"Did You Really" as written by Jim Lindberg, Fletcher Dragge, Byron Mcmackin and Randy James Bradbury....
Tell me all your problems
I'll save your soul
It could make you feel better
But you never really know
Don't give up on tomorrow
Save your scene
It may not get any better
Living isn't free
Offer up solutions
Do what you want to do
Remove all of the people who tell you lies about what you're going through
But did you really want to die
This question now keeps repeating in my mind
A shot heard in the night an unheard cry
A fatal fight
But did you really want to die
What did you hope to find
Did you want to find the answers somewhere floating in the night
Did you really want to die?
Tell me I'm forgiven
Save my soul
One thing I've regretted is I'll never really know
Value what's been given to you and me
How many times we said it
Living isn't free
Don't think you can make it
I can understand
A phone call far away
To lend a helping hand
Don't think I can make it
Give it one more try
Don't think I can take it
Can't believe you'd really want to die
I'd help you give it one more try
Did you really want to die
Help you give it one more try
I know you didn't want to die
From words that you would write
Now they're the only thing that help me make it through the night
I know you didn't want to die


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"Did You Really" as written by Fletcher Dragge Byron Mcmackin

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  • +1
    General CommentIt's Jim trying to come to terms with Thrisk's death.
    tjtech12on October 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEasily the most personal song on this album. Did you really want to die?
    nex2289on May 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOk, this is obviously a song directed to Pennywise's previous bassist, Jason Matthew Thirsk, much like the whole of the Full Circle album.

    The whole "did you really wanna die?" is based around the circumstances of Jason's death, ie. whether or not he was shot in the chest, or shot himself ("a shot heard in the night, an unheard cry, a fatal fight?")

    I think Jim is trying to ask Jason the questions that perhaps he wished he maybe could've, in order to just rest over it all ("tell me I'm forgiven...one thing I've regretted is taht I'll never really know"), and that he would've have helped him, had he known ("I'd help you give it one more try...").

    In the end he concludes that Jason didn't kill himself, based on the inspiring lyrics of previous songs on previous albums written by Jason.

    RIP Jason M. Thirsk.
    robbyboy01on March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI fully agree, but also it teaches us again (yes, PW repeats in that album, but for a previously dedicated album, it's very good) the lesson to help your friends out and care for them. It also helped me in a much more harmless case.
    Neutraloon February 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgree to all of you... I was allready wondering about who jason was because i never really knew and looked it up...

    RIP Jason M. Thirsk
    Yafandaon November 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThirsk committed suicide. This song is asking him "did he really want to die" since most people just think suicides want to die. He didn't want to die. He just wanted help
    epicmikenomoreon July 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSeveral more times more powerful than the Bro Hymn remake, I can't stand that song since a long time now due to corporate abuse and people not into hardcore punk at all playing it over and over.

    My hair raises at the final silent " I know you didn't wanna die"
    psioniczon March 12, 2014   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationLyrically interesting - obvious allusions to Jesus Christ (tell me I'm forgiven, etc.) although of course Jim is referring to Jason on the surface. If we take it with the Christ undercurrent, it would be an interesting statement Jim makes, that Christ didn't want to die ("I know you didn't want to die"). God, in a sense, did want to kill Himself to save the people he loved and loves. It does seem inappropriate to link Jesus with Jason as it were. However, perhaps it is part of the "Full Circle" - heaven came down to earth and died to go back into heaven. Or in this case, a great, positive man died and went to the afterlife to live again. This is a lesser circle, one all too human.
    litloveron January 18, 2009   Link

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