Good Charlotte

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The Chronicles of Life and Death
Release date: 10.05.04

01 . Once Upon a Time: The Battle of Life and Death
02 . The Chronicles of Life and Death
03 . Walk Away (Maybe)
04 . S.O.S.
05 . I Just Wanna Live
06 . Ghost of You
07 . Predictable
08 . Secrets
09 . The Truth
10 . The World Is Black
11 . Mountain
12 . We Believe
13 . It Wasn't Enough
14 . In This World (Murder)

15 . Meet My Maker [*]

15 . Falling Away [*]



Once Upon a Time: The Battle of Life and Death

The Chronicles of Life and Death

you come in cold
you're covered in blood
they're all so happy you've arrived
the doctor cuts your cord
he hands you to your mom
to set you free in to this life

where do you go!?
with no destination
no maps to guide you
wouldn't you know!?
that it dosn't matter
we all end up the same.

(Chorus)
these are the chronicals of life and death
and everything between
these are the stories of our lives as fictional
as they may seem
you come in this world
and you go out just the same
today could be the best day of your life

and you'll find out that in this world
we're all just rats caught in a race
but take your time
there's no need to rush
you don't have to live that way

before you go
you've got some questions that you want answered
but now you're old, cold, covered in blood
right back to where you started from.

(Chorus x2)

today could be the best day of
today could be the worst day of
today could be the best day of
your life, it's your life, your life



Walk Away (Maybe)


I made this bed
I choose to lie in it
And live with my regrets
I sleep with what I said
Could this be the end
Am I standing on the edge
Of everything I wanted now

I was afraid
I was afraid

And maybe I’m just scared
To face the things I feel
Its easier to walk away from everything

Separate my soul
With all the things we shared
I’m fallin' to pieces now
Say a prayer for me
When you go to bed
I’m in need of your faith now

I was afraid

And maybe I’m just scared
To face the things I feel
Its easier to walk away from everything

If we could just reset
And live in happiness
Instead of our regrets
We set a mile away
Set me free a mile away

Pray for me now
I’m in need of faith
Pray for me now
I’m in need

And maybe I’m just scared
To face the things I feel
Its easier to walk away from everything

If we could just reset
And live in happiness
Instead of our regrets
We set a mile away.

And maybe I’m just scared
To face the things I feel
Its easier to walk away from everything
Walk away from everything
Walk away from everything


S.O.S.

Is anybody listening?
Can they hear me when I call?
I'm shooting signals in the air
'Cause I need somebody's help
I can't make it on my own
So I'm giving up myself
Is anybody listening?
Listening

I'll be standing here and I'm miles away
Making signals hoping they'd save me
I lock myself inside these walls
'Cause out there I'm always wrong
I don't think I'm gonna make it
So while I'm sitting here
On the eve of my death bed
I'll write this letter and hope it saves me

Is anybody listening?
Can they hear me when I call?
Should I take notes in the end?
'Cause I need somebody's help
I can't make it on my own
So I'm giving up myself
Is anybody listening?
Listening

I'm stuck in my own head and I'm oceans away
Would anybody notice if I chose to stay?
I'll send and SOS tonight
Wonder if I will survive
How in the hell did I get so far away this time
So now I'm sitting here
The time of my departure's near
I say a prayer
Please someone save me

Is anybody listening?
Can they hear me when I call?
Should I take notes in the end?
'Cause I need somebody's help
I can't make it on my own
So I'm giving up myself
Is anybody listening?
Listening

I'm lost here
I can't make it on my own
I don't wanna die alone
I'm so scared
Drowning now
Reaching out
Holding on to everything I love
Crying out
Dying now
Need some help

Is anybody listening?
Can you hear me when I call?
Shooting signals in the air
I need somebody's help
I can't make it on my own
So I'm giving up myself
Is anybody listening?



