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I met a guy with some coins in his can,
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 were all made the same, I know it's tough.
Please don't give up!

[Chorus:]
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 be saved or healed, there's nothing that
Can't be covered with love!

[Chorus:]
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's love, I know there is a void.
There's hope and there is love,
But there's no void that can't be
Covered with love!



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  • U
    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.
  • U
    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.
  • U
    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.
  • U
    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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