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Lullabies Lyrics

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 we'll find you...
Dead- like a candle you burned out;
spill the wax over the...


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    Apr 6th, 2009 4:25pm report

    This song is about alex gaskarth's brother commiting suicide. (Alex is the lead singer of the band in case u didn't know) they were n a fight before so alex wrote this saying goodbye to his older brother. It contains actual lines from the suicide letter hence "don't let yourself get in over ur head,"he said... it's pretty obvious to tell from the song lyrics. it's an amazing song and atl is tight!!! After knowing the true meaning, the song is so much better


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    Dec 2nd, 2014 12:05pm report

    I personally feel like it's nobody's business but Alex's, his family's and their close friends. We have NO right to be poking and prodding our noses where they don't belong. It's obviously hard for people to talk about what happened so why don't we just stop desecrating Thomas Gaskarth's image and leave it at that shall we?


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    Jul 24th, 2014 7:17pm report

    Ok, fucking stop it.

    First off: his name was not Daniel

    Second: he didn't kill himself!

    Third: just listening to the song shows how painful it is for Alex and his family! Why the fuck do you need to get involved!

    Fourth: if you are going to involve yourself at least get the FACTS and stop ruining THOMAS gaskarths image!

    Fifth: none of you give a shit but, This is such a traumatic thing for Alex, his family and close friends to go through, and hear y'all are acting like it's no big deal, calling Tom an attention seeker, saying he was riddled with jealous - your all fucked up. Let Alex live his life without seeing all these lies about his brother EVERYWHERE!! It's NONE. OF. YOUR. FUCKING. BUISINESS.

    Sorry, it had to be said


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    Jun 9th, 2014 6:11am report

    This song may or may not have anything to do with Alex's brother. And if it is, what happened to his brother is none of our goddamn business! It is a privet matter between Alex and HIS family. Not Alex, his family and the ENTIRE FAN BASE. I think we should just leave it alone because i'm sure every time he see's
    "Alex's brother committed suicide."
    "Alex's brother died." all the time (especially if one of them isn't true) is going to hurt a lot more then people can comprehend. We need to leave it alone. Us as a fan base have no right to trash his memory like that. I know we all mean well but we just have to stop.
    And we all have to stop believing everything we read.


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    Apr 1st, 2014 4:35am report

    I have just read an upsetting comment on this site about Alex's brother, Tom, being an attention seeker. I feel like I have to disagree with this as alcoholism isnt something you can control and to say something like that and then claiming to be in love with Alex seriously bugs me. How can you love him yet dismiss his brother in such a cruel way? And in case anyone was wondering, Tom did not commit suicide. he had difficulties with drink ( As i have stated above) and left America to go back to England, his home country. One night he drifted to sleep and never woke up. the word "suicide wasnt directly mentioned in the song but from the lyric interpratations I understand how that idea could have occoured.


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    Feb 21st, 2014 2:20am report

    Tom Gaskarth died in his sleep when he was 21 and his half brother Alex Gaskarth, the lead singer of All Time Low, was 12. ALEX IS NOT YOUR "ONE TRUE LOVE" IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THIS STORY'S TRUTH AND YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE USING "LOL" IN THE INTERPRETATION. PLEASE. EDUCATE YOURSELF. that is the end of my rant. *tries to bow but trips awkwardly, bursts into flames and teleports to Warped Tour*


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    Feb 13th, 2014 2:05pm report

    Ok, first of all, his name was THOMAS GASKARTH, I don't know where everyone is getting Daniel, but... and he DID NOT commit suicide, as Alex has said himself. I'm going to interpret the whole situation as Tom getting annoyed because Alex seemingly got all the attention ("Scream to be heard, like you needed anymore attention"), which made Alex feel guilty ("I miss you,I'm so sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry") and Tom therefore developed an alchohol problem (throw the bottle, break the door, and disappear"). I guess finally he had enough and left the US (maybe that's what Alex means by "Alone, and far from home") because the US was Alex's home, and Tom then passed in his sleep. It;s clear the song is full of emotion, changing from mourning and sadness to anger at how it affected his family, and guilty because he felt like part of it was his fault, and that there might have been something more he could have done, to show that he didn't need to do anything to be heard, that he wasm't overlooked, or any less important. But I think the lyrics do a good enough job explaining his emotions. It just breaks my heart to think of all that Alex Gaskarth has gone through, but yet how strong he had to be to get through it.


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    May 11th, 2013 5:39pm report

    You're all wrong. Alex admitted that tom never killed himself. He died in his sleep.


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    Apr 19th, 2013 4:20pm report

    Lullabies isn't actually about Alex Gaskarth's brother committing suicide.. His half-brother, Tom actually died in his sleep.

    "Tom Gaskarth was my brother. Tom Gaskarth did not commit suicide. Just like you all had his name wrong, you also have other facts wrong. Tom didn't take his own life, it just drifted away from him as he slept. I'm sure the majority of people don't mean to be hurtful and have just interpreted the lyrics wrongly, but it's not nice to see his memory being trashed all over the internet."- Alex Gaskarth


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    Feb 28th, 2013 2:19pm report

    Umm you guys are stupid. it was not alex's fault. He was 12 and his brother TOM was 21. but yes this song is about Tom and yes it makes me cry.


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    Jan 13th, 2013 1:51am report

    His brother was called Tom. Alex said that he DID NOT commit suicide. He died in his sleep.


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    Nov 19th, 2012 11:53pm report


    Tom committed suicide at the age of 21, and Alex was 12. It was very hard on Alex and he wrote this song for Tom...

    Rest In Peace Tom Gaskarth.


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    Oct 20th, 2012 10:24pm report

    This song is about alex's brother dying. They were very close and when alex was young his brother developed a serious alcohol problem. When his brother moved back to England his problem spiraled out of controll and he died. When alex found out he was distraught. Alex was 12 and his brother was 21.

    It is the most beautiful song I have ever heard and Alex is the most amazing role model ever!


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    May 2nd, 2012 5:35am report

    First off, his name wasn't Daniel. It was Thomas. Thom had a bad drinking problem. He did commit suicide and it killed Alex.
    The song expresses two sides of what happens. The first side is the love and loss that he feels saying "ill miss you I'm so sorry."

    The second is the anger he had because the whole family was effected by it.


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    Oct 27th, 2011 10:42am report

    Lullabies is about Alex Gaskarth's brother, Tom (NOT Daniel) dying in his sleep. Apparently he and Alex had a fight before he died about Alex getting more attention, thus leaving Tom feeling deprived of deserved attention. This is probably why the lyrics read "I'm so sorry". Either this, or he feels it is his own fault.
    Alex explained that his brother is in fact named Tom, not Daniel, and that he did die in his sleep. Not commit suicide.
    Much love Alex <3


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    Aug 23rd, 2011 8:46am report

    Alex's brother did not commit suicide. He died at home, in the house he shared with his friends, in his sleep. Not "alone and far from home"... I think he must mean far from the USA, which is Alex's home. Not his brother's.

    Sounds to me like this song is as much about what happened when his brother left the USA and came to live back in England. Which was easily at least a year before he died.

    You also need to allow for artistic licence and not take everything so literally.

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