Second Chance
Cast of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Lyrics


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Who knew that love could be so bittersweet
Oh, when it finally meets the end?
But there is somethin' in this summer wind
A moment to begin again
I know that every time a door is shut
A window opens up for me
It's all wide open down this road I'm on
I'm findin' who I want to be

I've got a second chance to fly
I've got a second chance to fall
What can make the tide turn?
What can make the fire burn?
A second chance is all

Was I a fool to read between the lines?
Did I misread the signs that much?
Who would've thought we'd come this far as friends?
Maybe that should've been enough
Maybe I'm safer when I'm on the run
No time to open up my heart
Maybe I'll hide behind my walls again
Instead of tearing them apart

I've got a second chance to fly (a chance to fly)
I've got a second chance to fall (a chance to fall)
What can make the tide turn?
What can make the fire burn?
A second chance is all

I'm finding who I wanna be (begin again, begin again)
I thought I knew what I want (begin again)
I'm safer when I'm on the run
I'm finding who I wanna be (begin again, begin again)
I thought I knew what I want (begin again)
I'm safer when I'm on the run

I've got a second chance to fly
I've got a second chance to fall
What can make the tide turn?
What can make the fire burn?
A second chance is all

I've got a second chance to fly
(It was just another chance to fall)
I've got a second chance to fall
I wonder what can make the tide turn?
What can make the fire burn? (What does it take?)
A second chance is all

I'm finding who I wanna be (begin again, begin again)
I thought I knew what I want (begin again)
I'm safer when I'm on the run
I'm finding who I wanna- (begin again, begin again)




A second chance is all

Overall Meaning

"Second Chance" is a reflective song about moving on and finding oneself after heartbreak. The opening lines describe the bittersweet nature of love and how it can be difficult to let go. However, the singer finds hope in the summer wind and sees it as a new beginning. They also acknowledge that every ending is a new opportunity for growth and they are ready to explore what the future holds. The singer then wonders if they misread the signs and if friendship would have been enough instead of pursuing a romantic relationship. They contemplate hiding behind walls again rather than opening up their heart. However, they ultimately embrace the idea of a second chance and acknowledge that it’s all they need to fly again.


The chorus of the song emphasizes the power of a second chance. The singer acknowledges that they have the opportunity to either fly or fall, but they are willing to take the risk. They wonder what can make the tide turn and what can make the fire burn, ultimately concluding that all they need is a second chance.


Line by Line Meaning

Who knew that love could be so bittersweet
Love can be both sweet and bitter at the same time, and it's hard to predict which one it will be.


Oh, when it finally meets the end?
When a love story comes to an end, it leaves a sense of uncertainty.


But there is somethin' in this summer wind
The air has a refreshing quality that hints at new beginnings.


A moment to begin again
This could be an opportunity to start over.


I know that every time a door is shut
Even in the worst-case scenario when something seems to have come to a halt, there's always a reason to believe there's a way out.


A window opens up for me
Another opportunity will arise that was not previously even visible.


It's all wide open down this road I'm on
There are infinite possibilities I can explore on this new path.


I'm findin' who I want to be
This journey can help me discover and become the person I aspire to be.


I've got a second chance to fly
This next opportunity is like another plane to catch.


I've got a second chance to fall
This could go both ways, but I'm prepared to take risks and embrace what comes my way.


What can make the tide turn?
While it's hard to control what happens, there's a chance things may change for the better.


What can make the fire burn?
There needs to be a spark to reignite passion and excitement for life.


Was I a fool to read between the lines?
Did my perception cloud my judgment, causing me to misinterpret things?


Did I misread the signs that much?
Was I completely off track in understanding what was happening around me?


Who would've thought we'd come this far as friends?
It's a surprise how far a relationship can go, even if it doesn't progress romantically.


Maybe that should've been enough
Perhaps this was all I needed, and looking for something more complicated was unnecessary.


Maybe I'm safer when I'm on the run
Keeping my distance from vulnerability and not committing can be a way to protect myself from potential hurt.


No time to open up my heart
There are situations where I cannot allow myself to be vulnerable.


Maybe I'll hide behind my walls again
It's easier to barricade oneself than put oneself out there and take a chance.


Instead of tearing them apart
Rather than breaking through that wall and taking risks, I might subconsciously choose to keep it up.


I'm finding who I wanna be (begin again, begin again)
Once more, I'm on my journey to discovering my authentic self.


I thought I knew what I want (begin again)
I thought I had everything figured out, but now I'm starting fresh.


A second chance is all
All I need is another opportunity to make things right.


(It was just another chance to fall)
Even if things don't go the way I planned, I tried, and that's something in itself.


I wonder what can make the tide turn?
What can I do to change my circumstances and improve my situation?


What does it take?
What are the qualities I need to possess in order to make things better for myself?


I'm finding who I wanna- (begin again, begin again)
The journey of finding myself is never really complete, and I'm excited to see where the next turn will lead me.




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Deborah Mendez

I’ll never get over how Olivia and Joshua’ voices harmonize so well together. And now Matt and Sofia’s? Ugh so good ❤️

Ariel H

Ikr

Weeze Dawg

Sofia's voice meshes more with Josh's than Matt

Deanna Henry

Ikr its amazing

Yasmin

I Love

Matthew Xie

That is creepy though. Isnt matt like 23 lol . fbi open up !! LoL

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Allan Avilez

"I'm finding who i wanna be"
"Begin again"
"I thought i knew what i want"
"I'm safer when i'm on the run"

Those lines hit hard especially when you relate to all of them

Noa

i got you Allan

J'ouzel Feather-Pelt

Yeah. For sure. Probably this and Let You Go are my favorites.

Lauren Laxamana

Sameeeeee i related to this song because even though I have very close friends that care about me but i have this drive to be my true self and i really want to move on from my family problems and drama.

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