Jimmy Eat World - 23 Lyrics




I felt for sure last night
That once we said goodbye
No one else will know these lonely dreams
No one else will know that part of me
I'm still driving away
And I'm sorry every day
I won't always love these selfish things
I won't always live...
Not stopping...

It was my turn to decide
I knew this was our time
No one else will have me like you do
No one else will have me, only you

You'll sit alone forever
If you wait for the right time
What are you hoping for?
I'm here I'm now I'm ready
Holding on tight
Don't give away the end
The one thing that stays mine

Amazing still it seems
I'll be 23
I won't always love what I'll never have
I won't always live in my regrets

You'll sit alone forever
If you wait for the right time
What are you hoping for?
I'm here I'm now I'm ready
Holding on tight
Don't give away the end
The one thing that stays mine

You'll sit alone forever
If you wait for the right time
What are you hoping for?
I'm here I'm now I'm ready
Holding on tight
Don't give away the end
The one thing that stays mine...





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  1. kim weber

    This is a stop you in your tracks song. It’s almost impossible for me to hear this and not feel some type a way. Indescribable

  2. boris ruban

    PUTIN channel ?)))))

  3. Jake Barringham

    Here cause Steve Smith

  4. Jace Rossington

    Steven Smith... anyone?...

  5. Peter Sung

    Steve Smith brought me here

  6. Guacamole

    Steve Smith Anyone?

  7. Gabriel Ganesh

    Grew up in the late 90s listening to Smashing pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Nirvana & Skid row with my older bro. Always thought bands like Jimmy Eat World and other similar bands were crap and dumb, till i heard this song. Its really not bad, I may be judged tho, fuck it...but its not bad man. Has the feels.

  8. Maz

    Life is better @ 33 :)


    I have one semester left, wasted the first one lol!

  9. unbekannt namenlos

    I am 23! Amazing still it seems, I'll be 23 - for the next 2 months. Also, today is the 23rd... Coincidence? Illuminati? XD I don't ever want to be older than 23 😣 Very beutiful song, it gets better with everytime i hear it. But it will be so strange listening to it when i am older than 23. Same for music by people younger than me... I feel so old i want a time machine 😭

  10. Paul Schwer

    No matter what happens in my life. This song. Its snaps me back to that particular moment. That moment frozen within time. Ill never get it back. Looking back, I regret nothing. But this song just resonates everything. Im so happy they played it live for me to listen to. They truly are one of those bands that are just fantastic live!

  11. J T

    The beginning sounds like “Last day of Summer” by The Cure

    Second City Saints

    It also sounds like the beginning of "Everything is Automatic" by Matthew Good Band

  12. Abhishek Nag

    15 years of Futures. Still amazing.

  13. AokumomukoA

    10代の頃は何も考えてなかった。
    若くなきゃ出来ないことがある気がしてすごく焦る。
    まだ間に合うかわからないけど頑張る。
    俺は今23歳だ。

  14. NES ADDICT

    don't give away the end.

  15. Xan Ax

    I just turned 23 last week

  16. Gordon Maskell

    aural sex

  17. senaya

    18, 23, 30 or beyond.. whatever. Sooner or later you'll realize that for 99% of us life sucks.

  18. plagueonwords

    I used to listen to this song and think 'Wow I'll be 23 one day'. Now I'm 30. Still one of my favourite songs!

  19. _J_

    I used to listen to this song as a kid, now im 24 but fuck i forgot to listen the whole year when i was 23

  20. Валерий Савченко

    Great song! I’m still listening and I will listen - I think this thing will be with you all my life, probably because it touches the strings of the soul, and this is forever))). I first heard this composition in 2004 and that’s it, I was then at university ... and that’s it, it started))). It was then that my acquaintance with this wonderful group began))) "23" is a very cool, atmospheric thing ..., for me, it is the strongest and most emotional, lyrical track in their work, which left a mark in my soul))). What can I say, for many this composition is associated with many life memories. Thanks to the guys for their work. I love their work and I like many songs, I love them for the versatility and contrast in the manner of performing their music, because each of their compositions is unique and has its own unique sounding character, and each album is another experiment in the field of sounding, which is unique)) )

