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I never thought I'd die alone
I laughed the loudest who'd have known
I traced the cord back to the wall
No wonder it was never plugged in at all
I took my time, I hurried up
The choice was mine, I didn't think enough
I'm too depressed, to go on
You'll be sorry when I'm gone

I never conquered, rarely came
16 just held such better days
Days when I still felt alive
We couldn't wait to get outside
The world was wide, too late to try
The tour was over we'd survived
I couldn't wait till I got home
To pass the time in my room alone

I never thought I'd die alone
Another six months I'll be unknown
Give all my things to all my friends
You'll never step foot in my room again
You'll close it off, board it up
Remember the time that I spilled the cup
Of apple juice in the hall
Please tell mom this is not her fault

I never conquered, rarely came
16 just held such better days
Days when I still felt alive
We couldn't wait to get outside
The world was wide, too late to try
The tour was over but we'd survived
I couldn't wait till I got home
To pass the time in my room alone

I never conquered, rarely came
Tomorrow holds such better days
Days when I could still feel alive
When I can't wait to get outside
The world is wide, the time goes by
The tour is over I survived
And I can't wait till I get home
To pass the time in my room alone



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  • nocemisions
    +5
    nocemisionsSep 5, 2008 at 9:35 pm
    This song is very sad. I think it is in reflection to teenage suicide. This kid, 16 years old, just wants to stand out and be noticed. Nobody seems to care and he is wishing for his moment. He sits in his room depressed and hoping that someone out there cares. But, no one does. All that people remember him for is the stupid mistakes he has made. So as a result of feeling unloved and unnoticed by his peers, he commits suicide. And, in the suicide letter he tells what should be done with his stuff and to stress to his mother that its wasn't her fault, but his for not being able to cope. So sitting alone in his room is when he commits suicide.
  • j
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    jadexJun 22, 2008 at 8:51 pm
    It kind of seems like it is about this kid who is like really depressed on life or miss treated or something and he is talking about weather he should run away or kill himself of something like that. And he thinks about all of the good memories and times and how people would miss him and not even want to talk about him. Then he decides to not do it and just wait out the time in his room alone I think that's whats means of something similar of that.
  • Lpluv
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    LpluvApr 26, 2009 at 1:40 am
    This is a serious song for blink-182 I reckon it is a wicked song in my opion I mean I'm only starting to like blink so I'm comment on alll there lyrics pages and I'm on a hunt for there albums there been around for so many yet I've been ingoring them! Damn I'm on a hunt for every single every album every dvd what ever I can find from them to make up for it! I hope that they relse an album soon I want it sooo badly. Blink182 roxs!
  • RakeSlayer
    +1
    RakeSlayerApr 1, 2009 at 11:54 pm
    I love this song. It's one of those "teen anthems" in my opinion. :)
    Meaning is probably something along the lines of this guy always hiding his feelings from his friends and joking along. He was alway positive on the outside but he was depressed on the inside. As he grew up, the fun ended and he realized that he felt his life was wasted and way too easy. Eventually, he decides to kill himself, but doesn't go through with it. Then he's back to positive and hoping that the next days will be better because his hard times are over.
  • U
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    UnregisteredJun 4, 2012 at 10:55 pm
    I think that he is writing this letter to his dad explaining why he is commuting suicide, partially blaming him because he was the one to enlist him in the army because the singer was forced to when he was 16. Now he is either coming back from war or is already at home and has decided to take his life. But as he is writing this letter(in the last paragraph) he realizes how much he has to offer in his life and why he is here.

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