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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... ^^
  • a
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    aplrmoon6Sep 15, 2008 at 4:34 pm
    I just lost my husband, he is in heaven now. His last name was Moon and our daughter's name is Hayli. This song says alot to me because of him and his daughter's name being in the song. He was trying to make a new life out of town but his mother and father wanted him to come home. He did what he wanted and just wanted his mom to know that he was a big boy and was ok...idk, this song is a really good one for me right now. Good-bye Brett, my soul mate, I miss you every day! Wait for me in heaven and I will greet you also with a smile! I love you! For me, I have moved on, he knew that, and I am happy! SOMETIMES GOOD-BYE IS A SECOND CHANCE! Thank you Brett for the love we had and for giving me the one thing that meant most to you...our beautiful Hayli Rae!
  • v
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    velvetropesJun 16, 2009 at 9:23 am
    mutt244 you're just jealous that you can't be like those great singers eg kelly clarkson, katy perry, or kid rock.

    So, get a life and and and this song is great!
  • g
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    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
  • i
    +3
    irishgirl7561May 15, 2009 at 6:14 pm
    This is a beautiful song - I absolutely love listening to it - however, I do find it depressing in that is sounds like someone who is about to commit suicide... anyone's thoughts on that?

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