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Do you dream that the world will know your name,
So tell me your name (tell me your name)
And do you care, about all the little things,
Or anything at all (or anything at all),

I wanna feel all the chemicals inside,
I wanna feel (I wanna feel),
I wanna sunburn just to know that I'm alive,
To know I'm alive (to know if I'm alive),

Don't tell me if I'm dying,
Cause I don't wanna know,
If I can't see the sun,
Maybe I should go,
Don't wake me cause I'm dreaming,
Of angels on the moon,
Where everyone you know,
Never leaves too soon

Do you believe in the day that you were born,
Tell me do you believe, (do you believe)
And do you know that every day's the first of the rest of your life,

Don't tell me if I'm dying,
Cause I don't wanna know,
If I can't see the sun,
Maybe I should go,
Don't wake me cause I'm dreaming,
Of angels on the moon,
Where everyone you know,
Never leaves too soon,

This is to one last day in the shadows,
And to know a brothers love,
This is to New York City angels,
And the rivers of our blood,
This is to all of us,
To all of us,

So don't tell me if I'm dying,
Cause I don't wanna know,
If I can't see the sun,
Maybe I should go,
Don't wake me cause I'm dreaming,
Of angels on the moon,
Where everyone you know,
Never leaves too soon,

Yeah you can tell me,
All your thoughts about the stars,
That fill polluted skies,
And show me where you run to,
When no one's left to take your side
But don't tell me where the road ends,
Cause I just don't wanna know,
No, I don't wanna know,

Don't tell me if I'm dying,
Don't tell me if I'm dying.



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    xxthatgirlJan 3, 2009 at 1:48 am
    This song reminds me of my uncle who has Pancreatic Cancer. It can't be cured, so he'll die. But he never acknowledges the fct that he's dying. He lives his life like everyone else. He probably enjoys it more than anyone else, actually. This sng just fits his situation.

    And I also agree with the people who think it's about AIDS. It fits very well there too. So stop giving their commnts a thumbs down.
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    peteyNov 23, 2008 at 3:00 am
    This is a very powerful song (for me), I just lost my son 13years old on labor day, He was battling lukemia and just had his second bone marrow transplant which was a sucess, but the chemicals of the radiation and kimo were too hard on his veins his passing was extremely quick, for such a short time that he was on this earth he had a great impact on alot of people I think he would have loved this song I think the lyrics would mean alot to him.
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    rockmysocksDec 23, 2008 at 5:41 pm
    I think this song is about someone that has a feeling there going to die soon but they want to live a full life so they tell everyone not to tell them there dieing. i love this song so much!!
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    ter_111Jan 2, 2009 at 6:29 pm
    I feel that this is one of those songs that is meant to touch each and every individual in their own way. This song may take on one meaning for you and another for me. This songs is meant to make you feel...and by reading all of the comments, it has done just this. Music and lyrics are meant to touch us and this song was actually sent to me via email from an ex-boyfriend that I recently emailed to express my gratitude for him not being able to commit when we were together because I am now getting married and had things turned out differently with him and I, my life would have never taken this path... I listened and listened and listened to this song this morning and haven't been able to get it out of my mind. This song is about the feeling it provides to each of us when we listen to it. LOVE IT!!!
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    alyshavissiaDec 2, 2008 at 8:12 pm
    who cares what the lead singer is. Does it really matter if he is gay or a "fag". The song is still one of the best songs I have heard in a while, that doesnt have to do with breaking up with someone and being lonley. I personally dont think this song is about 9/11 because he says this it to, new york city angles. he is remebering them. The song he is singing about dont tell me if im dying and the peopele on the planes and in the buildings that day had no idea. it is about how we all make an impact on this world today. for me personally i can totally relate to this song because i have always said since i was 5 and saw my auntie die a slow death from breast cancer that i did not want anyone to tell me if i was dying because as soon as i found out i would be miserable and i just want to live a happy life. but this meaning is for me personally so i hope no one takes offense to it.

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