Second Chance


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"Second Chance" is a song by American rock band Shinedown and the second single from their 2008 album, The Sound of Madness; however, the song is not included on the UK release of the album. It was released on September 9, 2008 and has become Shinedown's most successful single. The song has been used in promotion for the second season of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and the 2008 WWE Tribute to the Troops show. In May 2009, "Second Chance" was used in a promo regarding the return of character Michael Corinthos on ABC's daytime drama General Hospital. It was released on DLC as part of a 3-song pack on Guitar Hero 5, as DLC for Rock Band 3 and Rocksmith. "Second Chance", along with Taylor Swift's "Love Story", was one of two number one songs played by Casey Kasem on the last weekend of his radio career. "Second Chance" was the final number one on Kasem's American Top 20, his hot adult contemporary countdown show that aired its finale on July 4/5, 2009. ("Love Story" held that distinction on its sister program, the adult contemporary American Top 10.)Three versions of the song exist – a rock version, which is the album version, a pop version (notably played on Sirius XM Satellite Radio's Adult Top 40-formatted The Pulse satellite radio channel), which is a remix, although the harder guitars start in the second verse in the song rather than at the second half of the first verse, and an acoustic version, which is very similar to the original, with the exception of the absence of the electric guitar and vocal layering in the original. 


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My eyes are open wide
By the way
I made it through the day
I watch the world outside
By the way
I'm leaving out today

I just saw Haley's comet, shooting
She waved, said, "Why are you always running in place"
Even the man in the moon disappeared
Somewhere in the stratosphere

Tell my mother, tell my father
I have done the best I can
To make them realize
This is my life
I hope they understand
I'm not angry, I'm just saying
Sometimes goodbye is a second chance

Please don't cry one tear for me
I'm not afraid of what I have to say
This is my one and only voice
So listen close it's only for today

I just saw Haley's comet, she waved
She waved, said, "Why are you always running in place"
Even the man in the moon disappeared
Somewhere in the stratosphere


Here is my chance
This is my chance


Sometimes goodbye is a second chance
Sometimes goodbye is a second chance

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Shinedown is an American hard rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 2001 and founded by members Brent Smith (vocals), Brad Stewart (bass), Jasin Todd (guitar), and Barry Kerch (drums). A few line-up changes followed, and the band's current line-up consists of Smith and Kerch, the band's only two remaining original members, with guitarist Zach Myers and bassist and pianist Eric Bass. Since Shinedown's inception, they have released four albums – Leave a Whisper (2003), Us and Them (2005), The Sound of Madness (2008), and Amaryllis (2012) – and a total of 15 singles. They have sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. more »

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Written by: Brent Smith, Dave Bassett

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