Lullabies by All Time Low

Lullabies by All Time Low
Make it a sweet, sweet goodbye
It could be for the last time
And it’s not right
“Don’t let yourself get in over your head,” he said
Alone and far from home, I’ll find you…

Dead, like a candle you burned out
Spill the wax over the spaces
Left in place of angry words
Scream to be heard
Like you needed any more attention
Throw the bottle, break the door
And disappear

Sing me to sleep
I’ll see you in my dreams
Waiting to say
“I miss you. I’m so sorry.”

Forever’s never seemed so long
As when you’re not around
It’s like a piece of me is missing
I could have learned so much from you
But what’s left now?

Don’t you realize
You shot this family a world of pain?
Can’t you see there should have been
A happy ending we let go?

Sing me to sleep
I’ll see you in my dreams
Waiting to say
“I miss you. I’m so sorry.”

Sing me to sleep
Sing me to sleep
Sing me to sleep
Sing me to sleep

Sing me to sleep
(You’ve taken so much with you)
I’ll see you in my dreams
(But left the worst with me)
Waiting to say
“I miss you. I’m so sorry.”
I’m sorry, I’m sorry

To listen to more of All Time Low’s music, visit their Purevolume page or go to their Facebook.

This song was written for and in honor of the lead singer’s brother who committed suicide. If you or someone you know is depressed and/or is thinking about suicide, please call Hopeline at 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) immediately.

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Save You by Simple Plan

Save You by Simple Plan
Take a breath
I pull myself together
Just another step till I reach the door
You’ll never know the way
It tears me up inside to see you
I wish that I could tell you something
To take it all away

Sometimes I wish I could save you
And there’re so many things that I want you to know
I won’t give up till it’s over
If it takes you forever I want you to know

When I hear your voice
It’s drowning in a whisper
You’re just skin and bones
There’s nothing left to take
And no matter what I do
I can’t make you feel better
If only I could find the answer
To help me understand

Sometimes I wish I could save you
And there’s so many things that I want you to know
I won’t give up till it’s over
If it takes you forever I want you to know

That if you fall, stumble down
I’ll pick you up off the ground
If you lose faith in you
I’ll give you strength to pull through
Tell me you won’t give up cause I’ll be waiting if you fall
Oh you know I’ll be there for you

If only I could find the answer
To take it all away

Sometimes I wish I could save you
And there’s so many things that I want you to know
I won’t give up till it’s over
If it takes you forever I want you to know

I wish I could save you
I want you to know
I wish I could save you

Visit Simple Plan’s Facebook page to listen to more of their music or visit the Videos tab to watch the music video for “Save You”.

For more information about cancer or how you can help, visit the American Cancer Society online.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is a nonprofit based out of Irving, TX, that was formed in 1980 by Candice Lightner after her 13-year-old daughter was killed by a drunk driver. Its mission is “to aid the victims of crimes performed by individuals driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, to aid the families of such victims, and to increase public awareness of the problem of drinking and drugged driving.” The organization basically aims to stop drunk driving, support those who have been affected by drunk driving, prevent underage drinking, and advocate for a stricter alcohol policy. Throughout the years, the mission and focus of Mothers Against Drunk Driving has expanded; the organization itself has also grown tremendously. Today, there is a MADD Canada that was founded in 1990, an “Eight-Point Plan” that was introduced in 2002, and the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving that was started in November 2006.

MADD Canada is the Canadian arm of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Its purpose is to stop impaired driving and to support victims by holding public awareness and education programs, campaigns, and fundraisers that focus on stopping impaired driving.  The “Eight-Point Plan” is comprised of eight points: resuscitate the nation’s efforts to prevent impaired driving, increase driving while intoxicated (DWI)/driving under the influence (DUI) enforcement (especially the use of frequent, highly publicized sobriety checkpoints), enact primary enforcement seat belt laws in all states, create tougher and more comprehensive sanctions geared toward higher-risk drivers, develop a dedicated National Traffic Safety Fund, reduce underage drinking, increase beer excise taxes to the same level as those for spirits, and reinvigorate court monitoring programs. The Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving is a four-point plan that aims to completely eliminate drunk driving in the United States by using a combination of current technology, new technology in smart cars, law enforcement, and grass roots activism.

