(European B-Side)
Five for Fighting Lyrics


Finally in the meantime since you paid for my room
I thought I'd write the European B-side or 2

See Mr. Merry's in the garden
Trying to tie his high top shoes
Johnny's off of daff-dill mountian
Praying for the news

and Oh what a piece I am
if you'd...be my friend

Thanks to all that you made me replace
For all you gave to me you left on my face

See Mr. Merry is the garden
Bella's taking ludes
Daddy's off without a pardon
But nothing left to lose

and Oh what a piece I am
Oh what a piece I am
If you'd...be my friend
if you
would you
be my friend

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Krystina Saragos

I'm fifteen for a moment
Caught in between ten and twenty
And I'm just dreaming
Counting the ways to where you are
I'm twenty two for a moment
She feels better than ever
And we're on fire
Making our way back from Mars
Fifteen there's still time for you
Time to buy and time to lose
Fifteen, there's never a wish better than this
When you only got hundred years to live
I'm thirty three for a moment
Still the man, but you see I'm of age
A kid on the way
A family on my mind
I'm forty five for a moment
The sea is high
And I'm heading into a crisis
Chasing the years of my life
Fifteen there's still time for you
Time to buy, time to lose yourself
Within a morning star
Fifteen I'm all right with you
Fifteen, there's never a wish better than this
When you only got hundred years to live
Half time goes by
Suddenly you're wise
Another blink of an eye
Sixty seven is gone
The sun is getting high
We're moving on
I'm ninety nine for a moment
Dying for just another moment
And I'm just dreaming
Counting the ways to where you are
Fifteen there's still time for you
Twenty two I feel her too
Thirty three you're on your way
Every day's a new day
Fifteen there's still time for you
Time to buy and time to choose
Hey fifteen, there's never a wish better than this
When you only got hundred years to live



Andy Roid

It's funny how this song, when only heard as 'background music' (*as it often is), sounds like just another happy little song they might play on a loop at your local CVS... and in a lot of ways, it IS that 'happy little song'... but yet, it is SO much more.

However, (and if you have read this far), when a 'deeper listen' is applied to this modern masterpiece, you soon realize this song delivers quite a deeply emotional & moving message.

And those of us who are lucky enough to have taken the time to pause, and really absorb & ponder the deep meaning of this song's masterfully written lyrics, are rewarded with the telling of the story of a man lucky enough to have lived a full life - not just in terms of quantity (100 years), but of quality.

I hope to, one day, to have lived, loved, & died as the 'the truly blessed man' that he sings about in this bittersweet song.

And happily (or perhaps it's actually sadly), I'm about half-way there.

note: This is one of a handful of songs that can often bring me to tears. And I feel that if a song can evoke such strong emotions/feelings, especially from the tear ducts of a middle-aged man as myself, then that songwriter is basically.... a legend!



Jonh Mar Plaza

I'm fifteen for a moment
Caught in between ten and twenty
And I'm just dreaming
Counting the ways to where you are
I'm twenty two for a moment
She feels better than ever
And we're on fire
Making our way back from Mars
Fifteen there's still time for you
Time to buy and time to lose
Fifteen, there's never a wish better than this
When you only got hundred years to live
I'm thirty three for a moment
Still the man, but you see I'm of age
A kid on the way
A family on my mind
I'm forty five for a moment
The sea is high
And I'm heading into a crisis
Chasing the years of my life
Fifteen there's still time for you
Time to buy, time to lose yourself
Within a morning star
Fifteen I'm all right with you
Fifteen, there's never a wish better than this
When you only got hundred years to live
Half time goes by
Suddenly you're wise
Another blink of an eye
Sixty seven is gone
The sun is getting high
We're moving on
I'm ninety nine for a moment
Dying for just another moment
And I'm just dreaming
Counting the ways to where you are
Fifteen there's still time for you
Twenty two I feel her too
Thirty three you're on your way
Every day's a new day
Fifteen there's still time for you
Time to buy and time to choose
Hey fifteen, there's never a wish better than this
When you only got hundred years to live



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EndingGamertag

Felt like 6th grade was just yesterday for me, yet I'm going into 12th grade in a few days.... I let my childhood fly by.

Jessica Thompson

You've still got time to be a child. Never lose that

maverick payne

This is a good heartbreak song for me

Cheryl Fairbanks

we all did no one can slow life down but learn to enjoy it

The Thought Criminal

No you didn't, life moves fast, and we all wish we had more of our past.

John Dudley

And now you're 22 it goes by quicker than that. Just give it a second and it'll be a lifetime.

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John Pikowsky

My son committed suicide at 15, this song makes me wish at 15, he would have known there was still time for him , miss you forever Matt

chuckbroso

I'm so sorry brother.

Joaquin Janicke

Prayers❤️

June Chua

John Pikowsky OMG why!

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