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I'm 15 for a moment
Caught in between 10 and 20
And I'm just dreaming
Counting the ways to where you are
I'm 22 for a moment
She feels better than ever
And we're on fire
Making our way back from Mars
15 there's still time for you
Time...

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    anonymous
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    Oct 24th, 2011 10:50pm report


    When he's 15 and "caught between 10 and 20," his life is at a midpoint between childhood and adulthood. He finds himself "counting the ways to where you are" with "you" referring to the love of his life that he hopes to find.

    At 22, having met this girl, and presumably having spent the night with ("making our way back from mars" alluding to their experience), he is once again looking ahead to their future.

    At 33, he has a child on the way, making him a "they" as he has to think about himself and his family.

    At 45, he enters a "mid-life crisis," and as he says is chasing the days of his life (possibly his youth, if the idea of a mid-life crisis is accepted).

    At 67, the "sun is getting high," a way of representing his life by the passage of the sun over the horizon, and meaning that his time will soon be up.

    When 99 arrives, he's once again "counting the ways to where you are," only this time this refers to seeing his (presumably) deceased wife in the next life.

    All throughout, he reminisces of the time when he was 15 and dreaming about finding the right girl and making a life for himself, something which remains with him until the end of his 100 years.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 13th, 2011 3:58pm report


    15 he is wondering and has not yet found his sole mate"15 there is still time for you"
    22 He found her and they are having the time of their lives
    33 hes married and hes wondering about his family
    45 he is having his midlife crisis (i don't think hes having an affaiir) he wondering what he did with his life
    'half time is by' he is past the midpoint
    he is 67 and wiser, life goes by fast
    99 his wife is dead. He is wishing he could have one more moment and he is wondering where she is in the afterlife
    15 there is never a wish better than this, because he wants to live it all again
    and he only has 100 years becuase time flies by



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    anonymous
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    Jun 14th, 2011 6:07pm report


    This song is a celebration of life. It gives the pros and cons of a life well-lived. The good times are a joy to live, and the struggles make you wiser. The lyrics exemplify the roller coaster of life, at times its amazing and at times its tough, but all roads lead to one destination: the final days when you are "99 for a moment, dying for just another moment and I'm just dreaming, counting the ways to where you are." I interpreted the "you" to be himself at the age of 15. He is perhaps on his death bed, and falls into his final sleep - replaying the best years of his life. It is then when he discovers the very meaning of life. With a smile he concludes: "There's never a wish, better than this: When you've only got a hundred years, to live."



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    anonymous
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    Sep 4th, 2017 9:44pm report


    My son at a very young age of 12 was so affected by this song that he can't hold back his tears. The message of this song is the sad truth that our life is not permanent and does come to an end.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 14th, 2016 8:12am report


    Just a song about life, from a man's perspective. When you're 15, you have all the time in the world and are not looking for much beyond the next day - maybe a few dreams and goals, but not much because you're 15 and still a kid. Come 22, you begin to settle down, find a girl, and an occupation. Come 33, you're on your way with a family and a career. Come 45 you reach the mid-age crisis - perhaps an affair, but mostly just questioning your choices. Come 67 your life starts to wane, but you've gained a lot of wisdom along the way. Finally, come 99, you want just a bit more time - or perhaps you're ready to move on to the next level of existence and reunite with your soul mate. As a 53 year old man, I can relate to a lot of what he's saying in this song.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 2nd, 2016 6:34pm report


    i chose this as one of the songs to accompany a video loop for my 94 year old dad's wake tomorrow. He had a great life adventure, including nearly 60 years of very good marriage. On his deathbed, he could no longer talk but he made extremely intense eye contact with my mom for what seemed forever, drinking in and memorizing her face, burning emotion. My interpretation of this song? Its the meaning that love brings to our ephemeral life.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 23rd, 2015 2:55pm report


    I think its about chasing the dream of the "soul mate " 15 stuck between 10 and 20. A young man dreaming. 22 finds the woman he thinks is her but theres still time. 33 consumed with the everyday happenings of , life etc but,not satisfied. 45 the crisis of realizing not being happy. Halftime youre wiser and really know what you want and wont settle. 67 etc still willing to wait because theres no better wish. Very applicable. The end sums it up. At 99 hes still dreaming of where she is.



