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Shinedown - Second Chance Lyrics

Song details
TitleSecond Chance
ArtistShinedown
AlbumSomewhere In The Stratosphere [2011], Track 17
Somewhere In The Stratosphere [2011], Track 16 Disc 2
The Sound Of Madness [2008], Track 3
The Sound Of Madness Deluxe Version [2008], Track 3
GenreAlternative, Rock
Duration03:44
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Song lyrics
My eyes are open wide
By the way,
I made it through the day

I watch the world outside
By the way
I'm leaving out today

I just saw Haley's comet; she waved
Said "why you always running in place?"
Even the man in the moon disappeared
Somewhere in this stratosphere

Tell my mother, tell my father
I've done the best I can
To make them realize
This is my life
I hope they understand
I'm not angry
I'm just saying

Sometimes good bye is a second chance

Please don't cry one tear for me
I'm not afraid
Of what I have to say
This is my one and only voice
So listen close
It's only for today

I just saw Haley's comet, she waved
Said "why you always running in place?"
Even the man in the moon disappeared
Somewhere in this stratosphere

Tell my mother, tell my father
I've done the best I can
To make them realize
This is my life
I hope they understand
I'm not angry
I'm just saying

Sometimes good bye is a second chance

Here is my chance

This is my chance!

Tell my mother, tell my father
I've done the best I can
To make them realize
This is my life
I hope they understand
I'm not angry
I'm just saying

Sometimes goodbye is a second chance
Sometimes goodbye is a second chance
Sometimes goodbye is a second chance
submitted on June 21th, 2008
corrected by Edster on December 5th, 2011
written by Smith, Brent / Bassett, Dave
copyright with Lyrics © Emi Music Publishing, Warner/chappell Music, Inc.

17 comments 

 Song comments
24-03-2014 14:33 noted 
noted
 
1 posts
Not suicidal at all Ray. This song is about taking control of your life, even if it means saying good bye to the people in your life whose love holds you down instead of lifting you up. Why Halley's Commit (Risa 1600)? Because like the years of a man's life, the the orbital period of Halley's Commit is "three score and six". Halley's Commit will be back, but we only go around once. This song is about realizing that you have to become your own person before it is too late.
02-06-2013 15:09 royrahway 
royrahway
 
2 posts
this guy sounds more suicidal than Cobain! Goodbye is a second chance?
22-01-2012 04:40 yourAdumbass 
yourAdumbass
 
1 posts
its shooting not she waved how the fuck does a comet wave?
20-08-2011 10:31 marjolein_93 
marjolein_93
 
1,106 posts
oeh, I love this song, I just can't get it out of my mind
25-02-2011 14:35 mindchild467 
mindchild467
 
1 posts
hailys comet comes every 75-76 years its next apperince will be in 2061
16-04-2010 14:03 torzy 
torzy
 
3 posts
This song is amazing!
01-08-2009 03:34 Polychromatix 
Polychromatix
 
91 posts
I like the way they sing the lines "I just saw Haley's comet" and "Even the man in the moon disappears" - they're interestingly sung and I like the space/astronomy references.

The rest of the song seems rather ordinary, and the lyrics don't make much sense to me in this song.

But I listen it to it just for those two cool lines.
25-07-2009 19:32 muzikfreak420 
muzikfreak420
 
12 posts
I love this song... I love shinedown.... I love this album....

enough said.... lol

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!
24-07-2009 14:58 LadyGaGaFan33 
LadyGaGaFan33
 
16 posts
greatt songg!! [lyrics=]
17-06-2009 03:21 Korizzay 
Korizzay
 
23 posts
ShineDown-Second Chance is seriousley the best fricking song ever made!!!!!!! The Lyrics are awesome and the vocals are just perfectly matched with the Instruments and the song has a very steady rythm. GoHINEDOWN!! ILY
06-05-2009 12:55 walaoeh 
walaoeh
 
63 posts
wow what a song
the vocals are top-notch... definite 5 stars

lyrics are awesome as well

are there any other songs out there similar to this song? i just need to find them!!!

* offtopic :
btw halley's comet is a comet that we on earth see very rarely (once every 80+ i think)
15-04-2009 19:31 Risa1600 
Risa1600
 
230 posts
This song is deep. The video sends a very powerful message. The only thing that confuses me is the part with Halley's comet, but this song is great!
05-04-2009 23:46 Risa1600 
Risa1600
 
230 posts
This song is truly moving! The video is very sad as well. First time I saw this band is with this song and im looking forward to hearing more from them.
05-04-2009 18:45 Marinas 
Marinas
 
42 posts
It's very rare that a song has as much of an effect on me as this one does. Weeks after first hearing this song, I still listen to it every day and it has the same effect on me each time. This is without a doubt one of the best songs I have ever heard. Everything, from the lyrics to the incredible emotion in the vocals, just sends chills down my spine every time I hear it.

And yes, Shinedown does rock. One of the best modern-age rock bands in my opinion.
18-11-2008 01:07 Four1Fool 
Four1Fool
 
21 posts
While this song is great on the album, every performance I have seen by Brent Smith (lead singer) shows me that he can't hit the notes outside of the recording studio. He never belts out the songs, he stops for breathers while the audience sings. Furthermore, he insists on talking for 15 minutes or more of his evenings. He talks so much, every concert, that it has become more of an annoyance to see them perform than the joy it should be.

This band blows live. This song sucks live.
16-11-2008 05:54 Adam244 
Adam244
 
123 posts
i couldnt agree more. i just saw shinedown for the first time last night. and brent smith (lead singer) is simple an amazing preformer. it was a truely inspiring show. and this song is amazing.
29-06-2008 01:30 spfreak2920 
spfreak2920
 
1 posts
this song is seriously one of the best songs i have heard. ever. it blows me away. everything is perfect. i love it sooo much. but some of these lyrics are wrong btw.

=] love shinedown sooo much!!!!!!

sAm


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