Drunk driving is something that is so deadly yet easily preventable. When I was home in CA this past weekend, there was a drunk driving accident on a street near my neighborhood. A parent was driving two 14-year-old girls and two 15-year-old girls home after a birthday party around 1:15 AM on Sunday morning, May 29th, when a Toyota pickup truck crashed into their Mercedes Benz. The accident left one of the 14-year-old girls dead and another one of the 15-year-old girls critically injured in the hospital; the drunk driver and his passenger walked away from the accident uninjured. The other two girls and the parent were also sent to the hospital but have since been released. So please, next time you are in a situation that involves drunk driving, think twice before you drive drunk or get into a car with a drunk driver. That decision could drastically change your life forever.

To learn more about Mothers Against Drunk Driving, visit them online or go to their Facebook page.

Jason Wade of the band Lifehouse wrote the song “From Where You Are” for Allstate’s Teen Driving Program. This song is dedicated to all those teens who have lost their lives in car accidents and to Jason’s friend who died in a car crash at age 16. It is also used to educate teens about safe driving.

From Where You Are by Lifehouse
So far away from where you are
These miles have torn us worlds apart
And I miss you, yeah I miss you

So far away from where you are
I’m standing underneath the stars
And I wish you were here

I miss the years that were erased
I miss the way the sunshine would light up your face
I miss all the little things
I never thought that they’d mean everything to me
Yeah I miss you
And I wish you were here

I feel the beating of your heart
I see the shadows of your face
Just know that wherever you are
Yeah I miss you
And I wish you were here

I miss the years that were erased
I miss the way the sunshine would light up your face
I miss all the little things
I never thought that they’d mean everything to me
Yeah I miss you
And I wish you were here

So far away from where you are
These miles have torn us worlds apart
And I miss you, yeah I miss you
And I wish you were here

To listen to more of Lifehouse’s music, visit their Facebook page.

Face Down by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Face Down by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Hey girl, you know you drive me crazy
One look puts the rhythm in my hand
Still I’ll never understand why you hang around
I see what’s going down

Cover up with makeup in the mirror
Tell yourself it’s never gonna happen again
You cry alone and then he swears he loves you

Do you feel like a man when you push her around?
Do you feel better now as she falls to the ground?
Well, I’ll tell you, my friend
One day this world’s going to end
As your lies crumble down
A new life she has found

A pebble in the water makes a ripple effect
Every action in this world will bear a consequence
If you wade around forever
You will surely drown
I see what’s going down

I see the way you go and say you’re right again,
Say you’re right again
Heed my lecture

Do you feel like a man when you push her around?
Do you feel better now as she falls to the ground?
Well, I’ll tell you, my friend
One day this world’s going to end
As your lies crumble down
A new life she has found

Face down in the dirt, she said,
“This doesn’t hurt”
She said, “I finally had enough”

Face down in the dirt, she said,
“This doesn’t hurt”
She said, “I finally had enough”

One day she will tell you that she has had enough
It’s coming round again

Do you feel like a man when you push her around?
Do you feel better now as she falls to the ground?
Well, I’ll tell you, my friend
One day this world’s going to end
As your lies crumble down
A new life she has found

Do you feel like a man when you push her around?
Do you feel better now as she falls to the ground?
Well, I’ll tell you, my friend
One day this world’s going to end
As your lies crumble down
A new life she has found

Face down in the dirt, she said,
“This doesn’t hurt”
She said, “I finally had enough”

Visit The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus’s Purevolume page to listen to more of their music or visit the Videos tab to watch the music video for “Face Down”.

If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic abuse, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or visit their website.

