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Well I saw fireworks from the freeway.
And behind closed eyes I cannot make them go away
'Cause you were born on the fourth of july freedom ring
Now something on the surface it stings
I said something on the surface
Well it kind of makes me nervous
Who says that you deserve this?
And what kind of god would serve this?
We will cure this dirty old disease
Well if you've got the poison I've got the remedy

The remedy is the experience.
This is a dangerous liaison
I say the comedy is that it's serious.
This is a strange enough new play on words
I say the tragedy is how you're gonna spend
The rest of your nights with the light on
So shine the light on all of your friends
When it all amounts to nothing in the end.

I won't worry my life away.
I won't worry my life away.

Well I heard two men talking on the radio
In a cross fire kind of reality show
Uncovering the ways to plan the next big attack
They were counting down the ways to stab
The brother in the be right back after this
The unavoidable kiss, where the minty fresh
Death breath is sure to outlast this catastrophy
Dance with me, because if you've got the poison,
I've got the remedy

The remedy is the experience.
This is a dangerous liaison
I say the comedy is that it's serious.
This is a strange enough new play on words
I say the tragedy is how you're gonna spend
The rest of your nights with the light on
So shine the light on all of your friends
When it all amounts to nothing in the end.

I won't worry my life away.
I won't worry my life away.

When I fall in love I take my time
There's no need to hurry when I'm making up my mind
You can turn off the sun but I'm still gonna shine and I'll tell you why

Because

The remedy is the experience.
This is a dangerous liaison
I say the comedy is that it's serious.
This is a strange enough new play on words
I say the tragedy is how you're gonna spend
The rest of your nights with the light on
So shine the light on all of your friends
When it all amounts to nothing in the end.

I won't worry my life away
I won't worry my life away
I won't and I won't and I won't



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  • U
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    UnregisteredFeb 20, 2012 at 6:20 pm
    This is just my translation, as i have ocd, and i realize that this song is about cancer but i find a lot of it connecting to ocd as well. Well i saw fireworks from the freeway
    and behind closed eyes i cannot make them go away : its feels impossible to make intrusive thoughts that come with ocd go away
    i say the comedy is that it's serious. : ocd is funny to others, because we tend to take silly things such as walking through doorways twice serious
    i say the tragedy is how you're gonna spend
    the rest of your nights with the light on : ocd is worst at night, and many people stay up at night from it
    when it all amounts to nothing in the end. :obsessing over thoughts will amount to nothing
    i won't worry my life away. I won't worry my life away. :again he is talking about worrying your life away with ocd...
  • arubagirl0926
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    arubagirl0926Mar 5, 2009 at 9:04 pm
    good song, and i once heard that this was about his best friend learning/dealing with the fact that he had cancer

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