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3 Doors Down - It's Not My Time


3 Doors Down - It's Not My Time


This song was originally written, says 3DD frontman Brad Arnold, for the remake of the movie The Poseidon Adventure.

Says Arnold:

"It was gonna be a track on that movie. In the movie, they're just trying to escape their death. And there's a ship sinking. They showed me like a 30-second clip of the movie, and I went and wrote that song from it. And they wound up not wanting it, so I was like, Cool, we'll keep it. And that's actually the second song off a film like that. I wrote 'Let Me Go' off of Seventeen Days for Spiderman, and they didn't want it, so we kept it. I'm glad. I had no problem with it." It's a song about "being resilient, going against the grain and going against the world when the world's trying to push you down, or take you out."

The song's music video was directed by Shaun Silva (Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson and Sugarland) and shot in Cincinnati, Ohio. It features a much heralded freerunning, acrobatic technique called 'Parkouring,' which was first discovered in the early 20th century in Africa by a French Naval officer, Georges Hébert. Though it had already appeared in various television advertisements, it was the first time this practice had been featured in a music video.


It's Not My Time - Lyrics


Looking back at the beginning of this And how life was Just you and me loving all of our friends Living life like an ocean But now the current's only pulling me down It's getting harder to breathe It won't be too long and I'll be going under Can you save me from this? 'Cause it's not my time, I'm not going There's a fear in me, it's not showing This could be the end of me And everything I know Ooh, but I won't go I look ahead to all the plans that we made And the dreams that we had I'm in a world that tries to take them away Oh, but I'm taking them back 'Cause all of this time I've just been too blind to understand What should matter to me My friend, this life we live, it's not what we have It's what we believe in It's not my time, I'm not going There's a fear in me, but it's not showing This could be the end of me And everything I know But it's not my time, I'm not going There's a will in me and now I know that This could be the end of me And everything I know Ooh, but I won't go I won't go There might be more than you believe (There might be more than you believe) There might be more than you can see But it's not my time, I'm not going There's a fear in me, it's not showing This could be the end of me And everything I know But it's not my time, I'm not going There's a will in me and now it's gonna show This could be the end of me And everything I know Oh There might be more than you believe (There might be more than you believe) There might be more than you can see But I won't go No, I won't go down Yeah


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