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My eyes are open wide
By the way I made it through the day

I watch the world outside
By the way I'm leaving out today

I just saw Halley's Comet she waved
Said "why you always running in place?"
Even the man in the moon disappeared
Somewhere in the stratosphere

[Chorus]
Tell my mother, tell my father
I've done the best I can
To make them realize
This is my life
I hope they understand
I'm not angry, I'm just saying
Sometimes goodbye is a second chance

Please don't cry one tear for me
I'm not afraid of what I have to say
This is my one and only voice
So listen close, it's only for today

I just saw Halley's Comet she waved
Said "why you always running in place?"
Even the man in the moon disappeared
Somewhere in the stratosphere

[Chorus]
Tell my mother, tell my father
I've done the best I can
To make them realize
This is my life
I hope they understand
I'm not angry, I'm just saying
Sometimes goodbye is a second chance

Here is my chance
This is my chance

Tell my mother, tell my father
I've done the best I can
To make them realize
This is my life
I hope they understand
I'm not angry, I'm just saying
Sometimes goodbye is a second chance

Sometimes goodbye
Is a second chance [x3]



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  • holyfire93
    +8
    holyfire93Nov 17, 2009 at 2:31 pm
    pangaea is terribly wrong. this song DOES have alot of meaning, and i believe its basically a song of someone that is having to go out into the real world, but he's made alot of mistakes, even though he's tried his best under his parent's bonds, and saying goodbye is a 2nd chance to make things right as himself and not with parental restrictions... great song... ^^
  • g
    +4
    gvicky1297Feb 5, 2009 at 2:49 am
    To me this song is about suicide. When he says I made it through the day, it means that he made it through even though hes so depressed. The "Why you always running in place, literally means, he never gets anywhere". So then he wants his parents to understand that its his life and his chice to end it, and that hes not mad, he wants to give someone else a second chance by leaving them. So then he doesnt want people to cry about his death, that hes not afraid because he knows it what he in his mind has to do. And he wants people to listen to what hes saying right now because he cant say it again after hes dead. Then the corus again... blah, blah,blah. But I love this song, and this is merely what I beleive it means, I could be wrong XD
  • w
    +2
    wanderer325Nov 9, 2010 at 3:21 am
    Honestly, from the very first time I heard this song, I thought it was about a young man going into the military to be shipped off over seas and to finally do something with his life, "By the way, I'm leaving out today."

    Seems like he's been doing nothing with his life and is going nowhere fast. Especially since Halley's Comet only comes around about every 75 years and he says that the comet spoke to him saying, "why you always running in place?"

    He further states that he believes his life is going nowhere when he sings, "Even the man in the moon disappeared..." The "man in the moon" is stagnant, and never goes anywhere.

    The chorus reminds me of that military commercial where the kid is having trouble talking to his parents about joining the army. "Tell my mother, tell my father I've done the best I can. To make them realize this is my life I hope they understand..."

    Anyway, thats always been my take on the song.
  • s
    +2
    SMoon0602May 17, 2009 at 3:19 am
    hah this is basically the story of my life, no matter what ive done to convince my parents, that im putting my life into the music industry, they keep pushing me more and more over the edge.so ive decided to keep everything a secret, and when im ready, just say goodbyeand not turn back.make them regret it you know?
  • g
    +2
    gvicky1297Feb 5, 2009 at 2:54 am
    But I am tired of people sayig, oh the song means this. It could mean a lot of things to a lot of different people. It is merely what you people think the song means. Like i as said in my post thinks it is talking about suicide, even though a lot of people said its just about breaking away from your parents, I beleive it goes down a lot deeper than that, like when I listen to the lyrics each line has a meaning to me all talking about suicide. But seriously.

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