  21. Livid Ramen

    Wow this just took me back. I lost my dad when I was 23. This song. Wow

  22. Xan Ax

    I’m turning 23 next month I wish I could be 17 forever

  23. Raphael Felix

    Eu tenho 23 anos.. Agora essa música não faz mais sentido pra mim.. mas eu gosto muito aaaaaaaaaa

  24. m M

    Lil lotus sampled this

  25. James Cox

    Ive listened to this song since I was 7. Always wondered where I’d be at when I was 23. Now it’s midnight on my birthday and I’m 23.

  26. Allyson A

    At 23 now, this song really hits me

  27. Willebrord V

    Who's here in 2019...so touching

    ViewFrom30kFeet

    In ways I cannot describe

  28. Bolha24X

    Few years ago I was on concert.
    Thousands of people was crying cause of this song.
    Best experience of my life :)
    Still crying when I'm hearing it.

  29. Robert Baird

    Hearing this song for the first time in many years was like a brick to the heart.

  30. Kyle Harmon

    One Tree Hill serie Scott

  31. danielle jones

    I was 15 when this song was released. I remember thinking that 23 was so far off...I'm nearly 31 now...

  32. large bakedbean

    Most underrated song ever

    ViewFrom30kFeet

    My number 1 favorite song ever. Amazing

  33. Eric Russell

    Now,
    At the age of 36, I still feel this number!!
    They had such great energy when they toured for this album considering the content

  34. Alejandro Martinez

    2019 here

  35. brisbanelegalpractioners lp

    Someone needs to make this in nightcore plsssss

  36. Knifegash

    This song means more to me than I could ever hope to put into words. I hope that one day I succumb to be the sum of my parts and am able to express how influential it was to the most important development parts of my life.

  37. Arix Jahonson

    I’ll be the odd man out in this comment section....... Lil Lotus

    Robert Baird

    You're the odd man out in life. You're used to it.

    Arix Jahonson

    Robert Baird ok.......

  38. Irga Bima

    http://www.link-techno.com/2019/07/fungsi-dan-kegunaan-mode-developer-di.html

  39. epsilon xi

    ''You'll sit alone forever if....'' ....you are the the only one that still loves this music in 2019...

    Robert Baird

    "You'll sit alone forever if...." you try and look deep in profile pictures.

  40. Pedro Infante

    Almost a year ago i Saw them in mexico, with the woman i love, such a special day and the best concert ever, won't ever forget for the rest of my life

  41. downtoawhisper

    I listened to Jimmy Eat World in high school. Loved them then, but took a break and now, almost 15 years later, I'm coming back and wondering why in the world I ever stopped listening. Amazing lyrics, great music, and awesome memories from when I was younger. Love this stuff

  42. Om Maheshwari

    23

    Jimmy Eat World

    I felt for sure last night
    At once we said goodbye
    No one else will know these lonely dreams
    No one else will know that part of me
    I'm still driving away
    And I'm sorry every day
    I won't always love these selfish things
    I won't always live
    Not stopping

    It was my turn to decide
    I knew this was our time
    No one else will have me like you do
    No one else will have me, only you

    You'll sit alone forever
    If you wait for the right time
    What are you hoping for?
    I'm here and now I'm ready
    Holding on tight
    Don't give away the end
    The one thing that stays mine

    Amazing still it seems
    Ill be 23
    I won't always love what Ill never have
    I won't always live in my regrets

    You'll sit alone forever
    If you wait for the right time
    What are you hoping for?
    I'm here and now I'm ready
    Holding on tight
    Don't give away the end
    The one thing that stays mine

    You'll sit alone forever
    If you wait for the right time
    What are you hoping for?
    I'm here and now I'm ready
    Holding on tight
    Don't give away the end
    The one thing that stays mine.