I Just Wanna Live

I need an alarm system in my house
So I know when people are
Creeping about
These people are
Freaking me out

It’s getting hectic everywhere that I go
They won’t leave me alone
There’s things they all wanna know
I'm paranoid about the people I meet
Why are they talking to me?
And why can’t anyone see

I just wanna live
Don’t really care about the things that they say
Don’t really care about what happens to me
I just wanna live
Just wanna live [x6]

I rock a
Lawsuit when I’m going to court
A white suit when I’m gettin’ divorced
A black suit at the funeral home
And my birthday suit when I’m home alone
Talkin’ on the phone
Got an interview
With the rolling stone
They’re saying
“Now you’re rich and
Now you’re famous
And fake ass girls all know your names and
Lifestyles of the rich and famous
Was your first hit aren’t you ashamed?”
Of the life [x2]
Of the life we’re livin’

I just wanna live
Don’t really care about the things that they say
Don’t really care about what happens to me
I just wanna live

Stop your messin’ around boy
Better think a your future
Better make some good plans boy
Said everyone of my teachers

Lookout
You better play it safe
You never know what hard times will come your way
We say
Where we’re coming from
We’ve already seen
The wealth that this life can bring

Now we’re expected everywhere that we go
All the things that they say
Yeah we already know

I just wanna live
Don’t really care about the things that they say
Don’t really care about what happens to me
Just wanna live [x3]

I just wanna live
Just wanna live [x3]

I just wanna live
Just wanna live [x3]
Don’t really care about the things that they say
Just wanna live [x3]
Don’t really care about what happens to me

I just wanna live



Ghost of You

I will wait until the end
When the pendulum will swing back to the
Darker side of our hearts bleeding
I will save this empty space
Next to me like it's a grave
Where I lay a place for us to sleep eternally together

I am there
Searching for
Traces of
What we were

[chorus]
The ghost of you
Is all that I have left
It's all that I have left of you
To hold
I wake in the night to find
There's no one there but me
And nothing left of what we were at all...


So here I am
Pacing around this house again
With pictures of us living
On these walls
I see my breath in the cold of the air that I breathe and I'm wondering
I'm wondering if it's you that I feel
If it's you that I feel here haunting me forever


[chorus]


And I'm not looking for
Anything but us
Anything but what we were
And I'm not asking for
Painted memories
I only want to know you're here



Predictable

Something isn't right,
I can feel it again, feel it again.
This isn't the first time,
That you left me waiting.
Sad excuses and false hopes high,
I saw this coming, still I don't know why,
I let you in.

I knew it all along,
You're so predictable.
I knew something would go wrong... (Something's going wrong...)
So you don't have to call,
Or say anything at all.
You're so predictable... (So predictable...)

So take your empty words,
Your broken promises.
And all the time you stole,
Cause I am done with this.

I could give it away, give it away,
I'm doing everything I should've.
And now I'm making a change,
I'm living today.
I'm giving back what you gave me,
I don't need anything.

I knew it all along,
You're so predictable.
I knew something would go wrong... (Something's going wrong...)
So you don't have to call,
Or say anything at all.
You're so predictable... (So predictable...) Now everywhere I go,
Everyone I meet,
Every time I try to fall in love,
They all want to know why I'm so broken.

Why I am I so cold,
Why I'm so hard inside.
Why am I scared?
What am I afraid of?

I don't even know, this story's never had an end.
I've been waiting,
I've been searching,
I've been hoping,
I've been dreaming you would come back,
But I know the ending of this story.
And you're never coming back,
Never...

Never, never, never, never...
Never, never, never, never...
Never, never, never, never...

I knew it all along,
You're so predictable.
I knew something would go wrong... (Something's going wrong...)

So you don't have to call,
Or say anything at all.
So predictable... (So predictable...)

Everywhere I go for the rest of my life,
Everyone I love, (So predictable...)
Everyone I care about,
They're all gonna want to know what's wrong with me
And I know what it is... (So predictable...)
What it is is right now.


Secrets

In the dark
In the darkness you will find
Dirty little secrets we all hide
Cause we all have a darker side
A place we keep where no one else will find


Cause everybody wants to hide their secrets away
Nobody wants to stand up to the pain
But I will stand up to the pain
Wake up and fight again
If you could stand for me through this
And we will fight... we will fight again


In the back
In the closets of your mind
That's where skeltons and dirty secrets hide
And I rip out my insides
And leave them on display for you tonight


Nobody laugh, I hide my secrets away
In the dark, in the dark, in the dark
We don't try to hide our secrets away
In the dark, in the dark, in the dark



The Truth

So here we are
We are alone
There's weight on your mind
I wanna know
The truth
If this is how you feel
Say it to me
If this was ever real


