Second Chance Lyrics - Shinedown

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My eyes are open wide
And by the way, I made it
Through the day
I watched the world outside
By the way, I'm leaving out
Today

I just saw Hayley's comet
She waved
Said, "Why you always running in place?"
Even the man in the
Moon disappeared
Somewhere in the
Stratosphere

[Chorus]
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

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 Hayley's comet
She waved
Said, "Why you always running in place?"
Even the man in the
Moon disappeared
Somewhere in the
Stratosphere

[Chorus]
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

Here's 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

[x2]
Sometimes goodbye
Is a second chance





Writer: BASSETT, DAVE RICHARD/SMITH, BRENT
Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., EMI Music Publishing

Format : CD single, digital download
Producer : Rob Cavallo
Genre : Alternative rock, post-grunge
Certification : 2x Platinum (RIAA)
Writer(s) : Brent Smith, Dave Bassett
Length : 3:40 (album version), 3:40 (acoustic version)
Released : September 9, 2008
Label : Atlantic

"Second Chance" is a song by American hard rock band Shinedown and the second single from their 2008 album, The Sound of Madness. However, the song is not included on the UK release of The Sound of Madness. It was released on September 9, 2008 and has become Shinedown's most successful single.

Ironically the song "that broke into everything" was one the band hated when they first wrote it.

The song has been used in promotion for the second season of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and the 2008 WWE Tribute to the Troops show. In May 2009, "Second Chance" was used in a promo regarding the return of character Michael Corinthos on ABC's daytime drama General Hospital. It was released on DLC as part of a 3-song pack on Guitar Hero 5.

Two versions exist -- a rock version, which is the album version, and a pop version (notably played on Sirius XM Radio's adult top 40-formatted The Pulse satellite radio channel), which is a remix, although the harder guitars start in the second verse in the song rather than at the second half of the first verse. From Wikipedia


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Please read | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/11/11

Please people don't committ suicide, I understand for some people it's too hard to live their lives. And they may have been abused or hurt in some inamagionable. But instead of dyin' y'all could join the military or help the people in third world countries.
~Ali~



P.S. | Reviewer: Lauren | 10/28/11

My mom wants me at yale most, but siue was her next choice. Yale is a good school and all, but i'm pretty sure music is my path. And to already be getting watched from juliard, yale, and harvard... Well i've got more than i want. In this particular catagory i should say.



Please... | Reviewer: Lauren's Boyfriend | 10/29/11

I'm begging you, don't stress lauren out. She's got a lot going on in school, her health, family, and she's not feeling well. Emotionally that is. She's being handed a lot of responsibility in band and her classes. And her health is getting worse every day. I've been told it runs through the family, and happens. She's being diagnosed like crazy. This is how she lost her cousin. Please let her relax. Answer her though, otherwise she'll be annoyed. Please. I'm begging you.



Not quite... | Reviewer: Lauren | 10/27/11

I can't go to therapy. My mom doesn't know. At all. And maybe it was cowardly, but after so much of my life going down the drain all at once... Well i have no independant life any longer. It's not like i told my mom something crazy to banish me! If i said i was pregnant, i understand. BUT I'M NOT. I told her who i was. I told her i was emo and julliard is where my heart is set. But apparently one of the best music schools in the country isn't enough. Instead of an understanding mother, i got a, "NO YOUR NOT EMO! You are going to yale and you know it!"
That hurts. It really does. I'm a music person. Trumpet player, music writer, singer... How much more could i get involved other than a band? Been there done that. It may have been cowardly but you don't have the insight. I also want to live the rest of my life through music. I'm in better shape than most after trying to commit suicide. I fell apart in front of my boyfriend. And that hurt him. I can't hurt him anymore. At all. Music may not be a priority in this economy, but i also want to be a critic. I'm pretty good says my instructor. Yeah i take classes, but i want to get there. Especially after almost killing myself. And it was the worst mistake i could've ever made, but my mom more than abuses me. I've had a life threat. So why not do her dirty work? That's what i told myself. And she's threatened many, MANY imes. Sometimes she would pull out a knife. I decided i was going to try the same day she told me my life was put to waste and she said she may as well put it where it belongs. She feeds off my pain. I swear she does. I don't want you to do anything about this. Because truthfully i've got it covered. Very well.



