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In the heart of your most solemn barren night
When your soul's turned inside out
Have you questioned all the madness you invite?
What your life is all about

Some of us choose to live gracefully
Some can get caught in the maze
And lose their way home
This is the life we belong to
Our gift divine

Have you ever wished that you were someone else?
Traded places in your mind
It's only a waste of your time

Some of us choose to live gracefully
Some can get caught in the maze
And lose their way home
This is the life we belong to
Our gift divine

Feed the illusion you dream about
Cast out the monsters inside
Life begins with an empty slate
Fragile left in the hands of fate
Driven by love and crushed by hate
Until the day the gift is gone
And shadows remain

Some of us choose to live gracefully
Some can get caught in the maze
And lose their way home
Memories will fade
Time races on
What will they say after you're gone?

This is the life we belong to
Our gift divine
Our gift divine



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    UnregisteredApr 27, 2012 at 4:11 am
    Life is way too short to let family issues drive one apart. I have been cast out by my father back in 2001 and now have a newborn child. Sadly both of them will never meet and swear this shall not repeat!
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    UnregisteredNov 2, 2011 at 11:24 pm
    I think that " carpe diem" are the words that best explain the song. Even if life seems to be full of problem,sorrow and bitterness, we shall try to seize the day, to seek the positive side of things.
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    UnregisteredNov 18, 2011 at 8:54 pm
    J'aimerais beaucoup voir la traduction en français :) c'est important parce que j'ai l'impression qu'il faut vraiment que je sache exactement ce qu'il dit
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    UnregisteredOct 30, 2011 at 8:40 am
    In my opinion, this song has a clear message. You should use your time and effort on this life instead of dreaming on eternal life. Life is human's best time.

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