I’ve thrown away all of my outside distractions.
I’m diving headfirst to chase a dream that I won’t let go.

It’s worthless - a waste of time. This goal is out of reach. You better fall back in line.

This is what I need. You are what I need.
I need motivation to prove you wrong, and I will prove you wrong.

What makes you think that you are different?
How can you chase these dreams? They’ve become a chore.

I know I’m close. I’m almost there.
Just a little more, and I will prevail through what you call "ignorance". I will prevail.

Now I’ve chased this dream to do what I love, and I wouldn’t trade it for a thing.
Now I’ve chased this dream and I made it out alive. I wouldn’t trade it for a thing.
I threw away what naysayers say, and started on a race that I had to win for myself.

And you proved me wrong, you proved me wrong.

All I’ve learned is teaching me more. All I know is driving me on.

All I’ve learned is teaching me more. All I know is driving me on.

Lyrics submitted by davidEAcost

Carpe Diem song meanings
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    General CommentUltimate motivation song. This whole album is the greatest thing I've ever heard.
    EnnuiDOOMon June 26, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like a conversation between two people just in the way the vocals are screamed (high and then low). Perhaps on why someone believes in God or an attempt to attain a goal? Just an assumption though but it seems to make sense for me.
    jojomchoboon July 07, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"Eventually we were in the studio recording Leveler and the lyrics to "Carpe Diem" still weren’t finished. Dustin came to me and asked if he could take a shot at finishing them as he was really into the idea of two people having a conversation within the song. Dustin basically rewrote the entire song using my idea as a blueprint while writing from his own personal experience. He experienced exactly what this song is talking about when trying to convince his father that he wanted to go full time with a band. Dustin also wrote all the vocal patterns and sang quite a bit on the track.
    While it’s not a traditional ABR track, "Carpe Diem" really breaks up the album well and is a great breather in the middle. I have faith that this song will grow on listeners over time and possibly become a sleeper favorite off of Leveler." - JB
    dunkhornon September 07, 2011   Link

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