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This is my life
It's not what it was before
All these feelings I've shared
And these are my dreams
That I'd never lived before
Somebody shake me 'cause I
I must be sleeping

[Chorus]
Now that we're here, it's so far away
All the struggle we thought was in vain
And all the mistakes, one life contained
They all finally start to go away
And now that we're here, it's so far away
And I feel like I can face the day
And I can forgive
And I'm not ashamed to be
The Person that I am today

These are my words
That I've never said before
I think I'm doing okay
And this is the smile
That I've never shown before
Somebody shake me 'cause I
I must be sleeping

[Chorus] (altered)
Now that we're here, it's so far away
All the struggle we thought was in vain
And all the mistakes, one life contained
They all finally start to go away
And now that we're here, it's so far away
And I feel like I can face the day
I can forgive
And I'm not ashamed to be
The Person that I am today

I'm so afraid of waking
Please don't shake me
Afraid of waking
Please don't shake me

Now that we're here, it's so far away
All the struggle we thought was in vain
And all the mistakes, one life contained
They all finally start to go away
And now that we're here, it's so far away
And I feel like I can face the day
And I can forgive
And I'm not ashamed to be
The Person that I am today



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  • happycowsfromwyo
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    happycowsfromwyoAug 9, 2009 at 6:10 am
    i think this song means (and i know i may not be right, since i didn't actually write the song) that a lot of good changes has come to this person in a way that all there failures (vainness), and all there mistakes have started to go away, because they have learned to forgive themselves, and forget. and because of that they are no longer ashamed to be the person they are right now. and i think when it says "now that we're here, it's so far away" that now they are so far from where they once were, and they're surprised of that. but ya, that's what i think this song means
  • U
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    UnregisteredAug 20, 2012 at 11:25 pm
    His life was a mess. Now, it is changed for the better. He has begun to live his dreams. But he fears this change for the better is just a dream. His words and smile exist as they never have before. This is too good to be true. He thinks he must be sleeping and in a dream. The mistakes of the past are gone and he likes himself. If this is a dream he is not sure he wants to wake up. This is awesome.
  • U
    UnregisteredDec 29, 2013 at 9:02 am
    To me this song is about his long battle with addiction or a similar battle with mental or physical illness like depression or cancer (Did you know your chances of surviving cancer are higher than surviving addiction). The mistakes he made while in the middle of his addiction seem so far away to him now that he is in recovery and has forgiven and been forgiven by those that hurt him and those that he hurt. The hard work and dedication to his sobriety have led him to the point he is at in his life and his significant other's life, who has been able to share in this amazing transformation because they stuck it out and supported him through the good and bad times. His life in recovery is so amazing for himself and his family that it seems like a dream and he is afraid somebody will shake him and wake him from his truly amazing life.

    Well, this is how I see it anyway. But this is exactly how it feels when you reach this point in your recovery for both, any life changing physical or mental illness. The hard work and dedication is so very much worth it in the end. Those struggling to make it to this point in their recovery and relationships, or just trying to get started on any kind of recovery, must find someone and something to hold on to for support during this very difficult time. For me, it is my God first, my wife second, my sons third, and my recovery community fourth. Some will find recovery using these relationships in a different order, but the idea is the same. I hope this will help someone in a difficult time. The song is amazing and the meaning even more so.
  • m
    Michelle WrightDec 22, 2013 at 4:12 am
    I also believe that this song is about how he has changed and is afraid that the change could all haut be a dream. I can relate to this song in more ways than one, I do believe that is why I love it so much. Think about it this way. You may have had a drug ridden road in the past and now you are free from them or you have a great life with a loved one and now your afraid that it just all a dream, if I were in a position like that I would say ok I'm afraid to wake up please don't wake me up.
  • U
    UnregisteredSep 4, 2012 at 4:13 am
    I think it is about someone who has been through a lot in life. They made it trough them, and became a better person because of it, someone who can smile. Yet, there is a fear there that their life will go back to what it was previously.

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