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Avicii – The Nights lyrics

[Verse 1]
Hey, once upon a younger year
When all our shadows disappeared
The animals inside came out to play

Hey, When face to face with all our fears
Learned our lessons through the tears
Made memories we knew would never fade

[Pre-Chorus]
One day my father he told me
Son, don't let this slip away

He took me in his arms, I heard him say
When you'll get older
Your wild heart would live for younger days
Think of me if ever you're afraid

[Chorus]
He said, one day you'll leave this world behind
So live a life you will remember
My father told me when I was just a child
These are the nights that never die
My father told me


[Verse 2]
When your past starts pouring down
Light a fire they can't put out
Carve their name into the shining stars
He said go venture far beyond the shores
Don't forsake this life of yours
I'll guide you home no matter where you are

[Pre-Chorus]
One day my father he told me
Son, don't let this slip away
When I was just a kid, I heard him say
When you'll get older
Your wild heart would live for younger days
Think of me if ever you're afraid

[Chorus]
He said, one day you'll leave this world behind
So live a life you will remember
My father told me when I was just a child
These are the nights that never die
My father told me

These are the nights that never die
My father told me
My father told me



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  • m
    +4
    Madil
    This songs tells me and anyone who listens to live life without fear, not to care what others think, to live life the best you can, even in the kind of world we live in today. Others may try to put you down, but don't let them get to you. No Matter what they call you, gay, four eyes, psychopath, retard, shorty, slut, bitch, it doesn't matter. They are only putting you down because they feel like they are better than you. But what gives them the right. Sorry I'm ranting, but bottom line is this song tell you to live life because you don't know when it'll end. Don't let others judge you for who you are. You're special and awesome just the way you are. Don't let anyone tell you other wise. Everyone tells me that I'm a crazy bitch. That I deserve to be lock up and throw away the key. That ill never find someone if I don't change the way I look and act. Well now I have a few of friends who accept me for who I am. Most are boys because seriously who wants to talk about makeup all the time. But they like me for who I am. Not some Barbie doll. And I'm ranting again sorry. But your awesome. Bye.
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  • u
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    Unregistered
    This song tells us that we should live life to the fullest, because no sooner then you think it could be over and if you haven't done anything for yourself, just to be you, you might not have anything to be remembered by, or remember anything yourself. Be who you are because you are awesome and no one can change that. A quote I always stick by is "Be yourself, because an original is worth more than a copy." I don't know who it's by but I love it.

    In the chorus he sings:
    "He said, one day you'll leave this world behind
    So live a life you will remember
    My father told me when I was just a child
    These are the nights that never die!
    My father told me."

    This part is saying that you should live a life to remember because you'll die one day, and you want to be remembered as a person that did a lot of things with your life. "These are the nights that never die!" This means that the things you do with your life will never die, and they will always be with you, or with your family. Hope this helps.
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  • ShadowNightmare
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    ShadowNightmare
    This song tells us that even though life will get us down and there will be obstacles that we will have to overcome, that we should live our life exactly as we would like to. Be the person you want to be and don't let anyone stand in your way or tell you that you cant be who you are. When it comes to this part:
    "When your past starts pouring down
    Light a fire they can't put out
    Carve their name into the shining stars"
    What it means is that you shouldn't let your past carve your future, you can make it your own and that's how it should be.
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