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.

these lyrics are submitted by Danielle Fitzgibbon
these lyrics are last corrected by Mayday Parade

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Meaning to "Terrible Things" (7 meanings)
soulXmusic101 12/08/12,08:03

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

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

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.
Darceywilliams 01/09/12,19:16

This song has really made me cry I'm crying its so beautiful makes me think if things I'd never normally think about I'm in love with this song one of the best I've heared in a long time its helped me
Roberto 10/22/11,09:01

This song made me cry now im not one to do this but i've had a rough year, and listening to this just got to me i sat here after listening to this and cried my eyes out, it really does hurt losing the
kloph 04/26/11,08:24

i guess that it does make sense that he proposed her and she told him she has only few weeks left. maybe he did proposed her,and then after a while,they were married and had this son and then she died
Evanescence 09/28/12,10:32

Well, first off, let me start by saying this song is one of the greatest I've ever heard. At the end, I bursted in tears because I could relate to so many parts of the song. The song meaning is that it's important not to fall so deep in love with someone because sooner or later ,they have to go
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