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100 Years by Five for Fighting

Album: Battle For EverythingReleased: 2004Charted:
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  • This song is a simple reminder about how precious life is. How we should sink in every moment. How we should look up to what we have. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    John - Sydney, Australia
  • John Ondrasik wrote the lyrics about his life: when he was 15 he couldn't find a girl, at 22 he found the girl and got married, at 33 he had his first child.

    Ondrasik was born in 1965, so he was about 39 when the song was released. In his 2015 Songfacts interview, when we asked him about passing some of the milestones in the song, he replied: "As you can grow up through the song, I never tire of playing it. That said, living the bridge ['Half time goes by, suddenly you're wise...'] is certainly different than that second verse."

    As more the midlife crisis he predicted for age 45, Ondrasik said he "missed it by two years."
  • Among the uses of this song in popular culture: a commercial for JP Morgan Chase, on the TV shows Clubhouse, Smallville and Scrubs, as well as the last scenes of the final episode of JAG. It was also used in a tribute to Katie Couric on her last day on The Today Show. >>
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    Nick - Tucson, AZ
  • When Ondrasik sings, "half time goes by," the song actually switches from regular time to half time. >>
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    Kyler - Winslow, Arizona
  • The video shows Ondrasik at a magic piano where he appears at various life stages. The clip was directed by Trey Fanjoy, whose other work includes "Only Prettier" by Miranda Lambert and "Somebody Like You" by Keith Urban.
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Comments: 17

I find this song so sadEmmy - Bellville, On
Life is a precious thing but you make it precious never look to suicide as a last result you only have one life to live. live it well.Jade - Narnia, Ca
To me this song says that even though we may live to be one hundred, and that does seem like a long time, it is just a speck on the chart of time. There is so much to see and do in this world that has been here for billions of years and we only get to see one hundred, so make the best of it while you are still only 15 and do and see everything you can while you still have time.Scott - Steel City,
This song makes me incredibly sad... even though I'm only a teen. But I still like it.Rachael - Caledonia, Il
im 15..about to turn 16 and i have to say this song is one of my favorites..im a boy..but still haha

im just happy to be this young
Logan - Hobe Sound, Fl
I probably would not have cared for this song when I was 15 or 22. I did not then have a sufficient life context in which to place and understand it. But now, as I'm moving beyond my own "half-time" I must admit I like it very much. "I'm 99 for a moment, time for just another moment, and I'm just dreaming, counting the ways to where you are" is a poignant lyric, although I prefer and in my mind substitute the word "dying" for "time" when I listen to it. It is evocative of these lines by W.B. Yeats, in "Sailing to Byzantium": "Consume my heart away; sick with desire, and fastened to a dying animal, it knows not what it is; . . . and gather me, into the artifice of eternity."Kevin - Syracuse, Ut
I love this song. The first time I heard it was watching the series finale of JAG, during the last five minutes of the episode, which is called "Fair Winds and Following Seas".Kate - Poughkeepsie, Ny
I like this song it is very deep but....We had to sing it in chorus and you know high that guy's voice is!!!!!!!Jim - Rossville, Il
I like this song very much, but I think they should change their name to "Four For Fighting, One For Singing Like A Girl"Dave - St Paul, Mn
i love this song so muchJacke - Bouldercreejk, Ca
It is about how we should live life to the fullest. We have no idea when life would come to an end. The key line is this son is how there is never better than this. So live today like you will die tomorrow.James - Arley, Al
My bestest fend loves this song.Prince - Haddam, Ct
This song is horrible, you people honestly like this dreck? The pussies reponsible for this "music" should be beaten like Saddam's kids.Nathan - Defiance, Oh
This song was played on the series finale of "JAG" as Harm and Mac met the gang to tell of their engagement and choose where they were going to live: London or San Diego.Michele - Lewisburg, Wv
Although this song is about life and how looking back at it seems so fast, it is also about the lead singer wishing he was a great athelete. Notice the #'s used in this song are directly related to the artist being a huge sports fan. 15 is Bart Star..33 is Larry Bird....99 is Wayne Gretzky...and so on...its pretty darn obvious that the numbers used were used for double meanings..someone owes me a lunch but im not gonna say who..Miter Benisdirty - Bahgdad, Ks
although this is an awesome song....it has a lot of meaning other than to take life seriously and to make sure you have fun with life. It has a lot of personal meanings...at 15 he was still looking for that special someone...at 22 he found her....33...he had his first child...the rest as in 45 and 67 are personal.. and u could take moments in your life and add them in there if you want to.!I love the songJustin - Scranton, Pa
me and my sister changed the lyrics 2 this song over summer, and i must say, it's pretty damn good, many have said that its better than the original. Its got dance moves and everything. It's Fabulous!Natasha - Chico, Ca
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