I want the truth from you
Give me the truth, even if it hurts me
I want the truth from you
Give me the truth, even if it hurts me


I want the truth
So this is you
You're talking to me
You found a million ways to let me down
So I'm not hurt when you're not around
I was blind
But now I see
This is how you feel
Say it to me
This was never real


I know that this will break me
I know that this might make me cry
You've gotta say what's on your mind
On your mind
I know that this will hurt me
And break my heart and soul inside
I don't wanna live this lie


I don't care no more, no!
Give me the truth, Give me the truth
Cause I don't care no more
Give me the truth, cause I don't care no more, no!
Give me the truth, Give me the truth
Give me the truth, Give me the truth
Give me the truth, cause I don't care no more, no!



The World Is Black

Turn on channel 7 at a quarter to 8.
You see the same damn thing
it's just a different day,
and no one really knows why this is happening
but it's happening.

And everywhere you go
it's just a different place.
You get the same dark feelings,
see the same sad faces.
No one really cares that this is happening.

We come into this world,
and we are all the same,
and in that moment there's no one to blame.

(Chorus)
But the world is black,
and hearts are cold,
and there's no hope,
that's what we're told.
And we can't go back,
it won't be the same,
forever changed,
by the things we've seen. (seen)

Living in this place,
it's always been this way.
There's no one doing nothing
so theres nothing changed,
and I can't live
when this world just keeps dying.
It's dying.

People always tell me this is part of the plan.
That God's got everybody in his hands.
But I could only pray that God is listening.
Is he listening?

We're living in this world,
growing colder everyday,
nothing can stay perfect,
now I see.

(Chorus)
But the world is black
and hearts are cold
and there's no hope
that's what we're told.
And we can't go back,
it won't be the same,
forever changed
by the things we've seen. (seen, seen)

We're come into this world
and we are all the same,
and in that moment,
there's no one to blame.

But we're living in this world,
growing colder everyday,
nothing can stay perfect,
now I see.

(Chorus)
The world is black
and hearts are cold
and there's no hope
that's what we're told.
And we can't go back, (we can't go back)
it won't be the same, (it won't be the same)
forever changed (we're forever changed)
by the things we've seen. (seen, seen, seen)

Turn on channel 7 at a quarter to 8.
You see the same damn thing
it's just a different day
and no one really knows why this is happening.



Mountain

All these dreams and all these plans
I built them all with these two hands
Everything I’ve realized my dreams

The city lights shine down and they blind me sometimes
But through it all, I was lost but I found my way

Tell me what you want and I would give you anything
Tell me what you need and I’ll go get it.
I’d give up all these dreams to have you in my arms right now
I’d give up everything and I don't care

[sings low] on the mountains

All my life been waiting
Can't reach out of dreams

Here we are, I will lift you up and show you this world over me
And all these dreams, and all these prayers
And what I’ve gained and what I’ve earned
And I have this love that you bring to me.

Tell me what you want and I would give you anything
Tell me what you need and I’ll go get it
I’d give up all these dreams to have you in my arms right now
Give up everything and I don't care

On the mountains
when it came.. when it came to me

All my life been waiting
Can’t reach out of dreams

Years go by and nothing’s slowing down the time
Years go by and I’m there waiting
Years go by and I would give up everything

Looking out on the mountains
when it came, when it came to me

All my life been wishing, can’t reach out of dreams


We Believe

There's a woman crying out tonight
Her world has changed
She asks God why
Her only son has died
And now her daughter cries
She can't sleep at night

Downtown
Another day for all the suits and ties
Another war to fight
There's no regard for life
How do they sleep at night
How can we make things right?
Just wanna make this right

We believe
We believe
We believe
We believe
We believe
We believe
In this love

We are all the same
Human in all our ways and all of pain
(So let it be)
There's a love that could fall down like rain
(Let us see)
Let forgiveness wash away the pain
(What we need)
And no one really knows what they are searching for
(We believe)
This world is crying for so much more

We believe
We believe
We believe
We believe
We believe
We believe
In this love

We believe
We believe
We believe
We believe
We believe
In this love

So this world
Is too much
For you to take
Just lay it down in front of me
I'll be everything you need
In every way

We believe
We believe
We believe
We believe
We believe
We believe
In this love
(In this love)
We believe
(In this love)
We believe
(In this love)
We believe
(In this love)



It Wasn't Enough

It wasn't enough [x3]

I will try to believe in the things I cannot see
But my faith is shaking now like it's never been before
When I call
And you don't come
I don't know what I should do
Should I call?
Should I even count on you?

