MAYDAY PARADE


Terrible Things Lyrics

By the time I was your age I'd give anything to fall in love truly
was all I could think,
that's when I met your mother
the girl of my dreams,
the most beautiful woman that I'd ever seen.
She said boy can I tell you a wonderful thing?
"I can't help but notice you staring at me,
I know I shouldn't say this, but I really believe,
I can tell by your eyes that you're in love with me."
Now son, I'm only telling you this because life can do terrible things.

Now most of the time we'd have too much to drink
and we'd laugh at the stars and share everything.
Too young to notice and too dumb to care,
love was a story that couldn't compare.
I said girl can I tell you a wonderful thing?
"I made you a present with paper and string,
open with care now, I'm asking you please,

you know that I love you,
will you marry me?"
Now son I'm only telling you this because life can do terrible things
you'll learn one day, and I hope and I pray that God shows you differently.

She said boy can I tell you a terrible thing?
"It seems that I'm sick and I've only got weeks.
Please don't be sad now, I really believe,
you were the greatest thing that ever happened to me."

Slow, so slow, I fell to the ground on my knees.

So don't fall in love there's just too much to lose
if you're given the choice, I'm begging you choose to walk away, walk away,
don't let it get you, I can't bare to see the same happen to you.

Now son, I'm only telling you this, because life can do terrible things.

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soulXmusic101 12/08/12,08:03
+5

Love this song to death! I found this song on youtube, I cried once I heard it because I found out later that day that my grandmother died my grandfather said he did a HUGE mistake when leaving her & he wished he realized that sooner but, he still loved her
summersundown 08/13/12,04:44
+4

My wife died this july after she gave birth.I accidentaly discover this song in youtube while carying our baby.I felt so week that I couldnt help my self but to cry.I cried for like an hour.miss her
Nikki 10/29/12,00:42
+2

If there's one thing Mayday Parade is amazing at, it's getting emotions to rise. This song, as sad as it is, is just simply... perfect. It's a beautiful song. Even though I literally cry near the end, I will forever have this song as one of my favorites.
Sarah 05/27/12,00:52
+1

this is a wonderful song.i almost cry.the lyrics is so inspiring.its great how a person can write all these wonderful words in just a song.
May 05/07/14,18:44
0

It's a very beautiful song. 'So don't fall in love there's just too much too lose' it's a nice line.
Destiny 10/12/12,13:27
0

this song made me cry. Cause my bf and I dont have cancer so. Like if he dies I will be like this. :c
Daniel 09/21/12,09:03
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My girlfriend showed me this song and sung it at the same time i get cold chills and goosebumps every time i think of the part its so sad
boo 08/26/12,09:21
0

this is the 1st song i've ever heard by mayday parade a boy in my choir sang it and i fell in love with it
rusher4alife 07/31/12,11:46
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i listen to this song at least 5 times a day and i always cry...!!! great song!congrats Mayday Parade!!! please come to Greece!!!
Mitch 06/17/12,19:03
0

this is amazing, words can't even express the beauty beneath this song, it's just truly amazing. my friend and I are going to cover it, LOVE.
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