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to think this isn't a song... it's the world's biggest cliche collection?

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AnnieLobeseder Wed 01-Jul-09 21:29:22

I'm talking about the new Nickelback song. Gawd, how many cliches is it possible to cram into a 3 minutes!?!?!

If Today Was Your Last Day lyrics
Songwriters: Kroeger, Chad;

My best friend gave me the best advice
He said each day's a gift and not a given right
Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind
And try to take the path less traveled by
That first step you take is the longest stride

If today was your last day and tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last
Leave old pictures in the past?
Donate every dime you had, if today was your last day?
What if, what if, if today was your last day?

Against the grain should be a way of life
What's worth the price is always worth the fight
Every second counts 'cause there's no second try
So live like you're never living twice
Don't take the free ride in your own life

If today was your last day and tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past?
Donate every dime you had?

And would you call those friends you never see?
Reminisce old memories?
Would you forgive your enemies?
And would you find that one you're dreaming of?
Swear up and down to God above
That you'd finally fall in love if today was your last day?

If today was your last day
Would you make your mark by mending a broken heart?
You know it's never too late to shoot for the stars
Regardless of who you are

So do whatever it takes
'Cause you can't rewind a moment in this life
Let nothing stand in your way
'Cause the hands of time are never on your side

If today was your last day and tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past?
Donate every dime you had?

And would you call those friends you never see?
Reminisce old memories?
Would you forgive your enemies?
And would you find that one you're dreaming of
Swear up and down to God above
That you'd finally fall in love if today was your last day?

Hormonesnomore Wed 01-Jul-09 21:50:55

I like the words smile

AnnieLobeseder Wed 01-Jul-09 21:58:44

<swoons>

Is there some sort of treatment centre for people who like that unhealthy amount of chiches in one dose? grin

downbutnotout Wed 01-Jul-09 22:01:19

You were expecting originality from Nickleback? I fear life will hold many disappointments for you...

Hormonesnomore Wed 01-Jul-09 22:22:09

I'm just wondering.. if you dislike the song so much.. why did you take so much time to type out all the words? Are you a secret cliche fan? Do you really like Nickelback? or did you cut & paste? (That last one just occurred to me wink)

Hormonesnomore Wed 01-Jul-09 22:23:10

I still like the words & I loved their last song.

<<I wanna be a rockstar>>

Thunderduck Wed 01-Jul-09 22:25:23

I hate Rockstar. It may be the most annoying song ever.Well after The Ting Tings 'That's Not My Name'.

Hormonesnomore Wed 01-Jul-09 22:27:10

Ooh, like that one too. grin

AnnieLobeseder Wed 01-Jul-09 23:16:37

<Snigger> at hormones! It was a copy and paste job!

Well, yes, previous Nickelback songs have taught me not to expect much, lyric-wise (though I do like their tunes). But this one really does lay it on a bit thick!!

faeriefruitcake Wed 01-Jul-09 23:18:20

It's Nickleback, nuff said

SolidGoldBrass Wed 01-Jul-09 23:20:02

Aargh, Nickelback! The band for whom the Sheewee was invented (so women, too, have a utensil they can excrete in and hurl at the stage when these tosspots are playing..)

BelleWatling Wed 01-Jul-09 23:49:42

You have never heard Desree then?

Listen as your day unfolds
Challenge what the future holds
Try and keep your head up to the sky
Lovers, they may cause you tears
Go ahead release your fears
Stand up and be counted
Don't be ashamed to cry

You gotta be
You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold, you gotta be wiser
You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm, you gotta stay together
All I know, all I know, love will save the day

Herald what your mother said
Reading the books your father read
Try to solve the puzzles in your own sweet time
Some may have more cash than you
Others take a different view
My oh my, heh, hey

Don't ask no questions, it goes on without you
Leaving you behind if you can't stand the pace
The world keeps on spinning
You can't stop it, if you try to
This time it's danger staring you in the face

Remember
Listen as your day unfolds
Challenge what the future holds
Try and keep your head up to the sky
Lovers, they may cause you tears
Go ahead release your fears
My oh my heh, hey, hey

faeriefruitcake Fri 03-Jul-09 20:31:27

Prefer this

Laid to the river
Midsummer, I waved
A "V" of black swans
On with hope to the grave
And though Red September
With skies fire-paved
I begged you appear
Like a thorn for the holy ones

Cold was my soul
Untold was the pain
I faced when you left me
A rose in the rain....
So I swore to the razor
That never, enchained
Would your dark nails of faith
Be pushed through my veins again

Bared on your tomb
I'm a prayer for your loneliness
And would you ever soon
Come above onto me?
For once upon a time
On the binds of your loneliness
I could always find the slot for your sacred key

Six feet deep is the incision
In my heart, that barless prison
Discoulours all with tunnel vision

Sunsetter...
Nymphetamine

Sick and weak from my condition
This lust, this vampyric addiction
To Her alone in full submission

None better...
Nymphetamine

Nymphetamine, Nymphetamine...
Nymphetamine girl.

Nymphetamine, Nymphetamine...
My Nymphetamine girl.

Wicked with your charm
I'm circled like prey
Back in the forest
Were whispers persuade
More sugar trails
More white lady laid
Than pillars of salt...
(keeping Sodom at at bay)

Fold to my arms
Hold their message away
And dance out to the moon
As we did in those golden days

Christening stars
I remember the way
We were needle and spoon
Mislaid in the burning hay

Bared on your tomb
I'm a prayer for your loneliness
And would you ever soon
Come above onto me?
For once upon a time
On the binds of your loneliness
I could always find the right slot for your sacred key

Six feet deep is the incision
In my heart, that barless prison
Discoulours all with tunnel vision

Sunsetter...
Nymphetamine

Sick and weak from my condition
This lust, this vampyric addiction
To Her alone in full submission

None better...
Nymphetamine

Nymphetamine, Nymphetamine...
Nymphetamine girl.

Nymphetamine, Nymphetamine...
My Nymphetamine girl.

Hormonesnomore Fri 03-Jul-09 20:57:44

hmm

random Fri 03-Jul-09 21:00:02

God I hate Nickleback

GentlyDoingIt Fri 03-Jul-09 21:01:03

I like to move it, move it
I like to move it, move it
I like to move it, move it.
I like to.

Move it.

GentlyDoingIt Fri 03-Jul-09 21:02:55

but yes, I agree that the song in the OP is bad. There is good naff rock (Meatloaf) and there is bad naff rock.

AnnieLobeseder Fri 03-Jul-09 21:04:35

Good god no, I hate Meatloaf even more than Nickelback! Those awful, awful awful lyrics, so vom inducing and cliched at the same time! <wails> [barf emoticon]

GentlyDoingIt Fri 03-Jul-09 21:27:12

I think I can tolerate it because I can picture Meatloaf laughing about it all as he counts his gold.

On the other hand, I imagine Nickelback to be the type of band that think they've produced the next Hallelujah.

RunningFaery Fri 03-Jul-09 22:06:20

Chad Kroeger is vile. Best ever description of him coming from a small child calling him: "scary jesus man"

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