Don't close your eyes
They may not open
What if they open
Would you be alive

Everyone falls
But not everyone rises
Why don't you get up
And rise again for me

What if the world were
A little more perfect
Would you stop crying or
Would you take the leap
What if the world
Were a little more perfect
Would you open your eyes
And blink again for me

What about friendship
What about friends
You said the whole world
Was against you
And it all had to end

What about love
What about family
What about all that
You have to live for


It isn't easy here without you
Why did you leave me
What am I supposed to do
(without you)


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    General Commenti think i remember reading about why she wrote this song.. maren ord was volenteering for something at school.. and she helped talk this younger girl out of suicide.. its a really touching song.. i love it!! Maren Ord has a wicked way with words!
    SilentScreamon May 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti agree... maren ord rocks
    i randomly found her about 3 years ago, got a bunch of her songs and then like a month ago i turned on much music and saw her video on. strange but cool :)
    Jillian54on June 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so real, and it asks a great question.. would it truly matter to a suicidal person if the world was a little more perfect? I don't really like Maren Ord.. too preppy, but I do love the lyrics to this song
    gone_punk_13on June 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love these lyrics.. they are so incredibly true. When you're depressed, nothing truly matters..

    "What if they open
    Would you be alive"

    Everything's dark when you're depressed.. so would it truly make more of a difference if your eyes are open or closed, when your mind is shut?
    misundazt00don July 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree misundazt00d , you made me ponder on that question of yours...great lyrics.
    Dark_Gemon August 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI have always loved this song, but it wasn't until now that i knew who it was by. she has a great voice.

    this song is obviously about talking someone you know out of's so sad and hopeful. great use of words.
    ashen_rainbowon August 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthat song has helped me a few times.. i think it fits with the movie crazy/beaituful because it's like between charlos (?) and nicole.. he opened her eyes to wake up and love life. and also opened his own eyes to stop and smell the roses sometimes.. it's a touching movie. that's how i found this song.. the soundtrack.. i was like 15. lol
    AccountKillerson March 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat about love
    What about family
    What about all that
    you have to live for

    it means so much to just have someone reminding me of eveyrthing that's important to me when things aren't going well. what a great song.
    TakeaLookon May 31, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song really touched me as I knew someone who had committed suicide. We were not really close friends, but it seemed he did not have very many friends. I had wondered if there were something I could have done that could have helped him through what I found out afterwards to be a very rough time. He ultimately took his own life.
    Stuntman06on November 24, 2013   Link

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