    Source: Lyricfind

  43. Larissa Karpechenko

    The older I get, harder this song hits me, I remember listening to this album when I was 15 thinking I had so much time before turning 23, now I wish I had more.

    Livid Ramen

    I feel you on this, I feel I got no time left!

  44. Soh Kwan

    still listening in 2019 brings back memories.

  45. yassine el haddaoui

    this song seems to be dedicated to me when I was young 10 years ago back in 2010 :( fuck the assehole I was :(

  46. Dhea Joenaedy

    2019 in here

  47. I wånt tø ßë thë gïrl_ wïth thë møst cåkë》》

    I remember when i was 17 i used to listen to this song with my eyes closed and in the beginning where it's just music I would invision the rest of my life and how i wanted it to be.. and now that I'm 32 it still gives me those same visions of my life the way I saw it back then...

  48. ursula mellado

    2019 ❤️

  49. Evan Jimene

    Don't cry

  50. J.r Vaters

    Probably my favourite Jimmy Eat World song ever..

  51. WakeRunCollapse

    If The Perks of Being a Wallflower were written in 2004, this would be the tunnel song.

  52. Rick Veda

    2004 was fun. Hearing this for the first time ever today, what if I had heard it then?

  53. akash chaudhary

    And I’m sorry everyday.... A song that is like a medicine. You just can’t have it all the time. It will kill you but you just can’t live without it.

  54. Pax Humana

    I'm crying right now because I live 2,000 miles from a woman whom I am convinced is the one, but she feels like she disappointed me, and that what she says is not true. SF, if you hear this song, in June of 2019, I want you to be my lifetime that I waited for so long in my life.

    Bolha24X

    Heads up bro :)

  55. Hurricane Immortal

    It’s like this song was written for me

  56. 5head

    shits been hard but I'm making moves

  57. Philosophy Archive

    There I was in spring of 2005, sitting alone in my first apartment. No furniture, no food, no friends, just broke up with my girlfriend from high school. I sat there listening to this song on repeat, wasn't even 23, I was 19. It was a religious experience, I'll never forget it. Now I'm almost 33, this song is still powerful to me. Takes me back to that moment and I have tears in my eyes. I don't romanticize songs, but this one was the exception.

  58. Tim Pools Hat

    I was 23 when Futures was released.

  59. Sim 83

    Shitttt I am 23 again, got this album back in 05 and listened to death!

  60. Dylan Bolmanskie

    lil lotus

  61. sabrina casseus

    I'm 28 and I've been listening to this song since before I turned 23. I can relate to it more now than I did back then

  62. Antonio Plata

    it's really hard when u love someone who doesn't care what u feel.. some day we will find the perfect person even though we think that person was that one💔

  63. Hate Jack

    Remember being 22 going on 23 and listening this song after midnight when i turned 23. Feels like yesterday man, im 28 now going on 29.

  64. J Bone

    When I first bought this album and heard this song I WAS actually 23. I used to get sad listening to it bc it reminded me of an ex and a better time in my life. Now 37, I've been through my father's suicide, my son (whom I named after my father) was taken away by the state bc his mother (my wife) was doing drugs while pregnant behind my back. (Opiates, weed, etc) I stayed by her side when I shouldn't have. And even after all that she still left me and shacked up with some p.o.s within five days while we were still married. Even got knocked up again by that same p.o.s. before we divorced. We were together the majority of ten years, so naturally I do still miss her. I can remember the first time I ever saw her, and the last time when she was waving bye to me from the back of a taxi. Bottom line: I thought I knew pain and depression when I was 23, I didn't know shit. Still love this song and J.E.W.

    When I edited the comment, it literally said posted 23 minutes ago. Starting to remind me of that Jim Carrey movie...

  65. shameless

    There is a girl whom I love deeply, she is 23 years old. When we broke up, I was 23 and we've been on and off for four years. After we broke up, we were just like friends, but also some kind of different. We were closer than friends. In May 2018, we had a big fight before we got back together because she was fall in love with another guy. I can't forgive her, but I can't help loving her.

