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I met a guy with some coins in his hand
His face was weathered, dark, and sad
He looked up to me and asked
Something I'll never forget
He said,
How can you smile with your lips wrapped around a loaded gun?
How can you smile?
Look at this life, is this all we've got?
And my reply was quick
Read this book, you were meant to live
It all means so much to me
But note what's written in red
It says...
It speaks of hope, trust, and love,
The fear of never being good enough
We are all made the same
I know it's tough, but please don't give up
Don't speak that way, 'cause I won't allow you
You're too young to live this way
Just close your eyes and see
The true meaning
You're too young to live this way
Just look around and see
That life is beauty
How can you smile, when this life is all we've got?
There's no hole inside, no time that's long enough,
That can't be saved or healed
There's nothing that can't be covered with love
Don't speak that way, 'cause I won't allow you
You're too young to live this way
Just close your eyes and see
The true meaning
You're too young to live this way
Just look around and see
That life is beauty
This world is not...
This world is not my home
I'm just passing through
There's hope, there is love
I know there is a void
There's hope, and there is love
But there is no void that can't be covered with love



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    UnregisteredMay 31, 2012 at 2:27 am
    Life has meaning, you just have to find it, and even though it may be tough to find the exact meaning of life, you still have to find it and exploit it. Life is a crazy experience and it's waiting for you to come full speed at it.
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    UnregisteredMay 27, 2012 at 2:23 am
    The song correlates to the bible. "read this book" is referring to the bible. In the bible text written in red is what jesus was speaking to the people. When he says "note what is written in red", he is saying pay attentention to what jesus is saying in the bible. Although "of mice and men" aren't considered a "christian based" band, lyrics to most of the songs have moral values and encouraging statements.
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    UnregisteredApr 2, 2012 at 2:00 am
    Its about a homeless man that he met, and he fed him and gave him money. He talks about it in an interview.
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    UnregisteredJan 3, 2012 at 3:37 pm
    This song means how bad and messed up things in life can be and this i strying to help sterr someone cleer of the dangers and dementions of certain ways of life.

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