ABCDEmilyon May 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with fursoftasfur, something about this song really speaks to me. It's beautiful, every part of just leaves me speechless.
    post.paint.girlon October 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love the last verse.
    chris garneau, you're lovely
    fastmotion123on January 10, 2008   Link

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