Terrible Things

I know that i cry so much at sad songs and i say that a lot but with Terrible Things (by Mayday Parade) it’s kind of hard for even the most uncrying (i don’t think that’s a word) person not to cry. It’s basically about some-one singing to his son how he met his wife (the boy’s mother) and how they got married then she died of some sort of sickness and in the chorus he is telling his son about how life can be cruel and do terrible things and that he didn’t want his son to fall in love because he would be hurt in some way. Here’s the lyrics;

“Terrible Things” by Mayday Parade

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’re 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 we’d 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, I’ll hope and I’ll 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, then I beg you to choose
To walk away, walk away, don’t let her get you.
I can’t bear to see the same happen to you.

Now, son, I’m only telling you this
Because life can do terrible things

 
So yeah. Have a listen to it. So sad. But it’s so good! Erm…what now? Ooooh ATL are playing in Glasgow today. I am so jealous. I think they are playing in Glasgow again on 21st of March too. They are a riot live, though, they are really funny. Anyway. I’m making myself upset. And even more jealous. I’ll stop talking now. Bye!

 

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