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Caught in a cold sweat
Stuck splitting hairs
I'm drinking too much I'm on my way to striking out
Go to sleep with the pressure of everyone
Watching and waiting they're yours for the taking
But I still have my doubts

Before you ask which way to go
Remember where you've been

Stay awake
Get a grip and get out you're safe
From the weight of the world just take
A second to set things straight
I'll be fine
Even though I'm not always right
I can count on the sun to shine
Dedication takes a lifetime
But dreams only last for a night

Figure it out
Boy you're tripping so pull yourself together
Or you'll wash up like the rest
This ship is sinking
I'm thinking, I'm done for
I watch as the sails disappear under water
Cause I'm no captain yet

I said before you ask which way to go
Remember where you've been

Stay awake
Get a grip and get out you're safe
From the weight of the world just take
A second to set things straight
I'll be fine
Even though I'm not always right
I can count on the sun to shine
Dedication takes a lifetime
But dreams only last for a night

Believe you me
I'll give them everything
I'd tell them anything
To show them everything
Believe you me
I'll give them everything
I'd tell them anything
To show them everything

You ain't the only one's who wanna live it up!
You ain't the only one's! [ x6]

Stay awake
Get a grip and get out you're safe
From the weight of the world just take
A second to set things straight
I'll be fine
Even though I'm not always right
I can count on the sun to shine
Dedication takes a lifetime
But dreams only last for a night



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    UnregisteredSep 2, 2012 at 5:31 pm
    “it’s supposed to be a conversation between wendy and peter in peter pan. But when i was writing it, it actually kind of also turned into a conversation i’ve had with myself before. Like the more adult side of myself like sensible arguing with the childish side that wants to do other things and do things differently. So that’s what the song’s about. I like peter pan and obviously because it’s like a conversation i’ve had with myself and it’s a pretty cool song. ” alex gaskarth
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    UnregisteredMar 31, 2012 at 8:59 pm
    For me it's to never give up on your dreams. It's about living them in real life and not when your sleeping :)
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    UnregisteredMay 16, 2012 at 11:53 pm
    I love this song so much!
    I believe if our dreams will come true.
    Just believe in ourself,keep tryin,keep praying,and god will make it happen!
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    UnregisteredMay 8, 2012 at 12:24 am
    Well to be completely honest, this song has lifted me up during hard times. It reminds me to always keep my head above water, as it were. The true meaning of the song is in the hands of the listener. No one can really tell you the meaning of a song. Sure the creators will say what meaning the song is suppose to have, but in the end, people will interpret it in different ways. This song... To me... I cant explain it but it really connects to me. Whenever i'm sad, in any way, this song will make me realize how petty my worries or plights were. It reminds me that i can make it through the toughest things because i have dreams that i feel i need to fulfill. I need to do my best, even when i feel like giving up, because i want to do something with my life, i want to get somewhere.
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    UnregisteredFeb 5, 2012 at 8:23 pm
    Alex said it was supposed to be a conversation between peter and wendy but as he wrote it, it was like a conversation he'd had with the himself. The more mature side arguing with the more childish side of him, who wanted to do other things and do them differently!!

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