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I look around me
But all I seem to see
Is people going nowhere
Expecting sympathy
It's like we're going through the motions
Of a scripted destiny
Tell me where's our inspiration
If life won't wait
I guess it's up to me

(Whoa oh)
No we're not gonna waste another moment in this town
(Whoa oh)
And we won't come back the world is calling out
(Whoa oh)
Leave the past in the past gonna find the future
And misery loves company
Well so long
You'll miss me when I'm gone
(Ohh, ohh, ohh)
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
(Ohh, ohh, ohh)

Procrastination
Running circles in my head
While you sit there contemplating
You're wound up left for dead
(You're left for dead)
Life is what happens
While you're busy making your excuses
Another day
Another casualty
But that won't happen to me

(Whoa oh)
No we're not gonna waste another moment in this town
(Whoa oh)
And we won't come back the world is calling out
(Whoa oh)
Leave the past in the past gonna find the future
And misery loves company
Well so long
You'll miss me when I'm gone
(Ohh, ohh, ohh)
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
(Ohh, ohh, ooh)
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone ohh on ohh on ohh on ohh on ohh on
When I'm gone ohh on ohh on ohh on ohh on ohh on

(Let's go! )
Won't look back
When I say goodbye
Gonna leave this big hole behind me
Gonna take what's mine tonight
Cause every wasted day
Becomes a wasted chance
You're gonna wake up feeling sorry
Cause life won't wait
I guess it's up to you

(Whoa oh)
No we're not gonna waste another moment in this town
(Whoa oh)
We won't come back the world is calling out
(Whoa oh)
Leave the past in the past gonna find the future
And misery loves company
Well so long
You'll miss me when I'm gone
(Ohh, ohh, ohh)
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
(Ohh, ohh, ohh)
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
(Ohh, ohh, ohh)
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
(Ohh, ohh, ohh)
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone



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  • pacgirl100
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    pacgirl100Jul 16, 2008 at 5:30 pm
    This song means that he's given the girl several chances and she just keeps cheating on him. So now that he's gone she gonna miss having hime there.
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    whateveridomusiciscoolAug 3, 2008 at 6:16 pm
    for me this song means that we've gotta take chances in this world to ever succeed and if u just sit around you're just wasting time n if ur not coming then "you're gonna miss me when i'm gone"
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    bipolargirlAug 28, 2010 at 6:18 pm
    I love it! it's about not giving up .. it reminds a lot of my dad:P .. ok going back .. I think this is about no looking back , taking every chances that life gives you ; going straight to the future & not sitting there like .. here's my life .. and Im gonna stay like this .. without thinking you're wasting your life in nothing .. instead of doing what you came in this world for .. LIVING & LOVING ♥ aah & you'll miss me when I'm gone xD
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    musixISlifeMar 20, 2009 at 10:14 pm
    you've just got to keep taking chances and don't be afraid to be who u want to be. don't let other ppl push u into being someone ur not. you'll just be wasting your time and that other persons.

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