It's Not My Time
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Looking back at the beginning of this
And how life was
Just you and me and love and all of our friends
Living life like an ocean
But now the current's only pulling me down
It's getting harder too breath
It won't be too long and I will 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
Oh but I won't go

I look ahead to all the plans that we've 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 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

Cause 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
Oh 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

Song facts

"It's Not My Time" is the first official single from the self-titled fourth studio album by rock band 3 Doors Down. A minute and a half preview of the song is currently available on the band's MySpace page, with the full song having appeared on the internet. The song was digitally released to iTunes on February 19, 2008. An acoustic version was also available on iTunes as a pre-order. It was recorded in Tokyo.

The video was shot in Cincinnati, Ohio, on April 1, 2008. The shoot was done in Over-the-Rhine, Fountain Square, Clifton and other locations around the city. The music video was officially premiered by Universal Republic on April 23, 2008. The song reached number one on VH1's Top 20 Video Countdown on June 7, 2008.

The song officially began playing on U.S. radio on February 18, 2008, but was available for airplay on Valentine's Day 2008. By its first official day of release, it was the most added track at both active and alternative rock radio stations, as well as getting adds to some Top 40 stations. With less than a week of airplay the song debuted at number 37 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for the week of March 1, 2008. It went on to top the chart, becoming the band's eighth top-ten single, and fifth number one, on the chart. It debuted at number 38 on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart, eventually peaking at number five. The song peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the band's fifth top twenty pop hit. The song became their second number one on the Adult Top 40, following "Here Without You".

In Canada, Finland, and New Zealand it has reached the top twenty, peaking at #20 on the Canadian Hot 100, #12 in Finland, and #18 in New Zealand. It is their third top forty hit in Australia, peaking at #26. It has also reached the top forty in Germany.

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