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Three Days Grace: Time of Dying Meaning

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On the ground I lay
Motionless in pain
I can see my life flashing before my eyes
Did I fall asleep?
Is this all a dream
Wake me up, I'm living a nightmare

I will not die (I will not die)
I will survive

I will not die, I'll wait here...

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    anonymous
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    Nov 20th, 11:36pm report


    I believe this is withdrawal symptoms from active drug addiction."the nightmare". and and asking a higher power to come back into his life because he feels alive when this power is beside or near him. He wants to "wake up" meaning live his life with joy and peace rather than being in pain all the time, he thinks he has the courage to survive and get off drugs but doesn't know how to ask for help and knows deep down in his heart he doesn't want to die like this.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 8th, 2017 8:58pm report


    I think that this song is about loving a girl that he had a shot with but it didn't work and now he will never have her, but she is still there so the pain doesn't leave



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    anonymous
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    Jan 6th, 2015 1:18pm report


    I'm a huge Three Days Grace fan, so...I know a lot about their songs. xD I think this one might be a bit religious honestly...but it could be about love. Another meaning would be fighting a mental battle, but feeling like you can't win it. (Been there, done that!)



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    anonymous
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    Jun 8th, 2014 6:01pm report


    I think it's about a guy loving a girl who is gonna leave but he doesn't want her to leave. Therefore its like he is dying because he is in so much pain from her leaving ✌



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    anonymous
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    Dec 19th, 2013 12:25pm report


    I think that it's about a man loving a women, and he doesn't want her to leave. So he's saying that when she leaves it's like he's dying inside and he needs her.



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    outcase
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    Dec 21st, 2012 12:10pm report


    I think that it says that a guy did something to cause him to start dying, and while his dying he sees his life as a dream and sees someone he loves that was trying to help him and that he doesn't want to die because he knows now that it was the person he loved that made him feel alive not what ever he did.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 21st, 2012 9:20pm report


    i would have to say its about him having a NDE and realizing what he truly wants... why is it always drugs sure there may be a reference but i don't think the whole songs about him doing drugs. or anything honestly we all have to deal with drugs good or bad but lisen with your heart not your brain...



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    anonymous
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    May 15th, 2012 5:06pm report


    He is fighting for something but he seems to be losing the battle



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    anonymous
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    Apr 11th, 2012 4:41am report


    I believe that he is dying somewhere, but he fights to survive, to be with the one he loves.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 16th, 2011 11:34pm report


    look at it from a different point of view. it could be about this guy dying from some form of cancer. he's in the hospital room laying on a bed motionless and in pain. and the rest of the song pretty much talks about how cancer ruins our lives.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 26th, 2011 7:57am report


    I know this song has something to do with his Oxycontin addiction but the song makes me think of a solider that that was wounded in battle, and hes being helicoptered to a medic thinking he won't die if his wife/girlfriend is beside him.... I don't know if this is the right meaning (unlikely its defiantly about his Oxycontin addiction) that's what I always pictured



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    anonymous
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    May 27th, 2011 5:25pm report


    This song could be about love in my opinion .For example:
    "On this bed I lay, losing everything. I can see my life passing me by. Was it all too much? Or just not enough? Wake me up, I'm living a nightmare."

    It's about loving someone and lose it . After the lose he is siting in the bed , thinking about what he made wrong and he wishes that this was just a nightmare

    "I will not die, I'll wait here for you. I feel alive, when you're beside me. I will not die, I'll wait here for you in my time of dying."

    Here he says he will never surrender and he will wait for his love to come and save him.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 7th, 2009 12:54pm report


    This is just what I thought of when I looked at the lyrics. So if you don't think it's right, post what you think.

    "On the ground I lay, Motionless in pain, I can see my life flashing before my eyes. Did I fall asleep? Is this all a dream? Wake me up, I'm living a nightmare."

    The narrator (presumably male, there is a possibility that the narrator is female) is dying, maybe from a fight or a long-term disease. As he is dying, he looks back on his life, amazed it went past so fast, as if in a dream. He doesn't want to die, and hopes to wake from the "nightmare".

    Chorus:
    "I will not die, I'll wait here for you. I feel alive, when you're beside me. I will not die, I'll wait here for you in my time of dying."

    The man resolves that he won't die, because he's waiting for someone (might be his true love or best friend). He's waiting for this person to come as he is on the brink of death.

    "On this bed I lay, losing everything. I can see my life passing me by. Was it all too much? Or just not enough? Wake me up, I'm living a nightmare."

    Maybe a hospital bed? Because he is dying and no one is there it feels like he is "losing everything". Life passed him by and he's not sure if the things he did were right or wrong. Once again, he hopes it is just a "nightmare".

    And then the chorus repeats.

    I think the song song is showing a person who has not really lived life to the fullest. He regrets and wishes things were different and that the people that he love are with him for the rest of his life.

    Theme of song: Live and love?



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    anonymous
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    Aug 7th, 2009 8:23am report


    I think Adam is talking about overdose(knowing he had problem with drugs) as he say:

    "was it all too much?"

    But he doesn't want to die, as he say in the chorus, and he's asking for help.

    "I will not die
    I'll wait here for you
    I feel alive
    when you're beside me"

    He's sure that the person he's waiting for can save him just staying beside him.

    I think also he's speaking about two different situations as he say first:
    "on the ground I lay
    motionless, in pain"
    and then:
    "On this bed I lay
    loosing everything"

    Maybe you could give a better interpretation than mine(which is sooo confused!). Anyway, I really like Three Days Grace.




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