Hold on by Good Charlotte

Hold On by Good Charlotte
This world
This world is cold
But you don’t
You don’t have to go
You’re feeling sad, you’re feeling lonely
And no one seems to care
Your mother’s gone and your father hits you
This pain you cannot bear

But we all bleed the same way as you do
And we all have the same things to go through

Hold on if you feel like letting go
Hold on it gets better than you know

Your days
You say they’re way too long
And your nights
You can’t sleep at all
Hold on
And you’re not sure what you’re waiting for
But you don’t want to know more
And you’re not sure what you’re looking for
But you don’t want to know more

But we all bleed the same way as you do
And we all have the same things to go through

Hold on if you feel like letting go
Hold on it gets better than you know
Don’t stop looking, you’re one step closer
Don’t stop searching, it’s not over
Hold on

What are you looking for?
What are you waiting for?
Do you know what you’re doing to me?
Go ahead…what are you waiting for?

Hold on if you feel like letting go
Hold on it gets better than you know
Don’t stop looking, you’re one step closer
Don’t stop searching, it’s not over

Hold on if you feel like letting go
Hold on it gets better than you know
Hold on

To listen to more of Good Charlotte’s music, visit their Facebook or check out their Purevolume page. Visit the Videos tab to watch the music video for “Hold On”. 

If you or someone you know is depressed and/or is thinking about suicide, please call Hopeline at 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) immediately.

Shine by Plain White T’s

Shine by Plain White T’s
You know it tears me up inside
To see the feelings that you hide
Hide inside that empty bottle
I wish you saw how great you were
I wish you saw what life was worth
You wouldn’t have to hide your problems

And I don’t care what you might think
I think you’ve had too much to drink
Can’t even talk when you’re this way
Run away, run away
But that won’t make it any better
Run away, run away
And make tomorrow harder to live than today

There’s so much out there you could miss
There’s so much life out there to live
If you would just believe in yourself
You know you’re better than all of this
You know you’ve got so much to give
But you’re so afraid to give all of yourself

And I don’t care what you might think
I think you’ve had too much to drink
Can’t even talk when you’re this way
Run away, run away
But that won’t make it any better
Run away, run away
And make tomorrow harder to live than today

There’s a bright light shining inside you
It shines out through your eyes
Don’t drown it away, don’t be afraid, don’t hide
Let it shine
Ooh, ooh let it shine

You say you’re looking for happiness
But when it comes, you run away from it
You tell yourself you don’t deserve it
There’s not much more that I can do
Now the rest is up to you
Until you love yourself, you’ll never change

Run away, run away
But that won’t make it any better
Run away, run away
And make tomorrow harder to live than today
Run away, run away
But that won’t make it any better
Run away, run away
You’ll keep on running until you deal with today

To listen to more of Plain White T’s music, check out their Purevolume or visit their Facebook page.

If you or someone you know is suffering from alcohol addiction, please visit Alcoholics Anonymous or call the Alcoholic Hotline at 1-866-800-1369.

Too Beautiful by He is We

Too Beautiful by He is We
What kind of man lays his hands on the woman he loves?
Calls her angel, but shows no remorse in her blood
He covers her body in bruises and scars
You don’t understand just how beautiful you are

You are too beautiful
Your heart wants something more
Those shades of blue on that face of yours
Hide that smile that beats in your chest

When he’s done with her beating
He just stands aside
Wipes the sweat from his brow
And yells over her cries,
“You don’t know what I’ve been through!”
He yells and he says, “You don’t know what I’ve done for you!”
And hits her again

You are too beautiful
Your heart wants something more
Those shades of blue on that face of yours
Hide that smile that beats in your chest

She stands in the mirror
She looks less alive
She lifts up her shirt to see she has five
Branded fingers on her side
She’s feeling it all now
But she doesn’t cry
She doesn’t cry

You are too beautiful
Your heart wants something more
Those shades of blue on that face of yours
Hide that smile that beats in your chest

To listen to more of He is We’s music, check out their Purevolume page or visit their Facebook page.

If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic abuse, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or visit their website.