Album: Unstoppable (2009)
  • You must've a been in a place so dark, couldn't feel the light
    Reachin' for you through that stormy cloud
    Now here we are gathered in our little home town
    This can't be the way you meant to draw a crowd

    Oh why, that's what I keep askin'
    Was there anything I could have said or done
    Oh I, had no clue you were masking a troubled soul, God only knows
    What went wrong, and why you'd leave the stage in the middle of a song

    Now in my mind I keep you frozen as a seventeen year old
    Roundin' third to score that winning run
    You always played with passion no matter what the game
    When you took the stage you shined just like the sun

    Oh why, that's what I keep askin'
    Was there anything I could have said or done
    Oh I, had no clue you were masking a troubled soul, God only knows
    What went wrong, and why you'd leave the stage in the middle of a song

    Yeah, yeah, yeah

    Now the oak trees are swayin' in the early autumn breeze
    The golden sun is shining on my face
    The tangled thoughts I hear a mockingbird sing
    This old world really ain't that bad a place

    Oh why there's no comprehending
    And who am I to try to judge or explain
    Oh, but I do have one burning question
    Who told you life wasn't worth the fight
    They were wrong
    They lied
    And now you're gone
    And we cried

    'Cause It's not like you, to walk away in the middle of a song

    Your beautiful song
    Your absolutely beautiful song Writer/s: Robert Mathes, Allen Shamblin
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 13

  • Timothy from Mount Olive IlMy mother is the first post on here. Losing my brother that I was so close to is a huge battle I deal with 8 years later. I'm turning 30 in 14 days. I now have a son that I named Daniel Timothy in remembrance of my brother. I wish no one would have to go through the pain I went through. I was a heavy drinker and drug addict. I barely drink now but still deal with addiction from time to time. What gets me through it is knowing my brother isn’t in any pain now.
  • Kylie from Lafayette InI had a friend in 8th grade (I'm currently a junior) he took his own life 3 days after I moved to a different town... its strange because before I knew he passed away I slept for 2 days straight. I woke up a day after he killed himself.. i felt like it was my fault because I had just moved and he had the biggest crush on me and always tried getting with me. I was hurt. I wanted to commit suicide to be with him. To make up for what I may have caused. But something spoke to me. Something told me that he wasn't mad at me. To not make a mistake that I can't undo. It's still very hard to this very day. I moved back to the town he lived in. I go to the high school he was supposed to attend that following summer. He used to play football. He was the wildest kid I knew. He had these bright green NIKE shoes he would always wear to school. It didn't matter what he was wearing. Even if it didn't match. People treated him like crap. My boyfriend at the time treated him like crap. When I went to his funeral there were so many people there who loved and cared for him. And then there were the people who bullied him. This is a life changing event. Watching/knowing someone you care and knew so much about take there own life.. I still wish there was something I could have said or done. I wish he just would have text me. I would have talked to him.
  • Grace from UsI refound this song the day after my friend killed himself.
  • Natasha from Colorado While listening to this song, I thought of my past and how many times that I have tried, and this song has really helped me to know that I was put on this Earth for a reason and I have to stay to find out what that reason is. Also this song really hits home, as I was listening I found out that my friend had hung and killed himself. This song is hard to listen to now due to my friend ending his life at 12 years old.
    I love you Jakob<3
  • Kylesellers6@gmail.com from Mentor OhioThis song really hit home for me. I started listening to this song the same day without knowing one of my best friends shot and killed himself. The lyrics and reality of this song are very ironic due to my friend ending his life at seventeen years old.
    Miss you buddy<3
    Rest in peace Brandon<3
  • Evie from Illinois I've attempted suicide. While listening to this song actually. I was only 12 years old. I was terribly bullied and I had really bad self esteem. Please... If you are hurting or upset or considering suicide tell someone. It will help so much. I promise.
  • Brianne from Layton, UtI have struggled with suicide for many years, and i have loved this song for so long, it has been one of the reasons I'm here today. My dad played it in his truck on our way to go fishing, i had decided, for the last time, and when i heard it, i couldn't help but to just cry. I played softball for the longest time, also love to be on stage acting, this song really hits home for me
  • Lauren from Pittsburgh, PaJust last week, a kid I knew some what, but one of my boyfriend's best friends commited suicide. I have never seen my boyfriend so sad. I just heard this song today and really understood what it met for the first time. He keeps asking himself "Why?" I don't have answers.. Rest Easy Chris. <3
  • Michelle from Phoenix, AzMy dad committed suicide on 2/8/07 and it was very tragic how he died because he shot himself, but before he did he left a voicemail on my mother's voicemail (my mom had cheated on my dad and this was the day she left him). You could hear the gun go off in the background, him hit the ground, gargle, and then silence. The other horrible contributing factor was that on 2/6 was my dad's birthday, my mom left him on 2/7 and at Midnight on 2/7-2/8 he shot himself. So all three days are horrible for me. My mom heard this song the same time I did when it first came out, and we both cried because it is so true...
  • Sam from Clarence, Ny3 days ago, Danielle, the 16 year old girl that sat behind me in Math, passed away after she hung herself. She was so sweet, i never saw her frown. This song reminds me about how she seemed so happy. I wish i could have done something. I miss her so much. Everyone that reads this, please remember: you are loved. R.I.P.
  • Alexa from Wilkes Barre, PaI just have been effected by suicide greatly 2 weeks ago my 18 year old cousin had took his own life.. We had no signs and we had no clue that it was coming I woke up and my cousin came in my room about 2 min later and had told me and I was very close to him he was like a brother to me 3 of my cousins and I includeing him hung out all the time almost every single day. And we had no clue it was comeing he was always happy and had a smile on his face our family is still deviatsted and in shock I've been listening to this song since that day and it really hits hard I can't go a day without listening to it. But the weird part is I had just downloaded this song and put it on my iPod about 4 weeks ago and then it happened. But it is a very beautiful song. And honestly it's helping me coupe with it
  • Laura from Postville, IaI'm sorry for June of Mt. Olive IL's loss! I have lost a couple of friends to suicide and what those people don't realize is this....They may think they are better off, but they are hurting alot of loved ones in the process... There is help out there...Remember this..."This old world really ain't that bad a place..."
  • June from Mt Olive, IlI heard this song right after we returned home from burying my beautiful son Dan. He committed suicide on 12/17/09. He was 31 yrs old. He lost his fight with bipolar. His pain was deeper than he could live with. I will always remember him as a seventeen yr old. He will be missed by a lot of people, more than I think he will ever know. Love you Dan Dan. Love Mom
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