I do accept your review. | Reviewer: Lauren | 10/27/11

I really do and it was selfish, but my mom abuses me and i'm very hurt. Sure i'm strong from all the bruises and cuts, but i don't care for my mom, dad, or step dad. And i did realize my mistake. But i kept my life for my boyfriend. I might be 11 and i shouldn't say i love him, but i can't help it. This is more than i've ever felt towards ANYONE. Including family. I'm the "awkward" one in the family. Just because i'm emo and i'm an artist in the music and drawing world. I'm not sophisticated enough for my family. My mom's a debt collector and my grandparents are in the IRS. I'm more than a parent can dream of. To be so involved with boys and so many extracarriculars, yet be so intelligent and keep my head straight. I just let my mother see the real me. After three years of this, and i'm banished basically. And i see i was selfish to even think of trying, but after so much... So many secrets, a hidden agenda, and a lot of pain built up. It hurts. I regret it because i love my boyfriend. So accepting, open hearted, sweet, and well loveable. I am getting emancipated in a few years, and i knew that long ago. I just don't like my family. Especialy when my mom put my baby brother up for adoption. He's nine years old now! I haven't seen him (with permission), in 4 years. I can't abandon my little man so easily. I basicaly raised him. He was my mom's last kid with my dad, before she met randy. I was too old and remembered too much of my life to be put up for adoption. But not my little man. It's hard. And i do accept your comment. And i'm sorry about your son. I really am.



Selfish | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/26/11

I know that it's not easy as a tween/ child growing up in the world today. There are many reasons that one would consider suicide in this crazy world. However, I must say that it is a very selfish act to take you're own life! I say this because my son died of cancer at 23 and would love to be alive today!!!!! His life was ended abruptly when he was in his prime. Regardless of how miserable you are with your life, commiting suicide is a selfish and cowardly act! Consider therapy .......choose life!!!



You know who you are.... | Reviewer: Lauren | 10/25/11

An anonymous reviewer about 2 years ago, said their parents practically made them an emo and a rebel. I can relate to that statement. I'm not sure if they think positively of being emo, but i do. I do because i can shove it in my mom's face and say, ~Hey. Look at me! I'm my own person and you're going to have to deal with it." I also like that people pay attention to my talents and words. How many 11 year olds can say people listen to them? None i know. Being emo makes me feel like more of an individual. Even if my mom doesn't agree. I'm going to get emancipated within a few years. I'm intelligent enough to not get pregnant at 17 like my mom did. And i want to go to julliard for college. I have my goals set pretty high. I know what i want to do with my life. My mom wants me to go to SIUE. Well my g.p.a. is enough for me to go to yale or harvard. I am independant in my own way. My mom sees my actions as rebellion, and maybe they are. But i just want my own life. I don't wish to be a rebel.



My View | Reviewer: Lauren's Boyfriend | 10/24/11

I know that people commit suicide more often than on the news. And i don't see any views from a person who knew someone who ALMOST commited suicide. I found lauren sitting on her attic's windowsill, holding a gun to her head. I don't know what kind of gun it was, none the less where she got it. All i know is she brokedown as soon as she saw me. To me, i think it's horrible she even had a reason to think about trying to kill herself. But to come so close to attempting, well i was more than devastated. And i know this sounds wierd, but i take pride in knowing she couldn't do it just by seeing me. I sound ridiculous i bet, but how many guys can say their girlfriend loves them enough to not kill themselves. Most girlfriends would have shot the guy then themselves. But lauren couldn't do either. I wish i could've been more comforting to her, but she's 11 and i'm 13. We're limited in what we can do. Or i should say, i. Because lauren's the sensible one. She knows her limits. All too well.



I'm so sorry.... | Reviewer: Lauren | 10/20/11

I'm so sorry for those who lost ones they loved. I've come so close to it myself and i'm not proud of that. But when you feel unloved and abandoned it's hard to not think about it. I am 11, and i tried commiting suicide about one week ago. And truly, my mom doesn't know. My mom can't accept me and my dad abandoned me and left me with my step dad and mom. Who i both hate. And hate really is a strong word, but i felt hurt, unloved, unaccepted, and abandoned. A lot's happened in my first middle school year. I fell in love, was crushed on, sexually harassed, became a music nerd, and well almost comitted suicide. I'm lucky my boyfriend found me on the window ledge. I was sitting on my attack ledge and had a gun. He found me and i ammediatly started to cry. I couldn't do it. I couldn't hurt him. And he found me crying and wrapped his arms around me and whispered it would be okay. We aren't telling anyone we know but we both agreed the posts were fine. Especially to give advice. Don't do it. You should think of those you love, how they'll feel afterwards. Don't do it.



Life VS Death | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/14/11

I sat on the edge of my bed with a picture of my family in one hand and a .45mm in the other, I was writing the letter to my family to tell them I had reached the end, I could see no reason to go on living, I placed the gun to my head, and with a tear rolling down my cheek I heard the chorus, and the words seemed to be speaking to me, sometimes we never say good buy to get a second chance . . .




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