I'm giving all I can
It wasn't enough
To keep you in my hands
Should I give up?
I try to understand
Was it ever enough?
I don't understand

So here I am once again
With my back against the wall
Afraid to show you
Afraid to tell you
I don't know you like I did
I've never been so alone
I've never felt so insecure
And now I don't know where I'm going
In my life I'm not so sure

I'm giving all I can
It wasn't enough
To keep you in my hands
Should I give up?
I try to understand
Was it ever enough?
I don't understand

Giving up tonight
I won't let go
Won't let go of you
Giving up tonight
I wanna show you
Wanna show you

Am I giving up?
Giving up

I don't wanna give this up
I won't

[Chorus]

Everything you want from me
I fought so hard for everything
Everything you want from me
I tried so hard could never be
Anything you want from me
Anything you want from me
I gave it all



In This World (Murder)

In this world all our sins are simple
but you step over innocent lines
and in this world its not all money thats evil (?)
It's the ones that choose it over life

and in my heart I can not beleive in this murder
and I will not be fed by the lies
our lies are created just to be murdered
It's murder

no matter how hard they try
and no matter how loud they cry
they can't
buy their way into heaven
no matter how hard they try
and no matter how high they climb
up the ladder
they won't reach up into heaven

and make us see
the innocent lives
the poor and the suffering
and in my heart I (two words I can't make out)
do with this murder
and give back the innocent lives
open cages and stop their luxirous murder
its murder

no matter how hard they try
and no matter how loud they cry
they can't
buy their way into heaven
no matter how hard they try
and no matter how high they climb
up the ladder
they won't reach up into heaven

Ohh innocent lives
(Can't make out)

no matter how hard they try
and no matter how loud they cry
they can't
buy their way into heaven
no matter how hard they try
and no matter how high they climb
up the ladder
they won't reach up into heaven

no matter how hard they try
and no matter how loud they cry
they can't
buy their way into heaven
no matter how hard they try
and no matter how high they climb
up the ladder
they won't reach up into heaven
heaven [fading out]
heaven



Meet My Maker

I'll meet my maker tonight

So this is it
This is my life
This is my time
It's ending tonight
I made my mistakes
I tried to live right
Stepped out of the darkness into the light
And when I'm gone
Will they remember
Will they mourn
Will they move on
When my sad songs for lonely son
His time has come his life is done

And tonight
We'll celebrate the end
Of this life
And we'll sing
Yeah, yeah, yeah , yeah

Whhooaa aaooohh
It's alright

With open arms
This is the way
The way I'll meet my maker tonight

And on my grave
What will it say?
Here lies another soul that was saved
So please don't cry
Just sleep at night
And I will wait on the other side

And tonight
We'll celebrate the end
Of this life
And we'll sing
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Whooaahh ooohhh
It's alright
This is a night

With open arms
This is the way
The way I'll meet my maker tonight

And tonight
We'll celebrate the end
Of this life
And we'll sing
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Whooaaa ooohh
It's alright
This is a night I again

With open arms
This is the way
The way I'll meet my maker tonight

Whhoooaaa oohhh [x6]



Falling Away


And tonight we burn down everything
We worked so hard to build
The ashes will rain down on me
Memories set aflame sail away
What we said if we could make this then we could break this into two
Memories
I think I'm falling away (3x) from me again
I'm free falling away (3x) from me again
And tonight I will be a vessel
With these sails set aflame
Let this ocean of our memories carry me out to sea
I will freefall beneath the crashing waves into my grave I will slip
I'm free falling away (3x) from me again
I'm free falling away (3x) from me again
I'm free falling away (3x) from me again
If we can make this
Then we can break it
If we can build it
Then we can burn it down
I'm free falling away (3x) from me again
I'm free falling away (3x) from me again
Free falling away (3x) from me again
And now you're farther away (3x) from me again
And now you're farther away (3x) from me again
(So far away)
(3x)


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