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    anonymous
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    May 3rd, 2014 5:08am report


    I think that he is saying at 15 you have options, and a chance to do different things. He meets his love at 22. Then at 33 he is planning for a family. At 45, I don't think the "crisis" is an affair, i think its just the classic mid-life crisis when you feel like you haven't done anything worthwhile. At 67 he sees his time is limited. All of a sudden he's 99 his life is almost over, and he remembers his love and how many options he used to have. Then he's gone.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 21st, 2012 8:48am report


    I believe that this song is about how when he was young he wanted to be older and as he got older and went through the pros and cons of life and enjoyed it. He realized that when you are young it seems like forever to grow older but the older you get the faster time flies and he realized that 15 was the best time of his life and he wished to be 15 again. Even though many good things happened in his life like when meet his lover and when he started a family and had kids. He still thinks that 15 was the best time of his life. I also believe that he is saying to enjoy life while it lasts and cherish every moment for each moment is special.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 6th, 2012 3:48am report


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    anonymous
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    Dec 11th, 2011 12:07pm report


    i think it says not to waist your life away. there is alwasy a time for everything and it may not be your time yet.qith time eveything will work out it may not be the way that you want itto be it will be okay.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 22nd, 2011 10:10pm report


    From a 60 yr old man's perspective: It's about memories of youthful ideas, ideals and experiences that often diminish with age. Always remembering and hopefully holding onto some of that joyful essence of our youthful spirit for the adventures in life. At each stage of transition, calling upon that spirit to cushion us during trying times of obstacles. From this 60 yr old man's perspective, the song has dramatically focused my attention to my mortality and final chapters. I become saddened and emotional whenever I listen to it. It motivates me to seek joy,love & adventure till my last breath.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 15th, 2011 7:04am report


    I think its an old man reminiscing to a fifteen year old about his life and telling him how he has a lot of time left and he shouldn't be worried about stuff when he's got his whole life ahead of him



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    anonymous
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    Apr 26th, 2011 4:30pm report


    I interpret this song as an old man who is laying, basically, on his death bed and he is remembering his life, how much he loved his soulmate, and how quickly his life went by, and he feels as though he should still be 15 and starting his life.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 5th, 2011 4:48pm report


    I believe that this song is about how when he was young he wanted to be older and as he got older and went through the pros and cons of life and enjoyed it. He realized that when you are young it seems like forever to grow older but the older you get the faster time flies and he realized that 15 was the best time of his life and he wished to be 15 again. Even though many good things happened in his life like when meet his lover and when he started a family and had kids. He still thinks that 15 was the best time of his life. I also believe that he is saying to enjoy life while it lasts and cherish every moment for each moment is special.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 6th, 2011 3:59am report


    I think this song was written in a plea to fifteen year olds not to commit suicide because they have their whole lives ahead of them. The lyrics suggest that whatever troubles you may have as a fifteen-year-old, you're on the brink of growing up and 'there's still time' for you to grow and change as a person.

    Interpretation based on the video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpkqVqZ7PUE)



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    anonymous
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    Apr 7th, 2010 4:24pm report


    This song is the overall reflection of finding your soul mate and the stages of your life with them. As a fifteen year old you have time to decide and date different girls "counting the ways to where you are", as a 22 year old he has found someone and is engaged to her "she feels better than ever" As a 33 year old he is married to the girl "still the man but you see i'm a they" As a 45 year old he is having an affair "The sea is high and I'm heading into a crisis" Then the wife finds out when he is 50 "Half the time goes by Suddenly you're wise" At 67 years old the couple can not stand each other and divorce "67 is gone
    The sun is getting high we're moving on" At the end of the mans life he realizes the mistake of divorcing his soul mate and wishes he could be with her just one more moment "I'm 99 for a moment dying for just another moment" His message of the song is that at fifteen you can only wish how your life with your soul mate will turn out even though the reality might not match up "Hey 15, there's never a wish better than this when you only got 100 years to live"



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    anonymous
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    Feb 17th, 2010 2:09pm report


    I think the point their trying to make in this song is that
    When your fifteen you still have time (or so it's seems) you have a hundred years or so, so not to worry over the little things, like loseing that first love because you have plenty of time to worry about things and thats not that important, but when your young (fiftenn) it's seems important but as you grow you'll find out that its was a waste of time to worry over it because it wasn't as important as you thought it was.



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