  66. V. Orki

    "I won't always love what I'll never have; I won't always live in my regrets" - best lines ever.

    yassine el haddaoui

    agree with that as the time cannot go back 10 years

    kim weber

    So glad someone put this

  67. Toni beth W

    Loved this song dearly at 22 turning 23. Here I am 32, reminiscing.... always will be a dear song of mine.

  68. Danielle Giaquinto

    Still enjoying this song but have found new favorite lyrics over the years... "...I won't always love the things I'll never have, I won't always live with my regrets..."

    Quite powerful for me.

  69. jake bradley

    Always & forever

  70. Veghead Cat

    I turned 23 6 days ago. This will be a fun chapter song for me.

  71. Codey Stetler

    2019 and this song never meant more to me

  72. Chachee B

    It's nice that Jimmy Eat World wrote a song about Michael Jordan

  73. Thales Bruno ✔

    2019 someone?

    Troff

    Every year

    jack zuniga

    I always come back to this album

    Aubrey Mitchell

    I need to come back every once in a while to remind myself im a human.

    Tommy Millett

    Yeah buddy!

  74. Joey

    Interesting to think that this video was only posted a few years after the actual album came out.

  75. Elijah Gutierrez

    Fixing to turn 23 in Jan.2019 , I failed pursing my first dream but I'm going for it again, this is some real advice y'all are leaving in the comment section, blessings and thanks!

  76. Five Dollar Songs

    When my ex fiancée left me, this was the first song that played as I left from her house bawling my eyes out. This is my first time listening since, and it’s a bittersweet feeling.

  77. Public Execution

    I turn 23 this week, so needless to say this song was on my mind

  78. ChemicalBullet

    stimmt, richtig geil :)

  79. cooct baddo

    I kill dem

  80. Iris

    .... I'm turning 23 today.
    I've never been more confused in my whole life.
    ... but it'll be fine.
    ....

    Philosophy Archive

    Enjoy it. Your 20s are a magical experience. You will one day find yourself at 33 reliving your past, visiting youtube videos like this one to tell some young 20 something to enjoy their youth. My only advice is to try to not drink a lot. It's easy to do, but be mindful of your consumption. It's a depressant and can do more harm than good. Take care.

  81. Simona Urbanova

    It Is many years, but that the most beautiful memory i have. Happiness , love and hope.
    No one else have me like you do..

  82. sørrowful tears

    Who came from lil lotus

  83. bastiano33

    geil indeed

  84. Mark Watson

    I've always loved this song, always will.

  85. Sarah Wolard

    This song made me cry through so many ups and downs and I remember when I lived in Madison near West high school
    when you filmed the video for “Work.” I was in college but I lived just down the street.

  86. R W T

    I remember hearing this for the first time when Futures was released. I'm pretty sure I cried and that's a very rare thing that happens to me. The lyrics just hit me so hard. I spent so many years fucking around and wasted so many good things that I can never get back. I know it sounds so cliche, but this song literally did change my life. "You'll sit alone forever if you wait for the right time, what are you hoping for?" This was such a wake up call for me and many years later I'm the happiest I've ever been and no longer take things for granted. This is my favorite song of all time and always will be.

  87. dillabees 817

    I won't always love these selfish things.. 😭

  88. Mossy Fox

    I got married at 23, I was able to see them perform live last fall and cried when they played this song. 23 was a special year.

  89. darksteel4life

    What a song. Goosebumps when I hear it. I will always love this awesome song.

  90. David Burden

    scam ad! amazon

  91. AndyAngelZ

    i remember listening to this at age 15 like wow the thought of being 23 seems so far away

    but here i am today, 23 years old listening to the same song

  92. Stockinglovescake

    I lived this band so much. Highly underrated.

    Philosophy Archive

    I love and lived this band, too.

  93. SunKissNicole

    I've had a bad day..
    this song came to mind..
    damn - I haven't played J.E.W. since high school back in 2009.

  94. Basteal

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRtPbueMqPU&t=20s

    It's technically a lyrics video.

  95. N H

    One Tree Hill 2x10 ❤️