A burning plane as its going down the last scream before it hits the ground
A lost ship on a raging sea a blinking distress signal of emergency
A run away train careening off the tracks the last breath before a heart attack
The earthquake as it shakes your room promising falling skies in impending doom
One chance you feel it before you meet with your destiny
One chance you need it to com to terms with mortality
All thats important to me
Everything inside of me
All that's trivial will fade and soon recede you will see when on a date with destiny
Look in the jaws of your own demise watch your life pass before your eyes
Did you live like a dream come true or did you just survive?
Did you do all you could do?
In a fall from a burning tower
What would you do with just one more hour?
Live that hour out everyday
Like it was your last you'll live much better that way
You're on a date with destiny

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Date With Destiny Lyrics as written by Fletcher Douglas Dragge Byron C. Mcmackin

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    This song is not saying live wreckless in fact its saying live careful. Live according to what your heart says and what is right. Carve your own path do what you need to do according to what your heart says, and don't stray. If you do this dying should not bother you.
    Ratton May 14, 2002   Link
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    I thought it pertained to a famous punk theme, "live fast, die young"
    myownprison333on June 11, 2002   Link
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    why doesnt anyone else post about pennywise??? this makes me sad.... o well..... im kinda glad that the hardcore phucks out there still pay homeage to hermosa beach punk---- peace to the so cali boys
    SpeCiAlBleND540on August 21, 2002   Link
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    Sweet song with sweet lyrics.
    DejaVu Dreams30on November 14, 2004   Link
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    this is saying make the most of your time before your time is up.
    BlackLungFeveron January 05, 2005   Link
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    Best Pennywise song ever
    clamumon January 25, 2005   Link
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    It motivates to find your personal happiness without wasting a minute. just my two cents
    Neutraloon February 20, 2005   Link
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    agreed. awesome song
    Sandman3987on December 29, 2005   Link
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    live your life to the fullest. i love the lyrics to the first verse. great poetry.
    tjtech12on August 29, 2007   Link
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    "What would you do with just one more hour? Live that hour out everyday, Like it was your last you'll live much better that way". Positive thinking song about reaching your goals before you die, dont just cast aside your goals for tomorrow, as there may be none
    nex2289on May 12, 2009   Link

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